#1
i'm getting new pickups and need some ideas on some good pickups that will be suitable for anything ranging from hard rock or classic rock, all the way to nice clean sounding stuff, (straty) stuff, even though i know i'll never achieve that strat tone with a humbucker, i would like something very close

my music taste can range from
metallica and iron maiden being the most harsh to stuff like funkadelic, skid row, eric clapton, aerosmith and all the way as clean as 50's style music like chuck berry and clean strat sounds.
the guitar is a basswood body with a maple neck and rosewood fret board.
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Seymour Duncan JB or Custom-5 w/Jazz or '59. You might also want to look into humbucker-sized P90's or P-Rails.
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P90's or some of the more PAFish Filtertrons would work for most of that, but they might not work that well for Metallica.

PAF style pups + coil spits would work well.
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Seymour Duncan Custom 5 & Jazz or '59.

Possibly a Custom/'59 Hybrid in the bridge instead, check them both out.

Might want to throw a coil split push pull in while you're at it.
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#5
ok thanks for the recommendations are those high output pickups? and yeah i was thinking about a split coil setup but do i really need a push pull knob? my guitar has two humbuckers but a 5 way switch. It doesnt come with split coil stock, bu5 cant i just wire it to be like that?
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ok thanks for the recommendations are those high output pickups? and yeah i was thinking about a split coil setup but do i really need a push pull knob? my guitar has two humbuckers but a 5 way switch. It doesnt come with split coil stock, bu5 cant i just wire it to be like that?



If it has HH and a 5way it probably has splits already installed, what guitar is it?

All of the pickups suggested are low to mid output iirc.
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Seymour Duncan JB or Custom-5 w/Jazz or '59. You might also want to look into humbucker-sized P90's or P-Rails.

The JB/'59 combo is a classic & versatile HB pairing.

Combos I'd add (Bridge/Neck):

RailHammer Chisel/HyperVintage
RailHammer Chisel/Gnarly90 (HB-sizedP90)
Tesla VR Extreme/OPUS 1
Tesla VR Extreme/OPUS 4
Bareknuckle Rebel Yell/Mississippi Queen (HB-sizedP90)
Bareknuckle Nailbomb/Stockholm (HB-sizedP90)
Lace Alumitone (pair)
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker/Alumitone
Rio Grande Dirty Harry (pair) with coil splitting

Check out Lollar's website, too.
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If you have the budget for it, check out custom winders like The Creamery or Vintage Vibe. You will NOT be sorry.
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If it has HH and a 5way it probably has splits already installed, what guitar is it?

All of the pickups suggested are low to mid output iirc.

What does the output effect? Does it make it more trebly the higher output it is? And my guitar is an Ibanez rg... It doesn't have split's. It's parallel and some other setting
#13
^ generally speaking more output means either more volume if the amp is dialled in completely clean or (more likely in most real world situations) more distortion for any given distortion setting on the amp. for example, a high output pickup with the distortion knob set to 4 might have a similar amount of distortion to a lower output pickup with the distortion knob set to 7.

everything else being equal, more output normally also means a more middy, darker tonality, but you can also compensate for that when winding the pickup (I'm no pickup winder so that's a gross oversimplification) so that you can have high output, but also bright, pickups.
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