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Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ataraxia2320, Jul 27, 2015.
Lace Alumitone series and Seymour Duncan distortion
Both are in your budget
Duncan JB, not super tight in the low end but its been used on plenty of great metal and rock records
TB-5 Duncan Custom. Works perfectly in mahogany. They call it a "PAF on Steroids" tone. It'll do rock and metal just fine.
+1 for the Custom. I've got one in my Schecter Scorpion (mahogany) and it slays - it replaced an Invader, removing a lot of boomy low end and gross resonant peaks in the highs, leaving me with a tone that can actually make use of a tube screamer without sounding shrill.
Not sure about a cover, but I'm pretty sure you can find aftermarket pickup covers from places like AllParts, or even Amazon or eBay.
+1 for the Custom. I changed the magnet in mine from ceramic to alnico = WIN
what about the gibson 498?
I know that you are not a fan of the JB... Did you try it in a mahogany body?? For me this is a killer combo for versatility!!
The JB is hit or miss in mahogany. I just got a couple of Schecter Blackjacks and pulled the JB out of all of them. (Also pulled the 59 out of the neck as they were too boomy.)
In *one* of them, it sounded acceptable. The others had that weird upper mid spike that JBs have. In alder that usually balances perfectly.
the viper has an "sg" like shape, the 498 is the p.u. mounted in the original gibson sg standard, and boy that guitar sounds good
Duncan Custom V, awesome pickup. Got one in a Les Paul and it sounds great
Don't rule out the Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge position. It's great for rock and can handle metal just fine too (ask Bill Steer).
Lace Drop n' Gain.
The Custom/59 hybrid is a pretty awesome pickup. I find myself wishing it were a little hotter but when Im using a boost in front of my amp its a non issue.