#1
I want to play with good heavy distortion liek metalica, ozzy, gnr. I am replacing the bridge pickup on my slash epiphone only which is a humbucker. What humbuckers are good for my sound under 500 bucks?
Last edited by guitar1212god at Sep 23, 2008,
#2
You wanna play Metallica on a P90?

No.

Try a Seymour Duncan Distortion or something by DiMarzio. They have an open coil active pickup, though I don't remember the name.
#3
I love P90s, but for starters P90s aren't humbuckers, they're just really big single coils. As well, if you're looking for the sound I think you are P90s aren't going to get you there any time soon.

EDIT: I play Converge through a P90. If he tried hard enough he could probably play Metallica too.
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#4
P-90s are NOT humbuckers unless you buy a custom humbucker designed to sound like a P-90, such as a Seymour Duncan "P-90 Stack."

A P-90 is an old-school single-coil pickup that is commonly used for blues and classic rock music.

See the guitar in my sig, which has a "dog ear" P-90. The dog ear refers to the triangular tabs on the cover where the screws hold it to the body. Another P-90 is known as the "soap bar" which looks like it sounds - just a rectangular cover with no dog ears.

Most P-90s don't have the output for metal, which is why they're used for clean or overdriven blues, rock and punk.

EDIT: Oh, and yes, they are good for a lot of styles and sounds but they are not brootal.
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#5
Look at some DiMarzios, the high end Ibanez's have them, People rave about emgs but I'm not crazy about them. Also Some higher output Seymour Duncans. However I do tend to stay away from anything that doesn't look like a regular humbucker. But yeah, I'd recommend a Dimarzio. Remember that the sound is mostly amp though. I mean the pickup really defines certain styles and sounds based on what type it is, but you need a high gain amp to create that sound. And lastly, stay the hell away from a p-90. Solid pickup, I love em cause there kinda like a noise canceling single coil, sorta. But yeah for you..there a nono
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#6
p-90s are good for green day and stuff like that. but if you wanna play metallica you need some emgs. 81 in the bridge. 85 in the neck
#7
The "Mississippi Queen" Humbucker sized P-90, by Bareknuckle does wonders with distortion.

Get a nailbomb on the bridge and a Mississippi Queen on the neck, and you're set
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#9
i have a Les Paul Junior with a P-90 in it...and ive played Master of Puppets with it before, it doesnt sound bad at all, you probably just wont get a REALLY heavy tone. id say go for a humbucker.
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#11
You already have a thread about this, you don't need another one.
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