my friend has an Epiphone SG and he plays only metal and needs some metal pickups for it. he wanted to get EMG-HZs or somehting but im sure there is somethiing beter out there so does anyone know some better pickups for it?
seymor duncan invaders, dimarzio super distortion but id go for the invaders thats what hetfeild had in one of the guitars he used for kill em all
^ but if you get an invader there is no decent clean to them, and its really muddy sounding with a lot of distortion. Im sure there are much better out there for the same price, and about the emg-hz, i have heard bad things. i have never played with them though, so i cant speak from experience
I suggest he looks into buying a pair of bill lawarence xl-500's. All I can say is that they are Great pickups and for only 50 bucks a pickup you cant go wrong.
yup. i had a bill lawerence 500-l in the bridge postion, and it was great for metal. and it's good for harmonics as well. good bass and trebles.
bill lawrence pickups are the bomb for metal, for the price not much comes close, i recommend a XL-500 for the bridge and a L-500r for the neck
Swineshead Xbucker or BKP Mirace Man
^ Or a Swineshead Venom if he wants a brighter pickup.
EMG ZW (81,85) i like them