#1
aite guys hey i hope you are having a nice day (or night) so im on a decision of buying some new pick ups for my guitar, its either some emg 81 and 85s or get the seymour duncan full shred set or the invader sh8 anyone know which are best for playing style? i mostly play nu metal, i love doing my pinch harmonics but i also play a lot of thrash and ozzy osbourne music (since randy is my guitar hero), also, which sound good on solos? thanks guys
#2
Haven't tried the Invader so I really can't comment on that .. other than to say those other two choices are quite excellent options and you'll be stoked with either for what you want to achieve.

Personally I'd go with the Full Shreds for a bit more overall versatility, they'll get you a smidge closer to Randy's sound than the EMGs and they're not being used by every second bastard out there. And they absolutely crank!
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#3
None of the above, especially if you want to get Randy Rhoads' tone. Go for something like a DiMarzzio Super Distortion or a Seymour Duncan Distortion. Those kiddy super hot pickups are not the droids you are looking for.
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Quote by Cathbard
None of the above, especially if you want to get Randy Rhoads' tone. Go for something like a DiMarzzio Super Distortion or a Seymour Duncan Distortion. Those kiddy super hot pickups are not the droids you are looking for.

super distortion? what about the super distortion 3? not really a big fan of that creamy color especially considering that none of my guitars match with that color :b
#5
They come in black too.

Also, when did this multiple choice become a choose-ur-own-adventure Nu Metal and Randy Rhoads are two very different beasts.
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#7
I agree with Cath, I think you'd be happy with a DiMarzio Super Distortion.
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#8
what amp do you have?
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#9
I never liked the Seymour Duncan super distortion. I|'d go for the Seymour Duncan JB, or DiMarzio super distortion.

Or look at Bareknuckle Nailbombs...
#10
I'd go for a Dimarzzio Super Distortion over a Seymour Duncan Distortion, myself - but Randy used both so I thought I'd better throw it in. He used ye olde JB/Jazz combo at times too IIRC. Not so sure about the JB, but I'm fairly sure about the Jazz.
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Quote by Cathbard
None of the above, especially if you want to get Randy Rhoads' tone. Go for something like a DiMarzzio Super Distortion or a Seymour Duncan Distortion. Those kiddy super hot pickups are not the droids you are looking for.


The duncan distortion is hotter than the Full shred.

OP what's your guitar?
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Quote by Cathbard
I'd go for a Dimarzzio Super Distortion over a Seymour Duncan Distortion, myself - but Randy used both so I thought I'd better throw it in. He used ye olde JB/Jazz combo at times too IIRC. Not so sure about the JB, but I'm fairly sure about the Jazz.


i have no clue what he used, but it sort of depends on what the OP wants most- the duncan distortion is thrashier-sounding (I think) than either the dimarzio super distortion or the JB to my ears. But then for some of the other tones the other pickups might be better.
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what amp do you have?

+1, you don't want great pickups going into a crappy amp, that won't do any good
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