#1
Hello guys, this is my first post here and I need some opinions to be sure before I buy something, so here's the deal.
I have an ESP LTD Alexi 600 with an EMG HZ H4. I don't like this pickups, so I'm looking for something aggressive and wild but NOT active pickups (I don't like stuff with battery / pre amps). Maybe it's ironic because I really like Alexi Laiho's tone that he has on Something Wild, Follow the Reaper and Hatebreeder.

I know he used to use a J50-BC with a JE-1000 pre amp on his Jackson. Some people say that Alexi used an Ibanez to record Something Wild, I don't know if that's true or not. Even I really like the tone that he has on Are You Dead Yet too, but he used the MM-04 pre amp and his signature EMG pickups I guess.
Again, I don't like active pickups and any EMG pickup, just wondering.

I play Melodic Death Metal, Neo Classical Metal and sometimes Power.

Well, as I said, I like his tone but I cannot use the gear that other guitar player use to play( I don't like copying).
I'm looking for something to shred with high gain and punch as him ( I play in Drop C / D tuning ).

Also I love the tone of Iron Maiden, Dragonforce and In Flames.
And the tone of Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Vinnie Moore, Michael Angelo Batio and of course Alexi Laiho.

So I have some pickups in my mind:
Dimarzio Super Distortion
Dimarzio Evolution
Seymour Duncan JB

Which pickup would be the best option to get a high gain for leads and nice punch to play Melodic Death Metal and Shred? or another pickup?
That's all and thanks
#2
Try slashing your amp with a knife, Jimi Hendrix use to do this in the 60s to get more of a rock n roll sound.
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#3
What is your amp?
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#6
Can you be more specific on your amps?

Regardless, the pickups aren't going to make a whole lot of difference.
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T00DEEPBLUE I use Laney and Marshall

Which Laney and which Marshall?
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#9
ShortyMyers

What you need is clearly a new amp. You have Marshall Cancer and a poop Laney, sell them for beans and take that budget you have for pickups, and get a nice used something.

At the end of the day, you want an ENGL, or Diezel, or a Splawn.....but that's wayyyyy out of the feasible budget.

SO get a Peavy or something idk

SHREDIT: https://reverb.com/item/3599097-engl-powerball-e645-w-z5-footswitch-cables-manual?gclid=CKeB2Kbc-9ECFdaKswodic8Eyw&pla=1

get a fucking Axe FX brah

Jk get a used ENGL combo

https://reverb.com/item/3493237-engl-screamer-50-combo-inc-footswitch-and-cover?gclid=CJq9ne3c-9ECFcKEswod5CoJjQ&pla=1

Put a tubescreamer in front of it+a nice deepass reverb pedal for sex lead tone orgy
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#10
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Sorry, I use a Marshall MG50CFX and Laney LV100

and

You need a new amp. Neither of the ones you have measure up.

Save up for a used 6505 and maybe then the pickups might be worth considering changing if you're still not happy with the nuances of your tone. That's all a change of pickups can really do in relative terms to the amp.
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#11
Yeah, those amps have got to go. For the price of a pickup and a bit more you can get a Peavey Vypyr VIP 1. Or if the budget allows a Peavey 6505+ combo amp.
#13
Pick7ps with adustable pole pieces. And try a mylar cap if it doesnt have one. ?.033uf?
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