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So, I have an Epiphone Les Paul, and with what im getting, about 290$ left in my birthday budget. I have a Dimarzio Super Distortion (got from a friend of mine when he got EMGS) but, I dont need THAT much output yet (I want versitile, When I get the strat, Ill put the SD in the Les Paul for heavier songs)

So, im looking for pickups. Preferably ones with very high mids, and above average highs (good clarity), as well as ones (or at least the neck) to be very clean.

In the bridge, I dont want a drop in output from my stock Epiphone brige, but the change in tone I do want. (I can get good pinch harmonics, and it gives me plenty of distortion). Also, not so much output that the amp clips tooo much.

The neck should be about... 2/3 to 1/2 the output (this is for a reason, because I like having it just blues style clip on the neck in a tube amp, then switch to the bridge for all out rock).

I play, Blues (lots, and lots of blues), Rock, 70's hard rock, 60's stuff, 80's hair and thrash metal, up to some death metal (Dark Tranquility, Opeth, but I know my "future" amp can handle these with low output pickups and an overdrive pedal, it just sounds muffled with my guitar). Oh, and if you are wondering, I am indeed in a band at the moment, a Hair/Glam metal one... Kinda... Van Halen/Iron Maiden/Mr. Big style (Though, I only play rhythm, im not that great at lead)

My amp is an MG30DFX, but, as part of the birthday budget, im getting a Traynor Blue (which will arrive before the pickups anyway).

I was thinking of a ( all Dimarzio) Paf Pro in the Bridge, and a Paf, of Paf Classic in the neck. Any thoughts?
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#2
I'd go with Seymour Duncan. But wait! you thought I was about to suggest some sort of Jazz/59/JB combo! Nay, I would go for an Alnico II-Pro in the neck and a pearly gates in the bridge. Slash uses two A2P's, but I like the pearly gates in the bridge. It's got a nice bite in it, some find it almost a little too trebly, but I wouldn't say so myself. Even so, you have a tone control for a reason!
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#3
i don't like the paf pro in the bridge. A lot of people do, but i don't really think it's hot enough- it just sounds too "shred", IMO- I love shred, but not necessarily the tone. I'm a walking contradiction, I know...

swineshead warthog/condor?

wolfetones (not too sure on the models)? maybe timber wolf in the bridge, and one of the paf ones in the neck?

high order, wcr and www.sdpickups.com might be worth a look too.

i'd look into some of those- if you have $290, at least some of the boutique guys are open to you...
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But will the Condor provide enough of a loss in gain to go from hard rock to blues with a flick of the selector switch? (Once again, the output thing).

Oh, and Dave, you've answered like, 2 of my threads before, because I kept thinking I could get new pickups but the store was too far, my parents were all like bleh, and I had not enough money. Now I have money, a store opened in walking distance, and my parents (though I love them for that amazing birthday budget) can screw themselves (in the nice way, as long as they dont screw each other... ewwww)

And another, Oh, and Dave, I absolutely love Paul Gilbert's tone, and he uses Paf Pro (hence the thought)
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(a) But will the Condor provide enough of a loss in gain to go from hard rock to blues with a flick of the selector switch? (Once again, the output thing).

(b) And another, Oh, and Dave, I absolutely love Paul Gilbert's tone, and he uses Paf Pro (hence the thought)


(a) i'd say so. it is pretty low output. but you might want to check with SH.

(b) gilbert has used the tone zone and super distortion as well- you kind of need to find out which tone of his you like, and which pickup he was using for it. Which is kinda hard...
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I like his tone in his more modern instructional videos, most of which he's using the PGM300, which, last time I checked was his main one with Pro's in it.
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^ ah, ok. If that's the tone you want, go with the paf pros! bear in mind the amp he uses has a major effect on the tone too.

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#8
The amp he's using, uses the same tubes, and similar speakers to a marshall, and the tone has been likened to a marshall, as has the amp im getting (Traynor Blue).

So, a standard Paf in the neck? (I hear the Pro is a bit muddy in the neck position, I want clear, crystal freakin clear).

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(a) The amp he's using, uses the same tubes, and similar speakers to a marshall, and the tone has been likened to a marshall, as has the amp im getting (Traynor Blue).

(b) So, a standard Paf in the neck? (I hear the Pro is a bit muddy in the neck position, I want clear, crystal freakin clear).

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(a) yeah, that should get you pretty close. Probably not exact though, unless you get the same amp.

(b) the paf pro should be fine in the neck. It was clear when i tried it. I haven't tried the paf though, but if shred a la gilbert is what you're after, I'd go with the paf pro.

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