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  • Which pickups for doom?

    I want to turn my backup guitar into a Doom machine

    What pickup do you guys recommend for some crushing doom riffs?
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  • #2
    did you ask the guys in The Doom Room:

    Originally Posted by Michael Scott

    That's what she said.

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    • #3
      Some use SD SH4 and SH2s. Don't play a lot of Doom myself though, but I'm pretty sure a medium output humbucker is pretty standard.
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      • #4
        ideally a medium output pickup, but really any will do


        • #5
          There are soooo many flavors of doom. So as JoJo states, really any will do the job.,at least provide a starting point to where you want to go. I prefer low/medium output PAF style pickups with A2 magnets. I can get a dynamic, lively vintage tone. Is there a certain tone you're trying to emulate?
          Originally Posted by Buggin' Out
          Hey, Sal, how come they ain't no brothas on the wall?
          Originally Posted by NITROHOLIC
          loud enough is like dividing by zero, you can imagine it, but cant achieve it.