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pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby Bob_BleedItDry » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:01 pm

hey guys im building my own guitar using mahogany wood and id just like peoples advice on pickups which are the ultimate pups for bridge and neck. I play rock and metal mainly so for bridge I like to chug palm mute and for neck obviously you need a nice warm tone for alternate picking . sweeps etc. cheers

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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby Andy92 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:09 pm

I've heard good things about Bare Knuckle Pickups. I'm not overly familiar with their different ones (think they have one called the Juggernaut). But for hard rock and metal, they seem like a good bet to start with.

DiMarzio is another solid brand to go with for pickups.
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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby Bob_BleedItDry » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:28 am

cheers andy lad

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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby ErnieBall » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:25 pm

Being late as I should ^^ I'd like to recommend pickups with not too much output, because they are easier to controll. Also, don't mistake "Warm" for having lots of low-end (which is half true), because you'll lose your expression and tone. I'd go for relatively "flat" pickups, Juggernauts are good ones. Dimarzio's are great as well, but they do tend to be a bit dark.

Hope this wasn't too late LOL :P

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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby ncnelson1984 » Wed May 06, 2015 4:49 pm

Part of it depends on what you are going for. From your comment on liking to chug with your bridge pickup it sounds like higher output pups might be more your thing. I know Tremonti's are high output, and his bridge pup is very much on the bright side.

All that said, I've used Dimarzio pups for years and have never had a bad experience. Currently using the Illuminator neck and bridge, but I've used the Tone Zone bridge, PAF Joe, Chopper, Liquifire and Crunch Lab pups before and all have been great. I also really dig the pickup picker app on Dimarzio.com. Not trying to sound like a fanboy or advertisement, but really have had great luck with them.

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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby Bob_BleedItDry » Sun May 10, 2015 12:57 pm

Thanks guys

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Re: pickups advice on which are the best?

Postby Harry© » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:51 am

I have a Tremonti PRS pickup in my bridge and a PRS Vintage Bass in the neck.
I really love the combo and the split coil sounds.
Great for metal but great for warm sounds too.


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