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    i'm lookin for new pickups (bridge and neck) for my epi les paul and possibly a schecter ultra (if i decide to get one). i have an sg special with gibson 498t and 490r pickups and they sound pretty good but they have their bad points. i need pickups that can deliver a sound that can be described as mark tremonti (creed, alter bridge)'s live sound-meets-dan donegan (disturbed), which means blistering highs, super clear razor-sharp mids, and moderate lows. i mainly play a dropped d tuning and i judge my mids by playing an open d sus 2. and when i play it, i wanna hear every string, escpecially the top 3. i'm thinking alnico 5 but i would consider ceramic if it will give me the tone i crave. as far as the neck, i dont want the pup to be muddy. i want it clear and little less bassy then most neck pickups, like a prs. i'm open to all brands. any suggestions?
    El Dangeroso

    Current Rig:

    Guitars:
    -Ibanez IC400 (Duncan Distortion and '59-n)
    -Gibson SG Special (Gibson 498t/490r)
    -Epiphone Les Paul Std. (Duncan JB/Full Shred-n)
    -Schecter Scorpion

    Effects:
    -Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah
    -MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus
    -Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

    Amps:
    -Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier head (6L6's)
    -Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12 slant cab

    Strings: Ernie Ball Slinkys
    -10-52 (Les Paul, SG, and Iceman)
    -12-56 (Scorpion)

    Cables: Monster Cables

  • #2
    Re: need help w/ new pups

    sounds like you want a lot from your pickups lol.... can you be more specific?
    EBMM JPX BFR (Crunch Lab/Liquifire)
    Schecter C-1 Classic (Custom8/Jazz)
    Mayones Duvell 7 Standard (Instrumental SFTY-3/Decomp)
    G&L Tribute Comanche
    Godin Stadium 59 (Custom Cajun/'59)
    Horizon Precision Drive --> Fulltone FB3/FD 2 --> Crybaby From Hell (Fasel) --> Boss BF-2 --> CH-1 --> TC Flashback X4
    Mesa/Boogie Mark IV-B (SED =C= 6L6) + EarCandy BuzzBomb 2x12 (V30/C90)

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    • #3
      Re: need help w/ new pups

      Originally posted by El Dangeroso
      i'm lookin for new pickups (bridge and neck) for my epi les paul and possibly a schecter ultra (if i decide to get one). i have an sg special with gibson 498t and 490r pickups and they sound pretty good but they have their bad points. i need pickups that can deliver a sound that can be described as mark tremonti (creed, alter bridge)'s live sound-meets-dan donegan (disturbed), which means blistering highs, super clear razor-sharp mids, and moderate lows. i mainly play a dropped d tuning and i judge my mids by playing an open d sus 2. and when i play it, i wanna hear every string, escpecially the top 3. i'm thinking alnico 5 but i would consider ceramic if it will give me the tone i crave. as far as the neck, i dont want the pup to be muddy. i want it clear and little less bassy then most neck pickups, like a prs. i'm open to all brands. any suggestions?
      Welcome to the SD Forum, Dangeroso!

      A JB(bridge) & Jazz(neck) or Distortion(bridge) & Pearly Gates(neck) will do what you're after, imo.
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      • #4
        Re: need help w/ new pups

        any other suggestions?
        El Dangeroso

        Current Rig:

        Guitars:
        -Ibanez IC400 (Duncan Distortion and '59-n)
        -Gibson SG Special (Gibson 498t/490r)
        -Epiphone Les Paul Std. (Duncan JB/Full Shred-n)
        -Schecter Scorpion

        Effects:
        -Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah
        -MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus
        -Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

        Amps:
        -Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier head (6L6's)
        -Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12 slant cab

        Strings: Ernie Ball Slinkys
        -10-52 (Les Paul, SG, and Iceman)
        -12-56 (Scorpion)

        Cables: Monster Cables

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        • #5
          Re: need help w/ new pups

          I think a Custom with a Jazz neck will make you happy too. I actually think the Custom is about as versatile as pickups get.

          BTW, is "El Dangeroso" a Flickerstick reference?
          Originally posted by Pink Unicorn Horsey
          Dumbness on massive idiocy with the stupid dumb-dumbnity of ridiculous WTFation in the dumbass of you-idiot.
          Originally posted by Sosomething
          "How do I improve the tone of my ThrasherKidzz-O-Blaster combo??"

          The answer is always "burn it, dumbass."

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          • #6
            Re: need help w/ new pups

            Originally posted by korovamilkdud
            BTW, is "El Dangeroso" a Flickerstick reference?

            yes it is.
            El Dangeroso

            Current Rig:

            Guitars:
            -Ibanez IC400 (Duncan Distortion and '59-n)
            -Gibson SG Special (Gibson 498t/490r)
            -Epiphone Les Paul Std. (Duncan JB/Full Shred-n)
            -Schecter Scorpion

            Effects:
            -Morley Mark Tremonti Power Wah
            -MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus
            -Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

            Amps:
            -Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier head (6L6's)
            -Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12 slant cab

            Strings: Ernie Ball Slinkys
            -10-52 (Les Paul, SG, and Iceman)
            -12-56 (Scorpion)

            Cables: Monster Cables

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            • #7
              Re: need help w/ new pups

              Astronauts rawks. \m/
              Originally posted by Pink Unicorn Horsey
              Dumbness on massive idiocy with the stupid dumb-dumbnity of ridiculous WTFation in the dumbass of you-idiot.
              Originally posted by Sosomething
              "How do I improve the tone of my ThrasherKidzz-O-Blaster combo??"

              The answer is always "burn it, dumbass."

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              • #8
                Re: need help w/ new pups

                ya know mark tremonti has his own sig PRS pup, and dan donegan uses it. its the tremonti bass. go to www.prsguitars.com and look at the pickups...
                :firing: :soapbox: :rocket: :omg:
                Its the way things are, kill the ones w/ the ideas.

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