Alder body, maple set neck. Need pickups!

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  1. AfroSamurai

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    Hi guys,

    I have a custom 7 in the works and I'm not sure what pickups to put in it. The specs are alder body with maple drop top, maple set neck and ebony fretboard. I play mostly old dream theater and symphony X type of music....no djent for me.

    I was thinking in;
    -Crunchlab liquifire (would love to get the old petrucci set, but this might be as close as it gets)
    -Suhr pickups (hot 7's or something like that are called). This ones are supposed to be like the aldrich set, but in 7 string. As far as I know the aldrich set is like a "better" jb-jazz set, but I might be wrong.

    I'm really open to suggestions/recommendations.

    Thanks!
     
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    Definitely either crunch lab/liquifire or BKP Holy Divers if money isn't an issue.
     
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    Holy divers are modeled after a JB, right? I may want to try those...so many options.

    I was also thinking on Anderson pickups, the H3 and H1+ models to be precise. I did some research and he seems to put those in every alder+maple top and maple neck out there. Problem is that there are no sound clips and basically no one has ever tried them before :(
     
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    Yeah, some people call the Holy Diver a perfected JB but it's a popular replacement for the Crunch Lab as well. Strangely enough I tried those Anderson Pickups in a Bulldog guitar through a Fryette Pitbull and the sound was huge, heavy, clear all that crap. It was the closest I've ever gotten to Killswitch Engage's tone.
     
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    Now I'm really interested in the Anderson pickups, I don't dig killswitch engage, but they do have some serious tone. Kind of lucky that you tried them before and I randomly asked for them :lol:. I think I'm going to give them a shot, worst case scenario I just swap them and put something else.

    Thanks for the reply man!
     

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