EMGs are great for distortion... Thats about it. It's because they have such high output and therefore distortion better by driving tube amps harder.
He'd be better off with a Seymour Duncan JB in the Bridge and a '59/Jazz in the neck and probably the middle too, Im actually not sure about the middle pickup.
But if you cant pull him his EMGs then Id probably say: Bridge - 81, the perfect lead pickup, always used in the bridge and occasionally found in the neck. Middle - 85, the most common companion of the 81, used in the neck mainly, some companies that dont specialise in guitars with EMG pickups sometimes put a pair of 85s on. Neck - 60, Primarily used as a rhythm pickup, Ive never seen one used anywhere other than the neck, featured on ESPs eclipse models (Les paul shape)
The latter pickup combination should offer a good variety of distorted tones.
Tell your friend to do some research on both setups And to start saving! EMGs are around $180 aud EACH, plus labour for a technican to install and wire them up properly.
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Your best best would be the Jackson RR3 unless you don't like the shape (this one has the jack on the large fin so you CAN actually sit down, Im looking at you JS30RR), the pickups and floyd rose allow you to play a lot of stuff but not change tunings very easily.
Don't fool around with computer based guitar amplification unless you're planning on doing a bit of recording, the sound isnt that great.
Personally Im looking at getting the 5w Epiphone Valve Jr Combo and playing a BOSS GT-10 through that but with a Schecter C-1 Classic (which has the same pickups as the RR3).
I highly recommend the BOSS GT-10, Line 6 offer a lot of options and decent quality but I dont find it very practical. The GT-10 just oozes quality build and is very good. Also, it offers a USB connection for said optional recording.
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By using audio headphones youre getting an unrealistic idea of what the sound is actually like. Headphones and computer speakers have preset EQs in their circuitry to make things like music sound better overall and hence boost different frequencies.
Thats why studios have special monitor speakers that come in at about $500 minimum for a pair and unfortunately you get what you pay for...
Ive had the same idea for a LONG time and it seems the only way you can do this is to plug speakers into the toneport, namely a pair of monitor speakers, to get the best idea of the actual sound, coming from the headphones socket, for stereo.
Well Last night I saw on my local music store's special section on their site there was a pedal retailing for $180 on sale for $50!! (70% or so off, what a bargain!) So I got mum to call up this morning and ask them to hold it for me til after school and I bought it this afternoon.
It's an Ibanez LF7 Low Fidelity Pedal and it sounds whacky, just the way I like it.
Now, Im not sure where I should be using it. My amp has an effects loop and I'm using a Boss Metal Zone after my tuner followed by the LF7 and then my old Digitech Screamin Blues as a treble and slight gain booster to tighten up my sound, almost like an EQ pedal.
So where do I put it? Before or after the Metal Zone, after the Screamin Blues or in the effects loop on its own?
Tom Delonge used Mesa Boogie Lonestar or F Series Amps with his signature Strat which a Seymour Duncan Invader pickup. Synester Gates of Avenged Sevenfold uses a pair of Invaders in his Signature too and you hear that punchy sound in his tone too.
So its not so much the distortion as the tone of the pickups that give you the sound, imo
I cant tell you first hand about the pickups, but considering so many guitars (namely ESP, Schecter and Jacksons) can come stock with a JB pickup in the bridge I can imagine theyre amazing. Do some research, read some reviews and check the site.