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  1. SubsonicDoom99

    Seymour Duncan moving 3 Custom Shop pickups to production models

    From what I know of the 78 I think it's fair to say it's a more aggressive Custom Custom. I actually love the CC but I have to say it's definitely one of those pickups where it's gotta be in the right guitar with the right rig etc. Not one of those "it works beautifully in any guitar I've used...
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    What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

    I've currently got the 59 Custom Hybrid in an LTD baritone and it's surprisingly really nice. Lower output but still cuts through cleanly and has some nice growl to it. But yeah I don't know either about the '78 being used in that context with the lower tuning. If you give it a go I'd love to...
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    Pickup recommendations for my LP Custom

    I know you think it might be a bland choice but the JB/59 is a pretty good set for that wood and what you're after. If the JB doesn't quite grab your interest then I'd try the Duncan Custom in the bridge with the 59 neck. Should provide a nice balance with not-too-much high end but still loud...
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    PRS SE 7 String

    Yeah I am in agreement with the Pegasus/Sentient suggestion. Going by your comments with regards to your style/genre you play in and the need for clarity and soaring lead parts etc., the Pegasus/Sentient balances nicely in that realm. The aforementioned Titans also work within that same...
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    are there any good passive pickups for sounding clearer with alot of gain

    OK I see now, thanks for the info. That definitely makes things easier to determine! There's lots of good viable suggestions already mentioned in this thread but from my own personal experience with this (in my case with an LTD M300 into a JCM 2000 tuned to C standard) the pickups that wound...
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    H/S/H set for everything

    Which pickups have two screws for height adjustment on the one side? I put a Custom 5 into a Pacifica a while back and had no issues with it fitting in there fine. Unless mine is considerably different from yours. Just curious...
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    Best DiMarzio option for a Fluence Guy

    For DiMarzio options, I definitely agree with Crungy's suggestion of the Blaze. To my ears it has that clarity and openness that I associate in ways with the performance of the Moderns. For other potential options I do think it's worth checking out the SD Black Winter or Nazgul. Very modern...
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    are there any good passive pickups for sounding clearer with alot of gain

    Yeah there's lots of potential possibilities here for what you're after, but just need a bit more info from you like Legion asked. Very curious to know what gear you're currently using and what style you're playing, that'll definitely help us to help you! Once we know more info I'm sure you'll...
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    Using EQ pedals like MXR M108S to tighten low-tuned 7 string chuggs and riffs

    Yeah I've used both the MXR 10 band and the BOSS GE-7 for exactly this purpose. Both worked effectively, I prefer the BOSS because I think the overall quality of tone is slightly better, seems like it's got a better noise floor than the MXR to my ears? And I've also done the overdrive pedal...
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    Pickups for 25.5" 7-string

    The heavier gauge of strings you're using is definitely going to take away alot of that note clarity and definition you want. A .74 gauge string is quite heavy even for seven string guitars. Definitely provides plenty of tuning stability but yes you're sacrificing brightness and clarity. Even...
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    Should I upgrade my duncan design active pickups?

    I agree with your thoughts on this, I too tend to prefer the Blackouts in most instances. I think they have a bit more of a passive quality to them especially compared to the 81/85 which is it's own thing entirely. I've never really agreed with or understood people who always hold up the EMGs...
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    Should I upgrade my duncan design active pickups?

    Agreed with much of what LostTheTone said in the post above. While the EMGs being solderless is a nice convenience to have for sure, I am curious as to whether they'll click with you WIllyJacksonjs22-7. Being that you don't like the DDs and the Fishmans there's definitely a chance that you...
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    Boost/Overdrive For Plexi-Style Amp

    When it comes to an "always on" type of boost, my go-to has almost always been an EQ pedal like the Boss GE-7. I used that pedal with my JCM800 50 watt head for years and it was a match made in heaven. I've also used my Duncan Pickup Booster pedal in this capacity and it's worked quite well too...
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    Should I upgrade my duncan design active pickups?

    The problem with the DD pickups is that they're very hit or miss, at least in my experience. I've played some that were more than decent, and I've played some that were just thin and lifeless. They just seem to be inconsistent whereas the quality of proper Seymour Duncan or EMG pickups are much...
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    Budget Amps In 2022?

    Sounds like a solid idea to me, I've become more and more pleased with the HX stomp as I've used it over time. As mentioned already it is quite flexible and easy to use, and so far I've used it for everything from blues rock to heavy prog/doom metal stuff. And when paired with the PowerStage...
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    Can normal pickups be made for multiscale guitar pickups?

    For what it's worth, played a Jackson DInky JS22-7 that had Alpha/Omega pickups in it and it responded quite nicely. Definitely no muddy tone or mushy response with high gain, stayed well-balanced and chords were nice and clear but still heavy & aggressive. They're articulate without being bland...
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    Active to Passive conversion - what do I need to know?

    Yeah I am with you on the Blackouts, they are hit or miss for me depending on the guitar and what I'm using it for. I wound up trying out the SD Duality pickups for a guitar wired for actives but I didn't really want EMG or Blackouts type of tone/response. The Duality was surprisingly quite...
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    What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

    For playing Decrepit Birth type of stuff, melo-death and heavy tight chugging the Black Winter works extremely well for that. So that was probably a sound choice. The Distortion is awesome too but there's something about the full bodied sound of the BW that just works extremely well for what you...
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    Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

    Hmmm, pretty interested to hear more from these new Solar + pickups. I wound up being pretty unsatisfied with the regular Solars I had in my baritone A2.6, swapped those out after giving them a try for a while to no avail. I like Alnico 8 magnets, I think it does tend to roll off the high end a...
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    Hot, stacked singles

    Honestly, if you're looking for something that's going to sound full and aggressive without being a mini-humbucker or rails type of pickup, then I recommend the Hot Stack Plus Strat pickup. It's my favorite of the stacked single coils, and it definitely leans more towards being something more...


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