I've been wanting to replace my stock pickups for some time now, and I am not quite sure which.

I like the idea of a EMG81/EMG85 combo, but I heard Seymour Duncan pickups have passive pickups that are just as great, though I'm not exactly sure which ones they are...

The music I play is mainly metal, ranging from Metallica, to In Flames, to Trivium, to Tool, so hot pick-ups would be great.

edit: My guitar is an Ibanez RG170DX, my amp is a Marshal AVT 50.

I want some hot pickups for lead guitar in a metal band. Something along the lines of Trivium.


Last edited by kouler at Feb 3, 2007,
Pickup choice depends on your currnet guitar and amp, and also what you're trying to achieve so spill!
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Personally I am getting the EMG 81/85 setup when I get the money saved up in a few weeks. It would easily beat the Seymour Duncans, my guitar instructor has both and the guitars with the EMGs sound much better.
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