#1
Hey guys, finally planning to shell out the cash for a pickup swap for my Omen 6 (basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard). It will mostly stay in E Standard/Drop D. I'll be playing a mix of some hard rock, with a lot of metal and shred. I'd like a bluesy, cleaner neck tone, and a chunky rhythm tone for the bridge (ideally, I'd like to cut back on some of the treble that I get right now while using the bridge).

I've decided that overall, for this guitar, I'd like to stay passive, and preferably something I can get at Guitar Center/Musician's Friend, so DiMarzios and SDs.

My thoughts and some others (Bridge/Neck):
DiMarzio Breed/DiMarzio Evo
DiMarzio Breed/SD '59 (Leaning towards this one or the one above)
DiMarzio Air Norton/DiMarzio Breed
SD JB/SD '59
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#2
I think a breed and Evo would be good i think. But since your gonna play shred, maybe get a Full Shred neck and an Evo i think.
#3
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Also, just a quick question - my nut's width (be mature, haha) is 1 11/16", and according to DiMarzio's website FAQs, anything 1 11/16" and larger should have a F-spaced humbucker in the neck. I'm not sure what the string spacing at the bridge is like - I'll check at home. Would anyone who has an Omen 6 or another 25.5" fixed-bridge Schecter vouch for the humbucker spacing that I'd need?
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#6
Dimarzio sells F-spaced pickups. On musicians friend, it's an option in the color/features box when you're at the product's screen.

Dimarzio PAF fred/Dimarzio Dropsonic would be my choice
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#7
I liked my 59 in the neck but it was a bit midbassy running it in the basswood body of my Ibanez. So i dont know if it was just the way the pickup sounds or if it was due to the type of wood.
#8
Cord has it spot on I think - the Breed is an awesome chunker but the neck model may be a little too hot for you if you want a bluesier, cleaner tone. although it can do those tones...you just have to pick a little lighter.
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Okay, I just measured the pickups and they're 53mm between the centers of the polepieces, so I'll need to go F-spaced.

I think I'm locking in the Breed for the bridge. What DiMarzio alternatives could I look at that are about the same, or a little cleaner than the '59? (Took a look at the Fred, but couldn't find it on MF.)
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#10
The Breed neck does do clean, it might be worth considering, but the attack is quite sharp and they may well be a little "hard" sounding for you...I'd suggest the Humbucker from Hell or the Air Classic possibly, they'll be cleaner and "airier" than the tighter, fatter Breed.
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Okay, I just measured the pickups and they're 53mm between the centers of the polepieces, so I'll need to go F-spaced.

I think I'm locking in the Breed for the bridge. What DiMarzio alternatives could I look at that are about the same, or a little cleaner than the '59? (Took a look at the Fred, but couldn't find it on MF.)



I'd get F spaced in the bridge pickup but don't get F spaced for the neck. The shape of the bobbin and the pole spacing change the tone of the pickup and you get better blues tone from a pickup that isn't F spaced, even if your guitar is meant to be F spaced.

The closest thing to a 59 that DiMarzio does is their PAF but I don't like DiMarzio's PAF. Their PAF Pro has a more interesting tone to my ears. Steven Seagull's suggestion of possibly using a breed neck could be a good idea to but if you really really want good blues tone you can get then you need something that uses PE wire which means the SD 59 or spending a lot more money for something from a boutique winder or BKP.
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