#1
im on a tight budget, due to some backed-up bills. however, i have about $80 in change

so, i plan on either installing a DiMarzio Super Distortion in my bridge, or getting a BYOC and building it

i have stock Ibanez humbuckers (from the 80s, when they where still decent stock pickups) and a Boss ME-50...and also plan on building a little 2-watt amp, so the soldering experience would rock

any suggestions
#2
I'd say get some new pickups but that's just me. for $80 you can get a seymour duncan invader for some metal sounds, idk what type of music ur into but its just a suggestion.
#3
If you're set on doing a pup swap, and are on a really tight budget (meaning an amp is out of the question, which would far outweigh a pup swap), then I'd suggest a versatile pup like a SD SH/TB-4--that is hard to go wrong with. The Invader suggested above is the last thing you'd want for versatility in one pup. Otherwise, I don't generally use any pedals, so I don't generally talk about any unless someone asks about something specific. Ultimately, the amp and how well your guitar plays for you is most important.
#4
Quote by 4regt4
If you're set on doing a pup swap, and are on a really tight budget (meaning an amp is out of the question, which would far outweigh a pup swap), then I'd suggest a versatile pup like a SD SH/TB-4--that is hard to go wrong with.



+a million.

The SH/TB-4 (JB Model) has more output than the DiMarzio Super Distortion, you can check it on the website (DC resistance is higher).

I HIGHLY recommend it if you're looking for versatility, because you can roll back the guitar volume and it'll clean up extremely well.
Gear
Guitar
Kramer Striker (JB + Jazz)
Amps
Blackstar HT-5C
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT-XL
Pedals
Dunlop DB-01 Crybaby From Hell
Digitech HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive
Boss DS-1
#5
well what do you want to change in your tone? If your looking for more of a tone tweak, go for some new pups. Or if you want something completly different... I.E a distortion pedal, chorus pedal... whatever... then definately go with the pedal.

Just really depends on what you think you need more
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Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial
#6
duncan JB is also a fantastic idea...however, i dont think ill be throwing an Invader in my destroyer anytime soon, eventually ill have an RG with active pickups for my real high-gain
(i am leaning a bit towards the pickup)

the dimarzio have a bit less highs than the JB, and i have a flamed maple top, so i was thinking ill treat the whole bit like math, and try to equal things out...think its a good idea?
#7
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
duncan JB is also a fantastic idea...however, i dont think ill be throwing an Invader in my destroyer anytime soon, eventually ill have an RG with active pickups for my real high-gain
(i am leaning a bit towards the pickup)

the dimarzio have a bit less highs than the JB, and i have a flamed maple top, so i was thinking ill treat the whole bit like math, and try to equal things out...think its a good idea?


Warming up a bright guitar with a darker pup is generally the idea if that is what you are aiming for.

The JB can be a little shrill with a guitar that is too bright.