Thick modern metal humbucker for a Strat

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  1. Zhysick

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    If it tracks fast it's good for me. I don't need surgical lows, actually I prefer it to be boomy than clangy if that explains anything...

    Then I will look into it.

    Shame the SuperD is not getting any feedback because I can have it for half the money I would get the Dominion... Fking money!
     
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    EQ, yeah. I think that's what different pickups do anyway. They project different frequencies.

    Which reminds me of the Dialtone!
     
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    [QUOTE="Zhysick, post: 5035713, member: 64161]
    How is it? That's one of the "new" DiMarzios that's very heavy in the mids... I'm interested.

    Is it tight? Rolled off highs? Honky/nasal?

    Thanks![/QUOTE]

    Thick and punchy, still clear. Wish they made an 8 string version. Good dynamics, cleans up with the volume knob well.

    Mine was in a basswood RG 7 string.
     
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    But... Hendrix... used pedals lol.
     
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    I had a Super Distortion in the bridge of a PRS S2 24 tuned a half step down. It's a great pickup, somewhere between a hot PAF style pickup and something more modern. To me, it sounded a bit scooped but in a good way. I wouldn't say it is ultra mid humped if that is what you are looking for. I believe it's SD counterpart is a JB. YMMV.

    I can't believe no one has suggested a Black Winter or Nazgul yet, lol.
     
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    neither of those would be what he wants tbh. OP likes pickups like the warpig, and the bw/nazgul are def much leaner sounding than that.
     
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    Problem is, I've never used a SuperD below Eb tuning. That will actually change soon-ish (I've got a spare SuperD that I plan on putting into my Jackson KE-3 which is tuned down to B; the JB that's in there now is way too bright in that guitar [which seems to naturally be incredibly bright], I'm trying to fatten it up some), but I can't answer that question for you now.

    If it helps any, Suffocation used the SuperD for a while back in the day, although I'm not sure exactly on which albums.

    EDIT: Also, the SuperD doesn't really have a Seymour Duncan counterpart; the JB is quite different. The closest is probably the Custom, but even it is very different, with less mids, less output, and more top-end bite.
     
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    Wasn't Hendrix who said "nothing like a Suhr straight into a Diesel without any pedals"? I'm pretty sure it was him last Bloodstock. Maybe it was The Edge (who never uses pedals as well).

    If you are going to try that SuperD soon maybe I will wait for your feedback but will listen to Suffocation in the meantime.

    Thanks to all of you guys!
     
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    Yes, it's not mid humped but definitely thick in the mids (or low mids) and lows but I'm afraid is not "modern enough". I have never thought if a pickup is modern or not enough but I have read lots of posts about the SuperD to be "vintage sounding" and saying that it cannot handle modern styles of metal that I am afraid I might be vintage as well hahaha kind of living in the past in this... I used to try a lot of pickups but the last year's I haven't been able to try the new models so I don't know if there is a real difference between a SuperD and a Titan.

    So... Do you think it handles modern tones? Can I say... Does it Djent? I don't play that but ... Just to explain myself.
     
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    Well one pedal isnt complicated. The pedal is the fastest way to achieve what you want, and probably the easiest.
     
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    I know, it doesn't seem to stop people from recommending them in every pick up thread though :p

    When I was using the Super Distortion, it was mainly for hair and death metal type sounds. I enjoyed it but probably not modern enough for what you are looking for. That being said, if you have a handle on a cheap one it could be worth a shot. One man's vintage is another man's perfect.

    I generally play thrash and death on PAF 36th anni pickups, but I don't tune down much more than a half step usually.

    I agree with your description. The Super Distortion definitely does it's own thing.
     
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    But then I will have to be turning it on and off depending if I am using the bridge pickup or the neck one because if I am looking for a thick pup with prominent mids is just to compensate for a neck pickup that is thick with prominent mids. It just don't make any sense to have a scooped all highs and lows bridge pickup and a all mids neck pickup because each one will need a different amp setting...

    That's what I am trying to avoid, just a balanced sound.
     
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    Alt-8 comes immediately to mind. I can't believe that pickup isn't more popular.

    Maybe the 59/Custom hybrid. orrrr I feel like some of the Gibson or PRS stock pickups would work, but can't think which off the top of my head.

    Great pickup, but scooped mids
     
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    From the demos the Alt8 seems to be too focused in the upper mids with not much bass response. Is not harsh but definitely bright. The 59/Custom sounds similar to me, a bit more on the vintage PAF style... Bright and not sterile but not thick in the mids and lows. I have always liked that one and want one but not for this guitar especially since it is alder+maple... It will probably become harsh in this guitar.

    Can anybody say something about the Gibson 500T? As it has the 3 magnets structure I am interested in the option of combining the ceramic flanks with an A2 for thicker sweeter response or something like that...
     
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    It's really quite easy. You can do it.
     
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    Nope, not going to turn it on and off every time I switch pickups. That's plain stupid. I change pickups even middle of a bend to emphasize and things like that... Not gonna think it hitting the pedal.

    It's an absolute no lol.
     
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    Demos on SD website are mostly worthless, you should try one

    I like the 498T better. Both are probably brighter than you want.
     
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    Have fun looking for perfection then.
     
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    I still have the option of changing the neck pickup for something that matches better another bridge pup if I can't make it work with the neck pickup I have right know

    It's not that hard to swap two pickups just I would like to keep the neck pickup I have because I like how it sounds and how it reacts to my playing.

    Not gonna be stupid and over complex things: if two pickups doesn't work well together one has to go out. As simple as that.
     
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    I liked the 498T I had in a Les Paul Standard but yes, it was too bright and a bit scooped in the low mids... Similar to a JB I would say. Not what I am looking for now but a great pickup. I have never played a 500T but I like that kind of construction like the Invader or the Juggernaut. More magnets = more tweaking options.

    Will give the Hybrid another listen...
     

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