#1
Hi i need a new bridge pickup for my alder jackson dkmgt.

I currently have an invader in there but quite frankly it sounds awful in my setup.

I need medium to high output, punchy but musical tone ad clarity.

i play a lot of metal but i like to dabble with pretty much all sorts.

any suggestions? please don't suggest a duncan distortion as it sounds crap in my setup aswell. thanks
#3
get a better amp. it will help more. the invader sounds good, the am sounds bad
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#5
lol well to be honest the bandit is definitely one of the better solid state amps for home practice and i have had decent tones from it using thick mahogany guitars. I actually have an ibanez valbee on the way, got it for a good price on ebay, i know it's only small but it hopefully it will have nice tones for practice at home
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Quote by forsaknazrael
^Okay, the Valbee should be a step up from the Bandit...I think there are definitely better solid state amps for home use than the Bandit, though.


Well none i have played are better, perhaps the tech 21 will beat it though. i have owned many solid state amps including Line 6 spider II, Roland cube 30, 60 and microcube, vox ad15vt, marshall mg100dfx and mg15dfx, laney maxd hardcore 212, and older bandit 112s. I even owned a marshall jcm900 50 watt tube combo for a bit but it wasn't suited to my needs of home playing, it was too loud and didn't really do cleans at all. i never heard that amps potential so i don't count it.

anyway i am moving in the right direction now, i have a nice guitar after owning more guitars then i have amps!! i am starting to get into effects of various kinds and i am starting my journey with tube amps.

but the invader is not for me, it must go
#9
Quote by forsaknazrael
I would beg to differ on the Roland Cube 30/60 and the Vox AD series. I liked the AD50VT and the Cubes better than the Bandit. However, each to his own...

But yes, I agree, the Invader is terrible. Check out that SH-11.



will do, how about the dimarzio fred? would that do the trick? also do i need to go for higher output pickups now i plan to play metal with a tube amp?
#11
you don't need to go higher output, but it really depends on the amp to be honest.
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#12
Quote by forsaknazrael
Well, you don't NEED high output pickups for metal. Lamb Of God's guitarists use vintage output pickups (Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59).

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