#1
lookiing to spruce up a mexi strat with humbucker...looking for a better metal sound...what humbucker should i buy?
#2
duncans prolly

edit: a bill lawrence 500xl the real dimebucker its insane for metal

my dude in my band has it on his rg
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#4
A metal humbucker? lolz
Like a high output dimarzio.
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#6
the amp will help more than any pickup. but a duncan lil 59 or jb jr will have a much more humbucker-like tone that the stock singles on it now. if you have a good tube amp, they'll sound just like a full humbucker on any other guitar.

i have a jb jr on mine that i can split into a single if i want. that through a rectoverb and it will play any hard, super-high-gain tone you can think of, with no single coil noise and all humbucker tone.
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#7
Why do people think its impossible to get a 'metal' tone out of a strat?
The wood doesnt affect how heavy it gets, just how dark or light the sound is.
The 'metalness' lies in your pickups and amp, but way more amp than pickups.
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#8
Quote by kool98769
Why do people think its impossible to get a 'metal' tone out of a strat?
The wood doesnt affect how heavy it gets, just how dark or light the sound is.
The 'metalness' lies in your pickups and amp, but way more amp than pickups.

The pickups matter more IMO.
There there is no way in hell i can get a metal sound out of my vintage strat reissue.
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#9
Quote by Woogles
The pickups matter more IMO.
There there is no way in hell i can get a metal sound out of my vintage strat reissue.

TYPE of pickup, maybe. You can't get a metal sound out of a SUper Reverb with humbuckers either. You can get metal with a Mesa Mark IV with any kind of humbucker imaginable though.
#10
Quote by Woogles
The pickups matter more IMO.
There there is no way in hell i can get a metal sound out of my vintage strat reissue.

uh...
what amp are you using.
I can get metallica out of my freakin traynor on my strat dude.
If i can do that, you sure should be able to get a metal sound out of a strat and and a descently gainy amp.
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Boss BF-2 Flanger
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#11
Quote by kool98769
uh...
what amp are you using.
I can get metallica out of my freakin traynor on my strat dude.
If i can do that, you sure should be able to get a metal sound out of a strat and and a descently gainy amp.

Well it matter how twangy the pickups are.
I can get a better metal sound out of my MIM strat tho.
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#12
Quote by Woogles
Well it matter how twangy the pickups are.
I can get a better metal sound out of my MIM strat tho.

are you dumb?
Switch to neck and turn the tone knob down a little.
They arent exactly humbuckers, but are FAAAAAAAAAR from twangy.
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Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#13
Quote by acdcrocks0323
TYPE of pickup, maybe. You can't get a metal sound out of a SUper Reverb with humbuckers either. You can get metal with a Mesa Mark IV with any kind of humbucker imaginable though.


Or single coil...

If the amp has the gain stages, it will bring the gain.
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#14
I'm using a Peavey Deuce with a Boss ME 30. It's what I have, probably not going to do exactly what I want, but I'm kinda broke. I think the tubes need replaced...every so often it just gets less loud...and I get alot of hum if I'm facing the wrong direction...I don't know **** about gear...I just like to jam.
#15
Quote by kool98769
Why do people think its impossible to get a 'metal' tone out of a strat?
The wood doesnt affect how heavy it gets, just how dark or light the sound is.
The 'metalness' lies in your pickups and amp, but way more amp than pickups.

True, almost all Jacksons are made of Alder