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#1
hi im been thinking whats the best pickup to play heavy power and trash metal....what do you think?
#2
humbucking pickups




edit: I'll give you a good answer...probably some of the EMG series.
#3
Whatever's on the Gibson Explorer, I don't know what's it's called but I like it.
#7
I agree, EMG's, Especially the 81, or even 89, they're both for bridge. And for the neck, get 85, 60, or if u have single coils, get some EMG-S or EMG-SA
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#8
I've got a set of Rockfield Mafias on my Ibanez. You might like them

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#9
emg 81s...
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#10
EMG's. are dimarzio good for metal too?
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I agree, EMG's, Especially the 81, or even 89, they're both for bridge. And for the neck, get 85, 60, or if u have single coils, get some EMG-S or EMG-SA


89 is the same as the 85.
The only difference is the 89 can be coil tapped.
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#12
Dimarzio's sound nicer, EMGs are very muddy and not very dynamic
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What kind of amp are you playing though, what's your budget and what kind of guitar will they be going in?

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my budget is 350 dollars is for a dean dime o flame(ml)......i thanks for replie so quickly i almost forget i have a meteoro 200w amp is some brazilian company but it sounds better than a marshall of 100w
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#16
I love my 81/85 set. It sounds great and despite what some people say, the cleans are good too. There's a distinct difference in my PRS (passive pups) and my Schecter. I can't speak for Dimarzios b/c I've never played them, but I generally prefer active pups b/c it makes pinch harmonics easier.
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my budget is 350 dollars is for a dean dime o flame(ml)......i thanks for replie so quickly i almost forget i have a meteoro 200w amp is some brazilian company but it sounds better than a marshall of 100w

Are we talking about a Marshall MG here? That's not much of an achievement.

Just because it says Marshall, doesn't mean it's the best, or even good; The MG series is horrible, and a poor representative of the "Marshall tone".
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#20
There is no "best" but IMO Barknuckles ftw
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#21
those meteoros are meant to be nice. i think sepultura use them? brazilian high gain tube amps, as far as i'm aware (could be wrong though).

there's no "best" as it's personal preference, but a bareknuckle miracle man is bound to be up there among the best.
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#23
i wouldn't get actives if i were you. and BK is pricey for anyone not in Europe...
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#24
If you're hurtin' for cash, I'd go with a Bill Lawrence L500XL ($49.99) Don't let the price fool you, I've got one of these down in my Kimaxe Custom and it screams

If you get EMG's, do the 18V mod to it. You'll never look at regular EMG's the same again.

The Rockfield are great pickups too. Although I don't have much experience with 'em, another band in my area uses one in his ESP Wayne Static guitar

If you wanna look different and get noticed, I would highly recommend Lace Engineering's Alumitone pickup. They take a totally new approach to pickup design and whatever in the hell they did, they did it right. These sound amazing through high distortion. Whenever I get the cash I'm dropping one of these in place of the damn Dimebucker in my Razorback...
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#25
If you have the amp you say you do, the Meteoro amps are ****ing incredible. Although, I'm not familiar with one that is 200W. Only the 280W beast and the 100W.

Anywho.. get yourself a pair of EMG 81/60.
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#26
My personal favorite is the Seymour Duncan '59 because when you pump out ass loads of gain from your amp, the tone doesn't become fizzled or muddy from high output pickups (a.k.a. EMG's).
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My personal favorite is the Seymour Duncan '59 because when you pump out ass loads of gain from your amp, the tone doesn't become fizzled or muddy from high output pickups (a.k.a. EMG's).


yeah. since your amp oozes gain, this would be a good idea. because high gain + high gain usually isn't such a good idea. lower gain pickups allow you to remain clarity and give you more of a balanced sound. active pickups usually take away a lot of character out of your tone, i wouldn't recommend actives.

the Seymour Duncan "Mutha" is probably the best heavy metal pick-up there is.


i've never even heard of that.
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those meteoros are meant to be nice. i think sepultura use them? brazilian high gain tube amps, as far as i'm aware (could be wrong though).

there's no "best" as it's personal preference, but a bareknuckle miracle man is bound to be up there among the best.

o rly? Cool. Never heard of the brand.

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i've never even heard of that.

Probly because it doesn't exist.


Oh
, and are we to understand that you don't have the guitar yet?
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o rly? Cool. Never heard of the brand.


Probly because it doesn't exist.


Oh
, and are we to understand that you don't have the guitar yet?


sadly...
i just have it here to remind me not to spend any of the preorder price. haha.
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Oh, I wasn't referring to your Agile fund, sir.


I'm asking the threadstarter, diego alejandro, if he even owns the Dime-O-Flame yet.


ah, ok. lol.
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#34
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those meteoros are meant to be nice. i think sepultura use them? brazilian high gain tube amps, as far as i'm aware (could be wrong though).

there's no "best" as it's personal preference, but a bareknuckle miracle man is bound to be up there among the best.

yep, they actually make the Mak3000, which is the Andreas Kisser signature model. Pretty sick amps. Agreed too, I have the MM set, and it's one of my favorite pickups I've used to date. Absolutely screams.

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If you have the amp you say you do, the Meteoro amps are ****ing incredible. Although, I'm not familiar with one that is 200W. Only the 280W beast and the 100W.

Anywho.. get yourself a pair of EMG 81/60.

agree with this too, the Mak3000 is a boosted and tweaked MHA2000, which is a hotrodded MHA900, which is an exact copy of a JCM900. Diode clipping in the gain stage and all. The 3000 is a beast, my buddy has one, and it's a very cool amp. Surprisingly versatile too, he was getting some really good mid to high gain tones out of it.

yeah, 81/60 would be a good combo. 60 can make a great clean pup. I would get the 81TW at this point though, just to have the coil split. The 89 is also one of my favorite pups in the neck too, meant to sound like an 85 in hum mode, and is actually an SA single coil when split. SA is a pretty decent clean pup. I think even gilmour used them when he was trying to quiet down his live rig. Personally, I like the 89 better than the 85 in humbucking mode even.
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#35
id have to go with SD blackouts i love mine they dont sound sterile and cold like EMGs IMO
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Oh, I wasn't referring to your Agile fund, sir.


I'm asking the threadstarter, diego alejandro, if he even owns the Dime-O-Flame yet.

yes i have the dime o flame....and my amp is a meteoro two reverb it sounds cool
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o rly? Cool. Never heard of the brand.


no worries, i've only just about heard of them too. Never seen one or anything.

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yep, they actually make the Mak3000, which is the Andreas Kisser signature model. Pretty sick amps. Agreed too, I have the MM set, and it's one of my favorite pickups I've used to date. Absolutely screams.


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#39
active pickups usually take away a lot of character out of your tone, i wouldn't recommend actives.


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#40
Gibson 500T, DiMarzio Super Distortion, or Seymour Duncan SH-6.

I really don't like active pickups, even for metal. To me there's something more raw in the regular ones...... or maybe I'm just ****ing crazy.
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