#1
So my custom guitar is nearly complete, but i am yet to instal harware, i really want to use humbucker pick ups just because i dont have a guitar with a set. This guitar is going to probably be set a drop C tunning so would humbucker do the trick to get a heavey, but clear sound?

Finally, would i have to get new pedals? I can't imagine why but just being safe
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#2
it completely depends on your music style. single coils would be much noisier under high gain. single coils ring out each string a little nicer but has a twang to it. humbuckers have more of a darker, meshed wall of sound.

have you routed the guitar for pickups yet? if you are really undecided, route it for single coils for now and get rail pickups (single sized humbuckers). duncan hot rails are amazing.

no new pedals required.
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#3
Its not routed, here is the humbucker i was looking at, i honestly don't know much about this sorta stuff, if just learning.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-DP100-Super-Distortion-Pickup?sku=302000

Thats what i was considering, but i am very open to new ideas
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#4
The super distortion is not a bad pickup, and it'll be plenty clear under high gain, just like single coils, but single coils tend to mud up under lots of gain.

If you want to buy really good pickups, take a look at Bareknuckle Pcikups, or Rock Monkey pickups.
#5
I listened to several sound clips of the Bareknuckle Warpig, i really like that one!
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#6
http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_32&zenid=80f8b4bb17d0410bb4eeb16dfbfcc0e8

Please help me out with this one, explain what the different packages mean
Example; Calibrated Open set, Cover Bridge, etc
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#7
im not really sure what calibrated means (pre-adjusted poles?), but covered means it will come with a chrome/gold cover already installed on it if you want that look.
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#8
Okay and what about the open neck?
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#9
same thing. covered means it has a chrome/gold cover, open means it does not.
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#10
Okay I think this is my last Question, I know you definatly get what you pay for, "crap in crap out" But what are opinions of this model pickup?
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#11
Calibrated means that the bridge output and neck output are balanced so when your switching from each pickup, there isn't a massive volume difference, because, you stick a bridge pickup in the neck where it's naturally more loud and bassy, and it'll overpower your bridge pickup which the strings are more trebly and less loud.

Open just means the bobbins are exposed, so you can see the pole pieces, and covered means they just have a cover.
#12
Get humbuckers and coil split em? Then you can have both!
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#13
Get a humbucker with ceramic or neodynium magnets. Or go active. Don't go single and don't go with alnico because the single won't give you the full low end you want and alnico goes mushy with low tunings.

No you won't need new pedals.
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#14
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Get a humbucker with ceramic or neodynium magnets. Or go active. Don't go single and don't go with alnico because the single won't give you the full low end you want and alnico goes mushy with low tunings.

No you won't need new pedals.


Erm??? BKP The Sinners are not muddy, and they are alnico V single coils.
#15
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Get humbuckers and coil split em? Then you can have both!

+1 for this idea
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#16
Humbuckers sound like a must for what you are after. Coil splitting was already mentioned earlier which is a good idea. If you are going to be playing with lots of distortion, I would suggest using series/parallel wiring because you'll still be able to switch between Full Power and a thinner sound, but there will be no 60 cycle hum. I posted a picture of such wiring on my blog that you can check out if you want here .
#17
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Erm??? BKP The Sinners are not muddy, and they are alnico V single coils.



I didn't say muddy, I said mushy. Mushy low end isn't a bad thing, it just doesn't work well for low tunings. Also, the comment about the alnico was referring to humbuckers, not single coils. They work very differently. The reason I thought the TS should stay away from singles was because singles don't have nearly as much low end as humbuckers with comparable outputs.
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