Night Owl Man
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Hey what are everyone's opinions on the best sounding pickups and why(I want to modify my LP)?
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Yeah it all depends on the Music you wanna play, for example, if you play metal you should go for a high output active humbucker such as EMG's
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Quote by civilunrest
Yeah it all depends on the Music you wanna play, for example, if you play metal you should go for a high output active humbucker such as EMG's

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More often than not... a new amp .
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There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.


Agreed. Now, what genre are you going to be playing, what is your budget, and what is your amp?
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The best for all genres are Dimarzios.
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The best for all genres are Dimarzios.


I really, really hope your sig is sarcastic.

Really.
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Quote by Don_Humpador
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.


+1

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I like Caparisons pickups the best. But you can only get them in their guitars. After those comes EMGs. I really hate DiMarzio pups sound.
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Quote by CJRocker
Agreed. Now, what genre are you going to be playing, what is your budget, and what is your amp?


Mainly rock to metal, but I do like a good, strong, clean tone when not distorted as well. I really like powerful lows, nice highs, and want the mid's to be a bit better than they are now.
My amp: I'm playing on a Fender Blues Junior, which i think is pretty good....amazes me for how small it is:very clean, great overdrive, and very very very loud - shakes my house.
My budget:maybe $200-400
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More often than not... a new amp .


I tried that but it made my action kind of high...
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Night Owl Man
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Quote by Don_Humpador
There is no 'best'.

Best for you, maybe, best for everybody, no.


True. I just want to know what everyone likes and why. A lot of people like EMG's -why? Dimargio - why? Seymour Duncan - why? etc.......
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In all honesty it depends mainly on the amp, people choose pickups on the basis of how they're goingmake their amp respond. There's no best pickups, and other people opinions are moot until you give us an idea of your equipment and the kind of tones you're after.
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agreed; obviously it depends on the guitar too. and the player.

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EMG's are active (battery powered) and are very popular with metal players.

Dimarzio makes just about any style of pick up you can think of and are very popular with shredders.

Seymour Duncan is more popular for their vintage sounding pick ups and are popular with the tone deaf.
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