kidshredder667
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#1
I am new to using middle pickups on an HSS guitar
I have already decided to put a dimarzio injector pickup in the neck and a dimarzio duper distortion in the bridge position

I would like another dimarzio pickup for the middle single to compliment the other two.
I am looking pickup that doesnt have too high of an output and
Sound i am looking for is warm but not too warm
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#2
What's the guitar? What's the amp/signal chain? What don't you like about the current pickup? What kind of music are you playing?


Ach, so many questions!
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#4
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#9
Quote by kidshredder667
and i also have a vox valvetronix 75 watt my bad , i use the vox

Lol okay, that's choice
Do you want true singles?
or could go for humbucking ones like this
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/strat/hum-canceling-strat/air-norton-s
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#10
Oh. My. God. That guitar isn't worth upgrading pickups and that amp isn't worth playing through. Don't waste your money on new pickups before you have a decent guitar (which that Behringer is not) and a decent amp (which that Line 6 is not). Your sound must be almost there before upgrading pickups. Upgrading pickups is just fine tuning your sound. The order of buying things should be amp -> guitar -> pickups. In your case you need both, a new guitar and amp.

If people didn't notice: His guitar is Behringer Metalien starter guitar. The pickups aren't worth upgrading (that guitar isn't even worth buying).

Don't waste your money on starter guitars because you will buy a new guitar soon. You will get much better quality with $300 as you can get with $200. Find an Ibanez RG guitar and OK, the Vox amp you have will do the job.

Actually if you aren't using Line 6 Spider, I would sell it and spend the money on a new guitar. I would also sell the starter guitar. Then buy a decent guitar like Ibanez RG or Epiphone Les Paul.
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kidshredder667
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#11
Well its my first guitar I just wanted to soup it up to see how good I can make it kinda means alot to me
I have other guitars
But thanks anyways
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#12
you would be better off saving up the cash and buying a new amp first rather than upgrading your first guitar. You're not going to be upgrading it by putting in some new pickups. You'll end up spending the money to make it sound 1% better max.

Amp is the main portion of your tone, so that is where you have start spending cash first. When tone chasing. Give us a budget, your nearest city, and what styles of music you play and we can help you out with that. Eventually you may want to still change the pickups down the line, but at this stage with the equipment that you have you'd be spending money and wouldn't be improving anything

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kidshredder667
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#13
Well rock and metal nothing specific
Wat are good combo amps?
I was thinkin some kinda randall
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#15
Yeah, if you have other guitars, don't waste your time on a starter guitar. What amps do you have? You could sell both of them and buy a good amp if you already have $500 to spend. That Vox (IMO) has horrible high gain sounds, so does Line 6. And you want to buy a tube amp.

What are your favorite bands (name some of them so we know what kind of sound you are after)? Metal and rock are wide genres and you want pretty much the opposite sounds for death metal and AC/DC (there's nothing common but both use distorted sound), also modern rock and 70s rock have different sounds. So we need some bands.
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#16
You guys are too negative. Buy some cheap pickups used and get some experience in installing them if you want. Also, I would much rather own a nice guitar and a tiny tube amp than a so-so guitar and a fat amp, even if the sound of the latter combination might objectively be better. Amps are more interchangable and an electric guitar should be fun to play even if its not plugged in.