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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Good Pickup for under 100€ ?

I've got a Schecter Demon 6 (no FR) with active "Duncan Designed" pickups..
I also have a cheap guitar with stock passive, I like the feel of the guitar, but the pickups could be better.. either of them could do with an upgrade..

I recently discovered that I like the neck position for rythm..
And I think I'm more into passives.. :S
Though I don't know how to install a passive pup in an active guitar..

Is there a good pickup in under 100€?
I found a used SH-13 Dimebucker for 50€..
Thinking on getting that.. if it can be used in the neck..

I play mostly downtuned metal/alternative..
Any advice to give? Do tell!
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the Seymour '59 in the neck.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the Seymour '59 in the neck.
Seems it's good on cleans..
How is it with downtuned metal/alternative? (Korn, Tool, Disturbed m.m.)
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds great in B-standard, nice warm and sing-ey PAF sounding. Not good for chugging in the neck, but for cleans and solos its right.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds great in B-standard, nice warm and sing-ey PAF sounding. Not good for chugging in the neck, but for cleans and solos its right.
Thanks for the tip, might put one on my "passive" guitar..

Anyone think I should get the SH-13 Dimebucker?
The sneapsearch gave me threads from 2005, and I don't want to necrobump..
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No more recommendations for a pup?
Speak your mind!

The used Dimebucker seems good for 50€.. new, it costs 140€ here.. :S
But so far I've only seen 1 good youtube video of it..
The rest of them have been pretty crappy.. so I'm not completly convinced..
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Seymour Duncan JB SH-4. Better than any passive.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Seymour Duncan JB SH-4. Better than any passive.
Thanks for the tip!
Checked some clips and it didn't seem bad at all.. hmm..
New, it costs 79€..
Looks like a standard, black, open humbucker..
But..
I found this:
SEYMOUR DUNCAN SH-4CLASSIC COVER GD (Jeff Beck)..
For 40€.. used..
Don't know if they sound the same? it looks different as it has a golden cover..
I'm no pickup expert.. :S
I wouldn't mind cutting the price in half.. if they sound the same..
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Old June 24th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I really dig the JB/ '59 combo as well.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Anything by Seymour Duncan is good. But the SH-8 Invator I really like it. Syn from A7X uses it. Hope I helped.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Anything by Seymour Duncan is good. But the SH-8 Invator I really like it. Syn from A7X uses it. Hope I helped.
Of course it helps! every suggestion is helping find a suitable pickup..
I checked it out.. and it sounds interesting..
Though I only found Invader..
But everything sounds cooler with "tor" at the end..
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Old June 24th, 2011, 10:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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gibson 500t ...the best passive PU for metal IMO.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I recently discovered that I like the neck position for rythm..
Hmmm... as in rythm palm-muting and whatnot? :/
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Thanks for the tip!
Checked some clips and it didn't seem bad at all.. hmm..
New, it costs 79€..
Looks like a standard, black, open humbucker..
But..
I found this:
SEYMOUR DUNCAN SH-4CLASSIC COVER GD (Jeff Beck)..
For 40€.. used..
Don't know if they sound the same? it looks different as it has a golden cover..
I'm no pickup expert.. :S
I wouldn't mind cutting the price in half.. if they sound the same..


You can get rid of the cover really easily if you don't want the gold covers.

I have 2 JB's in 2 different guitars and i really like them for certain things. They are great all around pickups.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hmmm... as in rythm palm-muting and whatnot? :/
Good question!
Well.. It doesn't have to be a neck pickup..
I threw together a shit-potpurri of some old stuff I've made..
Thing is.. I play alternative soft music.. hardcore.. numetal.. metal.. almost everything..
Maybe I have to get two pickups..
I'm just happy if I can get a nice rythm tone.. like Korn-ish, Suburban Tribe-ish..

Here's the clip:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2383166/Shitfest.mp3
Pay no mind to the vocals.. Recorded them in my vocalbooth last year, during a night.. had to record and edit vocals, mix and master the shit for a deadline the next morning (school homework)..
I'll be redoing the whole songs.. guitars, drums etc.
Anywho.. that's some of the stuff I do..
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Old June 24th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You can get rid of the cover really easily if you don't want the gold covers.

I have 2 JB's in 2 different guitars and i really like them for certain things. They are great all around pickups.

Ahh, thanks for letting me know.. thought it might be a difference.. I don't care how they look.. as long as they sound good..
Maybe I'll have to get it so I can get nice clean tones..
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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I really like my Anderson H3s... (got them in 6 guitars)
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Old June 25th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I really like my Anderson H3s... (got them in 6 guitars)
They didn't sound bad at all.. but couldn't find any here..

Guck me.. it's a gucking jungle out there with all those pickups..
I'll probably get the Seymour Duncan Sh-4.. since I found a used one..

Still have a some questions for you, guys:

I have an old DeArmond.. my first electric guitar.. and it's a cheap one..
But I love it.. It has a basswood (or some variation of it) body.. and great sustain..
I'm thinking of putting the SH-4 in that one.. since I'll use it for cleans..

The Schecter has a mahogany body, with active pups..
Don't know how hard it is to put passive pups with active ones.. :S
Because I'm thinking of trying to get the Dimebucker as well..

Am I gonna have problems with pots? do I have to switch the pots?
How do I know if they cause a problem? :O

Anyone combine active and passive in a song?
Like quadtrack 50/50 ?
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Old August 24th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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So far I've gotten the Seymour Duncan 59.. got it used for 40€.. was close to getting "invader" or "JB".. but they were too expensive used..
I'll be on the hunt for cheaper ones..
And I've gotten a lot of "no name" pups.. so I'll be doing my own soon..

Still wondering though, ever combine passive and active for rythm?
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