I'm not in a pantera tribute band, and i just tried out the dimebucker for the sake of it.
Maybe dark was a wrong way to describe it but i dont like the sound of it full stop really, i find it too harsh.
I like metal but i would like something more diverse.
and i'd preferably like to keep the '59 in the guitar sinc ei like it
ON second thoughts it doesnt matter that much if i have to change the neck pup, aslong as i can fix the bridge nonsense.
I've stated my preferences on the SD forums:
Recently i got this beautiful white RG570 and had a '59 and a Dimebucker put in it.
While i like the '59, the dimebucker is horrible in my oppinon, it sounds bad, it doesnt sustain as much as i need it to.
Infact before i dropped it below 2mm it didnt sustain at all.
I mostly play thrash and normal heavy metal stuff, but i'm also interested in progressive stuff like dream theater, pain of salvation, porcupine tree etc.
So i need something balanced and versatile.
So far i'm thinking about a JB or a Custom. But i thought i'd run it by you guys first.
The guitar is basswood, has a edge floating trem, rosewood fingerboard and has a bolt on neck.
Thanks in advance,
and so far i've been recomended the:
JB, Custom, EVO, X2N
Dimarzio Evolution is what comes to my mind. Should work pretty good in the guitar construction-wise and it should also fit the styles you mentioned. Very tight and clear rhythm sound(even droptuned) with the edge needed for thrash- and heavy metal. And it's also one killer pup for prog stuff. Balanced EQ, lots os sustain and killer harmonics.
DiMArzio X2N with a on/on/on switch for Series, Parellel, Single
Hmm. The JB can be versatile. There are many '59 and JB combinations that ESP sells, and it seems most people like them. The most versatile would probably Jazz+JB (Megadeth), but it depends on your likes. The Jazz mates well with both a Custom and a JB, but the '59, I don't know about that one.
Tone wizard says JB for fusion over the Custom, but Custom for metal (or Custom 5).
Me, I would say that the Custom is the common point here, so I'd go with that, just my opinion.