#1
Alright, the kind of tone I'm looking for is that of Opeth's (think "Deliverance"). I have perfect knowledge about all the gear that they use; I, unfortunately, cannot afford those damn expensive Laneys and Mesas. So I figured I might try getting a pedal that replicates their tone. Along with that I wanna change my bridge pickup. My current set-up is very poor: A PRS SE Singlecut (HH, mahogany body/neck with rosewood fingerboard), a Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie II and a Roland Cube 30.

I've heard a lot of good things about the Damage Control Solid Metal Dual Tube distortion pedal; I've read in many reviews that it sounds a lot like a Mesa. Therefore I'm assuming that it might be able to get me close to my desired tone. As for the pickup, I think the one I'm looking for is going to have ceramic magents, has to be very hot and crunchy, responsive to picking dynamics, and the pinch harmonics should sound awesome. A friend of mine suggested the Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom; I've been looking at the DiMarzio Evolution 2 and X2N. I've also seen this weird pickup called the Lace Alumitone or something; not sure whether it's along my specifications but it sure does look cool. Oh and one more thing: though it isn't a necessity, but I'd prefer a pickup that has the pole pieces exposed on one side, and hidden on the other side, kinda like the ones you see in Les Paul guitars. I don't know what they're called, but they come in those metallic/chrome/gold covers. Those pickups look kinda "grand", and on my cheap PRS, I think a gold-covered pickup would look nice with the maple top.

Thanks in advance!
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#2
whenever u say deliverance it reminds me of the banjo solo from the movie haha


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#3
^ Talk about going OT. Isn't there anyone who could offer me some real help?
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I didn't think they had metal in the 1790's

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Copper is a metal

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Ah, touche.
#4
Gaah! As much as I hate doing this, but
BUMP!!!
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Copper is a metal

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Ah, touche.
#5
Those pickups don't have the pole pieces exposed on one side and not on another, they just have a chrome cover over them. Just so you know.

Anyways, how much are you looking to spend on this venture?
#6
I'd just keep hold of the cash and start saving for a better amp to be honest.
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#7
steven seagull is probably right, although a line 6 uber pedal is nice for heavier distortion. I on the other hand like my PODXT live pedal for just about anything now. It does a Rectifier sound pretty well.
#8
I know it'd be better to save up the money in the hopes of buying a better amp in the future, but it's gonna take me like a year to get hold of that kinda money. I thought about it, and I guess I really don't have an option atm. And what about the pickup? My stock bridge pickup is okay but very loose-sounding. Oh and can I put those covers on any humbucker? I'm willing to spend $350+ overall.
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I didn't think they had metal in the 1790's

Quote by Guitarislife125
Copper is a metal

Quote by buckethead_jr
Ah, touche.
#9
Someone atleast help me out with the pickup? (I know bumping's against the rule; but I'm in a really desperate situation, sorry )
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I didn't think they had metal in the 1790's

Quote by Guitarislife125
Copper is a metal

Quote by buckethead_jr
Ah, touche.
#10
Surprisingly, my B.C.'s stock pups give a good opeth sound, at least when hooked in with the Dan-o fab tone.

but i do think that Mikael uses Dimarzio. i *think*. he's endorsed by Paul Reed Smith, so look up what pups they have.
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#11
Nope, he uses SD Full Shreds.
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#13
Oh god! I know that! That's why I'm inquiring about the pedal!
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I didn't think they had metal in the 1790's

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Copper is a metal

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Ah, touche.
#15
i'd get the alumitone, i'm getting one put in my guitar when i get the money, and it's supposed to be good with heavier distortion so that's a plus
#16
^But have you even tried it? How can you know it will be good when you don't even have one?

TS: Save up, to me it's silly to throw pedals in front of a practice amp when that money could go towards a new amp that will sound the way you want.
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#17
right I have a cube 30 too and mine has a mesa recto amp model on it which gives you a good deal of gain you tried that out?
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i'd get the alumitone, i'm getting one put in my guitar when i get the money, and it's supposed to be good with heavier distortion so that's a plus

Why the hell did you bump this? It was a year ago!
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