#1
Hey guys. So, i mostly play metal, but I want a versatil guitar. Wich set should I look? I'm not rich, so i only can have one guitar. I want a br00tal metal sound, but good cleans aswell, and i was thinking go with the H-S-S set and put 2 good metal pu's in neck and bridge and leave the single coil in the middle for the cleans. What is your opinion guys?
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#2
you could get an HSH config. which are common in ibanez guitars.
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#3
get some kind of les paul and put EMGs in it!
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#4
Quote by CullenT
get some kind of les paul and put EMGs in it!

EMG's suck ass for cleans.
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Quote by guitar_infidel
EMG's suck ass for cleans.


i have EMG passives in my LP and they are fine (clean and heavy). i've played a bunch of live shows with it and it holds up nicely.
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#6
Hey dude get an IBANEZ RG4EX1 guitar, it's got a floyd rose, H-S-H set up, it comes with ibanez pick ups but you can upgrade them, im very happy with it, it sours your ears with metal, you can juice out some relly clean sounds as well with the middle pick up, for only $450, read some reviews online here on ultimate-guitar about it: IBANEZ RG4EX1. AND THE LOOKS ARE AWESOME!!!! I LOVE IT YOU MIGHT TOO!!!
#8
Quote by CullenT
i have EMG passives in my LP and they are fine (clean and heavy). i've played a bunch of live shows with it and it holds up nicely.

IMO for what passive emg's are, you can do alot better and they are kind of a gimmick.
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#9
^lol seriously. that's such a joke hahaha. he suggested EMGs for versatility. yes. i was like... ohh this guy knows a bit. but he suggested EMG passives... lol
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#10
Quote by qotsa1998
id say an HSS with an Invader and 2 Lace single coils.


id say no.... the invader isnt a good pickup....


well if you want "br00tal" then get a dimarzio x2n? it's dimarzio's highest gain pickup... but the evo is also a good pickup for metal and all that stuff...


EDIT:

and for your cleans, i really like the class of 55' from dimarzio, but the lace sensor golds are good too.
#12
Could always do something weird like X2N - ToneZone S - Evo neck.
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#14
I would go for an HH, it's always been my preference for tones. I can get all the tones that I want from humbuckers alone, and I've played in a jazz band during the day and done a metal jam at night with good sound.

Most 'buckers these days are generally good enough to give you balanced tones around the board anyway.
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Quote by Dudage
I would go for an HH, it's always been my preference for tones. I can get all the tones that I want from humbuckers alone, and I've played in a jazz band during the day and done a metal jam at night with good sound.

Most 'buckers these days are generally good enough to give you balanced tones around the board anyway.


Agreed, I prefer humbuckers for everything, cleans and distortion.
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#16
I have to choices, Jackson DKMG and DK2 (i didn't consider the DK2M because I don't want a maple fretboard. Both guitar round 550€ here in portugal, and to buy a ibanez with that money it will come with a edgelll, so i prefer jackson (made in japan also). So, my doubt is between the DKMG and the DK2. I don't like emg's anyway, so i'm will change them if I buy it, but i like duncans . What's your opinion guys?
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#17
You can get a guitar with an HH or HSH configuration that comes with a coil split feature to turn the humbuckers into single coils, or you could modify the pickups yourself to do that.
#18
Quote by guitar_infidel
EMG's suck ass for cleans.


Clean with EMG's is nice as long as you know how to work your amp and change your volume and tone knobs.
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#19
Quote by Op3a
to buy a ibanez with that money it will come with a edgelll, so i prefer jackson (made in japan also).


Well actually any Ibanez RG with an edge III (i.e. non prestige) is NOT made in Japan but usually Korea.

Edit: to the TS I think a DK2 with it's HSS setup would probably be more versatile than the DKMG and the stock Duncans will be fine.
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#20
Quote by IBANEZ_EDGE
Could always do something weird like X2N - ToneZone S - Evo neck.

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I have a D Activator, Chopper, Breed neck combo, sound pretty good, The D Activator screams, and calms down a bit when the volume is rolled off, and the Chopper sounds AMAZING, one of the best pickups i've heard, and the breed just gives you that nice warm smooth tone
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#21
I'm going to say:

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#23
^i would never do coil tap. instead, i'll go for coil split.
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#25
Quote by godofshred
^ same thing...


no. i dont know the difference though, you'll have to ask someone else.
#26
its not but people mess the two up a lot. and people pretty much get what ur saying by the context of the thread lol.
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#28
Split uses half.

Tap uses less windings.

Split is for humbuckers; tap is for single coils.

People use both interchangeably most of the time, however :/.
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