#1
Posted in the wrong forum earlier by mistake. Im probably going to purchase an LTD H500 with a 81/85 combo, or a mh1000 with a jb/59 combo. Will be for mainly high gain detuned metal (B F# B E G# C#), and down the road maybe some blues as well. What do you guys think would be the best option and why? Thanks. DB
#2
if youre going to do metal, EMG's are always your best option.

BUT

you have a blues junior. so i would seriously, seriously, seriously reconsider a guitar purchase and get a more metal-oriented amp first.
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#3
Ya the emgs would be best, but like the guy above said, new amp would sound better than any pickup replacement
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#5
sorry you guys mustve not read my other thread, gain wont be a problem, the guitarist im covering for has a deizel einstein, Ill be going through that, thats my blues rig listed below..sorry forgot to re-mention
#6
Gotcha. Well, since you're using a high gain amp, one might argue that you don't need high gain pickups. Lamb of God uses Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59's, but get their gain from their Mesa Mark IV's. Gets pretty br00tal.

So you can grab a set of SH-1's, and that'll cover your metal and blues...

Of course, you can also get a beefy PAF tone...with something like a pair of Dimarzio Breeds. Still can do blues, too. Just roll down the volume knob a tad. Or put it in parallel.
#7
has to be between the two sets i mentioned, can the jb do detuned metal well?
#9
To be honest the JB is just plain wrong, doesn't really fit for any of the things you want to do, so EMG by default.

Both pretty crap for blues.
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#10
Itd only be a last case scenario for blues, my strat is loaded with lindy fralin vintage hots which are perfect for my blues tastes. Thanks for the advice