Hello all I'm fairly new to the site and I'm looking for a bit of advice.
I've been playing for a few years now, But I've recently learnt my pickups are on the way out, I'm trying to look for some replacements, but I have no clue where to start.
I play an Ibanez Rg5ex1 And I'm looking for some nice pickups with a good high input to them.
I usually play songs from bands like in flames, trivium, darkest hour and metallica but I also tend to play some clean fingerstyle so I'm looking for some pickups with good distortion that can still let out nice cleans.
my model can fit one single coil and two double coil pickups.
What kind do you guys recommend? I'm hoping to get a trivium-ish kind of sound out of them.
Should I stick to the one kind of pickup for all three slots or should I mix and match different brands?
All help is appreciated =D
Edit: fixed the HSS/HSH mistake.
81 and SAs.
Those bands are EMG users, all 81s I think (except maybe darkest hour and het recently, with his own model). SAs are good for cleans and fingerstyle, if you ask mark knopfler.
Oh, and, welcome.