#1
Ok, I'm constructing a guitar, and I want to know if Carvin pickups are alright, and if so, which ones??

The guitar is going to have an alder body with a maple neck, possibly with a rosewood fretboard. I've heard Carvin is mainly for metal music, which is not what I'm looking for for this guitar, but I don't know if the "metal" qualities of these pickups will effect the sound that much.

The reason I'm looking at Carvin is because they are inexpensive, and a store is closeby.

If I do get Carvin, I'm looking for a bridge pickup. Here's the site.

http://www.carvin.com/products/group.php?CID=PU

Which bridge pickup would be the best?
#2
I'd recommend a different brand, possibly dimarzios or duncans.

I too live near the Carvin factory and I've tried their guitars. They play really well... can't say the same for their sound though.
#3
Well, I'm gonna get an S60 TB for my Tele once I actually amass the funds for the guitar itself. What's it sound like? Listen to some of Jeff Buckley's live stuff. It's gorgeous. To quote Meat Loaf: "A voice like a horny angel".
#4
i don't think i've ever heard that Carvins are suited for Metal.. just ask Allan Holdsworth.. his sig model has stock carvin pickups he has amazing tone. and he plays jazz fusion.
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