#1
Hey. New-ish guitarist here. Been playing 8 months or that, getting a new guitar, Dean Michael Schnecker Standard, or however it's spelt.

Eitherway, I play a lot of punk, rock and metal.. And I was wondering what pick-ups I should buy for my new axe after I get my greedy hands on it.

Any help appretiated, thanks.

LeeHam.
#2
I'd stick with the stock pickups for a while, depending on the amp you're using....which brings me to my first question: What amp do you have?
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#4
My amp, is useless, I use Crate Amps in the recording studio with my band, mostly.
My amp is a sound city piece of s***.
#5
What kind of Crate amp are you using in the studio?

I wouldn't worry about pickups so much because the amp itself is what creates a majority of your tone. Not saying that pickups can't fine tune or change your tone in anyway, but it won't be as significant as getting a better amp.

Crap guitar through a good amp will sound pretty decent.

Good guitar through a crap amp, will sound pretty much like a crap amp.
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#6
I couldn't tell you, but it's massive. I just heard somewhere that the pickups with the guitar aren't that great. It's not set in stone if I'll replace them though.
#7
Ok well hold off on the pickup upgrade until you can get your hands on a better amp. The amp is more important for your overall sound.
Genius may have its limitations; stupidity is not thus handicapped.
#8
if you hate your amp then why are you going for new pickups?
get a new amp
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-George Will

Also caught her playing fallout boy on my guitar, changed my strings and cleaned it the next day.
#9
Ah, yeah, that was quite a stupid mistake from my part... I see your logic. I usually play through a pedal, but even then, it's still useless.