#1
well I need to know what pickups i should get.
I play mostly metal,Pantera,BLS,Lamb of God.
im lookin to spend about 150 to 200$,by the way
my guitar is a Ibanez GRG170DX,if that helps idk
#3
What amp do you have?
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#5
EMG 81 and 85... the Zakk Wylde custom set comes with that, and it's cheaper that way by like 30 bucks
#9
well bareknuckle pickups are the best you can get....
i recommend painkiller in the bridge and cold sweat in the neck
awsome combination!!!

but i do would look for a better amp!!!
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#10
Im not trying to flame you..I know you want better pickups..

but if you care more about your tone than how your guitar
looks..I would go for a new amp. I have been there before
and made the same mistake..only with my first 15 watt amp.
I would save up for a better amp..or just get a better one.

No matter what kind of pickups you get...They most likely wont
do your amp justice. You might not even hear the difference
between pickups at that wattage. Some pickups that sound
close ..will have a world of difference at higher wattage. There
might not even be anything wrong with your pups in the first
place.

I recommend taking your guitar and your own cable..and testing
it out on some amps at your local guitar shop.

and as for those "crappy stock pickups" of yours.....
those same pickups made me turn my head at
a Guitar Center and say *What da F*<k is that!!!*
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#12
roland cube
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#13
^ If they get the Cube, they're still in the same situation - pickups won't make a difference.
#15
Quote by the.spine.surfs
Crate Palomino V8. All tube. That'll make a difference, and be just as loud as his 30 watt SS.


*Slow claps*

Those palominos aren't metal amps. If you gave it a big boost maybe it would get up to 80s metal but it's just not voiced for the modern stuff that he plays.
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#17
The Valvetronix XL series are modern voiced, but I'd still say save up even more money for a new amp.
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#18
Quote by freakinmetal
are vox amps any good for metal?



no...but with a metal muff you can get what you want
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#19
look around for a used Peavey Valveking 112 combo. 50 watts of tube. can't imagine a used one being too far beyond $300.

and for the pups question, check out active electronics. EMG's are the most referred product, but I'm hearing wonderful things about the Seymour Duncan Blackouts.
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#20
Quote by timi_hendrix
*Slow claps*

Those palominos aren't metal amps. If you gave it a big boost maybe it would get up to 80s metal but it's just not voiced for the modern stuff that he plays.

Nothing for $150 is voiced for his styles, and worth buying. Except mabye a Cube, and that defeats the purpose of trying to upgrade to a better amp that will let a pickup swap shine.