#1
I was wondering if you guys think itd worth it to change the pickups in a $350 Jackson kelly to improve hardware? Just some opinions would be nice. Thanks.
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#2
if you like the feal and the way it plays, why not?

www.Guitarfetish.com has lots of good cheap hardware/pickups to choose from. I use them on most of my cheap guitars and they are good.
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#3
It might not make as much difference through your current amp as you might hope
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#4
Quote by Paddy McK
It might not make as much difference through your current amp as you might hope


That's what I was thinking. But if I get new pickups over a new guitar i would save some money. So I was thinking I could do new pickups and a new amp possibly. It wouldnt be for a month or so, so Im just gathering ideas right now.
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#5
Quote by Robbgnarly
if you like the feal and the way it plays, why not?

www.Guitarfetish.com has lots of good cheap hardware/pickups to choose from. I use them on most of my cheap guitars and they are good.


any idea of what to look for? i play mostly metal, some blues and hard rock.
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#7
I play Punk/Hardcore/Metal/Progressive-metal-rock

And I use the Fat Pat in one of my guitars the Lil'Punchers (hot lead tele set) and the VEH. The Fat Pat is a nice all round pickup that has plenty of output for metal but still stays pretty damn articulate. I actually replaced a Dimarzio Super Distortion with it, it sounded that good.
The VEH is a hotter pickup and sounds good with metal, and cleans up diecent, but not great.
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#8
Quote by Robbgnarly
I play Punk/Hardcore/Metal/Progressive-metal-rock

And I use the Fat Pat in one of my guitars the Lil'Punchers (hot lead tele set) and the VEH. The Fat Pat is a nice all round pickup that has plenty of output for metal but still stays pretty damn articulate. I actually replaced a Dimarzio Super Distortion with it, it sounded that good.
The VEH is a hotter pickup and sounds good with metal, and cleans up diecent, but not great.


thanks man.
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#9
i could go up to $200 since I will be doing this with my tax refund. any other suggestions for mainly metal guitar playing? for both lead and rhythm. I dont mind getting cheaper pickups but I want to make sure its a sizable difference from the jackson cvr2s if im going to replace them.
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#10
get some of their locking tuners, they are like $26/$36 a set depending on which style you want.

I can garantee that the fat pat and VEH are much better than the stock pickups.
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#11
Quote by Robbgnarly
get some of their locking tuners, they are like $26/$36 a set depending on which style you want.

I can garantee that the fat pat and VEH are much better than the stock pickups.



thanks man!
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#12
Just throwing this out there but for metal i really like my EMG-81's, I also really dig the SD Blackouts. Both sets and get kinda pricey tho.

I am currently running a strange come of EMG81 @ the bridge and a Dragonfire 85 at the neck. The Dragonfire 81's are pretty hot but they really dont cleanup too well.
#13
I would not suggest active pickups such as the EMG 81/85 combo for a vypyr. It pushes the front end a little to hard and makes nasty clipping.

For a cheap decent pickup, I reccomend the dragonfire screamers. 25 bucks plus shipping, and they sound great. I almost like them better than my Blackouts I have.
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#14
Quote by JoePerry4life
I would not suggest active pickups such as the EMG 81/85 combo for a vypyr. It pushes the front end a little to hard and makes nasty clipping.

For a cheap decent pickup, I reccomend the dragonfire screamers. 25 bucks plus shipping, and they sound great. I almost like them better than my Blackouts I have.



thanks man, sounds cool, So I should stay away from active?
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