#1
hey all

im looking for a pickup from this site:


http://www.axesrus.com/axehumbuckers.htm

Im looking for a metal tone humbucker that can be coil tapped. my budget is €70 so im only buying a single pickup. only problem is the tone could be ****ty because the body is made of mdf! any ideas??

Thanks all


edit: there is only one pickup cavity and im not going routing so i can only have one pickup!
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Last edited by polaris6630 at Feb 16, 2008,
#3
It might sound decent. Play with your EQ before you buy a new pickup. I had a crappy 100 dollar plywood guitar, and considering the construction, I could get some pretty nice tones out of it.

EDIT: MDF is medium density fibreboard. It's now used extensivley in cabinet making, and has a reputation for not holding screws well. It's also much heavier than real wood due to the fact that it's sawdust and glue, pretty much.
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Oh yea I got the same Jackson as you, I didn't put Rhoads V on the name yet.
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#5
yeah its just a body and a neck i have at the moment, all the hard ware is gone! mdf is possibly the crappiest material for guitars in the world IMO!!!!

so what kind of pickup form the page above wpuld you recommend? if i can get a nice clean sound from it aswell i'd be delighted!!!
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#7
Don't panic too much about the wood being MDF. It will affect your sound, and won't sustain and so on nearly as well, but the most important factor in a guitar's sound by a long way is the pups. Particularly as you're going for metal style humbuckers, where I presume there'll be plenty of distortion on.

Besides, you can always take the pups out if you like them and drop them into a better guitar at a later stage.
#8
don't drop it or ding it too much dude; mdf falls apart like a confused bisexual at an orgy.
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Don't panic too much about the wood being MDF. It will affect your sound, and won't sustain and so on nearly as well, but the most important factor in a guitar's sound by a long way is the pups. Particularly as you're going for metal style humbuckers, where I presume there'll be plenty of distortion on.

Besides, you can always take the pups out if you like them and drop them into a better guitar at a later stage.


If that's the case then why do none of the major manufacturers use the stuff?
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#10
MDF will probably make your guitar sound like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcc8dTqflh8

Save the new pickup for something made of real wood, or at the very least OSB or plywood.
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#12
I thought you couldnt actualy make a guitar out of mdf? at least not if you have a soul




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If that's the case then why do none of the major manufacturers use the stuff?


I didn't say it was anything as good as even plywood, but you will still be able to make music, and the pups won't be damaged by being in the MDF body and can thus be salvaged for a better project.
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I didn't say it was anything as good as even plywood, but you will still be able to make music, and the pups won't be damaged by being in the MDF body and can thus be salvaged for a better project.

I really don't think you could do much of anything with it, MDF is pretty dense - you're not going to get an awful lot in the way of resonance from it.
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