Originally Posted by xklusivly4u
I am thinking to upgrade pickups in my RG 2820. I want brutally distorted sounds like Metallica or Pentara.
When I look around this site, some are recommending Dimarzio AN and TZ. Is it suitable to put Evolution? How about EMGís active pickups like EMG 81-85?
Has anyone here tried Evolution or EMG with RG 2820 before?
Fist advice: think about your amp setup,
What amps are you playing through?
and please don't tell me you're playing through a GT6 or a pod, or anything where pickups don't really matter.
If you want to sound like metallica, get a mesa boogie triaxis or mark series amp, before you change the pickups. If pantera (I guess) is the thing? check out dimebag's equippment, and get the real thing. And believe me, the amp has a lot more to say than pickups, and in the end you might like your pickups very well.
Pods and similiar sounds good, but definately different.
For my case: I like petrucci's sound better than anything, that's why I use boogies and steve's special in the bridge, and air norton or evo neck, in yes....neck position.
Hope you get my point, and it helps, I'm not arrogant, only speaking the truth ;-)