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post Jul 7 2008, 11:38 PM
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hi! I want to change my guitar pickups.. I have an Ibanez s620exqm, it comes with 2 "designed by emg" pickups.. but I really don't think they are so good, they're passive and the sound is not as "metal" or powerful as I would like to.
I've think'd of putting my guitar the emg 81/85 configuration.. but does anyone has another good pickup idea, experience?? maybe some seymor duncan or something, I don't know much of this and I love to play metal (power, thrash, death etc.)
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post Jul 7 2008, 11:54 PM
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81/85 is a great combo for your needs. I suggest check out some guitar in a guitar store with similar configuration if you can, these pups sound similar on different guitars.


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post Jul 7 2008, 11:54 PM
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How about a set of either Seymour Duncan Invaders or BareKuncle War Pig Humbuckers. They are two high-output humbuckers which sound great for metal. I had a set of Invaders in a Gibson Explorer years ago and they sounded absolutely killer.


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post Jul 8 2008, 12:02 AM
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I agree, Invader is another great (passive) option.


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post Jul 8 2008, 12:45 AM
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Seymour Duncan Distortion (ceramic magnet) My favorite of all time.

Seymour duncan JB, Super warm fairly high output pick up.

Neck ...Seymour duncan 59....nice fat lead tone.

Be aware that most pick up companies have different color codes for the leads. Make sure you have the proper schematic.


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post Jul 8 2008, 10:03 PM
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I really like to stay away from pickups labeled as high gain pickups, it just gets a little to distorted and a little to far away from the natural tone of the guitar for me. Bareknuckles are a solution to this problem, amazing pickups, BUT they are very very expensive.
EMGs will make a $300 guitar sound like a $1500 one, I highly reccomend those, even tho it takes away the guitars natural tone.
Gibson pickups rock, the burstbucker are amazing, less expensive than Bareknuckles but still quite expensive.
Seymour Duncan is a touchy subject for me, I do think they make good pickups, but they all have this funky sounding midrange to me, kinda sounds like a car horn "honk". I wouldn't reccomend them.
Dean is now making pickups, and they sound very good, I own a pair. I would reccomend the Baker Act pickup for you, high output, but not distorted, spongy, thick, amazing.
Another company I've always had success with is Dimarzio, all thier pickups have a sweet midrange, love em.


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post Jul 8 2008, 10:24 PM
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A EMG 81/85 set sets my vote. Excellent pickups thats actually good for more than just metal.


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post Jul 8 2008, 11:01 PM
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thanks alot!! the emg configuration is convincing me, but I heard dimarzios are also good.. do you recommend? or I stick to emg
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post Jul 8 2008, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jul 8 2008, 11:24 PM) *
A EMG 81/85 set sets my vote. Excellent pickups thats actually good for more than just metal.


I think that you can't go wrong with this (Standard) combo smile.gif


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post Jul 9 2008, 07:12 AM
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I put in the EMG 81/85 pickup's in my RGT42DX. They sound great. Way better than the stock Ibanez pickups it came with.
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post Jul 9 2008, 07:25 AM
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Bareknuckle Pickups, trust me.. They're bloody awesome smile.gif
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post Jul 9 2008, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 8 2008, 06:17 PM) *
Be sure to check Stan Hinesley as well smile.gif

I'm still waiting on mine to arrive, been 4 weeks so far sad.gif

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