#1
hey guys i am looking for a DUNCAN bridge humbucker and i play mostly rythym guitar. I have a gibson les paul. Ihave been looking through the SH-5 custom, SH-6 distortion, JB4, and the SH-8 invaders (which i have heard are kinda muddy)
i am not sure which one of these to buy, so if you guys could give me any thoughts/opinions on these plese let me know. i play mostly metal and hard rock music
#2
check out the livewire metal ones too, or even a dimebucker.
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#3
if ure lukin for a Duncan humbee. It has to be SPH 90-1 Phat Cat.The best humbucker. Period.
#4
get the JB, Many Artsist uses them, Iron Maiden, Megadeth etc......
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#5
Okay, the Phat Cat is a P90... probably a good rock tone... but with the 60 cycle hum.
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#6
For metal and hard rock in a duncan bucker I think you are looking at the right humbuckers.

SH5 Custom - Aggressive with descent bass and mids - nice top probly due to AlNiCo 5

SH6 Distortion - The most aggressive.. Pretty rippin.

JB4 - Mids and treble, very little bass... good for leads bad for rhythm.

Dimbucker - kind of a scooped pickup... thats why it is good for metal, not so much for rock.

Full Shred - like the invader but less bass and mids (not as muddy)

It is really a matter of preference. If you have a real gibson les paul... you will probably be happy with one that in is not treble crazy but not too middy either. So, if it were me I would eliminate the JB4, and the Full shred because of their excessive highs. Remember they are excessive because the rest of the pickup doesn't have a lot of mids and bass... A pickup that can pickup a bit of everything that slightly leans toward the treble side that is what you are looking for.

Based on that I would go with the SH5 Duncan Custom. Plenty of highs without being excessive, plenty of bass and meat to be a good rock pickup.

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#7
well, the invader is sh1t so i'd avoid that. The dimebucker isn't much better. The jb is more rock than metal, unless you consider megadeth metal. the distortion is alright, but nothing special. I haven't tried the custom.

Must you go with duncan?
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#8
we'll i said duncan because everyone said Dimarzio's are more for lead players and shredding, and i'm a rythm player. also everyone says duncans are alot more versitale
#9
^ not really. plenty of lead players use duncans, and vice versa. I can see what they mean a little though. Though to be honest, duncans aren't really known for their high gain pickups.

Would you be willing to look into other brands? what's your budget?
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