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  • What's the best and worst pickups you've ever had?

    The best I've had must be Dimarzio Super Distortion, very nice for mye use... worst...hmm, I've never had a super-crappy pickup

  • #2
    Worst pickups I've had are the ones that came on my cheaper Jackson guitars. Just awful.



    Favorites are JB, Lawrence L500XL, and Carvin M22SD

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    • #3





      Originally posted by ChS

      Worst pickups I've had are the ones that came on my cheaper Jackson guitars. Just awful.



      Duncan Design?

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      • #4
        The EMG707's I put in my RG7620 sound awesome. Worst pickup would be the neck pickup in the Washburn WG587 - total mud!
        Live for Nothing, or Die For Something - John Rambo

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        • #5
          you can say i am crazy, but i love the sound of the stock pups in my les paul special. 490r and 498t





          but i have not tried very many either. i am in high school, so when i was searching for my "main" guitar, it ended when i heard that lp. MMMMMmmmmmmm i love me some LP TON3AGE lol
          Gibson Les Paul Special w/ ebony finish
          Yamaha Pacifica 512 - blue
          Ibanez Artwood series acoustic

          FX: DigiTech Bad Monkey
          EHX Little Big Muff
          EHX Small Clone

          Amp: Fender Super 60 head w/ Marshall 1966 Lead 2x12

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          • #6
            Best: Gibson 498, Duncan JB, Duncan 59, G&L Vintage Singles



            Worst: EMG HZ, EMG 85, Ibanez S1, Duncan JB( thats right, in the wrong guitar it sounds like ass, but in the right one.... usually mahogany body it sounds awesome).
            acoustic rig: Larrivee D-50, Stonebridge 32SM OM, Takamine EAC48 Santa Fe, Takamine John Jorgenson, Takamine EC132S Roland AC60

            electric rig:
            guitars: ESP CS strat, AJC LP, Ibanez RG1570, Godin Redline1,
            amps: Dr Z Z-28 head, Mesa F-30 head, Dr Z 2x10 convertible, Mesa Recto 2x12
            effects: EBVPJr, Korg Pitchblack, EHX English Muff'n, Diamond Fireburst, Diamond Compressor, Barber Burn Unit EQ, Maxon Phasetone, DLS Chorus Vib, EHX SMMH, Hardwire DL8, EHX Holier Grail

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            • #7
              My favorites have been SD AP2's.
              Originally Posted by BrendanO


              We're gonna ****************. I'm not sayin' who's sticking what, where; I'm just sayin', we're gonna ****************.

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              • #8
                great:



                suhr SSV

                TV Jones filtertron

                emg 85

                Duncan JB

                Dimarzio Double Whammy

                Dimarzio Evolution

                Dimarzio Virtual VIntage 2.1

                Jackson J-90C

                DImarzio Breed



                Neutral:



                IBZ USA F2

                IBZ USA F1

                IBZ USA F4

                Dimarzio Paf Pro

                Dimarzio Super Distortion

                DUncan '59



                terrible:



                Duncan Screamin' Demon

                Bill Lawrence USA 500XL (stew mac)

                Dimarzio Fred

                Dimarzio Tone Zone

                Dimarzio Virtual Vintage heavy Blues

                any cheap import pickup (except Ibanez QM)
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                Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                • #9
                  X2n



                  I hate everything about that pickup.

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                  • #10
                    oh and my worst would have to go to FIRST ACT GUITAR PUPS. OOHHHHHH MY GOODNESS. talk about sounding like a blanket over the amp. ehhh it makes me want to puke. my friends parents wouldnt let him get a job so he STILL has his first act guitar only, and thats why i quit the band. ahaha yall may think he is a crappy guitarist to begin with, but really he is talented he seriously can't afford nething so he has to deal with g-mas christmas present from 3 years ago lol.
                    Gibson Les Paul Special w/ ebony finish
                    Yamaha Pacifica 512 - blue
                    Ibanez Artwood series acoustic

                    FX: DigiTech Bad Monkey
                    EHX Little Big Muff
                    EHX Small Clone

                    Amp: Fender Super 60 head w/ Marshall 1966 Lead 2x12

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                    • #11





                      Originally posted by guitarslinger



                      terrible:

                      Dimarzio Virtual Vintage heavy Blues





                      I absolutely love my VV Heavy Blues. Sounds fantastic in my Strat!



                      I'm starting to think my Hot Rail in another Strat is a horrible pickup. It's out of there as soon as I can get another pickup.
                      Fender American Stratocasters, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Martin Acoustic
                      Marshall JTM45 Custom 1x12 Combo
                      Marshall 2203x Head
                      Hermida Ported 2x12, Avatar 2x12
                      All kinds of pedals

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                      • #12
                        Worst: Dimebucker.

                        Best: EMG 81 for bridge

                        EMG 85 for neck
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                        • #13
                          Best - Caparison PH-R

                          Worst - Ibanez V8

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                          • #14
                            favorites

                            duncan '59 humbuckers

                            duncan alnico 2 pro humbuckers

                            duncan ssl-1 vintage staggered for strat
                            - Adam

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                            • #15
                              the good ones that I had so far.. Gibson 500T/496R, EMG are decent.



                              I like the dimarzio in my YJM strat too, good for single coils.



                              Worst : Dean stock pickups on my Czech handmade V and Jackson stock pickups used in the first USA Select they made were the worst, emg hz weren'T too great

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