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Discussion in 'Backline' started by davidthangjam10, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. davidthangjam10

    davidthangjam10 New Metal Member

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    I've been trying to replace my stock bridge pickup of Schecter Omen Extreme 6. But i don't know what to go for please suggest a good pickup? not too costly. P.s no bareknucke i can't afford it :p
     
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    EMG 81 w/ 18 volt mod.
     
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    Seymour Duncan SH-4 or Distortion.
     
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    Thumps up for the SH-6 Distortion! Cheap and effective.
     
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    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    EMG 81 w/o 18 volt mod.

    :p
     
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    EMG anything.
     
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    9 volts is teh win.
     
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    For metal EMG 81's are the only option for me.
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    81, 89, Het bridge, 57 are my favorite pickups, not in that order. They'll always work though, just takes some picking based on the style.
     
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    All my guitars have Duncans except for RG550 which has a PRS HFS.
    I am now completely EMG free :)
    Hate them.
    With EMGs I could never get that squishy compression in the lows that good passives give.
    My ESP Eclipse custom sounded terrible with 81/85 set so I put a set of Duncan 59s in and it rocks.
    My ESP M1 sounded unbearably thin with an 81 so I put an 85 in and was still dead so I put Invader in and sounds amazing.
    I know everyone loves EMGs on here but not me.
    I also tried the 18v mod and they sounded even more "peaky" and scratchy than before.
     
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    IMHO Duncans are the worst pickups on the planet, and I just gave their new Pegasus and Sentient a try. For me, they are inline with maybe the stock IBZ pickups in Ibanez guitars.

    I get a hotter more compressed signal with my EMG equipped guitars than I do my passives. I feel I get longer, fatter sustain and it's much more effortless to play on EMGs. What can I say, I love them!

    As we speak, I'm having EMG Metalworks 57-7H 66-7H pickups installed in my RGD.

    You don't think this is good tone?

     
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    davidthangjam10 New Metal Member

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    i don't want EMGs Pickup most of them are active pickups i don't have the slot for a battery i don't want to make other hole for battery. i was thinking of getting Duncan Distortion. a lot of friend suggest me. but i couldn't get in my place that's the problem. i'm mainly playing high gain stuffs so i think duncan pickups are good with it. how the sh-4 are they good for high gain stuffs? thanks for the reply
     
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    Most guitars have room in the control cavity for a battery.
     
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    I own SH-4 on two of my Jacksons. They are awesome. Lot of people always talk about the new things coming out but that pickups are really great. They where used in a lot of the most incredible albums. Think... Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia from Megadeth. They where the sound of the most prolific Dave Mustaine's career.

    :headbang:
     
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    Seymour Duncans if you want to sound like everyone else, I guess.

    If you're more of sonic non-comformist, then consider something like a Dimarzio Super Distortion or a Gibson 500T. Also, can't go wrong with PAFs/57 Classics/490Ts/Dirty Fingers.
     
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    schismatic Kintsugi is coming

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    Want EMG-quality pickups for a fraction of the cost? Look no further than Irongear Volt - I paid £58 for BOTH neck and bridge.
     
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    davidthangjam10 New Metal Member

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    i'm mostly playing high gain stuffs like progessive metal/djent. so i need a good pickup like duncan distortion (but i don't seems to find this one in my states) are those duncan pickup will be good for high gain!
     
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    ArnaudM Metalstasis

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    I put LACE Drop n' Gain on my guitar and it absolutely slays. I tried EMG 81 and 85, SD TB4, TB6, Bill Lawrence Dimebucker, even custom pickups, the Lace was the best without any difficulty.
     
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    davidthangjam10 New Metal Member

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    thanks a lot guys for the help!
     

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