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I wanna mod out the bridge pickup on my Jackson KE3 so that it's crazy hot. I wanna get as much gain as I possibly can out of this thing. It's a Duncan Design pickup.
What I'm wondering is how hot I can make this thing and how I'd go about doing it.
I wanna keep this thing passive.
#4
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#7
glue another pickup on top of your pickup.

then glue another one on top of that.
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#9
Just replace it, you cant really mod a pickup. And if you wanna stay passive, the Seymour Duncan Invader might be a good choice for you.
#10
Add an EMG afterburner and then raise the pickup height right up until it starts to screw with your sustain.
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#15
Quote by TheMetalRiffer
I wanna mod out the bridge pickup on my Jackson KE3 so that it's crazy hot. I wanna get as much gain as I possibly can out of this thing. It's a Duncan Design pickup.
What I'm wondering is how hot I can make this thing and how I'd go about doing it.
I wanna keep this thing passive.


pickups have output but not gain just so you know. just out of curiosity what exactly are you trying to do?
#17
I would say just get a ****ing boost.
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Quote by TheMetalRiffer
I wanna mod out the bridge pickup on my Jackson KE3 so that it's crazy hot. I wanna get as much gain as I possibly can out of this thing. It's a Duncan Design pickup.
What I'm wondering is how hot I can make this thing and how I'd go about doing it.
I wanna keep this thing passive.

I just have to say it...

"What amp?"
#20
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I just have to say it...

"What amp?"


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#22
Quote by Quinlan
Add an EMG afterburner and then raise the pickup height right up until it starts to screw with your sustain.


i had the EMG afterburner in a jackson. i didn't really care for it. although you will get a shit ton of output, most of it just turned into more hissing and feedback (as expected), didn't really do it for me.

i also had an X2N at one point, and they are terrible insane output, but it sounds terrible.
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#24
Kent Armstrong Motherbucker, 28.5k output. Beat that.
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#25
Someday more people are gonna figure out that low/medium-output pickups + boost + GOOD amp = bitchin' high gain tone. I don't understand this whole contest thing where whoever has the pickup with the highest output wins a gold star or something.
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#28
Quote by lifesglorydead
Someday more people are gonna figure out that low/medium-output pickups + boost + GOOD amp = bitchin' high gain tone. I don't understand this whole contest thing where whoever has the pickup with the highest output wins a gold star or something.


lol boosts are solid state.
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lol boosts are solid state.

eww thats gross!
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My Manlius is 26k.

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Well ****.

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#31
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Well ****.

Does it sound GOOD though? 26k isn't exactly stable territory.

I like it's alright that being said I still want a Crunchlab/Air Norton I think it's called?

The harmonics are so extremely prominent, it's cool for the grindy things I like to play. The neck pickup is a little hot (lol) but pulls off the doom thing well.

Can always roll back the volume a tad too.
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#34
Haha lovin the thread guys. Totally appreciate it. I'm just looking for something to boost the top end of my amp without actually having to get another pedal. Motherbucker sounds nice I must say.
#38
It actually sounds really mean at lower tunings but gets a little muddy. That's why I want a bit of a boost.
#39
Quote by TheMetalRiffer
It actually sounds really mean at lower tunings but gets a little muddy. That's why I want a bit of a boost.


hate to tell you this but if it gets muddy now then putting in really high output pups will just make it worse not better.
#40
Quote by monwobobbo
hate to tell you this but if it gets muddy now then putting in really high output pups will just make it worse not better.

Pretty much. Clear, articulate tone is what you go low-output for.

The common misconception seems to be that low output = cheap pickup and high output = good pickup. That isn't how it works.
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