#1
I am searching for some new pickups to replace the stock ones. I will probably replace all pots and electronics while I am at it. Currently it is set up for a coil tap, which I rarely use, plus I am getting some odd scratching when my hand touches the pick guard. It is odd. There is no hum at all when playing and only happens when i touch the guard towards to top around the strings.

Anyway, I am looking for pickups that can easily push an amp but clean up rather well. I primarily use this guitar for playing anything and everything Opeth related. I will probably buy used, looking to go around $150 total between the two. I currently have a custom 5 and 59 in one of my LPs, so something unique from that would be ideal. Not a huge fan of actives as well.

Thanks for your help!
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#2
Lace Alumitones & Alumitone Deathbuckers spring to mind...don't know if you can find them used, though. Might be too expensive new.

http://www.lacemusic.com/

Come to think of it, I have never noticed the used pickup market at all...
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Feb 23, 2016,
#3
Yeah, me either, at least not too much. I usually surf reverb or the bay.
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EVH 5153, Orange TV50H 2-2x12's
Line 6 M13
#4
Ditto, but I have also been looking more at GC again in the past year. Still, no clue about buying used pickups.
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#6
I don't know if any pickups in that range are going to be that much better then the s2 pickups.

but maybe something from duncan? do you want hotter pickups?

what exactly are your current pickups lacking.
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#7
Tesla makes some nice, affordable pickups. I have one of their VR-Extreme HBs (kind of hot) in the bridge of a custom build paired with their OPUS singlecoils (classic sweet single tones) in the middle & neck.

http://www.teslapickups.com
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Feb 23, 2016,
#9
I have had Tesla before in an SG and they were solid, but aren't what I am after. The S2 pickups currently lack definition, they sound pretty decent when on a clean channel, but once I use gain/distortion I feel that I do not get true string clarity and definition while adding grit as well. Compared to my custom 5/59 and my stock burst buckers in my DC Standard they lack overall clarity and definition.

I have been looking at the Nazgul/Sentient pair. I know those have been getting pretty decent reviews, I just wonder how they sound clean. Opeth does a lot of clean passages so that is a must.
Gibson LP traditional and DC standard, SG standard, MIA Standard Strat, Schecter Banshee 7
EVH 5153, Orange TV50H 2-2x12's
Line 6 M13
#10
Going up the price scale some...what about RailHammer? The Chisel and Anvil might be just what you need, sonically.

http://www.railhammer.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WLDHJb5qSY&sns=em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK6kUnLa47I&sns=em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FcDUT4TlU0&sns=em
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Feb 24, 2016,
#11
I actually already have a Chisel and it might end up in the PRS. Then again I am also contemplating buying an SG for the Chisel to go into.
Gibson LP traditional and DC standard, SG standard, MIA Standard Strat, Schecter Banshee 7
EVH 5153, Orange TV50H 2-2x12's
Line 6 M13
#12
If you also want to do clean, the Pegasus/Sentient is a better choice. The Nazgul is great if all you do is distortion. I think the Pegasus is way more versatile than the description leads you to believe.
Dave @ Seymour Duncan
#13
leave the electronics, PRS uses good pots, switches and jacks
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#14
^I might do that.

Thanks for the heads up on the Pegasus.
Gibson LP traditional and DC standard, SG standard, MIA Standard Strat, Schecter Banshee 7
EVH 5153, Orange TV50H 2-2x12's
Line 6 M13