#1
ive got a BC Rich NT Warlock which I love however the BDSM pickups are beyond shit and i want to get hold of new pickups.
i dont want to route into the body so it'll have to be passives (no actives)

right now ive had recommended EMG H4s or a Seymour Duncan JB/59 combo

any other suggestions?

sounds im looking for are like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Slayer, Arch Enemy...

EDIT

im in europe
the budget is around 200€ or something
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#2
emg h4s aren't great. i'm not sure i'd want a jb for really modern metal either. what's your amp and what's your budget?
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#3
you don't need re-route your guitar actives but i'll say the Seymour Duncan SH8 Invader and Dimarzio X2N are best bet.
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#7
duncan invaders sound bad. they sound cheap and nasty to me. i'd rather use JB's and a high gain amp and overdrive. hz's arent great at all.. people like dimarzio's a lot. i've never tried them so..
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#9
Personally I wouldn't change the pups; I'd change the guitar but perhaps that's just me. The important thing with the pups is the wood that the guitar is made from. I think that Bare Knuckle pups are the best you can buy and their most powerful pickup is the Warpig but I'm not convinced it would work well in yours because of the mahogany wood (I think I'm right that it's mahogany). You certainly need a ceramic pup to cut through such a heavy wood so if you like your sound to be very modern, cutting and metallic I'd suggest the Bare Knuckle 'Miracle Man' in the bridge position and a 'Cold Sweat' in the neck. If you prefer a richer and warmer Gibson-like tone to your guitar then I'd put a 'Cold Sweat' in the bridge position as well.
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#10
The JB is really not bad, but there are better pickups (Check Dimarzio and Kent Armsrong).
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#11
YOU DON'T HAVE TO ROUTE ANYTHING TO ADD ACTIVE PICKUPS TO MOST GUITARS!

Any tech can usually find room in most control cavities for the battery.

So........get a EMG 81 and you'll have the tone you seek, or a 81TW for a single coil option of different tone when and if you want it.
#12
Bareknuckle Warpig. Best pickup money can buy. They cost around $440 a set in the US, however.
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#13
i back warpig after a new guitar
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#14
The Warpig was the one I was going to buy for my guitar but when I contacted Tim at Bareknuckle he told me that if I wanted any kind of articulation at all I should avoid it in a mahogany guitar. Apparently he tried it in his own Les Paul and wasn't too keen as he felt it over powered the wood, hence his suggestion of Miracle Man or Cold Sweat. You can't argue with the owner of the company!
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#15
would a ceramic warpig work?

regardless, we need to hear his budget, if he's in the USA he might not want to stretch to BKPs...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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