Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
new pups for my Schecter
Ok, I have a Schecter C-1+, it's my first electric, and I really love it, though I also love my RG550 very much also. A few months ago I did what I always said I would and put in EMG's to replace the just OK Duncan Designed pups it had. As far as how that went, the 81 has grown on me, at first I didn't like it, but with a little messing with the eq on my solid state Fender, I got it to sound pretty nice. With the 81 in the bridge, there's definately no lacking in power, but what bugs me is that now I can't use it for it's intended purpose, which is jazz. I have an 85 in the neck, and I just can't seem to squeeze any good jazz sounds out of the thing. It also doesn't seem at all affected by the tone knob, it mutes but not like I hoped it would. Seeing as this guitar is my baby, my first, and my favorite, I have to get it sounding good. Another thing is that by switching to passive pups I can also do a push/pull coil split, which I can't do with the EMG's. My question is this: what pups should I put in this mahogany, set neck, string through body guitar? I've been looking for pups for my RG550 so long that I don't even know what to look for for this one. I was considering Seymour Duncans since that's what Schecter seems to use the most, and if that's the case then I'll probably be thinking about getting a George Lynch Screamin' Demon in the bridge and a 59' in the neck. Those are my choices according to the sound clips they have. But what does DiMarzio have laying around over there? What pups of theirs sound good with a mahogany guitar? Keep in mind that the neck is going to be used for jazz, but also know that I want the bridge to have some substantial power. This is my only hardtail guitar, so it has to sound good in drop d or even drop b. I like the sound of the Screamin Demon quite a bit, it has lots of nice crunch and a lot of treble, which I want in this guitar, but I'm worried that it doesn't have enough output and that there isn't enough bass. I want something that sounds sort of like it, but that has that extra bass. I was actually thinking about the Tone Zone also, but I've heard it has too much midrange for mahogany guitars. I want your guys' input.