I've been looking at upgrading my schecter hellraiser recently with new pickups because let's face it, emg's are awful, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of good punchy and bright pickups for around the £200/$ mark

preferably passive but actives are welcome because it's cheaper to have actives changed to actives than actives to passives.

thanks in advance!

Lace Alumitone Deathbuckers or their signature pickups- Dirty Heshers, Dissonant Aggressors, Finger Burners, etc.

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I'm pretty sure that if actives are an option and you're looking for bright, you should look at Seymour Duncan Blackouts.
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Should be up your alley.
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Duncan Full Shred in the neck and a JB in the bridge

Another choice are the Dimarzio D Activators. They are supposed to have the output of an active out in a passive design
Last edited by PiercedBand at May 23, 2015,
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