I have this Japan made Jackson KE3 Kelly... and I ain't 100% happy with the sound of it.
First of all, I would like to know if the guitar is good enough for better picups. Will it help, or is the tone and wood in the guitar to bad to get decent sound at all?
I am not expecting the "cheap" Jackson to sound like a qualety guitar, but I got to say that Duncan dessigned suck, and if better picups is worth it, I will get it because I like the look of the guitar, and its nice to have a decent sounding guitar who can get scratshes without beeing the end of the world. I have some friends playing on really expensive Les Pauls, they take of their belts and ****..
And to the next topic on my agenda...
I am thinking about getting the Duncan JB and a JAZZ. This is considered to be good picups, and a great combo.
I will use the guitar to play Black metal, trash, death.
I would like to get something second hand though, because I don't have mutch money at the moment.. And no stores in Norway has the Jazz.
I think I can get a pair of good old Gibson LP picups fthrough a guy I know for a quite lower price than new Duncans. Some people consider Gibson mics to be better than Duncans too. But are they better for my guitar?
If I can get gibsons for a third if the price of new Duncans, It would be smart to go for it if they are good enough.
Is the guitars so bad that the sterile EMG's I don't whant is the only way?
I hope there is sombody out there who can help me. Maybe someone who has upgraded their Jackson KE3 Kelly?