neck pickups for AC/DC sound
Ok here's the deal, having recently installed an SD '59 in one guitar, and a Bill Lawrence Rhythm in another, I'm still not satisfied with the sound I'm after :-(
Don't get me wrong I love the warm sound when played with a clean amp, or for those bluesy riffs/solos, but they sound terrible with any distortion. The problem is when playing power chords the 2 lower strings just sound like a wet fart, like a flabby bass guitar. I've tried adjusting the pickup height & the amp setting, but to no avail.
I want a pickup that will deliver a nice crunchy tone for rhythm guitar over ALL the strings. Imagine the sound of AC/DC, or Billy Duffy from the Cult, or Tie Your Mother Down by Queen. That's the sound that I'm aiming for (without going to the expense of buying their equipment or course !)
My mate had an EMG 81 in the neck of his Gibson, which I was really impressed by, giving that chugga chugga sound, and all strings sounded bright even at high gain levels. Not sure if I want to put one of these in my RG550 though, as It sounds like it might be alot of hard work, what with it needing a battery etc.
Anyone got any alternative suggestions for the sound I'm after