#1
sorry im kinda in a hurry, what humbucker would get a nice tight sound from an alder guitar?

like alice in chains and tool

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#2
probally wont be able to get too heavy.
obivously you can try the EMG 81 in the bridge...but it might not do exactly what you want it to.
the wood is too big of a factor. get a different guitar for other genres would be my suggestions...or just get over it and play even with the tonal lack you want
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#3
You nuts boy??? An EMG will just make things even treblier.

TS, if you want more "oomph" from the lower mids and just general old-school balls then stick a Dimarzio Breed in there. If you want a shreddier sound with some low-end grind then you could go with a Tone Zone but I reckon the Breed's the one.

More to the point though, what amp you using?
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#4
Nailbomb humbuckers, by Bare Knuckle Hand-Wound Pickups LTD. =]

just google bare knuckle pickups.
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#5
I have an alder guitar with a Seymour Duncan '59 in the neck position. That combined with 250k pots gives me some oomph and using it with a high output bridge pickup (SHR-1 hot rails) darkens my sound.
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#6
i swapped the 81/85's of my jackson (made of alder) around so the 85 is in the bridge. it sounds filthy palm mutes have a lot more b33f.
#7
^ yeah, an 85 is the way to go for alder if you must go EMG, IMO (especially if you want more girth).

tone zone would be a good choice too, as steven seagull suggested.

Bareknuckle are reliably good, but i haven't tried any aimed at that tone (though they doubtless do them). Ditto swineshead. And ditto bulldog.
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#8
okay, i have a marshall DSL 401 and an Epiphone Special out of alder that i'm trying to soup up to where i can at least play it on stage. i have an Ibanez RG1570, but you can't switch tunings on stage with it.


EDIT: and i don't really care for active pick ups, i was thinking more along the lines of a seymour duncan pickup? like maybe the SH6 (or whatever)
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#9
Cantrell does use an alder bodied guitar. I don't know what he uses pickups wise, but turn up the bass. During soloes, I think he uses a compresser alot. Picking up a Mahago body would help.
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#10
Nah, the Distortion is pretty treble-heavy. I don't think there's a Duncan that comes close to chucking out the amount of lower midrange that the Breed does...if you want a fat, chunky sound it's probaby your best bet. If oyu want something with more output and a more modern voicing then the Swineshead X-Bucker might be worth a look too.
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agreed on both the distortion and xbucker (from what i hear on the xbucker, anyway).
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#12
HAY! Dimarzio Breed very 'beefy' pickup
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Breed? which one, there seem to be several of those.