FWIW, I used to keep going back and forth between 'high output' and 'medium/low output' pickups. High output are nice for obviously bringing teh br00tz but they also seem to shine even on a not-so-great amp and they're also good if you're doing any leads with the bridge pickup or single note rhythms but they tend to overdrive a clean amp; the low/medium pickups leave you more at the mercy of the amp you're using but the BIGGEST perk is how much better they clean up.Not really sure what to look in for passive pickups that aren't specifically designed for metal.
Back then it just wasnt the best tone for death metal. Literally weren't heavy enough for the music I was playing and now I play more well rounded stuff that 99% of which doesn't need much gain at all.What did you like or dislike about the JB/Jazz? Might make a good baseline.
You need direct comparisons to other pickups or even better DIs to really hear them through your own rig.Do you have any samples of them in action?
Well, damn. :lol:Back then it just wasnt the best tone for death metal. Literally weren't heavy enough for the music I was playing and now I play more well rounded stuff that 99% of which doesn't need much gain at all.
ill look to see what they have at the zmusic store near me. I've had them do a repair before and it was dirt cheap compared to other places ive been toWell, damn. :lol:
If it was me, I'd go Dimarzio AT1 in the bridge and a 36th anniversary PAF (bridge model) in the neck. This is sorta similar to the stocks, though. :lol:
Really a good set of PAF styles, with a slightly hotter bridge pickup, will cover a lot of ground.