Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Ineed A Nw Pick-up
jstcrsn
post May 18 2011, 01:09 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.774
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



well,I don't like the active pups in my hellraiser( they don't have any finesse)
I have searched and can't seem to find any comparisons that I need- wich is
1. as much gain as possible as I am a Metal head
2. but the more dynamics you have, make the heavy parts more intense( volume/tonal changes throughout)
3.brigde-humbucker with tap.---neck the same


so ,is this to tall of an order, or do you GMCers have the answer for me thanks
Chris
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SpaseMoonkey
post May 18 2011, 03:10 AM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 951
Joined: 8-May 11
From: Warren, Ohio
Member No.: 12.764



QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 17 2011, 08:09 PM) *
well,I don't like the active pups in my hellraiser( they don't have any finesse)
I have searched and can't seem to find any comparisons that I need- wich is
1. as much gain as possible as I am a Metal head
2. but the more dynamics you have, make the heavy parts more intense( volume/tonal changes throughout)
3.brigde-humbucker with tap.---neck the same


so ,is this to tall of an order, or do you GMCers have the answer for me thanks
Chris


I'm going to guess they are EMG 81/85? Just because they are as sterile as they come. I know you said you didn't want to stick with actives but look into Seymour Duncan Blackouts on some videos they have a more natural tone and my guitar tech claimed they are plug and play with the EMG wiring.

I use to have a Dimebucker and they were pretty high gain for a passive pickup. My friend has some knock off of Dimarzio x2n, I almost put a set of them in my Dean ML. But I went with EMGs and they do what I need. But I'm sure someone can clear this up but I believe almost all humbuckers can be coil split its all on the pots and how its wired. I'm sorry I'm not much more of a help. But just look up some of your fav guitarists that you like the tone and see what they use and maybe amp settings to see how they round their tones out for that distinct metal sound.

- Travis S.

This post has been edited by SpaseMoonkey: May 18 2011, 03:12 AM


--------------------
Guitars:
Ibanez RG920QM (Black Ice) , Ibanez S770PB (Natural Flat) , Ibanez RG470XL (Black Perl) , Squire IV Jazz Bass (Sunburst)
Gear:
Kemper Profiling Amp , Mesa Mark 5:25

My YouTube Page.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
zen
post May 18 2011, 03:41 AM
Post #3


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.114
Joined: 26-January 08
From: Melbourne, Australia
Member No.: 3.995



I dont have the answer for you. But I do love the active emg's on my schecter and esp. So interested to know the tone you are after.
Can you compare the sound of those with the sound that you are after? I'm interested to hear the difference.
Are you sure changing the pups will get you that sound? or it could be something else in the signal chain? Amp, settings, wood/body of the guitar etc etc.


--------------------
"If the need is deep, you WILL find a way , if it isn't, you'll find some excuse"

Check out my Student Instructor Lesson on Metal Riffing HERE

Visit My Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZzRenato
post May 18 2011, 04:03 AM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 18
Joined: 12-May 11
From: Brazil
Member No.: 12.802



QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 18 2011, 12:09 AM) *
well,I don't like the active pups in my hellraiser( they don't have any finesse)
I have searched and can't seem to find any comparisons that I need- wich is
1. as much gain as possible as I am a Metal head
2. but the more dynamics you have, make the heavy parts more intense( volume/tonal changes throughout)
3.brigde-humbucker with tap.---neck the same


so ,is this to tall of an order, or do you GMCers have the answer for me thanks
Chris


Dude try the EMGs passives ones, im using the OC1 bridge and neck, this pickups have a lot of clarity, gain, a bright tone and a lot of punch, i can play everything with this pickups, since funk/ska to drop tune metal \m/ \m/. My guitar have Basswood body, the wood influence a lot the tone


--------------------
my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/kradotaner
meet me on facebook

gear: Gibson les paul custom
sansamp gt2
ibanez ts9
ibanez dl5 delay
dragon booster
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Azzaboi
post May 18 2011, 07:22 AM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.485
Joined: 23-March 09
From: New Zealand
Member No.: 6.965



EMG JH Set:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=38948


--------------------


Play Games Arcade
Take a break, Play Games! Play the best free online flash games at Aaron's Game Zone like Bloons Tower Defense 4!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post May 18 2011, 09:46 AM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



A advise you to slow down for a second there. Pickups could be the least of your worries. What amp do you use?


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jstcrsn
post May 18 2011, 01:54 PM
Post #7


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.774
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 18 2011, 09:46 AM) *
A advise you to slow down for a second there. Pickups could be the least of your worries. What amp do you use?


I use a Laney 100 lead for power and a rp 1000 for tones
it isn't the distortion-that I love
is seems that, that is all there is and if I want to turn down, it does not do that very well,no nice mellowy blues tones that I like to get
with just a pickup change and a quick roll back with volume
Thanks ,I am taking it slow as I don't want to screw up my most comfortable guitar
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post May 18 2011, 08:23 PM
Post #8


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



The problem is I believe in your amp and processor, not the pickups. That Laney amp is AOR? I don't believe it is suitable for modern rock tones. The processor won't get your far on anything as well.

I advise that you consider changing the amp if it isn't distortion that you like. It may seem like a big step, but you can be very satisfied in the end. What I recommend is using only the amp for creating the distortion you need, and you use multiFX processor in FX loop, without distortion, only for effects.

Go into the store, bring your guitar with you, and use your guitar on some metal amps in the store. Say you are serious buyer and want to test out the amps. The amps that you should check out are Peavey 6505, 6505+, JSX, XXX, Bogner Alchemist series, Engl heads and combos. These amps can all be interesting to you.

This post has been edited by Ivan Milenkovic: May 18 2011, 08:24 PM


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th May 2017 - 03:49 AM