#1
i know i want to get a jb for the neck but cant decide between a super distortoin or a 59. i play arch emeny, napalm deth and some spirtual beggers and maiden so help me please
#2
get an emg, for metal they produce great sounds. seymour duncan are good but you need them professionally instealed incase you **** up.
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#3
Actives are the way to go if you want death metal. EMGS or Seymour Duncan Blackouts,

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#4
yer im a big fan of the 85 and 81. but if u dont have room for the battery or dont wanna get it routed out of your guitar the HZ4 give bascially the same sound but without the battery.
#5
i was wanting to goo passive because i was hearing active fudge up ur sound on ss, is that true i got a roland micro cube,but soon goin to get a bugera 6262
#6
never heard anything bad about active apart from the fact when the battery goes low you lose like all gain from them but its just getting your sound use to them. passives are the way to go i use them in my esp and there actually mad.
#7
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Actives are the way to go if you want death metal. EMGS or Seymour Duncan Blackouts,

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#8
Dont go active. Dimarzio X2n sound better. Dimarzio D activator X are the best. They are really high gain, and do cleans really well, and sound much more organic than any active pickup I have tried. I do like the EMG 81/85 sound, but its just a little cold.
#10
i am goin to guitar center today any guitars that would have stock d-activaters?
#12
the emg 81/60 combo is quite capable for what your looking for. The 60 is very smooth and the cleans arn't to bad. i have the 81/85 combo and they sound ballsey to say the least.
#13
I was referring to the D activator X and not the regular D activators. The ones with the X have the high output of the X2n pickups, with the abiliy for cleans of the D activators. The non X d activators are great too, the ibanez neckthrough icemans have the D activators. I dont think any guitar will have the D activator X since they are rather new o the market. I took the chance and installed them in one of my guitars and i love them. They are the best i got for metal.
#14
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i know i want to get a jb for the neck but cant decide between a super distortoin or a 59. i play arch emeny, napalm deth and some spirtual beggers and maiden so help me please

You don't want a JB for the neck period, if you meant bridge then fair enough, you might want one but arguably there's better choices. Following on from that you certainly don't want a Super Distortion in the neck either.

I reckon Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge with a Paf Pro or indeed a Duncan 59 in the neck.

I doubt you'll get any great benefit from actives.
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#15
every time someone say emgs as a stock answer to metal soun i want to vomit.

a duncan distortion/jb combo would be a very intersting fit and sound, not cliche as hell like the emgs (which sound lifeless to me...just good for good disortion but it has no kick or life to it).

the 59 might not work very well as a bridge pickup since it's lower output than the JB

try the duncan distortion, probally will make you a happy camper
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You don't want a JB for the neck period, if you meant bridge then fair enough, you might want one but arguably there's better choices. Following on from that you certainly don't want a Super Distortion in the neck either.

I reckon Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge with a Paf Pro or indeed a Duncan 59 in the neck.

I doubt you'll get any great benefit from actives.

dave mustaine used a jb in the neck (and bridge) for years before he used the jazz, and a lot of guys i know use jb's in the neck and they sound awesome, dont knock it till you try it.


i have a super disto in the neck of one of my guitars that was stolen and it gives a really unique soloing sound.
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#16
Mustaines pickups are perfect for Deth metal.
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