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Passive Pickups

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Metal is Religion, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Metal is Religion

    Metal is Religion Anti-Christ

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    so i have a ESP EX-102, i put a Dimebucker in the bridge position thinking that what i would use for leads and all. turns out using my neck pickup for leads gives it a more milky tone which i like a lot better. i was thinking of replacing the Dimebucker with a Dimarzio X2N and putting the dimebucker in the neck position, has anyone done this with a dimebucker? if so, how does it sound?
     
  2. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Is that legal?
     
  3. Lunatic_Asylum

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    It's absolutely legal, but you will have to lower the pickup and lower the volume using a volume knob.
    X2N has too much dirt, but at the same time it's gain is the highest for DiMarzios, you have to rely on your wood and check what type of humbucker do you need.
    if you have a heavy wood, check out DiMarzio SuperDistortion (is what I have right now),
    for a lighter wood, install DiMarzio Tone Zone (The cleanest distortion).
     
  4. Samuel

    Samuel Son of Donald

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    Dimarzio recommends a Super Distortion, X2N, or a Super 2 for basswood bodies. I have had a guitar with all three, they're all great for metal.
    EDIT: Use Eenie, meanie, miney, moe to choose...
     
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    my EMG 707's on my C7 Hellraiser is what i use, and they are imo the best pickups i've used, i had some 85's on my LTD KH-602 and still sounded great, but the 707's on this C7 just gives a killer tone, i can sustain a note or pinch harmonic, go take a crap, maybe die a little inside, then come back and the note is still sustained ;)
     
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    Samuel Son of Donald

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    Yeah that's great and all, but he said passive.





    :loco:
     
  7. Metal is Religion

    Metal is Religion Anti-Christ

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    hahahah, thats great. but anywho. i ordered an Evolution neck along with a X2N, and a noise gate so i wont have killer feedback. thanks for all the responses!
     
  8. Vital Remains

    Vital Remains Just a Man

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    only idiots have pickups in their electric guitars. lol
    dimarzio kick ass. great for anything.
     
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    oopsie :yell:
     

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