#1
hey,
im thinking about putting some Seymour Duncan Distortion's into my Ibanez S370 as the pick ups in it are to be honest crap

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/progressive/sh6_duncan_dist/

i was recommended them from a guy that works in a guitar repair shop.
the guitar has a basswood body if i remember correctly.

Are this pick ups any good? it would be the matched set im getting anyway


thanks in advance
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I see that you also own a valveking and I know from experience with those pickups and that amp that if you run your guitar into a nice overdrive pedal and crank the volume on the pedal that pushes the tubes in the amp harder giving you amazing tone. I used that combo only my guitar was an Epi Les Paul and it sounded really good for low tunings so go for the pickups and try what I told you, you will not be letdown.
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yep, them's some dandy fine pickups
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#4
Thanks mate, which one is the trem-spaced one? Im guessing its the TB-6.


any idea of what the neck one is that comes with the set?
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#5
they are both distortion humbuckers, one is just voiced for the neck and the other voiced for the bridge
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they are both distortion humbuckers, one is just voiced for the neck and the other voiced for the bridge

oh, which one is which then?


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what type of tone are you after? what country are you in? (affects value)
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I'd hold off on the Duncans until you've checked out the UK based pickup companies, seeing as you're in the UK after all.
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what type of tone are you after? what country are you in? (affects value)

erm, metal basically

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such as?
wouldn't they be more expensive and harder to get hold of?
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i like them alright, they're good quality, i prefer dimarzio (i don't know if SD has this policy) but with dimarzio if you don't like the pickup, within 30 days you can swap it with another dimarzio for free. Just call them and they'll talk with you about your guitar and the sound you want and they'll make suggestions. in my ibanez i have the Super Distortion/ PAF Pro set and i love it, just some ideas.

EDIT: if you're in the UK i'd go for bareknuckles. I've only heard them in person on one guitar over here, but it had a great tone. and he wasn't using anything really special, so i think it had alot to do with the pickups too, not sure what model he was using. sorry.
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EDIT: if you're in the UK i'd go for bareknuckles. I've only heard them in person on one guitar over here, but it had a great tone. and he wasn't using anything really special, so i think it had alot to do with the pickups too, not sure what model he was using. sorry.


I just checked their site, they are way too much.
I also don't know any place that sells dimarzio's, neither have i played any
not that i know to anyways

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#12
look into swineshead or rockmonkey then, perhaps. i have a set of swinesheads, they're really nice pickups, and i hear good things about rockmonkey pickups, they're wound by UG member courduroyEW (something like that, anyway).
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look into swineshead or rockmonkey then, perhaps. i have a set of swinesheads, they're really nice pickups, and i hear good things about rockmonkey pickups, they're wound by UG member courduroyEW (something like that, anyway).


woahh those Swineshead are awesome!
specially that one
http://www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk/xbucker.shtml
but I would put those into my other Ibanez to be honest
they're not too expensive either


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Ok, these are absolutely great pickups, honestly, but they completely butcher the cleans, and I'm talking really bad, solid state ish cleans, go for a Seymour JH-4, one of their best pickups.
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woahh those Swineshead are awesome!
specially that one
http://www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk/xbucker.shtml
but I would put those into my other Ibanez to be honest
they're not too expensive either


Thanks


Well, what kind of tones are you looking to get out of your S?
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Ok, these are absolutely great pickups, honestly, but they completely butcher the cleans, and I'm talking really bad, solid state ish cleans, go for a Seymour JH-4, one of their best pickups.


JH-4?
I think you mean the SH-4, the JB model.

The guy at the shop said it isnt the pickup im after for the music i play.
he recommened the distortion set as i said above.
Can the SH-4 set deliver thrash metal?

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Well, what kind of tones are you looking to get out of your S?

well, more so metal but with good cleans, as the pickups that are in it now are really lacking, theyre really muddy and does not sound too great really.
Lets say thrash metal, or just metal to be honest, Metallica would be great though.
It seems that the Seymour Duncan Distortions are really good though.

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JH-4?
I think you mean the SH-4, the JB model.

The guy at the shop said it isnt the pickup im after for the music i play.
he recommened the distortion set as i said above.
Can the SH-4 set deliver thrash metal?


well, more so metal but with good cleans, as the pickups that are in it now are really lacking, theyre really muddy and does not sound too great really.
Lets say thrash metal, or just metal to be honest, Metallica would be great though.
It seems that the Seymour Duncan Distortions are really good though.

Thanks

They're not what I'd be looking at...the Swineshead Warthog would be a better bet. For Duncans you'd be better off with the Custom. For the neck you probably want something a bit more moderate, so a Swineshead Runaway or Duncan 59.
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They're not what I'd be looking at...the Swineshead Warthog would be a better bet. For Duncans you'd be better off with the Custom. For the neck you probably want something a bit more moderate, so a Swineshead Runaway or Duncan 59.


Which custom though?
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/progressive/sh5_duncan_cust/
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/progressive/sh11_custom_cus/
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/progressive/sh14_custom_5/

would the distortions be good in a basswood body anyway?

Thanks


EDIT:

I just found out here http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/S%20series/gal-s370.htm
that the body is mahogany and not basswood.
is this better or worse?

does this mean that ill have to choose different pickups or not?

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#19
i might be inclined to consider the venom for thrash metal tones... the warthog's more of an all-rounder than a metal pickup. i'd say it's noticeably less hot than a JB, for example.

runaway for the neck sounds good, i'd have thought. your best bet is to email swineshead with all your info to see what they recommend...
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i might be inclined to consider the venom for thrash metal tones... the warthog's more of an all-rounder than a metal pickup. i'd say it's noticeably less hot than a JB, for example.

runaway for the neck sounds good, i'd have thought. your best bet is to email swineshead with all your info to see what they recommend...


I'll second the Venom for thrash, but emailing swineshead is the best way to get the right pickup for you. They're making custom pickups too now, so you could, say, tweak the Venom or Warthog pickups to your liking to make them suit you better.

Either way, I'd be inclined to go with Swineshead over Duncan, I have a set of Duncans in one guitar and a Swineshead in another and the swineshead to me is a better sounding pickup. The Duncans are certainly nice, but Swineshead are better value.
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i might be inclined to consider the venom for thrash metal tones... the warthog's more of an all-rounder than a metal pickup. i'd say it's noticeably less hot than a JB, for example.

runaway for the neck sounds good, i'd have thought. your best bet is to email swineshead with all your info to see what they recommend...


I'd lean more towards the venom with a mahogany body, more output and more treble response to balance with the wood.

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^ worth considering, though. what's your venom in again, tim, an SZ?

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are you kidding? i haven't even got as far as changing the strings yet...
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#25
Yeah, the SZ. Works nicely with the Mahogany.

And at the Edwards. Worked out how to change strings on a non-floyd bridge now?
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just about. my next challenge is changing strings on a non-locking trem guitar.

people always say floyds are difficult, and in one way they are, but in another way they do let you get away with extremely crap stringing technique...
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