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    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Portales, NM

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    What to choose? So many choices...

    Im going to be gettin an ibanez mtm2 in the next couple weeks or so and its going to have to v7 and v8 pickups in it. Im usually an active guy, but i dont wanna go through the hassle of switchin because im too lazy to learn how. So it's the age old question, what pups should input in my guitar? Keep in mind this is going to be for metal!! No cleans as I don't play clean. Thanks guys

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    Join Date: Mar 2012
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    If you like actives, but dont want the hassle of switching over, get D Activators.
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    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicTrace View Post
    If you like actives, but dont want the hassle of switching over, get D Activators.
    except I would do D-A bridge and Liquifire neck. The Liquifire is just a bit more expressive and silky, while still maintaining that bite.

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    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
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    DA in the bridge for sure.
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    Join Date: Sep 2013
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    If I were to go with dimarzio, I would be getting the x2n or whatever. The one that looks like it has rails. I was thinking something around a nazgul or sh6. Something for really high gain bassy tone

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    Join Date: Apr 2011
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Installing actives is barely more difficult than passives - two extra wires - why is that a reason not do it?
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    Join Date: Oct 2013
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    I mess with a ton of PUs in the guitar I call "egor" and I have to agree with the D-As in the bridge spot, especially if you have grown accustom to Active PUs. If I had to rework a guitar for a player I would ask them if he ran pre or post processing with their effect processors. If he ran post preamp (back loop) I would take a warm wood guitar (softer wood) and add bright PUs. If it is a dense wood guitar (i.e. maples) I would use mid range PUs trimming down the highs a bit. If they were a player who processed their signal before the amp, I would suggest bright all the way. Woods and PUs. I don't think there is really a better or worse, just that it worked better for me that way.

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