#1
Just got a new guitar (les paul gothic) and im looking for some pickups. I play mostly metalcore, anything heavy really, so i want something with punch/bass for chords and tone for some melody.
And i dont mind the look of those flat chrome humbuckers ive seen around on some guitars, no idea what thier called tho.
I know nothing about the the things so any help would be great.
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#2
seems like an EMG would suit ur needs. but u need batteries. so keep that in mind.

for passive pickups, i don't know. i know lot about blues/classic rock style pickups... but not so heavy meta... ones i know are like... Dimarzio Tone Zone, or Seymour Duncan Custom Custom. don't get the Dimebucker, they lack in clarity. the new power rails from GFS might help.
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#5
EMGs are a good way to go. They come in active and passive. website emginc.com
#8
im gonna go with EMG's. thanks
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#9
As much as I love EMGs (I have them in all my guitars) I'd have to say... if I had the cash and if it would fit in my guitars... I'd switch them out for Duncan Livewires. I tried a pair in my friend's guitar, he just got them a few weeks ago, and they sound amazing, much better than EMGs.
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#11
i cry a little inside when EMG's are recommended

dimarzio, seymour duncan, bareknuckle...
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#12
Just read some more up on EMG pickups.
Do they require batteries?
Do all after market pick ups require them?
If so how long do they last?
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#13
all ACTIVE pickups require batteries. not all aftermarket pickups need them.

EDIT: they last quite a while, just as long as you don't leave your lead in your guitar
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