#1
OK, so I am looking for a new bridge pickup.

I am looking for something that doesnt necessarily has high output but must be good for chording, but most important it must be good for shredding.

Any opinions?

I can choose between Dimarzio and Seymour Duncan.
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#2
I love my SD's - I have a Jazz in the neck and a Screamin' Demon in the bridge - it screams on lead and sounds great with chords

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#3
what kind of guitar by the way?

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#4
Ibanez RG.


BTW:

About the guys who ask first what amp I have, I am going to buy a Rivera tube amp soon.
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#5
yeah its not the make really, its the pickup, because both makes have loads of pickups that are ideal for shredding and will all give different sounds, could you be more specific? such as maybe an artist who you want to have your tone close to?
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#6
Dimarzio D-Sonic.
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#7
Well, I have always loved bridge tones like Marty Friedman, Petrucci and I think Lynch, best bridge tone I have ever heard though was Rick Emmett from Triumph.
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#8
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Well, I have always loved bridge tones like Marty Friedman, Petrucci and I think Lynch, best bridge tone I have ever heard though was Rick Emmett from Triumph.


The Screamin' Demon is George Lynch's signature P/U just in case you dont know...

P/Us are hard cuz you cant really test them....however the Seymore Duncan site has sound clips of all their current P/U's - check it out

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#9
Try a Dimarzio D-Sonic or Seymour Duncan Full Shred or Demon.
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There is zero point in buying new pickups if you haven't bought your new amp. Pickups are for tweaking the finer points of your tone; if you don't know what tone you have how can you tweak it?

+1, exactly what I was going to say.
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There is zero point in buying new pickups if you haven't bought your new amp. Pickups are for tweaking the finer points of your tone; if you don't know what tone you have how can you tweak it?


Hmm....good point indeed.

I'll get back to you as soon as I do.
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There is zero point in buying new pickups if you haven't bought your new amp. Pickups are for tweaking the finer points of your tone; if you don't know what tone you have how can you tweak it?

+2


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#15
Good for shredding, massive midrange spike and thick low end but can mud up a little bit for chording if it's too close to the strings though. Very loud and in your face, doesn't do subtle very well but if you want something flash and impolite it's perfect.
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Good for shredding, massive midrange spike and thick low end but can mud up a little bit for chording if it's too close to the strings though. Very loud and in your face, doesn't do subtle very well but if you want something flash and impolite it's perfect.


Well, can it do classic rock riffs?

I dont do cleans on bridge pickups, unless split or single coils.
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#17
Maybe a Dimarzio Breed as thats a bit more vintage in its voicing yet still has enough output to be in your face when you want it to be.
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Sorry I should have phrased that slightly differently as its not a vintage tone really. The Breed is essentially a hot rodded Paf pro plus a nice bottom end. Check out the Dimarzio site for sound clips as i reckon you will be pleasantly surprised.
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#21
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There is zero point in buying new pickups if you haven't bought your new amp. Pickups are for tweaking the finer points of your tone; if you don't know what tone you have how can you tweak it?


agreed. by all means get new pickups when you've already got the amp, but i'd wait until you do so you know how you want to fine tune your tone...
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