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Good Pickup for under 100€ ?

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  1. ForHerDeadEyes

    ForHerDeadEyes Señor Member

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    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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    I like the Seymour '59 in the neck.
     
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    ForHerDeadEyes Señor Member

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    Seems it's good on cleans..
    How is it with downtuned metal/alternative? (Korn, Tool, Disturbed m.m.)
     
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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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    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.. :zombie:
     
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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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    Seymour Duncan JB SH-4. Better than any passive.
     
  8. ForHerDeadEyes

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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.. :)
     
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    I really dig the JB/ '59 combo as well.
     
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    travisscotttharp METAL UP YOUR ASS!!!!

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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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    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..
    Skeletor
    Destructor
    Andy Sneaptor
     
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    gibson 500t ...the best passive PU for metal IMO.
     
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    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Hmmm... as in rythm palm-muting and whatnot? :/
     
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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.
     
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    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.. :D
    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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    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.. :D
    Maybe I'll have to get it so I can get nice clean tones..
     
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    I really like my Anderson H3s... (got them in 6 guitars)
     
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    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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    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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