Hmmm I know the guitarist from the Scorpions has a sig. guitar. Try and find it to see whats on it. Other than that Dave Mustaine uses a Duncan JB and I beleive Metallica used stock Gibson pups in their V's and Explorers when they were thrashier.
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Metallica didn't use gibson pups..they've used emgs for just about ever, and duncans before that
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I think that thrash has more to do with a scooped tone than a pickup. Pretty much any distortion sucking humbucker will work if you have the right settings. You might want to look into an EQ stompbox rather than pickups.
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His acoustic didn't sound good with wah pedal, I suppose.
scorpions arent thrash....
if your looking for scorpions go for seymour duncans
if you want REAL thrash like testament go for EMg's or bareknuckle
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I'd try maybe a DiMarzio X2N in the bridge... seems good for lots of heaaaaaaaaavy heaaaaaaaavy distortion.
Yeah, I was thinking... since when is scorpions thrash?

Good thrash pup... my fav's might actually be kramer quad rods for aggressive thrash. My favorite pup (suitable for thrash too) is a JB... an emg 81 would also be great.