#1
I bought a jackson js30 warrior about a year ago and am thinking of wacking in a different pickup, it came with jackson cvr2 humbuckers are these not very good? I can get good pinch harmonics but the over all sound is muddy on neck pickup and thin as hell on bridge. I play death,obituary,exhorder,metallica,early slayer,carcass,cathedral,sod type stuff pretty much anything fast or heavy what kind of pickup should i get if i need one at all?
#2
The stock Jackson pickups aren't that great.

get an EMG 81.
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#5
The only Dimarzio pickups ive ever used is the one that came with my ibanez prestige... IBZ / Dimarzio made. They are descent pickups. Seymour duncans are really great for a guitar with a thick and heavy wood like mahogny. Since the ma hogny tone is very thick, and the seymour duncans usually are very clear in tone and a little bit screaming.

Beuse of that your guitar is made in a very hard type of wood i would suggest a couple of active EMG's. The EMG's are not as razorsharp as the Seymour duncans. BUt they pack a lot of punch and becuse of the hard wood your guitar is made in the tone will become quite clear, combined with the EMG you will get a guitar that packs alot of punch behind it's tone and still sounds clear. So i woul go for an EMG 81 if i where you.
#6
thanks very much for quick replies i've been looking and does any one think the kerry king combination of the EMG-81 and EMG-85 along with the PA2 (20db gain booster) is a good idea for £115 and will i need to custermize or will it all just slip in?
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You con't need pickups, you need a new amp.
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#11
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That's the reason it sounds bad to you. Buy a new amp that has a good built in distortion and get rid of the MT-2.

Pickups will make you guitar sound better in a good amp, but in an MG, it'll just sound the same, I doubt you'll even be able to tell the difference.
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#13
well, unless you are gigging, I would say look into the Laney 15 watt tube combos or the B-52 AT112. If you don't mind bothering neighbours or killing your own ears while practicing, look for a used 5150 combo.
#14
thanks ive been looking at the laney's and other tube amps with mouth watering,i'm not gigging....yet! but affordably without losing too much quality or power what's best choice?
#15
check out the line 6 spider gear or flextone gear...i have a spider III 75 w and it can make any metal sound u need...plus the 400 presets...ill have to agree, new pickups wont make much difference on that amp...
#16
I would get the flextone.... I dont think the spider is a good choice man.... Still, u might check for a tiny valve amp and get the disto thru a pedal...
#18
What's your budget?

It doesn't make much sense to be upgrading from one practice amp to another...
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