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Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ataraxia2320, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Ataraxia2320

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    Lace Alumitone series and Seymour Duncan distortion
    Both are in your budget
     
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    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    Duncan JB, not super tight in the low end but its been used on plenty of great metal and rock records
     
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    TB-5 Duncan Custom. Works perfectly in mahogany. They call it a "PAF on Steroids" tone. It'll do rock and metal just fine.
     
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    +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.
     
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    wetpenny i've got cankers!!

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    +1 for the Custom. I changed the magnet in mine from ceramic to alnico = WIN
     
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    what about the gibson 498?
     
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    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!!
     
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    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.)

    :devil:

    In *one* of them, it sounded acceptable. The others had that weird upper mid spike that JBs have. In alder that usually balances perfectly.
     
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    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 :D
     
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    Duncan Custom V, awesome pickup. Got one in a Les Paul and it sounds great
     
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    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    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). :)
     
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    ArnaudM Metalstasis

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    Lace Drop n' Gain.

    Absolutely Killer.
     
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    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    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.
     

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