#1
After much debate, I've decided, It's time for a new neck pickup.

It'll have to be a humbucker (as that is what my guitar is routed for, 2H) and I want As long as sustain as possible. I play Hard rock, metal, and a little bit of Jazz from time to time, as well as lots of alternative-rock (Wolfmother, Muse, etc.) I have a Floyd Rose (if that makes a difference.

the cheaper with a better quality the better!

I'm asking you guys, just so I don't jump into this with no knowledge of pickups what so ever.

Also, how hard is it to wire another pickup + a 3 way switch? Could a newbie to soldering do it?

-Kai

PS. sustainers are outta the question, I don't have that kind of money on m at the moment =[
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#2
Get an EMG 81 for bridge, and if you still have the money, 85 for neck (about 250 for the set, comes with all the electronics aswel, so it shouldn't be too hard to wire up if you read the instructions properly)

Edit: Ahh, you want neck (Didn't read that part tbh), so just go with an 85, should be like $120 for just one. But I'd recomend a set)
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#3
i've heard some good things about gfs pickups.

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#4
from your sig it seems you have a roland microcube and a fender frontman
so getting a cheap pickup (or any pickups) would be a bad idea.
hold off till you get a better amp then get some new pickups if youre not satisfied. and if you're going to be getting new pickups get some good ones.
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#5
Well you can't go for an EMG active pickup if your bridge pickup is a passive. Also, EMG just don't deliver nice cleans, especially if you want to dabble in Jazz. Maybe have a look at the DiMarzio PAF Pro or Semour Duncan JB neck model, both very versatile pickups.
#6
Seymour Duncan Jazz. not just for jazz but also for heavy music. for bridge, Custom would be nice.
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#7
Quote by RatmN'Roses
from your sig it seems you have a roland microcube and a fender frontman
so getting a cheap pickup (or any pickups) would be a bad idea.
hold off till you get a better amp then get some new pickups if youre not satisfied. and if you're going to be getting new pickups get some good ones.


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Quote by Weybl Himself
Well you can't go for an EMG active pickup if your bridge pickup is a passive. Also, EMG just don't deliver nice cleans, especially if you want to dabble in Jazz. Maybe have a look at the DiMarzio PAF Pro or Semour Duncan JB neck model, both very versatile pickups.

+1

Not remotely worth the money, unless you've actually got no neck pickup.
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#9
I say +1 to the not getting anything until you get a new amp... but if you must... DiMarzio PAF Pro owns in the neck.
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Quote by RatmN'Roses
from your sig it seems you have a roland microcube and a fender frontman
so getting a cheap pickup (or any pickups) would be a bad idea.
hold off till you get a better amp then get some new pickups if youre not satisfied. and if you're going to be getting new pickups get some good ones.

Ah, but those are only practice amps. I have a Bass Combo amp that I use for gigging that is already all I need at the moment. Unless they have JCM800's for cheap =P

I was thinking about the Seymour Duncan JB pickup nd the PAF as well....might go with the PAF.


now...is soldering it all that hard?
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#11
Quote by Kai07
Ah, but those are only practice amps. I have a Bass Combo amp that I use for gigging that is already all I need at the moment. Unless they have JCM800's for cheap =P

I was thinking about the Seymour Duncan JB pickup nd the PAF as well....might go with the PAF.


now...is soldering it all that hard?

They can. They can Peavey VTM60s and Laney AOR 50s for around $350-400. Thats cheap for a good amp IMO.
#12
1) youre going to play metal and jazz? with the same pickup?

2) GFS ftw

3) not that it matters a toss because pup changes only affect tone with decent (tube) amps
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