#1
Okay, so I'm getting some pickups for my guitar. I was thinking of buying some DiMarzio DeActivator pickups. They seem like the perfect thing for heavy metal, which is what I'm into. My friend told me that Seymour Duncan JB's were the best pickups to buy, though. I'm confused! Which should I buy?
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#2
id recomend a duncan jb for the bridge, and a duncan jazz for the neck.... its a really good combination imo.
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#3
I've heard good things about Dimarzio's...Might try them out some time. I have SD's though, and I like them a good bit. I think the full shred is better than the JB, but you may want to hear both, which you can at SD's site.


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#4
Duncans are awesome.



JB/Jazz is great, I have them in my Jackson RR3!


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id recomend a duncan jb for the bridge, and a duncan jazz for the neck.... its a really good combination imo.


Is that going to be good for the kind of music that I play? I'm a bit skeptical about doing that because it might not give me the heavy sound that I want. And can they hold out harmonics well?
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#6
DiMarzios. They sound great.
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#7
I had seymour duncans and i think jb's are what come standard on cheap guitars. Either brand is good, but jb and jazz are not good for metal. Dimarzio does a good job with that. Just go to both websites and go to stores and see if they have guitars you can play with those pickups and decide. I switched to dimarzio and I feel like my music has more of an edge now IMO. As far as both brands its not the brand that "really" makes the difference it is the model. They both have pretty good models. Just research. I honestly don't think anyones opinion on this website will be able to help you. You have to use your own ears for that.
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Just go to both websites and go to stores and see if they have guitars you can play with those pickups and decide.



That's a good idea, I'll do that. Thanks!
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your friend's a retard. no offence or anything.
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Okay, so I'm getting some pickups for my guitar. I was thinking of buying some DiMarzio DeActivator pickups. They seem like the perfect thing for heavy metal, which is what I'm into. My friend told me that Seymour Duncan JB's were the best pickups to buy, though. I'm confused! Which should I buy?

Your friend is just regurgitating marketing spin - the JB is just very widely used.

For a basswood RG and a metal tone maybe look at the Dimarzio D-Sonic in the bridge and a Breed in the neck, or for more traditional heavy metal tones just a pair of Breeds.
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#11
I use a Dimarzio Super Distorsion 3 in my ESP for metal. Very meaty pickup with a nice mid boost to allow a bit of scooping and still able to cut though in a live situation. It really shines when downtuned too.
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#12
I used to really like Duncans... until I played a few guitars with DiMarzios in them. DiMarzios are much better for metal for the most part (imo). I like duncans more for their bluesy tones, but pretty much any DiMarzio humbucker is great for metal.
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