Re: Pickup replacement

It mostly depends on the type of music you play and the sound you're looking for. If you like the blues, I my opinion you can't go wrong with a Duncan 59 for the bridge. If you like metal and/or punk type music I'd lean towards a higher output like a Duncan Invader, Duncan Custom, or even a Duncan Distortion. (can you tell I'm a duncan fan?) You could also look at the Dimarzio line. Both companies also make some pretty decent mini-humbuckers...browse their web pages and and They have tone charts that can help you pick the right one. Also, if you're on a budget check out He doesn't make the greatest pickups in the world but for the price they can't be beat. EMG makes some really good passive pickups as well as their actives. I have an EMG noisless single coil in one of my guitars and it sounds real good, w/o any of the noise associated with standard single coils.

Good luck. The hardest part of selecting pickups is that you never seem to get a chance to hear what they sound like before you install them. If you have the money to spare, Guitar Center will let you make returns if you don't like them and try something different, but they charge more than other sources.


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