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I think you're underestimating the amount of effect speakers/cabs have on your overall sound. If he is just using more efficient speakers that pump more mids, he'll slice right through you, even if all other gear is the same. For example, if his cab has V30's and you're running T75's, a pickup swap is going to do very little to help you.
Another thing you might consider is if you're EQing for a full mix. In my band, our other guitarist has a Rectoverb with a Mesa Recto 2x12 cab that's loaded with V30's. Naturally with that setup, he has a lot of upper-mid bite. To keep us from competing for the same frequencies, I use my MXR 10-Band in addition to my amp's EQ features to put an emphasis on lower-mids in my tone, giving me a darker growl. In addiion to that, I have a section of my EQ scooped out for our bassist so that he's got some room in the mix. It gives us a pretty full overall sound, with everyone able to be heard.
Speakers most definitely have more of an effect on your tone than the pickups in your guitar. Unless you're talking Single Coil vs Humbucker, but you're going from humbucker to humbucker. Both of the pickups in my main guitar are AlNiCo II pickups that are made for much lighter styles of music than what I play. The bridge pup is definitely scooped. I've played with guys using AlNiCo V and Ceramic pups that are very mid-heavy and still sliced right through them in a mix.
Honestly I don't like the X2N. have you checked out the crunchlab yet?
You said BKP would be out of your price. what about just one? your playing death metal honestly how often are you going to use your neck pup?
if you can do it. try and aftermath.. or if you really want to cut through. the pain killer (super mid heavy)
the aftermath will keep nice and tight at that tuning.
if not give the duncan full shred or the good old tried and true sh-6 distortion.
I think something with an Alnico 5 magnet would help fatten your sound. I like dimarzio tone zones, ridiculously fat pickups.
Some things you might be overlooking:
What speaker cabs are you using?
What speakers are in these cabs?
Are you using a quality cables?
Have you tried switching places within the room? It could be that the acoustics of the room play more to where his amp is than where yours is.
Those are just some thoughts I had before you assume it's your pickups and spend a bunch of money on those just to find out it was something much simpler.
Also check out a diecent EQ pedal. You'll be amazed at what one can do for you MXR 6 band/10band, Boss 7 band
Or even a BBE sonic stomp pedal.
Seymour Duncan SH-6/custom custom
Any of these should be a huge improvement over the stock pickups.
How are you EQing the amps, and please tell me you're not simply using the same eq settings as the other guy
I'm not convinced pickups are your issue here. If they are I doubt the X2N is the solution, that thing just makes noise
They let that shit go too far. Rosa shoulda just parked her fat ass at the back of the bus and then we wouldn't have had to deal with that King asshole.
"I have a dream"....psssh
I have a dream you shut the fuck up Martin!
If people you know arbitrarily place numbers in the middle of words during speech then they probably have bigger issues than what gear they're using.
Buys donuts for family breakfast
Sees Yngwie needs them more
Not to turn this into a TBDM thread, but I agree with this. Nocturnal was the pinnacle of their career, in my opinion. The newer albums just do not feel as dark and brutal to me, and I think part of that is because of the more "shreddy" lead guitar parts. Nocturnal had some impressive lead lines, but they fit the songs better and used "darker," more depressive scales. My fav from that album is probably "To a Breathless Oblivion." The solo on that one is nothing too technical, but just leaves you with a feeling of despair and hopelessness. Brilliant! Though their new albums definitely feature more technical lead work, I feel that it detracts from the feel that is so present in their first three.
The vocals though, I think are just as good now as in their beginning. But I digress...
I'd have to disagree with that tone. The only thing I agree with is cranking up the mids.
Personally, I can a super great tone by keeping the treble a little more than halfway, cranking the mids, Boosting the bass up quite a bit (It makes the tone sound a bit fuller IMO), and Gain about 3/4 of the way up. You don't want to have the gain completely high up because you'll lack clarity and it will sound like a can of bees.
Try that on for size and see if he goes along with it.