#1
After selling my Ibanez GRX70 i am planning on buying a new electric guitar and amp. The Line 6 spider 4 75 watt model is within my Budget. But i am confused with the guitar cort X11. Every video on you tube has EMG HZ pickups on it. I think that was available till 2012. Now Cort X11 comes stock with Duncan designed HB102 pickups. Is it a good one compared to EMG HZ? I want good Rock lead tones and should also play metal. Is there any other options available in this range with Floyd Rose?
I plan to buy online from bajaoo.com so cant test it before i buy. Please tell me if Corts Duncan Designed Pickups are good or not?
#2
These are fine for budget pickups. But as amp makes a major impact on overall tone, I would concentrate on getting a better one. I would push the budget a little bit or probably get a slightly cheaper guitar.
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#3
Are duncan designed HB102 as good as the pickups in Ibanez RG321 or Rg370 ?? If its not good then Can u suggest me a better amp and guitar for this price?
#4
It really won't matter what pickups you have if you're putting them through a Spider 4 because they will all sound the same. I used to have one.
Also, never get anything with the HZ's in it. EMG makes a good active, their passives are garbage, though.
The peavey Vipers tend to be better amps in that price range.
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#5
Quote by ryanbwags
It really won't matter what pickups you have if you're putting them through a Spider 4 because they will all sound the same. I used to have one.
Also, never get anything with the HZ's in it. EMG makes a good active, their passives are garbage, though.
The peavey Vipers tend to be better amps in that price range.

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Don't get a Line6 Spider, they sound awful. As Ryan said, a Peavey Vypyr would be a much better choice.

And as far as the EMG HZ pickups go,
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#6
Playing an intermediate guitar thru an intermediate amp, I think youll be fine with duncan designed pick ups. I had a set on my first intermediate guitar (Schecter Gryphon),back in the day, and played through a solid state amp and they performed just fine playing Metallica style to Ted Nugent style rock.
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#7
I felt the hb 102 set was fine for Journey and Zepplin tones but for harder Metal they didnt cut it at all. High resistance (10/16 k ohms) but not really high output. Alnico 5 too. I find for harder music ceramic is the way to go. The HB 103 set is better for metal.
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#8
You can go to seymoure duncans sight and look up the specs. The HZs would be better than the HB102 set imho. Pickups dont matter if you have a very crappy amp. Otherwise they do and will sound different. Hell I have even had the same pups sound different from each other.

I had a set of hb103 in a omen 6 that slayed. Shoulda kept that cheap ass guitar.
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