#1
I've been looking around a long time for some good humbuckers that fits a classic rock fan.(hence my name) been looking at some seymour duncans but i can't decide,too many decisions!I'm looking for a set that i can work around to give me a led zeppelin sound, a boston sound (without the super distortion pups), a AC/DC sound and a Cream sound.Hopefully I'll be getting a line 6 spider III 15W for my b'day, so if I do get it, that should give me some versatility.Pls help me decide, thanks!
#2
If you want classic rock tones you need an amp that does classic rock. Pups only fine tune the tone. I would not get the spider. It's a terrible amp for the money, even the 15w. You'd be much better off with a cube or a vox valvetronix.
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Regarding pickups any decent PAF style humbucker should work wonderfully.
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You want a tube amp first, any PAF would work for AC/DC.
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You don't need pickups yet, or when you get your new amp for that matter, simple as. DOn;t worry about them for a long while yet, there's far more important things you could be spending your money on.

And don't get the Spider, it blows...get a 15 watt Vox Valvetronix if you want a modelling amp
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It's been said, but i'll reiterate just for emphasis. Don't worry about pickups until you have a tube amp, and i don't suggest getting the spider. If you must have a modeling amp, look Vox. For classic rock, though, you can get some nice, inexpensive amps. For instance, you could get a 5 watt tube combo like a Epiphone Valve Jr. or if you could save your money and stretch your budget to around $300, you could probably find a used Peavey Classic 30.



EDIT:^Roland Cubes are good modeling amps, but to me, the Vox is better suited for vintage tones.
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what's ur budget bro? i definitely say you should get an Epiphone valve junior or if you can spend $270 get the blackheart 5 watt combo. keep in mind these amps will be a lil louder than 15 watts solidsate. ALSO, when you crank these bad boys, they sound AWESOME. if you crank a SS amp it will sound buzzy and NASTY i promise.

pups are for fine tuning that's for sure. the difference in you getting a nice tube amp is like night and day. difference in getting new pups is like afternoon and evening.

but tell us ur budget!! a valve junior/blackheart w/ an overdrive pedal will be the best thing for you.
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#18
the cube definitely wont sound bad but the Vox valvetronix is much better at classic/hard rock tones.
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#19
well first of all i'm asking for a new amp for my birthday, so it's not really my budget it's more like my parents budget.But id say the budget is 100$.And if i need to pay more than that to get vintage tones, forget about it, i can get alot of versitility from my strat copy.So just just help me find a good 15W amp for 100$ or under.
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#21
You want a tube amp anyway, not a modelling amp.

That's a pretty cheapskate budget for a good amp, come back with around $4-500.
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I've been looking around a long time for some good humbuckers that fits a classic rock fan.(hence my name) been looking at some seymour duncans but i can't decide,too many decisions!I'm looking for a set that i can work around to give me a led zeppelin sound, a boston sound (without the super distortion pups), a AC/DC sound and a Cream sound.Hopefully I'll be getting a line 6 spider III 15W for my b'day, so if I do get it, that should give me some versatility.Pls help me decide, thanks!


Get a Crate V-18, and pair it up with a nice humbucker equipped guitar, like an Epiphone G-400. Job done.

Stay away from Line 6 Spiders, they are terrible.
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well first of all i'm asking for a new amp for my birthday, so it's not really my budget it's more like my parents budget.But id say the budget is 100$.And if i need to pay more than that to get vintage tones, forget about it, i can get alot of versitility from my strat copy.So just just help me find a good 15W amp for 100$ or under.


When I used to be in a situation like that, i'd just ask my parents for the money they were gonna spend on it, then put that towards the amp, and save up.
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