#1
Okay, so my family owns a vacation place, and for practice here I use a really cheap $99 Washburn X9 electric guitar and a Peavey Vypyr 15.

Normally, a digital modeling amp doesn't bring out the differences in guitars/pickups and pretty much sounds the same with everything, but not in this case. When I first got my Vypyr and tried it out at home with my regular guitars, it sounded great. But with this guitar, all the amp models sound the same, there's no clarity whatsoever, and I can't get a single good sound out of this setup because the pickups on this guitar are really that bad.

Now I don't need a new guitar altogether, as this guitar works fine for random wanking, and getting a supremely splendid pickup would be a waste of money to just use with a Vypyr 15.

So, can someone recommend a decent, mid-high output humbucker pickup that is reasonably cheap? No more than $40, please.
#2
Maybe just go on ebay and get an Epiphone humbucker or something? They're unspectacular, but you'll get one for a low price and you'll definitely end up with something useable
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go to your local music store and see what they got used.
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#5
Try a GFS pickup:

http://store.guitarfetish.com/Humbucker-Sized-Guitar-Pickups_c_26.html

Right in your price range, nice sound, sturdy, RIDICULOUS array of variations to choose from. I use their Retrotron Hot Nashville humbucker set in one of my guitars and it's my all-time favorite. Some people worry they sound "cheap" compared to Duncan, DiMarzio or even Gibson pickups, but I haven't noticed that at all.
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Quote by sonic_777111
Try a GFS pickup:

http://store.guitarfetish.com/Humbucker-Sized-Guitar-Pickups_c_26.html

Right in your price range, nice sound, sturdy, RIDICULOUS array of variations to choose from. I use their Retrotron Hot Nashville humbucker set in one of my guitars and it's my all-time favorite. Some people worry they sound "cheap" compared to Duncan, DiMarzio or even Gibson pickups, but I haven't noticed that at all.
Damn, $20-$30 for pickups of that quality? That's a steal!

Would the Crunchy Rails be too hot for a Vypyr? Reason I want that one is its similarity to the Seymour Duncan Hot Rails in my Strat, thus giving me a remotely similar sound to what I usually use. If not, I might get myself one of those.
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Quote by sonic_777111
Try a GFS pickup:

http://store.guitarfetish.com/Humbucker-Sized-Guitar-Pickups_c_26.html

Right in your price range, nice sound, sturdy, RIDICULOUS array of variations to choose from. I use their Retrotron Hot Nashville humbucker set in one of my guitars and it's my all-time favorite. Some people worry they sound "cheap" compared to Duncan, DiMarzio or even Gibson pickups, but I haven't noticed that at all.


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#8
I have had a lot of success with Wilkinson single coils. I actually run two together at the bridge configured as a humbucker and was very surprised at how good they work. I haven't tried their humbuckers but if the single coils i have are anything to go by I would think they would be quite acceptable. They are even cheaper than GFS.
So if you want something even cheaper that will get you out of trouble they would be worth a run.
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#9
Try some GAS pickups
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#11
Can anyone here speak for the Seymour Duncan Liberator pot? Is it actually worth it and does it work? We don't have any good soldering equipment out here, so that pot would be ideal.
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Can anyone here speak for the Seymour Duncan Liberator pot? Is it actually worth it and does it work? We don't have any good soldering equipment out here, so that pot would be ideal.


It works. A soldering iron and solder are MUCH more "worth it" than the Liberator though IMO. It ends up being cheaper to buy an iron than a few of the Liberators.
#14
Get a GFS Crunchy Pat or Fat Pat. I wouldn't recommend rails with a 15W modeler. You don't want anything too hot with such a low wattage modeler.
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