#1
I need some good humbuckers for my sg...
i wanted to keep the vintage style of the gibson, but need a hxc/metal sound.
i was lookin at the burstbuckers or the 57 classic plus but im a bit iffy on the decision.

any advice would be fantastic
#2
A 57 classic is good for classic rock, but I'm not sure how it would handle metal...
If you put one of those in the neck, and a Duncan JB or Distortion in the bridge position, that would be pretty good.

You could use a Duncan 59 in the neck. Similar pickup, used by everyone.
#6
Haven't tried them, but they won't give you the classic Gibson sound for sure...

The rule with active pickups is: they suck without a proper amp. You need a very good, preferable valve (tube) amp. Then they rock like a coal mine.
#7
What model of the SG is this? What amp do you have? What country are you in?
#10
so perferrable, a tube amp w. active pups? got it...

yeah i was lookin something vintage style. i guess i got carried away at lookin at all the choices lmao
#11
Quote by ImSheddingSkin
Seymour Duncans Dimebucker is awesome

What? VINTAGE tone? And these aren't very good pickups anyway, even Dime didn't use them.
Ibanez SR505
Ashdown ABM 300 EVO II
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#12
Quote by alxthexkiller33
so perferrable, a tube amp w. active pups? got it...

yeah i was lookin something vintage style. i guess i got carried away at lookin at all the choices lmao


If you want vintage tone, go for an old tube amp or something like Marshall DSL or Fender tube amps; get some passive pickups after getting the amp. Active pickups in general > metal. They... aren't very versatile.

I hear good things about Seymour Duncan CustomCustom (bridge) and '59 / Jazz (neck). Look up some audio samples..
#14
im not really wanting the vintage sound... just the look.
i liked the feel of the nickel covers on the stock pickups.
#15
nvm i feel like a dumbass now...
those two are pretty much the same pickup.
anyways, i think im gonna go was the sh-6 distortion in the bridge
#16
Only wanted the look? :p

Should have said so! I think you can buy most of these pickups with metal covers, but they cost a bit more...you might be able to use the covers already on your SG, although I'm not sure of that.