Help selecting pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by maxoom, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. maxoom

    maxoom Scumbag of the Earth

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    I am putting together a strat type guitar,with alder body and maple neck maple fretboard.I am going to be putting in two full sized humbuckers /no middle pup. Ok cut to the chase I really need help deciding what pickups to try out for this guitar. I want good rock metal tones but I like a pickup that will clean up when backed off.

    I thought I might try the crunch lab and liquifire Dimarzios. I don`t know anything about them so I need to go investigate.

    I want that pickup that can sound heavy but still have good tone sometimes a lower output pickup has better tone and sounds heavier because of it.

    Pickups I have or tried SD JB`s, Bill Lawrence L500L, Dimarzio Paf, EMG`s.
    I just want to try something different.

    Any Suggestions?
     
  2. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    I am currently awaiting for my RG2120x to get back from the guitar hospital. It's getting the crunch lab/liquifire combo installed.

    Other options are
    D-Sonic/Air Norton
    Evolution/Evolution
    Tone Zone/PAF
     
  3. Hosenbugler

    Hosenbugler Untilted

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    The Crunch Lab/Liquifire is a good choice, sweet pickups.

    Alternatively, you could go Tone Zone/Air Norton (my favourite humbucker combo tbh).
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Drop a seymour duncan '59 bridge in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck maybe?
     
  5. maxoom

    maxoom Scumbag of the Earth

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    I already have a JB I could use for the bridge if I want to go with SD and just buy a neck pup and be done.I kinda want to have some Dimarzio`s in this guitar.I have always thought about trying an EVO but these new crunch & liquifire pups peaked my interest.

    I just bought the Crunch lab & Liquifire set.Settles that....
     

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