#2
he's using a spider. his tone isnt anything special.
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#3
you need help in the amp department, not the pick up department. You won't sound like some one if you just got the pups they used.
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#4
do u have to get a spider to sound that good? his tone blows mine away lol if u heard mine
#5
Quote by Powerstrike
do u have to get a spider to sound that good? his tone blows mine away lol if u heard mine

i didnt think the sound was that great
i much prefer my tone, it aint great, but IMO its better
#6
Quote by Powerstrike
do u have to get a spider to sound that good? his tone blows mine away lol if u heard mine

No

Honestly, Spiders don't sound all that great - look at the Roland Cube 30X or Cube 60
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#7
well so far no one has helped me here, the amp i use is a roland microcube and it rocks, however my agile al-2000 sounds too muddy on it and i know this because my ibanez rg sounds great on it and its because of the pickups.

soo like i said before what pickups will clear out the muddyness in my guitar?
#8
Keep in mind that what you hear on youtube and what is really coming out of his amp are 2 different things. Compressing audio signal for online streaming takes out a lot of overtones which makes bad tone sound better and good tone sound worse. Chances are, you tone is actually better than the tone in the vid.

If you want clearer distortion a good place to start is with your EQ. Turning down bass gives you more definition. Turning down treble makes things more clear. If you have your bass and treble maxed then that is why you can't get clear distortion. If you really want to change pickups then handwound will give you clearer tone than machine wound and low output will give you more versatilitly than high output.
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Quote by CorduroyEW
Keep in mind that what you hear on youtube and what is really coming out of his amp are 2 different things. Compressing audio signal for online streaming takes out a lot of overtones which makes bad tone sound better and good tone sound worse. Chances are, you tone is actually better than the tone in the vid.

If you want clearer distortion a good place to start is with your EQ. Turning down bass gives you more definition. Turning down treble makes things more clear. If you have your bass and treble maxed then that is why you can't get clear distortion. If you really want to change pickups then handwound will give you clearer tone than machine wound and low output will give you more versatilitly than high output.

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Also, spiders are junk. period. end of discussion.
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well so far no one has helped me here, the amp i use is a roland microcube and it rocks, however my agile al-2000 sounds too muddy on it and i know this because my ibanez rg sounds great on it and its because of the pickups.

soo like i said before what pickups will clear out the muddyness in my guitar?


Pickups aren't your problem.
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#11
I would agree with everything that's been said so far but if you insist on changing the pickups my suggestion is the Bare Knuckle 'Miracle Man' for the bridge position and either a 'Miracle Man' or 'Cold Sweat' for the neck position. These are top quality pickups and will certainly improve the tone but I'm still not sure I'd do it.

Why?

I don't really know anything about an AL2000 so I looked it up on the internet and from what I saw, you'd be spending more on fitting these pups than you did on the guitar and while it could still be worthwhile, I'd think very carefully about it first.
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#12
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I would agree with everything that's been said so far but if you insist on changing the pickups my suggestion is the Bare Knuckle 'Miracle Man' for the bridge position and either a 'Miracle Man' or 'Cold Sweat' for the neck position. These are top quality pickups and will certainly improve the tone but I'm still not sure I'd do it.

Why?

I don't really know anything about an AL2000 so I looked it up on the internet and from what I saw, you'd be spending more on fitting these pups than you did on the guitar and while it could still be worthwhile, I'd think very carefully about it first.

you must not know much about Agiles, even though they're not expensive, DON'T underestimate them.... they're VERY good for their price range.
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you must not know much about Agiles, even though they're not expensive, DON'T underestimate them.... they're VERY good for their price range.

Yeah, but the 'higher' end ones are overrated. I have played one, and to me, it was no different to playing an Epiphone.

And, to the TS, look down...
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#14
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Yeah, but the 'higher' end ones are overrated. I have played one, and to me, it was no different to playing an Epiphone.

And, to the TS, look down...

+1 that's why i'm getting an AL-2000 sometime soon... (and that's all i can afford, haha)

nice sig!
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you must not know much about Agiles, even though they're not expensive, DON'T underestimate them.... they're VERY good for their price range.


Which is why, surprise surprise, I started out by saying that I diidn't know much about them!!! I was making my comment purely based on the likely purchase price and I was under the impression I'd made that perfectly clear.
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#16
okay okay, don't get mad.... i assumed you didn't know much. It's just that most people judge guitars mostly by their price tag instead of it's actually quality, and i just didn't want TS to be one of those people.... and now hopefully now you can pass on the knowlege to other young fellows....

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#17
To be honest I didn't spend too long looking at it so it was mostly to get an idea of the price range of the guitar as Bare Knuckle pickups, while the best in the world to me, aren't exactly cheap. I bet they'd improve my son's Aria STG004 (not a bad guitar once it had a full setup) but I wouldn't do it because on that kind of guitar I'm not convinced it makes sense. However, I must confess I was surprised to see a mahogany body and maple top mentioned for the AL2000 as I normally associate that kind of spec with something much more expensive. It does look a lot of guitar for the money on paper but that doesn't make it a guitar that is worthy of an investment in pickups. Some of the Vintage guitars are 'a lot of guitar for the money' but I can't get away from the fact that I simply wouldn't put £200-250 of pickups into a £100-150 guitar. At the end of the day you usually get what you pay for and while a guitar at that price may be quite good and excellent value; it's not what I would call a keeper.
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#18
haha, yeah.... those pups are EXPENSIVE!
if i ever upgrade pups, i'm not paying over $150 max.

about the Agiles, yeah, the reason they're so cheap is they don't endorse people, nor do they advertise at all, so they don't lose any money, and don't have to make you pay more for the guitar.... letting you save money.

But as for the TS's question, aren't Seymour Duncans good? I know they're not expensive. Maybe look into those.
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#19
i could Eq my microcube but i need a eq pedal and i dunno how to use one or set one up, is it like setting up a boss pedal do i need 2 more cables?

i stuck with this guitar and this amp for a long time soo i gotta find away to fix something
#20
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#21
i like the nickel seymour duncan set or the hot rodded set. can those be found at Guitar center?
#22
Quote by Powerstrike
i like the nickel seymour duncan set or the hot rodded set. can those be found at Guitar center?

yeah, and they're the same pickups just one has nickel covers and is more expensive.
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#23
Quote by Powerstrike
i could Eq my microcube but i need a eq pedal and i dunno how to use one or set one up, is it like setting up a boss pedal do i need 2 more cables?

i stuck with this guitar and this amp for a long time soo i gotta find away to fix something

uh, you have a three band eq dont you?

and i agree, pickups arent your problem. they arent going to solve anything.
#24
Quote by SiegeCrew
uh, you have a three band eq dont you?

and i agree, pickups arent your problem. they arent going to solve anything.


the micro cube has one knob for tone.
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#25
Quote by mikeyElite
the micro cube has one knob for tone.

seriously?

wow.

i learned something today.
#27
So perhaps the answer is a better amp afterall and he should look at a 30w Cube. It certainly won't do any harm to at least try it out at a shop before going to the expense of buying pups.
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