Need pickup suggestion for SD in J-custom (for 80's metal)
Recently I scored a very nice J-custom, model RG8420ZD. It has a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 TB-14 in the bridge. Body is mahogany (flamed maple top) and rosewood fretboard.
The SD TB-14 is nice pickup, but I want a bit more agression in my sound. I'm really into 80's metal (think of Metallica, Slayer, King Diamond etc.). My amp is a Soldano Avenger.
This guitar is only suited for passive pickups, so EMG's do not fit. I'm not looking for overpowered pickups like the X2N or Invader. My goal is to have an agressive attack, yet tight and articulate. The SD TB-14 gets me close (in my gear), but I need that little bit extra. What passive pickup do you recommend?
I was thinking Duncan Distortion, JB or the ALternative 8 SH-15? Suggestions are much appreciated.
Last edited by -laurens-; 03-19-2012 at 07:09 AM.