#1
Hey guys

I have a Lonestar Stratocaster that has 2 Texas specials and a Seymour Duncan Pearly gates in the bridge, I'm considering changing the Pearly gates to a Atomic (DH-1) Pickup. My question is, are these two Pick-ups pretty much the same, and is it worth changing Bridge Pick-ups? I tried a stratocaster with an atomic Pickup yesterday and it sounded good, but is the Pearly gates the same
#2
They are nowhere near the same pickup. The atomic has higher output and more suited to metal/punk. The pearly gates bridge is more of a classic rock and blues pickup. Though, the amp is going to make more of a difference over what tone you're pulling off.

What amp are you using and what genre do you play?
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#3
Okay so I use a Marshall DSL40C amp, the type of sound I'm looking for is closest to the band Muse. And I use a Phaser, Fuzz, Distortion, Delay, Reverb, Boost, Noise suppressor, Octave and EQ
#4
i had an atomic 2 in a 2003 fender, and i didn't like it. i yanked it.i probably have it sitting around here somewhere.
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#5
I'd say if you're tone is lacking, work with your amp first/more before the pickup. That amp should have enough flexibility to get a Muse tone.
Charvel So-Cal (SH6TB/N, killswitch), Jackson RR5FR (TB6/Jazz, Drop C). Joyo pxl pro.
Loop1=Crybaby from hell, Boss PS-5, Seymour Duncan 805 or Green Rhino, EQD Hoof or Earthbound Audio Super Collider. Loop 1 into ISP Decimator II.
Loop 2 (FX loop)-Line6 M9, TC Spark Mini. Loop 2 into mxr 10band. All into a Peavey Triple XXX 212, Ibanez IL15.
#6
Is this a Pearly Gates, or a Pearly Gates Plus? These are different pickups.