#1
Im probably sure that this has been posted millions of times before but its 2:30 in the morning and I dont feel like looking it up

Im in a Technical Death Metal band and Im looking for a new backup guitar, I have a guitar on the way but the stock pickups royally suck, so im going ot replace them.

so my question is

EMG's?
or Blackouts?

what are the pros and cons? (if any)
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#2
I just installed Lace Drop & Gain pickups and they're great. We also play technical death metal in B standard.
They have more clarity and note articulation than any SD's I've heard, or even EMG's.
Only problem is they are slightly microphonic but the feedback is controllable, or you use a noise gate ofcourse.
Another popular death metal option is Stan Hinesley's Drop Zone / Hellion combo.
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Last edited by Ventor at May 17, 2008,