Poll: Pickup Change
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View poll results: Pickup Change
Change Both Pickups In Guitars
0 0%
Change The Ibanez Pickups
2 18%
Change The Squier Pickups
2 18%
Don't Change Them At All
7 64%
Voters: 11.
#1
Ok, I was wondering if I should change the pickups in my guitars?

What I want to do with my Squier is change the pickups to some decent seymour duncans, currently, it is a SSS setup, but I'm also wondering if it can be changed to a HSH set up

And with my Ibanez GAX30 is change the pickups in them to decent ones as well

Do you think it's good idea?

Also, how much do pickups cost?

EDIT Dimster Ds Style: Also, any recomendations on any seymour duncan pickups? I play mostly rock and metal like say guns n' roses, iron maiden, metallica
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Last edited by Dimster Ds at Feb 23, 2008,
#2
DEFINITELY get a new amp prior to installing new pickups.
That will influence your tone much more rather than a pup swap.
#3
Dude, don't go on about my amp, I know it's sh*t and i'm going to change it in the future

It's only a practice amp, I will change it eventualy
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

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we r all rlaeted bcuz teh bibel sez so we r al innbreads lolo


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One of The 9 Winners of the Official 5th MOD Contest
#4
Quote by natel0083
DEFINITELY get a new amp prior to installing new pickups.
That will influence your tone much more rather than a pup swap.

YES. +1. if you do want an hsh in an sss body, look at seymour duncans hot rails or cool rails. Also, for the Ibanez (if you want to change its pickups) Jb's are good. Depending on the pickups, the range in price for pickups I've seen is from about 75 (seymour duncan passive) to about 140 (emg's, blackouts, and high-end gibby pickups.) needless to say they really aren't the cheapest stuff.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Feb 23, 2008,
#5
Quote by oneblackened
YES. +1.

*facepalm*

I get the point, ok?

This isn't about my amp, it's about my guitars ok?
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

Quote by UncleCthulhu
we r all rlaeted bcuz teh bibel sez so we r al innbreads lolo


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One of The 9 Winners of the Official 5th MOD Contest
#6
*megafacepalm* I did edit my post, look at the rest. It should be helpful.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#9
*fail*
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
Quote by oneblackened
*megafacepalm* I did edit my post, look at the rest. It should be helpful.

Yeah, I noticed, thanks for that
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

Quote by UncleCthulhu
we r all rlaeted bcuz teh bibel sez so we r al innbreads lolo


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One of The 9 Winners of the Official 5th MOD Contest
#11
Quote by Dimster Ds
*facepalm*

I get the point, ok?

This isn't about my amp, it's about my guitars ok?

Both guitars will sound like ****, regardless of the pickups.

They will sound less like **** with a new amp. Save your money.
Dickless.
#12
It would be cheaper to buy a new amp then to buy pickups for both guitars (or even just one, if you change more then just 1 pickup). Buy a new amp, then save up for some Hot Rails for your Squier, those are the pickups Iron Maiden uses in their strats.
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#13
Quote by MetalMilitia212
Both guitars will sound like ****, regardless of the pickups.

They will sound less like **** with a new amp. Save your money.

+1
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#14
Ok, I will save up for a new amp

But one question, how good are 59' model pickups? because I might get them for my Ibanez
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

Quote by UncleCthulhu
we r all rlaeted bcuz teh bibel sez so we r al innbreads lolo


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One of The 9 Winners of the Official 5th MOD Contest