#1
okay i play old school thrash and death metal (megadeth, death, metallica, morbid angel, slayer, etc.) ...... im thinking about getting a schecter c-1 blackjack for christmas.. it comes with seymour duncan 59 and jb pickups..are these good for metal or should i get something else? how do i tell what i want because i can't try a pickup out..? I DO NOT WANT ACTIVES!
#2
'59/JB set should be fine for metal.
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okay i play old school thrash and death metal (megadeth, death, metallica, morbid angel, slayer, etc.) ...... im thinking about getting a schecter c-1 blackjack for christmas.. it comes with seymour duncan 59 and jb pickups..are these good for metal or should i get something else? how do i tell what i want because i can't try a pickup out..? I DO NOT WANT ACTIVES!


It's mostly down to your amp. You could get some really hot actives, but through a nice amp almost any pickup will do.

Also, about the Schecter, I hope you're going to try it first. I've heard some good things about them but the number one complaint is that the necks are pretty fat, so try it first to see if you like the way it feels.
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#5
yeah im gonna try it out first... i have a '50s reissue strat now so anything with humbuckers is an upgrade...also my strat has a fat maple neck so maybe ill be used to it.....thanks all, i was just seeing if i would need to upgrade pickups (i was looking at duncan invaders and the dimarzio x2n)..but if u think its fine for thrash then already then thats even better
#6
Micheal Amott is one of the most influential Death-Metal guitarrists and he uses a 59'/JB setup on his ESP Ninja signature guitar
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#7
They are good, if you dont like them try the dimebucker, my friend has one on his dime o flame and holy **** its amazing!!!
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They are good, if you dont like them try the dimebucker, my friend has one on his dime o flame and holy **** its amazing!!!

Yeah....don't get the dimebucker......
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#10
Try a X2N, heard good things about that one... need to try it out myself some time though.
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#11
Why not wait until you get it and try them? The only issue that comes to mind with the JB is its a bit lacking in bass response, but for what you're playing, it should be fine, especially if that Schecter has a mahogany body.
#12
I've got a 59/JB in my guitar, and they're excellent for metal.
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#13
SD Blackouts
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#14
Blackouts are active I thought...

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Blackouts are active I thought...



oh yeah.....dammit sorry.lol
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Godin freeway floyd
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Hughes and Kettner triliogy head + 4x12 cab
Line 6 spider 2 head w/ marshall 1960 B cab
#16
The JB/59 set is used by a lot of metal guitarrists. I would say JB/59 or Custom/59 or DiMazior ToneZone/AirNorton
#17
it depends on the sound u want. if its just for metal then the dimebucker is def the way to go. If ur looking to play metal and some softer stuff, check out the jb
#20
Dimarzio make nice ones, maybe try the new D Activators? If that's too heavy try the Evo's, D Sonic, Tone Zone, Super Distortion, ect.
#21
I completely forgot about dimarzios. I'd say they're way better than the seymour duncans.
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#22
I like passives over active pups. When I was collecting Gibsons back in the late 70s early 80s. Later I swapped out a few Les Pauls, Explorers and my Melody Maker pups with DiMarzio Super Distortions that I really loved the sound of them back then. I never compared the sound of any other brand name pup back then. I saved the original Gibson pups so when I sold the guitars I was able to give the originals with the guitars. In hinde site I should have swapped the originals back before I sold them and kept the DiMarzios. Now I have a couple guitars with Duncans and I really like those but need to get a set of DiMarzios in a guitar I have now so I can hear the difference. I am finding it hard to pick a set of pups for my next build A guitar you can play and feel and hear the difference unless you can find a guitar with the pick up you want to hear your kind of flipping a coin. I don't want to spend a boat load of dough to install a set of pups only to find out I don't care for them. I have been out of the whole guitar thing for too long and it seems there is just so much more to pick from.