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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Re: Good pickup for Metal?

X2N, it does exactly what your asking.
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Bill Lawrence L-500XL. Buy it!
You know you'll get no arguement from me

Also as someone else mentioned, a Bareknuckle Warpig. I have one in my ESP Horizon and it is just brutal!
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evos all the way best for pinch harmonics.
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personally i swear by the EMG 81/85 set even though im not a zakk wylde fan. I just really like the way they sound through my S's running through my Mesa Dual Rec.
wow ur missing out on some REAL tone
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Re: Good pickup for Metal?

i guess its just preference. i tried 3 different setups, 2 passives and this one and i liked this the best. the sustain and pinch harmonics were the best in this one and it gave me the tightest low end.

/shrug
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D-sonic
D-Sonic without a doubt. Don't bother going active. If you want to have no tone, then feel free to go EMG.
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Re: Good pickup for Metal?

meh well maybe ill try out some passives again at some point (when i get more money heh..just got an S prestige and the next purchase is a new cab) but out of the ones i tried (didnt try a dsonic though...didnt have the money to buy anymore pickups after i tried a few out last year haha) the EMGs sounded the best to my ear.

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that is my band to give you an idea of the style we play. C standard tuning with 0.012 to 0.058 and sometimes 0.060 strings. Some pickups i tried tended to not pick up fast picking on the low string/low fret positions. maybe you could recommend something to try at some point for what i do.
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Don't bother going active. If you want to have no tone, then feel free to go EMG.

So true! I like the Lawrence for a good metal tone but if you want complete brutal metal the X2N is it.
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i guess its just preference. i tried 3 different setups, 2 passives and this one and i liked this the best. the sustain and pinch harmonics were the best in this one and it gave me the tightest low end.

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wat passive setups have u tried...what guitars were they in, what was the wiring setup combo/spec on them....

what guitar do you use ur emg in??
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meh well maybe ill try out some passives again at some point (when i get more money heh..just got an S prestige and the next purchase is a new cab) but out of the ones i tried (didnt try a dsonic though...didnt have the money to buy anymore pickups after i tried a few out last year haha) the EMGs sounded the best to my ear.

www.myspace.com/calledtoarms

that is my band to give you an idea of the style we play. C standard tuning with 0.012 to 0.058 and sometimes 0.060 strings. Some pickups i tried tended to not pick up fast picking on the low string/low fret positions. maybe you could recommend something to try at some point for what i do.
passive is not more expensive than active, its the same, but you are actually getting a asload more everything, but alot of stock guitars arent wired or shielded or grounded right......infact they use ****ty solder that kills tone.........passive---well every little detail related to the sound, even the quality of the potting done to the pups
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for c tunings your going to want to go with x2n....no tone pots....if u have hxh for instance
your going to want a 3 way lp style switch, one 2 meg volume pot,
this is the only way to open up a pup for low high gain c tones

in anycase, you can always go with two 1 meg push pull pots and get coil tapping

but adding a tone pot in drop c tuning radicaly lowers the pups response and dynamic attack

so i mean i just recomend using a single tone pot with no value lower than 1 meg....but a 2 meg pot with x2n pups can drive lower than c..its what people use for baritone guitars usually when they use a x2n type pup
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personally i swear by the EMG 81/85 set even though im not a zakk wylde fan. I just really like the way they sound through my S's running through my Mesa Dual Rec.
i love emg 81/85.absolutly wicked
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Re: Good pickup for Metal?

for playing metal, I'd recommend active EMGs, other than that, X2N all the way.
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