#1
So im getting some extra $$. I have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, running it through a peavey bandit 112 and am looking for some new 'buckers to make this thing scream.

I listen to metal. Children of Bodom, Arch Enemy, Pantera, Trivium, Megadeth, Metallica, In Flames, those are a couple of bands im really into. But I really dig melodic death metal. So im into lots of gain, but also good clarity.

Any suggestions on what some good passive pickups would be? I dont have enough money to get actives and get them installed I dont think... My friend knows how to install passives. Basically it seems like its either Dimarzio or SD.
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If you can, try and get a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker in the bridge. You'll get that really distinctive Dimebag tone which is great for metal.
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what about SD distortion? but, i think SD Blackouts would be much perfect for your playing style though
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#4
actives arent that much more expensive than passives? Consider EMG actives.
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If you can, try and get a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker in the bridge. You'll get that really distinctive Dimebag tone which is great for metal.


Oh hell no. Stay away from the Dimebucker .

He never even used it... and you can get the pickups he used for cheaper.

Dime didn't even use these
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Why don't you put that money to where it'll make a bigger difference, and upgrade past the Bandit or the Rage you play through?

Pickups are a small part of the tonal equation...Your amps make a MUCH bigger difference.


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Oh hell no. Stay away from the Dimebucker .

He never even used it... and you can get the pickups he used for cheaper.

Dime didn't even use these


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sigh, even though there are countless pictures of him using them live...


I cant afford another amp, maybe christmas.
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sigh, even though there are countless pictures of him using them live...


I cant afford another amp, maybe christmas.


No there aren't, most of the pictures are of him using the L500 XL.

An amp will make a lot more difference, yes you could buy pickups but that means $100 less to spend on your amp come Christmas, which could be the difference between getting the right amp and having to compromise.

You're far better planning a bit more long term, think about upgrading the amp and what you'd upgrade to, and also when you're likely to do it. Pickups simply don't make as much difference as you think they will.
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No there aren't, most of the pictures are of him using the L500 XL.


To true, it's bill lawrence all the way for dimebag
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actives arent that much more expensive than passives? Consider EMG actives.



I am, its just wouldnt installation cost a bitchload? I mean I have a LP and they gota rewire everything. I was guessing it would cost a pretty penny to get them installed.
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Then get Bill Lawrences?

You could always do it yourself.
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To true, it's bill lawrence all the way for dimebag



true he used them most of his career, but saying he never used them is pretty stupid.
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well just called GC and emgs would be 200$ plus 80$ install so thats 300 altogether basically. The SD JB and Jazz set is 130$ and I can get those installed for free, so I guess ill settle with passives!
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have you looked into some pearly gates pickups....


I havent, never heard of em.
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true he used them most of his career, but saying he never used them is pretty stupid.

Yeah, he used Bill Lawrence his career...Never the Dimebucker.

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well just called GC and emgs would be 200$ plus 80$ install so thats 300 altogether basically. The SD JB and Jazz set is 130$ and I can get those installed for free, so I guess ill settle with passives!

Passive will still be around 150-200 dollars installed.

Just save up for a good amp. Seriously, pickups are a small part of your tone.
#18
I say get the EMGs....sounds like you want new pickups because it's the cool thing to do, you certainly don't seem to have done enough, if any, research to make an informed choice. If it's street cred you want then it's EMGs all the way
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I say get the EMGs....sounds like you want new pickups because it's the cool thing to do, you certainly don't seem to have done enough, if any, research to make an informed choice. If it's street cred you want then it's EMGs all the way


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#20
Dimarzio PAF Pro neck / Evo 2 bridge.

They should both be passive, I think.

www.dimarzio.com

They sound badass. Dimebuckers = crap. EMG's, in my honest opinion, are way too noisy.

Actives usually sound like crap through cheap solid states.

Edit:: Ew. Bandit 112?

+100 @ Amp suggestions.

Roland Cube 30X. All you'll need + some.
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#21
Why don't you find a LP-like guitar that is set up with the right tone...
And then match your pickups to that?
Is there a specific tone you're going for?
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Quote by Ishiga
Dimarzio PAF Pro neck / Evo 2 bridge.

They should both be passive, I think.

www.dimarzio.com

They sound badass. Dimebuckers = crap. EMG's, in my honest opinion, are way too noisy.

Actives usually sound like crap through cheap solid states.

Edit:: Ew. Bandit 112?

+100 @ Amp suggestions.

Roland Cube 30X. All you'll need + some.



whats wrong with a 112? I can't afford to go get some tube amp, and this is my dads and he lets me use it all the time. How is a cube 30 better than a bandit?
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