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Which Pickups Are Better For Metal?
which pickups are better for metal???
EMG 81/85 [ 21 ] ** [58.33%]
Seymore Duncan JB/59 [ 15 ] ** [41.67%]
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post Apr 4 2009, 09:12 PM
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different is good.

I like my duncans for clean stuff. Slight OD stuff.


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post Apr 4 2009, 10:10 PM
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I like the duncans because it's the whole signal and nothing but. Let the amp decide what to do with the signal, that's what an EQ is for.


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post Apr 10 2009, 03:59 AM
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got my new guitar yesterday and im very happy with the duncans.. i was worried that they would be harder to get pinch harmonics on them but they are about the same as the emgs... I like the way they sound, not quite as much as a metallic sound out of them, but more of a smooth metal sound...


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post Apr 10 2009, 04:14 AM
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actually there is no noise when im not touching the guitar... its a very nice smooth guitar


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post Apr 10 2009, 04:23 AM
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post Apr 10 2009, 04:25 AM
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Sweet dude!

Give it a week and you'll prefer the Duncan's over the EMG's:D


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post Apr 10 2009, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Apr 3 2009, 03:29 PM) *
The best advice i can think of is trying them both out on a familiar amp.


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And familiar guitar I would add,
everything else is more like fishing in mud.smile.gif


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post Apr 10 2009, 05:00 PM
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post Apr 11 2009, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Apr 10 2009, 11:02 AM) *
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And familiar guitar I would add,
everything else is more like fishing in mud.smile.gif

who fishes in the mud?


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post Apr 11 2009, 04:57 PM
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I´ve been using the JB/Jazz combo for a while, i constantly play lots of diferent guitars besides mine and my brother´s cause i live like a minute away on foot from a music store and that combo just screams man. JB on its own is amazing for riffs and also does well on solos. The jazz is alot smoother and warm, and for solos is just awesome.

I´ve had a 59 but changed it for a Jazz. Felt like the 59 had no "life" and was too muffled.

EMG´s are also quite good, i just prefer seymour duncan!


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post Apr 12 2009, 01:11 AM
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This new guitar is a beast, and these duncans have an awesome sound..

heres a clip from the 59 pickup


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post Apr 12 2009, 02:45 AM
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QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Apr 12 2009, 02:11 AM) *
This new guitar is a beast, and these duncans have an awesome sound..

heres a clip from the 59 pickup
Imo you should use the bridge pickup for such riffs. Actually I think that referring to the neck pickup as rhythm pickup is quite confusing. At least I use them in exactly the opposite way, bridge -> riffs, neck -> leads.

Anyway I'm glad you like them. No longer fiddeling with a tremolo feels good doesn't it? wink.gif

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post Apr 12 2009, 02:54 AM
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I just voted for the Duncan's. Rock on!!!!!


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post Apr 12 2009, 03:10 AM
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Glad you enjoy your new guitar Outlaw, it looks very cool smile.gif Regarding the smoothness of their tone, thats my favorite part of the Duncan sound smile.gif Of course, they have plenty of other styles of pickups for everything else imaginable too.


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post Jun 2 2009, 01:28 AM
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I have to say i never play my guitar with the emgs anymore... I love these duncans and my new guitar, im even considering selling my guitar with the emgs in it...
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