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  • WITH FULL DISTORTION
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    Re: Detuning: What pickup sounds good?

    ****ing ****ing hails man!
    i use a cc in the bridge in a guitar tuned in D.
    i have another guitar tuned in B, and another one in C.
    i have tested the Jb and it lacks BASS.
    i have tested the bill lawrence l 500 xl in the bridge of my STRAT.. and it ****ing rules
    i play black/death/thrash and some fusion deathmetal stuffs.
    i recomend to you the following pickups for low tuning
    Dimarzios bridge :
    Paf pro, Drop sonic, Super Distortion ,FRED, X2N and maybe an Evolution... but i found that the EVO. for speed picking riffs like black/death metal bands uses like : morbid angel-dominate song, or marduk-of hellīs fire song.... it lacks some kind of clarity... but the rest it has tons of clarity and well defined riffs with FULL DIstortion.

    Seymour Duncans : I found the d. distortion too much output... aahahah my crate gx80 couldnīt support itīs high output... ahahahah it distorted the whole amp. ahahaha. but it is a ****ing good and powerfull pickup. it is a little bit harsh in the guitar i tested : cedar body, with maple neck and rosewood 27 frets fingerboard.

    ...S. Duncans : Dimebucker, Seth lover, custom custom, distortion, Custom.
    here my advices

    and now my favorite pickup
    bill lawrence l 500 xl.

    ****ing hails
    J.P

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  • Dills
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    I agree that lower output pups have a better clarity in dropped situations, but it also depends on what is lacking in the current pups you have installed. Sometimes you need a smoother sounding pup to tame the harshness. or a more aggressive sounding pup to add agression to an already smooth sounding spot.

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  • nuntius
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    God talk about rubber bands! I can't even stand 9s on a strat in standard

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  • some_dude
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    I use a JB on my Drop C Strat and it sounds great. I've put it down to drop B once or twice, and it sounded good there too. I sometimes roll the volume down to 8-9 for more clarity.

    I've also detuned with my EMG 85/81 and it sounded good too.

    Originally posted by Benjy_26
    Ditto. Also, what string guage are you using when going to B? It seems to me you'd need at least a 60 as your 6th string.
    Good point. I use 13-70 for drop C (I don't like loose strings), but the 6th string will easily do A, and probably G.

    Although, I've heard Daron Malikian (SOAD) uses .9's and Pearly Gates on his drop C Les Paul.
    Last edited by some_dude; 08-23-2004, 02:59 PM.

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  • Benjy_26
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    Originally posted by papersoul
    I find lower output pickups retain better clarity.

    Ditto. Also, what string guage are you using when going to B? It seems to me you'd need at least a 60 as your 6th string.

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  • papersoul
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    I find lower output pickups retain better clarity.

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  • Chi3f
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    I don't know if your still up for options but the JB sounds extremely good drop tuned. I have one on in my dropped C guitar. Sounds amazing

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  • Sweet Leaf_Sabbath
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    Detuning: What pickup sounds good?

    Ok. I have asked you guys a million times about what pickup is best for thrash/heavy/death metal and you guys are probably sick of me by now...but I completely forgot to ask about the thing I'd be using all the time. DETUNING!!!

    I've narrowed it down to the DiMarzio Super 3 and the Duncan Distortion. Would both of these sound good detuned? And, I'm not saying like a half step setup, I mean like C# and even B. I have a Duncan Performer Detonator which I hate cuz it has too much bass and when I detune it cant keep up. I want it to sound just as full and clear as it would if I were tuned to an E.

    (obviously it's not going to sound just as good when I'm detuned, I know this)

    I just dont want it to lose the umph and power like my detonator does.

    Thanks.

    You guys are my #1 stop for guitar knowledge, info and opinions.
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