#1
in my language condoms mean the english word for pickups

xD

s i sent this to steven seagull already. but i really want your opinions.

i forgot to mention. i play alot of paulgilbert.
(btw sorry if it should be in customization i didnt know where to make thread)


so here goes

gear
vox ad15
jackson DKMG emg 81 85

Sound i want is very paul gilberty...the emg's are just not the sound i want..
the 85 just sounds like a mud puddle. i'm inexperienced (been playing 2 years) so i may just havew an untrained ear

but i really don't like the 85. the 81 is ver nice tho.
i've been told it's a hassle to active w/ passive.

so ppl have suggested i maybe get a laney amp.
well im also buying a new amp soon. but that can wait.

if i do go passive for both. can i sell my emgs? like on ebay?
or after u install...it's impossible to salvage?

right now i am pretty solid on using a DiMarzio PAF (wassat stand 4?)

next set o questions.

i might also wanna try putting a single pup in the middle of those two buckers. is it possible for my dad (mechanical engineer) to do that with some website help, a little guitar store advice and NO guitar pickup changing skills?
(he's smart. i know he can do the wiring...it's just the cutting out of the body i dont know if that will screw up my floyd rose or somethen)

so. what middle single would you suggest??
bridge??

what will work well with alder??? will any DiMarzio's (for that sound) even sound good/work with alder/rosewood fretboard (if it matters)?

thank you. SO much for helping out.

lol or is it easier to sell the dkmg and go buy a freakin pgm301.
#2
Quote by Chord O' Power
in my language condoms mean the english word for pickups


Pickups is the English word for pickups.
#5
thanks acdc! i'll def think about it.
i was looking at laney to try and stay versatile (distortions-wise)

anyone else on the pickups or a laney? i dont think i can go higher than 15w tube right now..just...way too much sound
#6
Quote by Chord O' Power
thanks for contributing. i'll definately keep that in mind next time i CONTRIBUTE TO SOMEONE'S THREAD

Jesus, chill out. He/She was just pointing out that condoms isnt really the word for pickup. A condom is something used to prevent pregnancy and spreading of STD's.
A pickup is something that picks up the guitar noise.
Condoms are used on penises, whereas pickups are used on guitars.
Unless you were referring to pickup LINES, which generally get you a slap round the face.
Just pointing out the fact that "Condom" isn't the correct term.
#7
Well a Laney VC15 is very good for up to harder classic rock. You would probably want to get the LC15 because it is more modern sounding. Are you in the U.S. or somewhere else? Laney is the best value over in Europe. Us yanks get ripped off with them.
#8
Durex are good, its really between feather lite or extrasafe for me.

anyway, its not your pups. Its your amp mate.
#9
Quote by Pyrest
Jesus, chill out. He/She was just pointing out that condoms isnt really the word for pickup. A condom is something used to prevent pregnancy and spreading of STD's.
A pickup is something that picks up the guitar noise.
Condoms are used on penises, whereas pickups are used on guitars.
Unless you were referring to pickup LINES, which generally get you a slap round the face.
Just pointing out the fact that "Condom" isn't the correct term.


No, I was just making fun of his crappy thread title.
#11
Quote by Pyrest
Ribbed all the way.

Hehe.

they are like extrasafe (which gives nothing for the man) with more pleasure for the women. not fair to us really.

Im done trolling.
#13
How recently have you changed the batteries on your pickups? That may be why your sound is muddy.
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#14
mmm. well i will try that..although i ulpug my guitar whenever i am done...and i replaced the battery bout a month ago. but ill deff. try that

OMG A REAL SUGGESTION

so you think that an LC15 will do it for me? no pedals? to get the PG dist?!?!
#15
Quote by Chord O' Power
mmm. well i will try that..although i ulpug my guitar whenever i am done...and i replaced the battery bout a month ago. but ill deff. try that

OMG A REAL SUGGESTION

so you think that an LC15 will do it for me? no pedals? to get the PG dist?!?!

I really don't know. I haven't played one but I based my knowledge on the fact that the VCs are very nice and the LCs are more modern versions. I would think they can do it but I couldn't tell you for sure.
#17
Quote by Pyrest
Either way, I just wanted to make a big deal out of it.


Oh, ok.
#20
thanks aequitasveritas (enjoy your name, needs a little et in between xD)

ill make a new thread with a poll. thanks!
#21
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No, I was just making fun of his crappy thread title.

Damn 08'ers, eh?

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Ribbed all the way.

Hehe.

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#23
oh man i got a set of Di marrzio`s i`d trade you SOOO fast for the EMG`s

but ya b4 you go replacing your pickups try a new amp, something thats all tubed

and also keep in mind though EMG`s are for sizzling high gain, like Slayer and stuff like that.

oh nice name for your thread LOL... i`m hoping your joking with that name.. i was like WTF when i saw that
#24
Durex Extra Sensitive is a good bet.

Quote by Chord O' Power

so ppl have suggested i maybe get a laney amp.
well im also buying a new amp soon. but that can wait.


I would say it's the other way around. Since you're planning on getting a new amp anyway, you may find that your current pickups sound good with a nice amp.
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#25
If you've decided after two years of playing EMG's sound bad; you don't want EMG's. Active pickup's aren't a great hassel (I don't have them but my friends and I sometimes will exchange guitars for the weekend or a day or something; and his hasn't failed me. Once I had to replace the battery, but that wasn't a big deal, any way, moving on.)

If you really want a better tone, get a new amp. Pickup changes are for when you have an amp and guitar you like, but aren't getting that exact tone you're looking for.

But I would suggest keeping your EMG's until AFTER you get a new amp; you may love teh sound. An amp is like 80% of your sound, pickups are like 5-10% IMO.
#26
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Ribbed all the way.

Hehe.

Bad experience with Ribbed...lets just say that she was sore the next day . And to the TS what would be your price range for an amp?
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#27
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Just pointing out the fact that "Condom" isn't the correct term.


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#28
oh boy. price range. that's an iffy one

i'm pretty sure the abs TOP is $700. dont really wanna buy under 400 new either
thanks for bringin that up lol. more suggestions?? you guys think that i should be the amp first, right?