#1
So i've decided i want to get a decent guitar for punk and rockabilly (ESP X-tone PC-1V Paramount with Bigsby) but still wanna be able to thrash with it... here is the url for the guitar...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-PC1V-Paramount-with-Bigsby?sku=516695

I know the Duncans will probably pull it off, but i was thinking of either tossing in a set of EMG 81/85s in there, or maybe just a Duncan Dimebucker for the bridge...

Any suggestions?
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#3
I wouldn't recommend it. Try it out with higher gain with the stock Duncans and see how it sounds. If it sounds terrible then a pickup change wouldn't make a big difference. And I wouldn't recommend a Dimebucker for anything.
#5
Semi-hollow guitars tend to produce massive feedback on high gain settings, so I would not recommend it, but if it sounds ok at high gain and volume then go for it
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#6
Feedback was one of my big concerns too, but versatility would be nice. i might have to leave the metal work to my sg...
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#7
Quote by Demonikk
Semi-hollow guitars tend to produce massive feedback on high gain settings, so I would not recommend it, but if it sounds ok at high gain and volume then go for it


+1

and the feedback issues get even wors with higher output pickups.
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#8
Maybe you should bring your amp to the guitar store and try it out, see how much if feedbacks?
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#9
Feedback could be a concern depending on what you mean by "Thrash with it" if you're planning on Death Metal type of gain, then it would never work, but Malcom Young of AC/DC used hollow bodies and that's a real good rhythm crunch without feedback.
#10
I play a lot of high gain/ high volume music with my Gretsch Streamliner re-issue, and it's got singlecoil DeArmond PU's in it....

Hollowbodies feedback alot because the tops vibrate from air movement.
Taping up the soundholes will make a BIG difference in how much feedback you get, since you're stopping the airflow.