#1
I have a strat type guitar, HSS configuration, swamp ash body, maple neck, i am looking for a VERY versatile pickup selection, i am looking for something that will allow me to play a little bit of EVERYTHING, i know thats a little broad of a description but... i really do want something that will allow me to play Metal/Hard Rock, Rock pop, blues, funk, fusion, clean enough for nice crisp chords....

so far i am considering dimarzios "the tone zone" for bridge an area 58 or similar for middle and i have no idea what to get for neck.... suggestions???

thanks...

PD. Also, this is NOT my main guitar, this is like my emergency tool in case my main guitar should fail... (Main guitar is HSH config totally different woods...)
Last edited by Deth_send at Aug 3, 2015,
#2
There is no magic bullet here.

Most of what defines the tone of a given genre- and your tone as well- is the amps and effects and how they are used. Pickups only provide the final tonal tweak.

There ARE pickups out there that are more versatile than others, like the Seymour Duncan P-Rails. But even they won't let you deliver convincing tones typical of all those genres.

So while you need to examine your pickups, your amp and effects selections demand more scrutiny.

That said, I'd probably go with a Lace Alumitone Deathbucker in the bridge and 2 standard Alumitones in the middle and neck positions. Noiseless, clean, and fairly can handle most stuff reasonably well.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Aug 3, 2015,
#3
Bridge:Seymour Duncan TB-6
Middle:SSL-1
Neck:Hot Rails or JB jr or Little '59

Metal,rock,blues,and vintage sounds.It could work.
#4
I used to have an area '58 in the neck of my strat copy and I loved it.
For your metal bridge pickup, I would second the alumitone or the TB-6.
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#5
My recommendation is a Bareknuckle Holy Diver in the bridge plus Irish Tours in neck and middle, or a Blackhawk in the bridge plus two Cobras in the neck and middle.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#6
i have decided to go with the lace alumitone for the bridge, the reviews are insane, have not seen a bad one yet, and it sounds like is VERY versatile... now i just need middle and neck...
#7
I don't like the lace pickups. Kinda strange sounding.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
do you want the singles to match the full bridge humbucker or to match it when split?

do you want a regular single coil for the neck or a single coil-sized humbucker?

what's your budget?

what's your amp?
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#9
ugh...people have great things to say about the new keisel lithiums.

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#10
Jason Lee has rockstar/anime hair, to be sure!

I didn't know the Keisel pickups were being sold as parts. Definitely a decent option.
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