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  • #23142
    Moriondor
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    Hi All,

    I have an SG and a Marshall AVT100 combo tube amp. I am looking for the best combination of Humbucker pickups to create the thickest distorted sound possible! if you have any ideas or you have got this sound yourself I would love to know, as there are so many possibilities and no way to really test them before I spend the money and mutilate my guitar!

    Many thanks,

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    • #69907
      rewindspline
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      there are heaps of great pickups around that will do the job for you

      seymour duncan, di marzio etc

      i use:
      bridge bill lawrence XL500L
      neck bill lawrence XL500R

      changing pickups is a great way to change your tone

    • #69911
      glw
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      Yeah, perhaps you should go test drive a few amps!

    • #69924
      Moriondor
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      I Suppose the Gibson SG already has a monster sound, The bridge pick up is rather meaty anyway. And The EMGs , as stated above, are good processors but I just want to drive the amp. Not to keen on using many effects as I enjoy the sound a good amp can create.

      Maybe I will rethink the Pickup change and go for a different amp. A Mesa? could do!

      Cheers to all who posted.

    • #69923
      lee_UK
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      I would say go with what you already have, is there any thicker sound than an SG on the neck pickup?

    • #69932
      glw
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      EMGs are OK for processed sounds but not if you want to plug straight in, with no effects, and drive an amp.

    • #69928
      Megadeth45
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      id say emg 81 for bridge and emg 60 for neck. that’ll give u mean distortion. the 81 is kinda trebbly (get a graphic equalizer). the 85 is good, more of a neck PU, but would prob be pretty ballsy in the bridge.

    • #69912
      glw
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      Changing pickups shouldn’t require a mutilation job.

      If you don’t like the new pickups you can always change them back.

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