#1
Hey, im looking at purchasing a new set of pickups to replace the god awful stock Duncan Designed Detonators that came with my Jackson WRXT warrior. Im looking for a bridge pickup that has a heavy low end (but not muddy) and a high end that isn't ear piercingly shrill, and a neck pickup that isn't overly warm but also not overly shrill. I mostly play rock and Metal (AC/DC, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Dream Theater)
Setup

Jackson WRXT Warrior
Ernie ball Regular Slinky strings
Peavey 6505 112 60W 1X12 Combo tube amp

Any help is greatly appreciated
#2
budget?
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#4
thanks

when you say that about the bridge pickup do you mean you'd prefer a darker bridge pickup? or just balanced?

I'm guessing you mean pretty balanced for the neck.
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#6
yea, basically a nicely balanced bridge and neck pickup, id say a slight emphasis on the low end for the bridge pickup but nothing muddy
#7
Check out these Dimarzio pickups:

Bridge: Crunch Lab, D-Sonic
Neck: LiquiFire, Air Norton, Breed Neck

I think that the Seymour Duncan Alternative 8 might also be a good option. I typically stay away from Seymour Duncan pups because most seem to have a focus a higher frequencies and I don't like the nasty high end sound either.
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#8
@punker alright but i've already got the crunch lab and liqufier setup in my Ibanez s series and they are sick pickups but they don't quite have the output im looking for but yea i may also look into the d-sonic and maybe d-activators

thanks
#9
SD Distortion/Jazz?
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#10
You might like a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge, and I'd say a Seymour Duncan '59 (a little bassy but great overall tone) or a Pearly Gates in the neck.
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#11
I like the d-activator in my s470 for metal.
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yea, basically a nicely balanced bridge and neck pickup, id say a slight emphasis on the low end for the bridge pickup but nothing muddy


ok, thanks.

I'm actually struggling to think of anything from the bigger brands- most of the ones I can think of are either bright or dark.

Paf Pro might work if you don't need too much output (but may be too bright); Norton may work too, but I haven't tried it. EDIT: ah a super distortion might work in the bridge if you're ok with higher output. One of the duncan customs may work, too, but again may be too bright. That's about all I can think of off the top of my head for the bridge pickup.

For the neck, again a paf pro may work (though I'd advise a hotter bridge pickup rather than going for twin paf pros). From duncan... '59 maybe? Might be too warm, though.
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