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  • Good metal pickups for basswood body?

    I'm thinking of buying a guitar with a basswood body and a quilted maple cap. Anyway...what would good pickups for this ibanez rg-like body made of these woods? I'm looking for rhythm and lead tones similar to whats in megadeth's catalogue of music.
    Yamaha RGX320-FZ (Pewter)
    Yamaha FG700
    Yamaha AES920 (Cherry Sunburst)
    30 Watt Vox Valvetronix

  • #2
    Oh I forgot to mention...its got a floyd rosed bridge. But my question is a floyd rose pretty much a necessity to have that superlow action without buzz? Ive never played a guitar that didnt have a floyd rose that seemed it would be good for really fast tremolo picking so I'm curious about that as well.
    Yamaha RGX320-FZ (Pewter)
    Yamaha FG700
    Yamaha AES920 (Cherry Sunburst)
    30 Watt Vox Valvetronix

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    • #3
      Most likely that Dimarzio Super Distortion of sorts(either 2 or 3), a Dimarzio Tone Zone or an X2N.

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      • #4
        I've got an EMG81 in the bridge of my basswood-bodied Dean Flying V, and it do clean to br00talz.

        My Original Music:
        Goetic Circle
        Ashes of the Magician
        UNDEAD PRIEST
        In the Name of Majestic Hellfire

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        • #5
          Most likely that Dimarzio Super Distortion of sorts(either 2 or 3), a Dimarzio Tone Zone or an X2N.


          Super II is less inclined towards icepick metal, but does a good hard rock sound, fwiw.
          2003 CIJ Fender Jaguar HH JGS-86 w/ Dimarzio Super II's.
          2008 Fender Jaguar MIDI w/ Q-Tuner High Z bridge pickup, Hollow Aluminum Neck.
          1986 MIJ Fender Esquirecaster, SCN bridge.
          2007 Gibson Reverse Flying V w/ Roland GK-3.
          2003 Fender Jaguar JGS-83.

          Ampeg VT-22
          Blackheart BH5-112
          Peavey Rock Master
          Pre-Rola Celestion Greenbacks

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          • #6
            i dont really care for the tones I hear in most modern metal songs like lamb of god though...I like dynamic tone like megadeth :-)
            Yamaha RGX320-FZ (Pewter)
            Yamaha FG700
            Yamaha AES920 (Cherry Sunburst)
            30 Watt Vox Valvetronix

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            • #7
              Megadeth used JB's exclusively.

              I am not sure what is Dimarzio's equivalent.

              Note that the JB is a very bright pickup so I am not sure if it will go well in a basswood body.

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              • #8
                yea thats why I was askin hehe. Megadeth in the later years used mahogany bodies as far as I know.
                Yamaha RGX320-FZ (Pewter)
                Yamaha FG700
                Yamaha AES920 (Cherry Sunburst)
                30 Watt Vox Valvetronix

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                • #9
                  here's a couple soundclips of the V pictured above:

                  clean - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6080994

                  dirty - http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6068056
                  My Original Music:
                  Goetic Circle
                  Ashes of the Magician
                  UNDEAD PRIEST
                  In the Name of Majestic Hellfire

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