#1
i know this is the wrong thread but i wanted to get opinions from people who actually play punk. i was lookin at either a super distortion or an invader sh-8. (by the way this is for my h/s/s strat played through my marshall valvestate.)
when i plug my ibanez w/infinte 1 and 2 pickups for an offspring tone, its perfect. but when i plug my mim strat in, i lose alot of the gain(i guess) and it sounds kind of sharp/harsh.
the one sound i would really like to match is goldfinger, when i hear "spokesman" it sounds like its the perfect distortion/gain. i know i can definatley come close to that sound with my current amp, but i'm pretty sure im gonna need a pick up change(at least in the bridge)

Any suggestions?
i hope i gave enough information
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#2
Punk doesnt need good pickups

But in all seriousness, Super Distortion's sound pretty good, My brother put one in his kramer and it sounds a lot better. I'm not certain if it has the Goldfinger sound your looking for but everytime I play his guitar it sounds good with stuff like RBF, The Offspring, Descendents, ect.
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#3
I don't know the first thing about equipment.

If it works I play it. Maybe a few other regulars do know about this stuff but honestly I don't even think this is the right place for this discussion.

They're are prolly more knowledgeable folk on this topic in the Gear and Accessories forum.
#4
I wouldn't go with the invader, its very muddy sounding. The super distortion will be far more gain than you need. I'd check out the JB (SH-4) or the Custom V (SH-14) models.
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#5
Single coils, humbuckers, and P-90's.

I'm really of the opinion that the way you set up your amp and any effect pedals is far more important than your pick-ups. I can get death metal distortion on a Telecaster.
#6
Quote by pinheadslts75
Single coils, humbuckers, and P-90's.

I'm really of the opinion that the way you set up your amp and any effect pedals is far more important than your pick-ups. I can get death metal distortion on a Telecaster.




here it goes, use whatever you have.........and psshht......you don´t even need pedals
#8
It doesn't really matter that much. But a lot of people use JBs. One of the guys in Bad Religion uses a Super Distortion if I'm not mistaken.
#9
p-90's are the the gibson sg pickups right? would they fit in a strat's humbucker position?
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#10
Quote by someguy27
p-90's are the the gibson sg pickups right? would they fit in a strat's humbucker position?

No, p-90s are a completely different type of pickup. They're technically single-coils, but they have higher output than normal single-coils and a more balanced tone. They're not as high-output as humbuckers. They're also smaller than humbuckers, but bigger than normal single-coils. Since they are single-coil, they often hum with high gain. They're common in SG Specials, but they're known for being in Les Paul Specials, Les Paul Juniors, Epiphone Casinos and other hollowbodies, and sometimes Les Paul Goldtops. Most won't fit in a humbucker position, though there are some humbucker-sized pickups that are similar to p-90s.

there are two shapes:

"soap bar"


and "dog ear"


Sorry for the long post.
#13
^ I don't like the Boss DS-1 because it doesn't give a volume boost when you turn it on. But it's great if you're in a situation where you never need to get louder or quieter.
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#14
Quote by JesusOfSbrbia
^ I don't like the Boss DS-1 because it doesn't give a volume boost when you turn it on.


Plus, the DS-1 sucks.

A jackhammer / tubescreamer combo would work in front of most clean amps.
#15
Quote by BrianApocalypse
Plus, the DS-1 sucks.

A jackhammer / tubescreamer combo would work in front of most clean amps.


Thank you, I thought T'd have to be the one to say that. Seriously, the DS-! is the most disgusting sounding pedal I've ever heard. If you want a good distorted sound with a pedal, use an overdrive pedal if anything.

SD-1's aren't bad. But I have an unnatural hate for any distortion and overdrive pedal in the world.
#17
Quote by BrianApocalypse
None of the boss overdrives are really any good.



Tube Screamer is the best. But nothing beats a perfect tube amp for that sweet tone.
#19
Quote by BrianApocalypse
Plus, the DS-1 sucks.

A jackhammer / tubescreamer combo would work in front of most clean amps.


I don't think it's as bad as people tend to say it is.

I liked mine until I got my Double Muff...I still do like my DS-1 but I find it to be quite a bit thinner sounding than my Double Muff
#20
Quote by BrianApocalypse
Tubescreamer works really well with the Marshall jackhammer (which does a mean Peter green type tone)



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