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    hey guys, im replacing the pickups on my epiphone gothic flying vee, and im undecided about which pickups get. i play metal and hard rock, and i want some pickups with a lot of midrange punch, and the stock epiphone pickups were pretty pathetic. any ideas?
    lateralus
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    Last edited by lateralus; 08-06-2004, 10:45 PM.
    chimaeraSUN
    Ernie Ball MusicMan Y2D (Dimarzio Steve Morse Bridge/Neck)
    Washburn WI200PRO (SD Custom Custom/'59)
    Ovation 1778-T Blue Flames
    1989 Charvel Spectrum (Tone Zone S/Area 61/Air Norton)

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    Crybaby 535Q
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  • #2
    Re: pickup help

    Welcome to the forum. I would say try the duncan distortion. Awesome pup for metal, however its cleans are not the best if that is a concern. I would also consider the JB. It's versitle, nice cleans and has a well defined tone.

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    • #3
      Re: pickup help

      for the bridge the jb would be great. jb is used a lot for metal n hard rock tunes, it does cleans pretty well too, plus the jb has pretty good mids n lots of highs. that would be for the bridge.
      as for the neck i persoanlly use dimarzio's paf pro because of its nice 'aw' tone. plus theres a nice amount of mids there too which i think is a really good pup for soloing.
      1987 Ibanez RG550: Steve Special, SSL-2, Air Norton
      1999 Jackson PS6T-KE: Crazy 8
      Jackson KVX10: X2N
      1997 Epi Les Paul Slash: Virtual PAF, Hum From Hell
      Early 90's Yamaha RGZ621D: JB, Screamin' Demon
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      • #4
        Re: pickup help

        JB for soloing- it has a lot of warmth and some great harmonic response. DD has more crunch- better suited for rythem playing. Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
        Very Metal.

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        • #5
          Re: pickup help

          hmm... i was thinking about a JB/Jazz combination, i know mustaine uses that in his flying vee... but a dimarzio tone zone/norton combination also looks good... im shopping around
          chimaeraSUN
          Ernie Ball MusicMan Y2D (Dimarzio Steve Morse Bridge/Neck)
          Washburn WI200PRO (SD Custom Custom/'59)
          Ovation 1778-T Blue Flames
          1989 Charvel Spectrum (Tone Zone S/Area 61/Air Norton)

          Line 6 HD147
          Crybaby 535Q
          Digitech Whammy
          Boss HR-2/LS-2/AC-2

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          • #6
            Re: pickup help

            A Custom maybe?

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            • #7
              Re: pickup help

              Originally posted by lateralus
              hmm... i was thinking about a JB/Jazz combination, i know mustaine uses that in his flying vee... but a dimarzio tone zone/norton combination also looks good... im shopping around
              the jb/jazz is a pretty versatile setup IMO.
              as for the tonezone/norton, it would really depend on what kinda wood ur body is made of and wat amp u are playing though, because the tonezone tends to get muddy easily with its boosted mids and bass.
              1987 Ibanez RG550: Steve Special, SSL-2, Air Norton
              1999 Jackson PS6T-KE: Crazy 8
              Jackson KVX10: X2N
              1997 Epi Les Paul Slash: Virtual PAF, Hum From Hell
              Early 90's Yamaha RGZ621D: JB, Screamin' Demon
              http://fusionken.blogspot.com
              http://project-jeng.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Re: pickup help

                the specs of the guitar are:

                body: mahogany
                neck: mahogany
                fingerboard: ebony
                bridge: string through body
                neck: set

                as for amps, i play through a lot of different setups that i borrow or rent, and i dont have a decent sized amp of my own.. as im poor and have no money

                although i do prefer tube amps to solid state, and i usually play through a tube if i can get one
                chimaeraSUN
                Ernie Ball MusicMan Y2D (Dimarzio Steve Morse Bridge/Neck)
                Washburn WI200PRO (SD Custom Custom/'59)
                Ovation 1778-T Blue Flames
                1989 Charvel Spectrum (Tone Zone S/Area 61/Air Norton)

                Line 6 HD147
                Crybaby 535Q
                Digitech Whammy
                Boss HR-2/LS-2/AC-2

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                • #9
                  Re: pickup help

                  midrange punch?

                  soudns like a JB

                  and for the neck, the jazz is always a good choice. as is the 59. but if you do more soloing in the enck position, i highly recommend the paf pro for enck. great lead tone.

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                  • #10
                    Re: pickup help

                    would a norton or FRED be good in the neck with a JB? i do a lot of soloing in the neck position, but as im the only guitarist in the band, i alternate between rhythm and lead a fair bit.

                    im pretty sure now that a JB will go in the bridge

                    and its a Norton, FRED or Jazz in the neck

                    i think...
                    chimaeraSUN
                    Ernie Ball MusicMan Y2D (Dimarzio Steve Morse Bridge/Neck)
                    Washburn WI200PRO (SD Custom Custom/'59)
                    Ovation 1778-T Blue Flames
                    1989 Charvel Spectrum (Tone Zone S/Area 61/Air Norton)

                    Line 6 HD147
                    Crybaby 535Q
                    Digitech Whammy
                    Boss HR-2/LS-2/AC-2

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                    • #11
                      Re: pickup help

                      hmm, thats cool man, soloing is gooood! haha
                      well aiight i think its advisable to stay away from the tonezone for now.
                      hmm, JB in the bridge is definitely a good choice as i've said eariler,
                      now as for neck, the FRED can do a really god job as well, slightly more output than the paf pro, with about the same specs just that the FRED to me sounds like its got more highs than the paf pro and also without much of that 'aw' characteristic.

                      but both fred and paf pro are good choices. as for the norton, i cant comment much on that in the neck.
                      1987 Ibanez RG550: Steve Special, SSL-2, Air Norton
                      1999 Jackson PS6T-KE: Crazy 8
                      Jackson KVX10: X2N
                      1997 Epi Les Paul Slash: Virtual PAF, Hum From Hell
                      Early 90's Yamaha RGZ621D: JB, Screamin' Demon
                      http://fusionken.blogspot.com
                      http://project-jeng.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: pickup help

                        I didn't know the Dimarzio neck pickups were so good. It sounds like they have quite the reputation! Plus Satch, Vai, and Yngwie all use them.... *shrugs*
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                        • #13
                          Re: pickup help

                          well ive asked around.. and after much deliberation i think ill go for the JB/Fred

                          thanks for the help guys!
                          chimaeraSUN
                          Ernie Ball MusicMan Y2D (Dimarzio Steve Morse Bridge/Neck)
                          Washburn WI200PRO (SD Custom Custom/'59)
                          Ovation 1778-T Blue Flames
                          1989 Charvel Spectrum (Tone Zone S/Area 61/Air Norton)

                          Line 6 HD147
                          Crybaby 535Q
                          Digitech Whammy
                          Boss HR-2/LS-2/AC-2

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