#1
I am looking to upgrade my guitar with new pickups. I have a crestwood electric guitar and I mostly play stuff from Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and ither bands like that (Don't hate me because i like A7X). In my guitar i have single coil pickups,and if it's possible to upgrade to humbuckers without too much hassel i will, if not just post good single coil pickups. My amp is a behringer gx212 and i have a boss MT-2 metal zone pedal (I posted this incase someone asked). I'm not looking to get a new guitar at the moment because I'm saving up for a synyster custom, and this is only a temporary fix. I don't know too much about the diffrence between the neck pickup and the bridge pickup so if someone could also tell me the diffrence i would greatly appriciate it.
#2
it would be possible to upgrade but you would have to have space bored out for the humbuckers...good humbuckers would be Seymour Duncan Invaders (what Synyster Gates uses, btw...hes a beast) or a JB set...the neck pickup tends to blend things which is good for soloing if you alternate pick, tremolo pick, or sweep pick alot...while the bridge has a very raw sound to it which is better for riffing
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#3
I'd recommend Gibson Humbuckers.. but you do have to cut a hole in your guitar,

although i head about those humbucker things that fit single coils.. i dunno.
#4
a new amp perhaps?
but i'd recommend Dimarzio D-Activators.
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#5
I was looking on the internet and I found these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGGC21-SA-Prewired-Pickguard-Set?sku=300274

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGVG20-Vince-Gill-Prewired-Pickguard-Set?sku=300267

Would either one be good for metal or no.

I also found this one but there is a humbucker in it:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--EMGKH20

If i were to get that Kirk Hammett set how hard would it be to make a slot for a humbucker.
#8
dude just go for the Seymour dunncan hotrails that fits in single coil slots or the little 59' they are a joy to installl and sound great
#9
Presuming it's a strat copy, have a look under the pick guard, if it's routed in a big square (swimming pool routed) under neath then I'd just get a fully loaded pick guard - something like this:

http://store.guitarfetish.com/wisttwochhub.html

If it is routed for 2 single coils and a humbucker, then you could try something like:

http://store.guitarfetish.com/hueqhsswipic.html

If you've already decided to get a decent guitar next, there's not a lot of point paying huge amount of money out on decent pickups, when presumably the one you buy next is going to have good quality stock pickups.
#10
Quote by -MintSauce-
Save yourself some pain, and just get the Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/cutting-edge/hot_rails_for_s/

It's a humbucker, in a singlecoil housing. The Maiden guys are reknowned for using them.

Edit: Those EMG sets are over-priced - buy the pickups individually.

+1

this is the way to go, you wont have to go cutting holes or anything. They're the same size as single coils. and they look cool too.
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#11
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Those hot rails should i only get one or all three?


I just read your first post again. If you're saving for a Synester Custom anyway, why not try a cheaper pickup? The GFS hot rail style pickups are supposed to be decent, and are a bargain: http://store.guitarfetish.com/lilkiblhurap.html. They get mentioned all of the time on here, and loads of people use them.