As my rig comes together (yes, pics when it's finished ) I've started looking at sorting my pickup situation. After having flirted around with actives etc, I've found that I really am just not a big fan. Budget is also governing my choice somewhat, BKP's/WCR's etc are out of range, and to be honest I've pretty much always liked Duncans. Now, here's where you guys come in:
PRS Paul Allender SE (Mahogany back/Maple veneer/Rosewood board/Maple neck)
Jackson DK2 EDS (Alder/Rosewood/Maple)
Amp is a Randall V2/Marshall MF400
Tone I'm after:
Rhythm-Think Iced Earth ala 'The Glorious Burden', to Primal Fear 'Black Sun', to Firewind around 'Burning Earth'. Tight but thick Power Metal basically.
Lead-Think Gus on the aforementioned Firewind album, Kai Hansen's on 'Powerplant', and Primal Fear/Sabaton in general.
What I'm thinking is:
SH-6 or SH-13 in the PRS Bridge.
SH-8 in the DK2 bridge.
'59 in the PRS neck.
Lil' '59 in the DK2 neck.
(Sorry for all the text, but I wanted to give you everything possible to work with).
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Well schafer uses pretty low output pickups afaik, just something to consider