Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: Low and high output pickups
I think it depends on which genre of heavy metal. If I'm not mistaken, a lot of classic Priest and Maiden or your classic late 70's and early 80's metal was recorded on medium output pickups.
If you're talking Killswitch, Slipknot, or the like then different story. I usually use high output pickups like the TZ or Evo but lately I've been digging the Air Classics in the Fireman and, especially, the 36th Anniversaries. I can pretty much do anything with these and they're "vintage" output, especially the 36ths. I would say classic rock sounds better on them too rather than the high output Dimarzios.