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    Hello, I just have one simple question that maybe a lot of you can help me with here. What's the best SD passive metal pickup?

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    I have used the Following: 59, Dime, Pearly Gates plus, Custom, Custom Custom, and JB. I think the best Metal pup is the JB, which I just switched back to again for the 3rd time.

    I like the brightness and its well-rounded as far as styles. I would recommend EMG81 (My favorite pickup) but you asked for Duncan.

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    RepVenom welcome to the board...what are you looking for, what kind of metal are you playing?

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    Default Re: Best passive metal pickup?

    not hard enough. try the DD you will be able to have better palm muted and very good hights for your solos
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    Default Re: Best passive metal pickup?

    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented
    RepVenom welcome to the board...what are you looking for, what kind of metal are you playing?
    Thank you. I am looking for a Godsmack sound. I play nu-metal.

    And thanks to the other repliers as well so far.

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    I just have experience with the custom and jb and i think both are great for metal!
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    Default Re: Best passive metal pickup?

    Duncan Distortion, hands down.

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    I'm a sucker for the Dime.

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    Either a custom or a DD. I think a full shred would work great with lower tunings though. I am going to try it some day.

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    Let me say this first...Both guys from Godsmack use Les Pauls...Stock neck pups and Pearly Gates Bridge pups! Alot of good Nu-Metal tones are vintage style guitars with modern amps and tons of gain...Were I you I would get a...

    -JB
    -Custom V
    -Duncan Custom
    -Duncan Distortion

    Any of these will do the job for you...

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented
    Let me say this first...Both guys from Godsmack use Les Pauls...Stock neck pups and Pearly Gates Bridge pups! Alot of good Nu-Metal tones are vintage style guitars with modern amps and tons of gain...Were I you I would get a...

    -JB
    -Custom V
    -Duncan Custom
    -Duncan Distortion

    Any of these will do the job for you...

    Good luck
    Is the Duncan Distortion good for palm mutes?

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    Guys ever heard the Godsmack song Whatever? Basicly I want my guitar to sound just like the guitar in that song. Or most other Godsmack songs if you haven't heard that one before.

    I'm gonna listen to the different samples of the pickups you all suggested. Thanks guys.

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    DD is killer for PM's...it;s got a good strong bottom with killer high's
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    Looks like I might go for the DD so far.

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    Default Re: Best passive metal pickup?

    Oh and does the DD do a good job making that chugging sound?

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