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Old 2010-08-29, 09:25
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I'm making a partscaster. It's got a mahogany body with a maple neck and fingerboard. The neck is a warmoth conversion neck, so the scale length is a little shorter than a regular strat (24.75"). It's got two volume push-pull pots (so both pickups will be splittable), and no tone pot. My amp is a Randall RM50, and I play metalcore, death metal, melo death, tech death, etc. I want a tight, articulate, balanced, powerful, high-output bridge pickup for rhythm and some leads, and a neck pickup that has really good cleans and can still do metal leads. I've mostly been looking at dimarzio, and have come up with these:

Bridge:
X2N
Evolution Bridge
D-Activator
D-Activator X

Neck:
PAF Pro
PAF Joe
Evolution Neck

From what I've read and (to some extent) listened to, these all seem to be fairly similar to each other. What are some specific differences, and which would you guys recommend? Also, are there others (from any company) I should be looking at?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: forgot to mention, I'll probably be in B tuning, maybe a little higher or lower

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Old 2010-08-30, 16:26
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bareknuckle nailbomb or painkiller set. This is the bugatti veyron for what you want to play. And do everything you just described. I shit you not, either of these sets will be the last set of metal pickups you ever buy in your life. Evar.

In case of a tighter budget... Uhm... For what you want, you'd probably like the D-activators. The evolutions will expose every flaw in your playing, which isnt very nice when playing anything -death. And the paf pro is good for what you want too.
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Old 2010-08-30, 19:49
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Thanks. I'm pretty poor, so I probably can't (or shouldn't) afford bareknuckles, but just in case, which are their tightest pickups? Are they tighter than the d activators?
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Old 2010-08-31, 19:09
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Also, how are the D-Sonic and Crunch Lab?
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Old 2011-04-17, 08:43
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Hi there am new here and I have question that will help me alot.

I have Yamaha RGX220DZ Guitar and am happy with it even thow most dont love it but for me I used to play with it and I deal great with it.

I play Melodic Death Metal.

My Question

During that am play that kind I want to change my pickups for some this more power and in the same time smoth tone.

So I see most dont advance me with EMG 81/85 spiceally that it will not work fine with my guitar as I think

so am goin fomr this chooes : Seymour Duncan Invader and Dimarzio DP155.

So what all think please help and if there is any better chooes advice me , and hop all will do.

Thanks
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