#1
I was thinking about getting a new guitar this summer, but I'll be living in a tiny dorm room next year so its not the best idea. Instead, I was thinking about getting some new pickupus to improve the sound. Oh, and I'm currently playing through a Roland Micro Cube. I don't have any other options amp-wise. Do you think new pick ups would even help my sound?

Anyway, I play mostly Heavy Metal(Maiden, Priest, Sabbath), Hard Rock(GnR, AC/DC) and Southern Rock(Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, etc). I'd love recommendations on which pick ups would be best suited for all these types of music. I'm basically looking for something versatile enough to handle these genres well.

I don't really have a price limit at this point. I'm just looking for the best value for money. As long as its not ridiculously outrageous. Any help is appreciated.
#3
I'd second the EMG-81. Unless you don't have a cavity in your guitar to place the battery.
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#4
Through a micro cube, a pup change is going to do very little, if anything. A new amp would be your best bet.

Peavey Classic 30 or Delta Blues would nail all of those tones.

But, since you are going to be living in a dorm, the best option would be a 5 watt tube amp and an OD pedal, or a Vox AD series amp, which sounds better for clean/medium high gain than the micro cube.
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I was thinking about getting a new guitar this summer, but I'll be living in a tiny dorm room next year so its not the best idea. Instead, I was thinking about getting some new pickupus to improve the sound. Oh, and I'm currently playing through a Roland Micro Cube. I don't have any other options amp-wise. Do you think new pick ups would even help my sound?

Anyway, I play mostly Heavy Metal(Maiden, Priest, Sabbath), Hard Rock(GnR, AC/DC) and Southern Rock(Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, etc). I'd love recommendations on which pick ups would be best suited for all these types of music. I'm basically looking for something versatile enough to handle these genres well.

I don't really have a price limit at this point. I'm just looking for the best value for money. As long as its not ridiculously outrageous. Any help is appreciated.

No, they won't.

If you want value for money then don't bother with pickups, you'll be shelling out for little more than a cosmetic change at this stage.
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#7
Get a small tube amp as suggested earlier before thinking about a pickup change.
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#8
If you're pretty satisfied with your tone, I'd have to recommend just saving the cash.

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#11
Save it man, you're not gonna notice an improvement in your tone.
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#12
You're going to need a versatile amp to hit all those in one shot. A Peavey Classic sure won't be that amp. You're going to want something like a Peavey Windsor, Marshall JCM800, Crate VC6 series, or a nice modeler