#1
I have an Ibanez RG370dx (hsh) that i want to change the humbuckers on. I was thinking of getting a Dimarzio PAf pro for the neck and a Duncan TB4 JB for the bridge. Will this pickup combination give me a good metal/shred tone that works well for heavy riffs and fast solos as well as slow phrasing? I am looking for a Petrucci/Satriani-ish thick and smooth lead tone, and a riff sound like Disturbed that is thick with distortion, but not muddy. I don't care too much about the clean sounds, because i can use the single coil for cleans.

-Thanks-
#3
A line Six Spider III (terrible) but i will be getting a peavy valveking. I also use a boss metal zone distortion pedal (i know a lot of people here don't like it, but i kinda like the sound i can get out of it)
#5
Quote by forsaknazrael
Wait until you get the Valveking before you decide what's lacking about your tone.


That's what i plan on doing, but i can't tell from the duncan and dimarzio propaganda if these pickups would actually be good for my style of music.
#7
OK, thanks. I'll look into the breed,

The VK was the best value tube amp i could find, with all the types of amps i would like to have, such as Mesa, being waaaay out of my price range. I might not get new P'ups at all and invest in a good amp, but i haven't found a good combo tube amp that is suitable for metal and still somewhat inexpensive.