Help me choose new pickups for a UV777!!

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  1. Count_Dissident

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    I am looking to replace the DiMarzio Blaze pickups in an Ibanez UV777 and I am looking for recommendations.
    The style of music is death metal/progressive metal. Kinda like Behemoth/Gojira combined with Opeth that has some Devin Townsend or even Porcupine Tree tossed in. I am looking for a tone that has plenty of metal crunch (tight but deep more well round lows; singing and sweet lead tone). I like the "djent" sound for low rhythms, but I want a tone that still sounds great for more progressive chords and has definition that allows for separation and clarity between the notes of the chord. I am also hoping for a solid clean tone (full and bright but not biting and thin).
    I have a few different ones in mind, but I am not mentioning them because I would like to hear your opinions. Thanks everyone!
     
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    maybe you can start by mentioning what it is that you dont like about your dimarzios blaze
     
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    Out of the blue I'd say Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat set or Nailbomb Set (C-Bomb or A-Bomb depending on the rest of the setup)

    What's the rest of your setup like?
    What tuning, what string gauges?
     
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    Dimarzio Super Distortion (love mine), Blaze Custom (Different than the regular blazes that you have now, would need to order directly from Dimarzio), Ionizer's, Illuminator's. These are for the bridge.
     
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    evolution 7 in the bridge, air norton 7 in the neck. Classic combination and should do the trick. Ionizers are also a good choice.

    If you want pure out and out insanity, then the x2n7 is probably your friend :)
     
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    I don't dislike the Blaze pickups, I am just looking for a tighter, more modern sounding crunch on the low end. I actually really like the Blaze pickups for leads. I am pretty neutral on the clean sounds, I do think the clean sound is more than adequate, but for my tastes I think I may be able to improve on the Blaze.


    I use Elixir 9-42 with a 56 on the B string. I am currently tuning to standard tuning with the B string dropped to A. Occasionally I drop the E string to D as well.

    I do like the ceramic Nailbombs, but I was considering the Juggernauts as well. The only skepticism I have about the Juggernauts is the lead tone and definition in full chords. The Nailbomb skepticism is more based on the low end crunch, but I don't this is really huge concern.
     
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    I have BKP Painkillers in mine and I'm not completely sold on them... they sound alright but nothing great
     
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    Thanks for all of the help, but I have actually decided to keep the Blaze II pickups in the UV and venture into the world of 8 string guitars. If you would like to help me with my decision, please vote in my poll thread here: Best 8 string under $1500 Thanks again everyone!!
     
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    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    If you ever decide to backwards venture into the realm of sevenstrings get a Blaze Custom like Jerm said. It's exactly what you're looking for.
     

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