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  • shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

    i originaly posted this on a thred i started entitled "somthing about the badest sounding pickup available.

    thanx 4 all the grea feedback. however it now seems that i still have many pickups too chose from. maby i could be more specific.
    i hava a marshal 100watt dfx which provides all those exelent settings and yes i have tweaked it to perfection.

    basicly my main aim is be able to play "bad horsie" by steve vie but without buying his 2grand guitar as mine plays well enough, i just want that sound!

    the pickups have to have the dirtyest sound possibe, maby even sounding dirty on the clean chanel!!(if thats posseble!) and to have such good harmonics that i can pinch a pinch harmonic ANYWHERE and still make it squeel like... well a bad horse!

    i think that i have to chose from the "custom custom" "distortion custom" and the "full shred" pickups, all in the neck bridge position as i want a cleaner pickup in the neck possition.

    also dose anyone know what a sustainer dose and where 2 get one etc..
    ok cheers agen.

  • #2
    Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

    do you not want active pickups like th EMG 81 and Livewire heavy metal?
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    • #3
      Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

      Dirty on the clean Channel : Livewire HM, once again
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      • #4
        Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

        you wnat the evo's, and the suistainer makes the notes sustaine longer. you flip a switch and it magnetically vibrates the strings to sustain.
        if you've seen vai's live in the astoria DVD, he uses it when he plays "flow"

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        • #5
          Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

          hmm u sed the evos wud make my playing sound ****, im not quite as good as vai!
          so its between the live wire metal deedelys and the evos.
          nearly there!!

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          • #6
            Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

            well, the live wire metal is way hotter than the evo's. i've heard it's the hottest pickup made! so i dont think the live wire metals would suit you.
            have you played the Jem? if you ahve, and liked the sound from it thentry that out.
            if you end up not liking it, you can exchange it for something else at dimarzio.

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            • #7
              Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

              Try the LV metal. That is one hotass pup. You might also like Vai's pup, the Evo, thats what he uses live, at least when I saw him. BTW: Bad Horsie is a killer song, I learned it a while back. \m/ \m/
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              • #8
                Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

                i bow down 2 the guy with the gandalf pic, cudnt get the hang o the rediculous tapping! i think ill go with the live wires then as theyl sound even hoter than vai!
                cheers evrybody, and sorry 4 posting the some thig twice(thats for the guy with the angry monkey pic!)

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                • #9
                  Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

                  Originally posted by shred me good
                  cheers evrybody, and sorry 4 posting the some thig twice(thats for the guy with the angry monkey pic!)
                  it's okay

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                  • #10
                    Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

                    use what VAI used years ago the X2N! this will distort the clean channel of any amp!



                    X2N DP102



                    The X2N is a take no-prisoners, in your face humbucker. Twin, wide-bar pole pieces give the X2N a nasty, dangerous look; and rightly so. Our highest gain pickup excels at thrashing your amplifier into screaming overdrive. Put one in the bridge position for a powerful boost in the voltage the amp sees from your guitar. The result is a hot sound with relentless drive. If your amp needs to see more gain in order to go over-the-top in the overdrive department, the X2N's output and EQ are focused to slam the signal through with authority. Not that the X2N is completely single-minded; 4-conductor wiring permits single-coil and parallel humbucking operation for a wide selection of hot, musical sounds.

                    Recommended For:

                    Bridge position on solid body guitars.

                    Tech Talk:

                    The X2N works in any situation where maximum power and overdrive is required. The dual blade polepieces create a very even, balanced sound. The X2N works best in combination with higher-output pickups. It can also combine well with the Fast Track 1, Chopper and Pro Track. The split option is very effective, because a single X2N coil has similar performance parameters to many Strat -type pickups.

                    Specifications:

                    Wiring Standard four conductor
                    Magnet Ceramic
                    Output 510mV
                    DC Resistance 14.50K
                    Year of introduction 1979
                    Patent #

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                    • #11
                      Re: shred metal pickups? steve vai and beyond!

                      I love the EVO for leads, its so clean and clear sounding.

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