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    New pickup time: the Nuno

    So I obviously dig the N4, however I've always hated the L500 in the bridge; I hated it back in '96 with my first N4, and I hate it now!

    So while I'm definitely keeping the '59 in the neck, I need a new pickup for the bridge.

    This is the alder bodied model. Musical style? Figure on hard rock and metal, but not crushing death metal at all. I'd say hard rock is closer to what I'd be shooting for. Something not too high output that balances well with the '59.

    Thoughts? I'm guessing the SD JB is going to be one of the answers (and one I'm considering) but I'd like to hear what other combos might be good too.


    I'm cool with Dimarzio, SD, or other recommendations too, btw. I'm not necessarily tied to any brand (I've got the SD in the N4, but Dimarzios in other guitars).

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    Alder body? I'd say Duncan Custom 5. The JB may be too bright.

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    Maybe a Duncan Custom or Custom 5?

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    Suhr Doug Aldrich gets my vote.

    I just put one in the (Jazz neck-equipped) Warmoth I got from Lee, and I'm addicted to the lead tones I can get from it, and there are some great rhythm sounds on there. One of the few bridge pickups I've been really happy with for both rhythm and lead. It also balances pretty nicely with the Jazz if you're careful with how you set pickup heights.
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    Have you considered switching to 250k pots? Bill Lawrence pickups get really bright and tinny with 500k pots, in my recollection. Of course, the fake Lawrences that are OEM in most such guitars might not sound good in any event.

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    im doing mostly hard rock these days, and the doug aldrich RUULLLEES. lee was so right on that one.

    Im also super diggin the alternative 8. its a bit hot, but i just lowered the pickup into the body a bit, and it balances great with the 5-2
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    JB rewound by Wolfetone?

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    ^ I would have a hard time not recommending that. They sound amazing in mahogany.
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