#1
Ok, So with the help of warmoth a friend and I are building a guitar. What we've got going is:

1)an SG style body more strat thickness than classic SG made out of Alder
2)A jackson style maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard

I'm only putting a bridge pickup in it and I'm trying to decide what to put in. I'll be running it through a Randall RG100SC amp and I'm into Hard Rock and Metal. Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica etc. I'm open to any suggestions.

Thanks!
#2
Pantera - Bill Lawrence bridge pup
Megadeth - Duncan JB or Duncan LiveWires
Metallica - EMG81

Suggestions : The Seymour Duncan JB goes well with alder-bodied guitars, or so I have been told. Others from SD might be - Duncan Distortion, Custom, Custom Custom, Custom 5, Alternative 8 (alnico 8 magnet), Blackout, or try the P-Rails, if you're handy with some soldering; for amazing versatility.

Also check Dimarzio. I don't really know anything about Dimarzio's except for the Super Distortion. Which probably would work for you, however there are better options.

Or if you have a higher budget, look at Bareknuckles, or Swineshead, or some other boutique pickups.
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#4
i would say either a seymour duncan JB or distortion, distortion most especially.

im a duncan loyalist, gibson pickups are also amazing but theyre fairly expensive

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#5
Why alder, might I ask? Get Mahogany, for a guitar with more low end. You need teh br00tz, right?

I'm going to veto the earlier suggestion of the Super Distortion. That pickup is more suited for 80's metal. Like hair metal.

If you go with an alder body, consider a Seymour Duncan SH-11 (or TB-11, depending on your bridge style...).
If you go with mahogany, a Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom would be a good choice.