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TeoWulf
post Dec 13 2011, 06:36 PM
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Hi

I'm thinking of changing the bridge pickup (Seymour Duncan SH-4) in my new guitar for a more 'metal' one, but I don't really know what to consider.
Could you guys recommend some?
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post Dec 13 2011, 07:50 PM
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EMG are always good for metal but if your after something different check out Bareknuckle pickups they have a few metal ones, aftermath, nailbomb and warpig to name a few they are a bit expensive though.
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post Dec 13 2011, 08:13 PM
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Can't beat a Bareknuckle Aftermath in my opinion! There are a whole bunch of pickups on their site with samples you can listen to.

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post Dec 13 2011, 09:40 PM
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Apart from Bareknuckle and EMG as suggested you could look at Seymour Duncan Blackouts for active p/ups.


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post Dec 13 2011, 11:25 PM
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Some hotter pickup might do you well, like EMG, but you will loose some of the dynamics and character with hotter pickups. You will gain in clarity on hi-gain settings tho.


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post Dec 13 2011, 11:42 PM
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IMO..... Dimarzio Dactivator, amazing clarity and pick attack response. Great for Metal, and it also has a great clen tone which i was suprised at too. I dumped one into my Washburn....and wow....very impressed.

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post Dec 13 2011, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (TeoWulf @ Dec 13 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Hi

I'm thinking of changing the bridge pickup (Seymour Duncan SH-4) in my new guitar for a more 'metal' one, but I don't really know what to consider.
Could you guys recommend some?

I would think twice,that is a great all around pick-up, the Alnico magnet in it creates better cleans , the a for mentioned will increase gain
(a little), but you will loose nicer blues tones. As always it is give and take ,but much more has to do with skill and surety of notes
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post Dec 14 2011, 12:41 AM
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I've a lot of good things about the Bareknuckles


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post Dec 14 2011, 04:41 AM
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Another nod here for blackouts. Also I've heard people talk about the Dimarzio Super 3.


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I tried a Schecter guitar with Seymour Duncan Blackouts and they were so metal. I loved these pick-ups.


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post Dec 14 2011, 06:13 AM
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When it comes to all-out-balls-to-the-wall metal, its hard to beat the EMG 81 in the bridge. Its aggressive, clear, and has a big punchy bottom end. It does have some drawbacks however. Its not the best clean pickup and the sound isn't as detailed as a passive pickup. But if you're looking for a top notch metal pickup, these are minor issues. This is the pickup to use if you want to punch people in the face with your riffs.

One other pickup that I can highly recommend is the DiMarzio Crunch Lab. I just played a John Petrucci signature model that had this pickup in it, and was simply amazed by how good it sounded. Very crunchy and punchy, but with tons of detail and articulation.


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QUOTE (llibach @ Dec 13 2011, 06:50 PM) *
EMG are always good for metal but if your after something different check out Bareknuckle pickups they have a few metal ones, aftermath, nailbomb and warpig to name a few they are a bit expensive though.



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post Dec 14 2011, 04:09 PM
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Thanks guys, I never heard of bare knuckle pickups, so I cheked them out... they are the best pickups ever, I agree but they are far out of my price range.
Wich is better SD Blackouts or EMG 81s?
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post Dec 14 2011, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (TeoWulf @ Dec 14 2011, 04:09 PM) *
Thanks guys, I never heard of bare knuckle pickups, so I cheked them out... they are the best pickups ever, I agree but they are far out of my price range.
Wich is better SD Blackouts or EMG 81s?


Don't forget , if you change from passive to active you will also have to change All the volume , tone pots and place for a battery as well, and if you still have a passive in the neck position - they can not share the same pots ,so you will have to take that into consideration( as with your budget )

All of the passive pick-ups(mentioned) will serve you well. One not mentioned is a Seymor duncan Invader bridge that I used to record this
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Have a look at the Suhr Aldrich lots of Hard Rock and Metal fans with that one


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post Dec 15 2011, 11:57 AM
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It depends on what sort of guitar you have. If you enter the bareknuckle site, for instance, they can provide recommendations for your specific needs.

Try it: www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk


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