Hey I'm looking to mod either a Jackson JS30DK or an ibanez RG370DX and was here to ask what are the best cheap active p-ups i know Axesrus make AMGs and EMGs are out of my price range so i need help. Im gonna be playing thrash, sleez and death metal.
pretty much the emg's and the seymour duncan live wires are the only active p'ups from mainstream guitar companys, but just becuase youll eb playing high gaain styles dosent neccesarilr rule out passive p'ups
true i've seen this http://www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk/xbucker.shtml and maybe a bill lawrence l-500xl
First off, is there any particular reason you want actives? And what amp do you have?
oh i got a vox AD30VT a decent enough amp and i want Active p-ups cos what i've heard they are great for metal, Metallica use them too.
you need a tube amp for active pups to really sound good, id just get some high output passives.
I dunno about actives on a modelling amp - my instincts tell me it wouldn't like them that much, but someone'll know for definite. TBH you'd just be better off gettting a better amp though.