#1
I'm looking to replace the stock pickups in my schecter omen 6 passive. What I want is either advice on what to get, or resources on picking pickups without the ability to test them myself. any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
What do you want to play?
Current amp?
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Ormsby SX6 prototype
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EVH 5153
#3
I play a mix, I need something that can handle thrash rhythms like kreator. Hard rock like tool/nirvana. Heavy metal like Maiden and Sabbath. And preferably some sustained smooth leads. I'm playing through a Peavey Vypyr 60.

Also some ability to handle more modern stuff like tesseract, corelia, and safety fire kind of stuff
Last edited by way Of the dodo at Jan 17, 2013,
#4
Oh man, that's a lot.

Seymour Duncan Distortions aren't bad. Maybe a distortion in the bridge and JB in the neck?
Legion!
Original 1969 Fender Jazzmaster
Jackson JS32R Dinky "Curry"
ESP/LTD SN-1000
Jackson Stars Kelly "Aiko"
Ormsby SX6 prototype
Dingwall NG-2 "Kimmy"
MiM Fender Jazz Bass "Pancho"
EVH 5153
#5
The modern stuff isn't as much a priority as i have another guitar being shipped if that simplifies things?
#6
Well for the modern stuff, I like the D Activators in my Ibanez. Shit's tight. Dawg.

But I definitely know Distortions are kinda great work horses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqHUYIzsFCw this video is nice.
Legion!
Original 1969 Fender Jazzmaster
Jackson JS32R Dinky "Curry"
ESP/LTD SN-1000
Jackson Stars Kelly "Aiko"
Ormsby SX6 prototype
Dingwall NG-2 "Kimmy"
MiM Fender Jazz Bass "Pancho"
EVH 5153
#7
As far as resources, YouTube is the obvious one. A lot of manufacturers have sound clips on their website. Read lots of reviews and descriptions, learn as much as you can about magnets and resistance and windings and choose the right one.
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Seriously, I'm not a fan of iphones and guitars mixing.
#8
So I'm looking very seriously at the distortions but I have one more last question. The youtube videos all seem to be focused on shred style metal, would they be able to pull off Tool, Deftones style stuff?
#9
Look up Ola Englund and Keith Merrow on youtube. Both use Distortions almost exclusively, and both specialise in down tuned stuff.
Gear:
> LTD EC-1000
> Ibanez RG420EX-RAR
> Greg Bennett Interceptor 2
> Samick Flying V - with Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded pickup set
> Blackstar Series One 6L6
> Line 6 Spider Valve Mk 2 HD100 (all the trimmings)
> Line 6 HD500
#10
If you have Duncan Designed Hb 102 set pups in it a Distortion SH6 is not much better. The HB102 set is a hotter sh2/sh4 set or something like that. I replaced a hb102 bridge with a SH6 and it really does not sound much different at all.

The hb102 set is actually a pretty good all around set.

If ypu have the "schecter " branded pups, I am not sure what those are
What the hell!!!
#11
read about what pups the guitarists sounds you like. I finally tried Di marzios Super Distortion and really like it, I use that a lot for Maiden,Twisted sister ect...

Kinda early for me my thoughts are coming out all screwy if you have the non marked or schecter pups the SD SH6 might be better.

The Dimarzio super distortion has a lot more sizzle and seems more sensitive than the SH6. And Jerry Garcia used it he played a lot of "cleaner" tones with it and Maiden and metal bands use it so it is pretty versitile
What the hell!!!
#12
I suggest Dimarzios, like a Super Distortion and something else from them. I had an Omen and the biggest problems with the pickups were lack of punch and lack of definition. A Super Distortion definitely doesn't have those problems.
#13
Thanks for the replies, I ended up getting a set of distortions for my crappier schecter, and a Jazz/invader combo for the one this thread was started for. Hopefully both turn out well. again thank you.