#1
what would the best pickup be? (people who have used these)

the sh-4 jb model

the sh-6 duncan distortion

or the sh-8 invader
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#4
prolly go with the sh-4. its not as over the top as the sh-6 and invader. it will do well for punk/ pop punk type stuff. (im just goin by your avatar and sig to generalize your style)
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#6
yea i was leaning towards the jb model. im running a gibson les paul classic through a peavy valve king with 212s. and i want a pickup that can do it all (punk, blues, metal, everything)
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#7
ive got a JB in the bridge in my SZ and i like it. cleans are rather bad and it can get really trebily at high volumes, but all i did was turn down the high and mid on my amp and it sounded great. from what ive heard, the invader is over kill and the distortion is only good for heavy distortion.
#8
Daron Malakain used SH-6 and his distortion was awesome, but so was all of his gear. I have the SH 8 Invader and it's way too muddy even for metal.
#9
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Daron Malakain used SH-6 and his distortion was awesome, but so was all of his gear. I have the SH 8 Invader and it's way too muddy even for metal.


Invader... it an do all except clean... Daron malakian used a vareity of pickups, Emgs, Duncans, but i think he used the stock ones from his SG the most?
#10
Duncans are overrated IMO....there are much better pickups that people overlook....maybe a little pricier, but well worth it!

My new PRS Tremonti pickups completely ruin the duncan I had (I had a JB SH-4 in the bridge).....sooo much better in every way.
#11
The JB is a great pickup if you know how to use it. If you throw it in there and leave it, it's gonna sound flat, bland, and trebly. If it's too close to the strings, it's gonna sound too hot and your cleans will suffer as well as less sustain. Too far away and your distorted tones will suck. Each of the poles needs to be adjusted as well. They should be closest to the strings on the D and G strings and farthest away on the E's. The B and A should be somewhere in between. You get better midrange tones that way. Play around with it until you find what you like.
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#12
Yep, Malakian uses 498ts........... !!

THe Tremontis are great I've tried them !!
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

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#14
Swineshead Warthog or a BKP Nailbomb, i agrre with ibanez4lifesz: Duncans are overrated.
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#15
No they aren't.......... the sound better than most DiMarzios I've tried !!
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

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#16
^ i disagree, I prefer DM's. But I'm not a major fan of either...

At the end of the day, it's mostly preference. Threadstarter- if you want to play a bit of everything, from the ones you've listed, get the JB.
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#18
^ i haven't tried it, but I assume they aren't amazing. I'd say the JB would be better.
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#19
If your talking about the SH-6. The cleans are crap. I suggest a Jazz in the neck for cleans or a Pearly gates or a 59 they all kinda sound similar in cleans to me
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#20
I have a JB and a 59 in a guitar. I used to hate it but once I figured it out I love it. I would get the JB.
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