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EMB5490  
21 Jan 2009 16:55 | Quote
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hi, i wana get my pickups changed, i want a fat, les paul tone, but i want a fat, high distortion/output(not too high, like randy rhoads high enough but not too high like emgs) but a clean sound, i wna know the note im playing, i dont want the notes not to be clear. just fat, high output, full rich sounding. so could u guys list the diff pickups for diff genres, im curious, im taking a job at a music store so just answer both questions, what pickups are good for what.
EMB5490  
21 Jan 2009 17:48 | Quote
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what do u guys thing of vintage pickups, good or bad? i found a dimarzio super distortion shall i get? also looking at the PAF as a bridge position good/bad? how bout the gibson stock pickups good/bad?
Ozzfan486  
21 Jan 2009 17:56 | Quote
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For awsome distortion I'd get a Dimebucker.
For something fat, probably a Dimazario DP211/DP212 Custom Pickup.

The Dimazario
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-DP211DP212-EJ-Custom-Pickup?sku=309371
[I don't know much about this, cept that Eric Johnson used it and it looks pretty good].

The Dimebucker
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-SH13-Dimebucker-Pickup?sku=300131

To hear this just listen to "Cowboys From Hell" by Pantera. He didn't have it then I don't think but its fitted to those specs so basically the same.
RA  
21 Jan 2009 17:57 | Quote
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i don't think you'll ever get a straight answer on this one. and if you find one tell me. (excluding the obvious difference between completely different pickups for example; single coil vs humbucker vs piezo). i read some where that the pickups only shape the sound that the real sound comes from the body wood. it's kind of like what " _______" creates the most sustain it loaded with lies and personal preferences. the best thing you can do is try as much as you can out.

but on the brighter side EVH talked about the same thing you want in your pickups when developing his pickups in one of his interviews. so i'd look up what he has to say on it and i say i'd trust his opinion look at all he has riped apart trying to find a certain sound.
Ozzfan486  
21 Jan 2009 18:04 | Quote
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Yes but once again, he did all that to find HIS sound. And as it turns out, getting Ed's sound is near impossible.
RA  
21 Jan 2009 18:10 | Quote
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yeah but he tells you what he did and what happened giving an idea of what to do. for instance he was at one point(or still is) dipping his pickups in wax if i remember right it was to fatten the tone. And i would rather learn from what some has done then some hocus pocus forum and gossip talk or what manufacture say about there products because of course it's going to be good.
EMB5490  
21 Jan 2009 18:40 | Quote
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well i cant say i want his sound, i want my own and have my own im just asking really what pickup would be good for me as well as what pickup is good for what, also i need an answer on vintage pickups, id assume ther good, but idk.
telecrater  
21 Jan 2009 21:12 | Quote
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Well if you mean vintage pickups you mean buying some old pickups, i would say don't. If you mean getting some pickups that were made back in the day sure...

Gibson has been making the same model pickups since the dawn of time so i think a classic 58 or 59 or any of them are a safe bet. Really anything is better than the stock one's you got.

if your on a budget check out these...
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EMB5490  
21 Jan 2009 22:10 | Quote
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ye the one i found was a dimarzio super distortion from the 80s, rhoads used it, ace freehely uses it, lots of ppl use it, i figure its pretty good, vintage gibson pickups tend to be very expensive, i think its kinda retarded to buy pickups that cost more then my guitar lol.
EMB5490  
21 Jan 2009 22:11 | Quote
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o and whats the deal with PAF the gibson PAFs from the 60s and 50s and 70s or even 80s are like a gazillion $
guitarmastergod  
22 Jan 2009 07:57 | Quote
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i would get a seymour duncan distortion or dimarzio super distortion
EMB5490  
22 Jan 2009 15:52 | Quote
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ye im looking at the vintage one on ebay.
Ozzfan486  
22 Jan 2009 21:40 | Quote
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Whys it always have to be vintage!? lol. Jeez man.
EMB5490  
22 Jan 2009 22:08 | Quote
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lol, vintage is better. the quality is better, the sound is better, now everything is made in china on an assembly line or if it says made in u.s. parts came from china cheap and then assembeled here. the quality was better back then. so... i think im gona get the dimarzio super distortion.
EMB5490  
22 Jan 2009 22:09 | Quote
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also if u buy something thats decent it will most likley go up in price not down.
Ozzfan486  
23 Jan 2009 06:46 | Quote
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I think I'm buying vintage. My current project is a Dean 79' ML [IN BARAZILLABURST!!] with a Floyd on it. I kinda figure I can't go wrong too being that its the one that they got famous and so huge from.

Ozz


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