#1
O.k., right now i got a gibson faded sg stock everything. I want to do a simple pickup swap for more output and a better tone. I like EMGs but people say duncans get way better tone, so i went to my local music shop and they dont cary and guitars with duncans or anctive emgs you have to special order them(wtf?). Anywho, i went to musicians friend and found the Seymour Duncan Distortion Mayhem SH-6 Humbucker Pair for $125.99 and Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set for $129.99 it has a (SH-4 and SH-2 in it). I want a metal sound kinda like atreyu...oh and i have about a $200 budget if you have any other sugestions...
My Rig...

Guitars:
2003 Ovation Collectors Series
Custom U.S.A. Parts Strat
Gibson SG Faded Special

Amps:
Crate V50 112
Fender Sidekick Reverb 65

Fx:
Boss CH-1
Boss CS-3
Boss DS-1
Boss NS-2
Original Crybaby
#3
yeah, atreyu use esp's w/ emgs 81/85, and peavy 6505 heads, but i got a schecter hellraiser with emgs, and a peavey valveking 112(tube), and i get a pretty sweet tone out of it. its hard to get just the right amount of distortion thoug, cuz if i palm mute sum junk then go to play a note, a lot of times i have the distortion so high that the note is almost muffled by the preceding palm mute. but emgs are in fact very good for metal, and i havent had any experience with seymours duncans whatever, so i cant help u much there.
My Gear
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Peavey Valveking 112
Line 6 über-Metal Pedal

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#4
thnx for the input but need to know a little about the duncans....oh and has anyone had experience with invaders?
My Rig...

Guitars:
2003 Ovation Collectors Series
Custom U.S.A. Parts Strat
Gibson SG Faded Special

Amps:
Crate V50 112
Fender Sidekick Reverb 65

Fx:
Boss CH-1
Boss CS-3
Boss DS-1
Boss NS-2
Original Crybaby
#6
don't be fraid to try the seymour duncan set. although I prefer the sh-1, I put one in my Les Paul, heard a lot of good stuff bout the sh4 and sh2
#7
A SH-6 Duncan Distortion in the bridge and a SH-2 Jazz in the neck will be better suited for metal the the JB and the Jazz, I think. Mix and match. This combo will be pretty versatile, too. Aggressive leads and rhythm crunch from the bridge, and smooth, warm, yet potentially heavy rhythms and leads from up top.