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I may want to install new pickups into my geetar soon. I would like to know how I would be able to find out how different pickups sound in the store, so I can make an informed decision. How would this be done?

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Well, I don't know about testing the kinds of pick-ups. But what you could do is find a guitar that comes with the pick-ups that you already want. Then try that guitar mainly to hear the tone of the pick-ups. If you were considering getting DiMarzio pick-ups, they've got samples of how some of them sound. Not all of them though. I'm looking to getting a PAF Pro and a Tone Zone for my JS100 ASAP. Just need some money first. :oops:

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benl47 wrote:
I may want to install new pickups into my geetar soon. I would like to know how I would be able to find out how different pickups sound in the store, so I can make an informed decision. How would this be done?

Thanks,
Ben


The best way you can do this is by playing a guitar that has the brand of pickups you ant already in it and playing it through a solid state amp.

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Um...Solid state? Um....WHY?

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DiMarzio's rock especially the PAF pro...


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naturallywiredwebdesigns wrote:
Um...Solid state? Um....WHY?

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Because solid state amps arent affected as much by the different woods in guitars as tube amps are. So if you want to knwo what the PICKUP sounds like and your gonna be trying different guitars then you would want an amp that would be getting all the sound from the PICKUPS instead of from the wood in the guitar.

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Pretty much anything by DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan is not gonna suck, just choose the amount of output (vintage, hot or raging) and EQ you want. Ive got Ducan Full Shred in mine which has pretty hot (but not Invader or Super Distortion level) output and a very crisp and crunchy sound.


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u need 2 install a ford f150 than u can play hellavu fast and it'll be built ford tuf


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benl47 wrote:
I may want to install new pickups into my geetar soon. I would like to know how I would be able to find out how different pickups sound in the store, so I can make an informed decision. How would this be done?

Thanks,
Ben


go to http://www.dimarzio.com/audio/audio.html

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Yeah that place is great. I've been to that site. Are there any sites like it, from other companies as well?

-Ben


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Also, thanks to everyone for their advice.

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I like DiMarzios Tonezone and Seymore Duncans EVH! Both really awsome! I also like EMGs, especially the 85 and the 81!

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You guys think a PAF Pro and Tone Zone would be a good combination for a JS100?

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Let me use your topic for a sec... :D
Well, I have a Jackson Performer (Japanese, alder body, Floyd Rose, HSH pickups, bolt on) that been in the case for almost a year (broken pot :roll: ), and has been fixed just last week (new pots, pickup selector -- now a 3-way -- and setup, I plan to add some pinky F-Holes like Take did on his Ibanez [RG?] :twisted: ).
Anyways, I've already changed the bridge pickup for a DiMarzio Fred. I like it, but think that it would sound better on the neck...
I want something fatter and punchier, with a little more output for the bridge. I also want at least a decent clean.
I found a great deal on a ToneZone (found it for R$250, some stores have it for around R$350, some models go for R$380 or more :shock: ), and I wanna know if it would work good on the bridge position.
The DiMarzio website says that the ToneZone on bridge and the Fred on neck position make a great combo, but I'd like to hear opinions from ppl that actually own a ToneZone (especially if it's in a similar guitar :) ).

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