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  • Humbucker for low tuning

    What is the best humbucker for low tuning, for example C? I am looking for the sound of the "Honor Thy Father" by DT.

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    Re: Humbucker for low tuning

    i've had good luck with a JB. My old band used to tune to Drop-C and i loved the sound of it. I also dropped it to drop-B and it sounded even better. it kept the bass nice and tight and let the highs sing when you needed them to. hope this helps.
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    • #3
      Re: Humbucker for low tuning

      Yeah definately JB! Stays nice and tight.

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      • #4
        Re: Humbucker for low tuning

        The JB works. But the SH-5 Custom might work even better.
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        • #5
          Re: Humbucker for low tuning

          Try a Bill lawrencen l500 xl
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          • #6
            Re: Humbucker for low tuning

            I love the Custom for it, and the L500XL is also a great choice like WFD said!
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            • #7
              Re: Humbucker for low tuning

              thanks for teh support, koryna strat Q
              hails Mara. i had my tagima Stratocaster tuned in C, and now in B..... with 0.12 strings and i never ever had a problem with that....... since my bridge humbucker on all those tunings are THE SAME. Bill lawrence l 500 xl.
              I (NOW)love duncanS, DIMARZIOS, and strating to love bill lawrence pickups.. but i must check out more pups. i only testedt he l500xl that i OWN.
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              • #8
                Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                actually, you might want to even look into the Dimarzio D-sonic. Brad Delson from Linkin Park uses one... and although I'm not at ALL a fan of them, I like his tone. I also hear that it's got good bass response, and high output.
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                • #9
                  Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                  Thanks guys, but what about the Inveder? Guitarelectronic.com said: " The most killer Heavy Metal pickup ever! Great for de-tuning. "

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                  • #10
                    Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                    I can vouch for the custom and Dimebucker, both work great. THe Custom just gets fatter and fatter the lower you go
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                    • #11
                      Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                      I suggest a JB for low tuning and big chords. I like the punch in the bottom end. Some pickups don't like those low frequencies and they start to sound artificial.
                      The Custom will work also.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                        Thanks a lot guys! So...Custom or JB... Could you compare them?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                          i prefer an invader for heavy low tuned stuff..

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                          • #14
                            Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                            well john petrucci uses a pickup designed after the steve special, so you could check that out as well. but for now, i'd recommend the Custom.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Humbucker for low tuning

                              Another vote for the Custom!

                              I have one in my SG which is in Drop C and it sounds great!
                              -Tom

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