#1
I'm starting to take a liking for my (what has been) much hated S470. I figure i'll throw in some new pickups, and see how beastly it really is.

Bridge - Something bright, but with enough "balls" to use for some screaming solos.

Middle - Noiseless single coil, something with some bite, not enough to sound like a bucker, since i'll mix it with my bucker for some strat-esque sounds.

Neck - Something good for soloing for hard rock/metal. Thing without mud, but with a tone good for creamy soloing.

I was thinking a Breed in the neck, but im not sure about the bridge pickup and middle.
#3
I dont really want to break the bank, since im thinking of buying a Fat Strat sometime soon to accompany my Ibby.

I'd say around $200-250 for the whole thing? I know Dimarzio's are around $60-75 each, so it'd be good for my budget.
#4
I have an X2N in my bridge slot and an Air Norton in the neck of my Jackson,,,and they put out some "beastly" tones,, They are pretty smooth too, I guess with the right eqing
#6
I've never heard the custom, how does it compare to the JB?

How does the '59 compare with the Jazz?
#7
^ In my opinion, it's less trebly than the JB, and less agressive than the Distortion, with more midrange than the JB and the distortion
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#8
Wasn't it just a few weeks ago I read "I will sell at $200, I just want this thing out of my house!"

Or something similar

86% of the people who frequent the "Electric Guitar" forum would say that they have played guitar for under 5 years.
#9
Yep, but I switch back to 9 gauge strings, got it set up, and now it's alright.
#10
Quote by TJM2482
I'm starting to take a liking for my (what has been) much hated S470. I figure i'll throw in some new pickups, and see how beastly it really is.

Bridge - Something bright, but with enough "balls" to use for some screaming solos.

Middle - Noiseless single coil, something with some bite, not enough to sound like a bucker, since i'll mix it with my bucker for some strat-esque sounds.

Neck - Something good for soloing for hard rock/metal. Thing without mud, but with a tone good for creamy soloing.

I was thinking a Breed in the neck, but im not sure about the bridge pickup and middle.


With a Breed in the neck, you basically are demanding a high output pup. A medium one on the bridge would more than likely create problems since the neck would be louder than the bridge. I've heard good things about the Steve's Special, though that's a pickup that will accentuate your mistakes as your shreds. You may want to try a D-activator or Evo 2. As for Seymour Duncans, an SH-5 (hotter) or SH-14 will do the trick...try listening to their samples and decide which offers what you want.


For the single coil, I'm thinking a Fast Track HS1.

And don't forget, order F-spaced.
#12
Tone Zone maybe? I've heard good things about it, I would probably pair it with a Breed neck, or if that's too high output, an Air Norton.