#1
Ive been thinking of getting new pickups for my Ibanez Gio :p
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I'm not Going to be getting a guitar anytime soon I don't think. I mostly play with the humbucker So i'm thinking of replacing that with something.

What what be good for mostly metal. Im sure seymour duncan has good ones...?
Peavey ValveKing 212
Ibanez Gio :\
#2
i was gonna say, what amp? but i see that your amp is fine

seymour duncan JB/59 combo?
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#3
I only have one humbucker slot

Dude where in Maryland do you live
We should jam :p

So any other pup suggestions?
Peavey ValveKing 212
Ibanez Gio :\
#5
Quote by ^__^
I only have one humbucker slot

Dude where in Maryland do you live
We should jam :p

So any other pup suggestions?

Bmore Co. and just get the JB in the bridge
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

"He who sticks his dick in peanut butter is fucking nuts"
#6
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What do you feel is lacking about your sound right now?


Well, Its not BAD but When I was testing the Amp at guitar center Other guitars *obviously* sounded better.

I played a Jackson With duncans and it was so nice.
Peavey ValveKing 212
Ibanez Gio :\
#8
Thats the thing, I cant really Explain what I want.

It just sounded Better :\

I didnt pay enough attention to it to tell you exact details.
Peavey ValveKing 212
Ibanez Gio :\
#9
Well, do you feel like there is too much/too little bass, or treble?

Is your sound too/not raw enough?
Too little/too much gain?

Things like that would be helpful to the guys here trying to help you out.
#10
Quote by Duval67
Well, do you feel like there is too much/too little bass, or treble?

Is your sound too/not raw enough?
Too little/too much gain?

Things like that would be helpful to the guys here trying to help you out.

+1

If you can't analyze your tone in that way then you probably don't need new pickups....it's certainly going to be very hard to recommend anything.
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#11
Quote by Duval67
Well, do you feel like there is too much/too little bass, or treble?

Is your sound too/not raw enough?
Too little/too much gain?

Things like that would be helpful to the guys here trying to help you out.


I think thats it. Im just not getting that insane sound like other guitars get.
Peavey ValveKing 212
Ibanez Gio :\
#12
Sorry, but it just sounds like you need to play your guitar more. If you can't describe what's missing in your tone, it's probably not your pickups. Tone comes from your fingers too.

I'm not saying your pickups can't be upgraded, but until you can clearly hear and feel what's missing, buying another pickup is just throwing money out the window.

I remember when I was 15-16, I had an Epiphone Les Paul Standard and a small Peavey amp. A friend had this Jackson Kelly, and some monster amp I can't remember, and when he was playing, I thought to myself : "That guitar sounds so much better than mine. And that amp must be so much better than mine too." The guy let me try his Kelly so I could experience what "a real guitar" sounded like, and wouldn't you believe it, the minute I started playing, it sounded like crap.

That's when I realized that my Epiphone would probably sound much better in this guy's hands! Don't believe me? Find a guitarist that has been playing for several more years than you have, and let him play your guitar through your rig, and hear the difference.

But whether you believe this or not, most people still buy loads of replacement pickups to try and get the ideal tone. That's why Seymour duncan and other manufacturers sell so many darn different pickups. So if you feel like ignoring my suggestion above, start with a Seymour Duncan Custom 5, JB or any other high output humbucker, and go from there.
Last edited by Joel Rainville at Jul 6, 2008,
#13
Quote by ^__^
I think thats it. Im just not getting that insane sound like other guitars get.


All right.
Well, I would recommend a high output pickup. I can't really pull a name right now, but any higher output pickup seems to be what you're looking for.

Now, I have to agree with Joel, because honestly, a lot of your sound comes from your technique. I guarentee that although I don't love the sound of my guitar sometimes, a more experienced guitarist could make it sound like gold.
You have to consider that before going and throwing anywhere up to $100 on a pickup.
#14
Go back to the guitar store and play some of their guitars and see which pickups the ones you liked are using.
Guitars:
Carvin DC145
Epiphone Explorer with Seymour Duncan JB and '59
Ibanez RGT42FXQM with Dimarzio Evo 2 and PAF Joe
Amp:
Carvin V3 2x12 combo with JJ 6L6GC tubes

Bass:
Ibanez SR300IPT
Amp:
Carvin BX600 2x10 half stack