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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jul 2012
    Location: bossier city, la
    ME: Ibanez RG321E
    Rig: Fender Mustang 1

    iTrader: 0

    pickup suggestion for death metal/thrash metal in rg321

    whats up y'all. This is my first post here on the forum. I have learned a lot from everyone here so far. So my first post is a question. I play thrash metal...slayer, havok, revocation, warbringer. I also enjoy death metal...behemoth, cannibal corpse, six feet under. I also like white chapel, trivium, pretty much a good spectrum of metal. I have a stock Ibanez
    RG321E, mahogany body, bolt on maple neck, string thru body, with EMG-HZ's. Don't mind the HZ's, but I know I could do better. Right now I play through a Fender Mustang 1, but I also play through a line 6 into my computer. So what pickups would be best to suit my style of music? I would like to stay passive. I am thinking dimarzio d-activators or Duncan distortions. Thanks for the help and any suggestions. I look forward to hanging out on this forum.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: College Station, Texas

    iTrader: 0

    Duncan Distortion can do no wrong for extreme metal. Cuts through a mix and sounds good in just about every wood.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

    iTrader: 16 (100%)

    I've had good metal experience with the Evo and Tone Zone

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Daytona, FL
    ME: Charvel Strathead
    Rig: Laney Ironheart

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted (HTC G2)

    Dimarzio Dominion.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jul 2012
    Location: bossier city, la
    ME: Ibanez RG321E
    Rig: Fender Mustang 1

    iTrader: 0

    Why the dominion? Haven't heard much about it. What would be a good neck pickup to pair with it? Would the dominion be able to go from early slayer to corpse? It's a little lower output, would that be something to worry about? Thanks again.
    Last edited by hardcoreb52; 07-26-2012 at 06:55 AM.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    I had a D-Sonic in an RG350dx (identical material-wise) and it was fucking awesome for thrash riffing. Rather than being a big, saturated type sound, it gets that really focused, raspy tone, perfect for galloping and aggressive sounding high tunings. I loved it.
    Recording. Mixing. Mastering. Editing. Re-Amping.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    So, can I ask, if you play like all of those bands, why not use and 81/85 or 81/60? Like most of those bands do? Why do you WANT to use passives?


  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Sydney

    iTrader: 0

    I've got that guitar and I just threw 81/85 combo in it. They sound good. I'm sure they would give u the sound u want. The cavity has enough space for the battery too so no routing required

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