Poll: Better option for my ESP Eclipse
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View poll results: Better option for my ESP Eclipse
1- Dimarzios Liquifire / Crunchlab.
1 20%
2- Dimarzios Liquifire / D activators.
1 20%
3- Seymour Duncan Jazz / JB.
1 20%
4- Seymour Duncan '59 / JB.
2 40%
Voters: 5.
#1
Hello everyone

So i have just got my ESP Eclipse II '05 VB a few days ago and i have been waiting to get a deal on those for quite a while now (lucky me ) , as you may know the model is constructed with mahogany wood and ebony fretboard and it comes with EMG 60/81 , the only problem is that these pickups didn't actually meet my expectations and they didn't fulfill my playing and taste , it has a sterile tone and it is not as responsive as passive pickups ( even though i have raised the pickup to the strings as close as possible ) , now i will give these pickups time and chance to make my final judgement as i will try to play with pickup height more , EQ and will even mod it to be 18V or even 24V.

but just for the sake of narrowing down my options in case i wanted to change those pickups , what do you guys recommend the most?
I want versatility i love 80s heavy metal ( Iron maiden , black sabbath...etc.) and i want to achieve a similar tone , as well as i like playing bluesy leads like buckethead , vai , satriani , i am trying to find a combination that is between those categories.

I have my mind set on a few options:-

1- Dimarzios Liquifire / Crunchlab.
2- Dimarzios Liquifire / D activators.
3- Seymour Duncan Jazz / JB.
4- Seymour Duncan '59 / JB.


what do you guys recommend out of those? and if you have other suggestions please point it out to me.

Thanks
#3
It's pretty imperative to know what amp you're using.
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#4
T00DEEPBLUE sorry , mostly amp sims like GR5 , i also have boss gt 100 i usually direct record with or plug it into my fender G-Dec Jr. amp
nothing fancy
#5
[sigh] Methinks you need less guitar and more amp. I wouldn't bother with new pickups if i was running it through that kind of rig.
Last edited by Tony Done at Oct 3, 2016,
#6
Tony Done
Quote by Tony Done
[sigh] Methinks you need less guitar and more amp. I wouldn't bother with new pickups if i was running it through that kind of rig.


Well i always knew that i had a crappy amp , but i think that amp sims now aren't so bad especially BIAS FX but i have a good set of KRKs , i have an Ibanez prestige model with tone zone bridge pickup that plays flawlessly on this kind of set up though , but i guess nothing beats the real thing.
#7
smewch89

I'm just a grumpy old man. I spent decades not connecting with electric guitars because I failed to appreciate the importance of the amp relative to the fancy lump of wood. In fact, I only made contact because I bought a decent electric guitar amp to use for my acoustic gigs, and I got interested n vintage electric lap steels. Maybe amp sims and digital multiFX have improved since I last tried them, but I think you might be putting your money in the wrong place. - My favourite guitar cost Oz$65 at the local hock shop, and I run it through an H&K St Dual El84 and a highly modded Epi VJ. That's a bit of an extreme example, but you get the idea. I find it helps to think of the instrument as the whole deal - the timber and the amplification chain - not just the guitar.
#9
Tony Done

I encourage you to try out some of the sims that are available
They are decent , maybe it won't give the experience of a real guitar but it's definitely worth the try.

Funny that i have been doing some research on H&K tubemeister 20 since i only play in my room and practice ,noodle noting else , so i have been looking if there is an opportunity for a purchase of this particular tube amp
#10
It you've got cash to burn, have a look at the Mesa Transatlantic. I really liked its chimey cleans,and it has all sort of heavy sounds.

I'm mostly looking for bright acoustic-like sounds from my electrics, and the H&K does that very well. This is especially noticeable in the low end, no mud at all with good pickups.
#11
Tony Done

I am looking for an amp that has a good tone but great distortion something that can give out a good 80s metal tone.


I still think that those EMGs didn't fulfill my taste
#12
Quote by smewch89
Hello everyone

So i have just got my ESP Eclipse II '05 VB a few days ago and i have been waiting to get a deal on those for quite a while now (lucky me ) , as you may know the model is constructed with mahogany wood and ebony fretboard and it comes with EMG 60/81 , the only problem is that these pickups didn't actually meet my expectations and they didn't fulfill my playing and taste , it has a sterile tone and it is not as responsive as passive pickups ( even though i have raised the pickup to the strings as close as possible ) , now i will give these pickups time and chance to make my final judgement as i will try to play with pickup height more , EQ and will even mod it to be 18V or even 24V.

but just for the sake of narrowing down my options in case i wanted to change those pickups , what do you guys recommend the most?
I want versatility i love 80s heavy metal ( Iron maiden , black sabbath...etc.) and i want to achieve a similar tone , as well as i like playing bluesy leads like buckethead , vai , satriani , i am trying to find a combination that is between those categories.

I have my mind set on a few options:-

1- Dimarzios Liquifire / Crunchlab.
2- Dimarzios Liquifire / D activators.
3- Seymour Duncan Jazz / JB.
4- Seymour Duncan '59 / JB.


what do you guys recommend out of those? and if you have other suggestions please point it out to me.

Thanks

For the 80s sound, the JB/Jazz set is the one that appeared in countless guitars and tons of recordings back then. Using a modded Marshall sound, you'd get those tones easily.
Dave @ Seymour Duncan
#13
Quote by Mincer
For the 80s sound, the JB/Jazz set is the one that appeared in countless guitars and tons of recordings back then. Using a modded Marshall sound, you'd get those tones easily.


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#14
trashedlostfdup he's right though. I'd say Dimarzio PAF or PAF Joe in neck and Tonezone just to even the playing field a little bit...although he won't go wrong if he were to put Joe Barden pickups in there but at $350 for the pair it is a bit prohibitive.
#15
Mincer

It is an option , i am kinda swining between '59/jb and CL/LQ tbh , looks like it's going to be a coin toss at the end since i like both of the combination.
#16
diabolical

i'm not going to pay 350$ for a set of pickups lol.

I have a tonezone on my RG3250MZ prestige series , and i love it , it is an awesome pickup , but i want something different on my ESP.