#1
Would these go good in a bright guitar? Hard maple.

I want to get a nice raw punchy metal tone. Doesn't have to be deep and crushing, but more in-your-face and trebly ala 1980's. (hence the hard maple).


The Neck pickup is a Jazz, so it would also help to clean up. It's the JB in the bridge that i'm wondering will output that very metallish sound.
#2
The JB will definitely be trebly and in your face, but there's the possibility of it being too much with the bright wood - I'd look at the Duncan Custom, Dimarzio Tone Zone and Super Distortion too.
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#3
Well I had those in mind because they pair them new for $130.

What would you recommend? I like having good cleans and good distortion, that's why i like that set.

If you recommend something else, maybe make it just as trebly but suitable for extreme metal as well
#4
Full Shred or JB would do. Tone Zone and Super Distortion would work as well for 80s metal.
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The JB will definitely be trebly and in your face, but there's the possibility of it being too much with the bright wood - I'd look at the Duncan Custom, Dimarzio Tone Zone and Super Distortion too.

This^

I had a JB in my Strat and it was too bright. I now have a Custom Custom TB-11.
#6
Well it turns out it's basswood, not hard maple. =/


So if i dropped in the set it would be as bright, but a little warmer. Right in between mahogany and alder. I like that.

This would make it suitable for metal with the JB and nice cleans with the SH-2?