#1
I'm thinking of upgrading my cheap stock pups on my guitar. It's an Ibanez GAX75 with double humbuckers, and since it's just a low-level guitar (as everyone I hear keeps saying ), I don't want to spend too much upgrading it with new pickups.

I checked out the guitarfetish (GFS) website, and looked at the humbuckers, but there's just so many to choose from that I can't tell which would be the best for me. I'd like some pups that are well-rounded for hard rock and some metal. I'd like this guitar to sound good for modern music so I'd like it to handle distortion well.

Also, I don't know what P90 pickups are....are they single coils? will they work on this guitar?
Last edited by Bling Dogg at Oct 19, 2007,
#2
personally, i would go with a crunchy paf. It would be hot enough for modern music and not too hot that it would over power classic rock sounds.
btw, a p-90 is a single coil, but a little hotter and more lower end than regular single coils.
#3
I think the crunchy paf's would be good and well rounded. My power rails are really good for distortion tho, but could be a little bit too hot for classic rock which is why I have the Fat paf to balance it out in the middle position.
#4
thanks for the suggestions.
I had a feeling the crunchy pafs would be a good choice. those were the ones I was considering the most. I might get those ones, unless there are any more suggestions/opinions.


Also, I kinda changed my mind, and think I'd rather use this guitar for mainly hard rock and metal. Would the power rails be best for that?
And lastly, how should I make up my mind about which pickups should be used for the neck or bridge? Are hotter pups better for the bridge?
#5
im thinking about getting the power rails cause im poor and them seem good.
lol
i play heavy metal and death metal.

you defintinaly need a higher gain pickup for the bridge if your planning on using the guitar for metal.

but it also depends on what kind of metal your playing.
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#6
I'll be playing metal from old-school groups like Metallica and Megadeth, to newer metal like Killswitch Engage, and some hardcore and metalcore.