what are the highest output passive pickups? I play mostly metal, any help would be appreciated.
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Dimarzio X2N is one..

edit: and the Duncan Invader
Originally posted by Geetarbumb
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Probably an X2N, but Gibson Dirty Fingers pickups and pretty much any kind of rail humbucker will get some huge output.
Others have already posted what I would've recommended. However...
Keep in mind there is a point past which you really don't need more output. Even moderate output pickups can do metal. The thing you should keep in mind is that higher output generally means less sustain, so remember that when looking at high-output pickups.
X2n, Dimebucker or Gibbo ceramics.
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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.
The Seymour Duncan Alternative 8 is probably the hottest off-the-shelf passive pickup you can get.
X2N, no contest. I owned one once, and it was face melting. Everything else is junk compared to the X2N.
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