#1
so i want to install a humbucker into my behringer strat copy

i want to be able to play classic rock to metal
from guns n roses to led zep to metallica


i don't have a job so saving for a new amp is out of the question


so i'm after a cheap humbucker (as cheap as possible) to play classic rock and metal
any suggestions
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Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
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#2
New pickups isn't going to help cheap wood.
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#3
will it help get more of a metal tone

or should i invest in a pedal
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Custom Built Acoustic
Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
My Build
#4
Well.. Unless you're in the same situation as me (Too young to work)... I'd suggest get a bloody job lol.
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#5
yeah tried that no one will emply me
don't know why

anyway i get $50 -60 AU a month so getting a new guitar is not an option

Edit
found out that my guitar is made from solid wood so it isn't plywood if that helps
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Custom Built Acoustic
Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
My Build
Last edited by bluesnewb at Oct 3, 2008,
#6
get a pedal, that's probably a cheaper alternative than getting a new humbucker then you gotta pay someone to fit it for ya which isn't easy.
#7
yeah, people tell you to get a pedal but theres no way your getting a metal tone with those single coils, if you want to get into metal territory get a bridge humbucker, check out guitarfetish.com the gfs pickups are good.

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#8
Either get a pedal, or practise on the clean channel of your amp, and get some god technique down. Hilarious amounts of gain hides all your mistakes, so I wouldn't recommend that until you know how to play metal properly.

And a new pickup is NOT the solution, it won't make your guitar sound any better through a dodgy amp.

To the guy above: you can get a metal tone with single coils, it just takes a little more gain than a humbucker to get one.
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#9
so if i'm getting a new pup
i think gfs are my best bet but what sought
i have no idea what the names / numbers mean
about $40 - $50 AU

but if i get a pedal im looking at a distortion/overdrive pedal
maybe a boss os-2 about $120 Au
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Custom Built Acoustic
Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
My Build
#10
check out the duncan detonator...it's a chinese made pick up based off the duncan distortion pick up...i got one a GC for $40.

good luck
#11
Golden Age pickups from Stewmac. IMO, best HB out there in that price range($40-$50) and better than many pickups costing twice as much.
#12
Sometimes you can get lucky and win actual Seymour Duncan pickups on ebay for $40 or $50. If you have an ebay account you might want to try to win a Duncan SH-4 JB humbucker. The GFS pickups are good too. I've never tried GFS but people on here praise them alot. A new pickup will help some but I would get a pedal after the pickup. When you get the money a better amp is a good idea too.
#14
Solid wood doesn't mean good wood still. and pickups arent going to make a valve special metal.
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#15
Yeah. I'm gonna quote Barack Obama here and say that "you can put lipstick on a pig....it's still a pig."

You aren't going to make that setup m3t@l by putting humbuckers in a Behringer. Pedal.
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for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


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#16
You're wasting your money fixing up a behringer, buy a pedal that'll hold you over for awhile. then apply your ass off for a job and buy a new guitar.
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Gretsch G5120
#17
pedal is your solution bro. a humbucker will not make that amp distort any earlier than what it already does, you want a dirt box.

and your budget is so low i don't think i'd personally recommend anything other than saving up for new gear all together. sucks but it's the best option.
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