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    Default Duncan Distortion Review

    Hey what's up! So I got my axe back last week, and here is my review of the pickups I bought:

    Hot Rails - Very good buy, good upgrade from the stock neck pu. Leads kinda burn now, I like the tone

    Duncan Distortion - Good buy, but I'm a looking for something hotter. It definately retains clarity and sounds GREAT, however, I know there is something that will suit my guitar better in the bridge. I hear what people were saying in some of the reviews I read on Harmony central, this pickup DOES make your tone more 'trebly' if you've got an alder guitar. It's a great tone, but I feel kinda trapped. Like I said, I like this pickup and I do plan on keeping it.. I'll move it into the middle position and get something a bit hotter/chunkier/crunchier into the bridge position.

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    Default Re: Duncan Distortion Review

    You are talking full-size humbuckers, right? If so, try the Custom 5. If it's still too trebly, try the Invader, which will knock down walls with its bass response.

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    Hmm. I'm surprised you thought the Distortion was "trebly" in an alder guitar. I had a pair in an alder bolt on superstrat and I loved them. If you're looking for something a little more bass heavy, but still hot, I would suggest the Invader. The Custom series isn't as hot as the Distortion, but I only have experience with the SH-5 Custom.
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    Yeah...hotter than the DD? Maybe a Bill Lawrence, Dimebucker, or something with an EMG PA-2 hooked up.

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    Default Re: Duncan Distortion Review

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadSkinSlayer3
    Yeah...hotter than the DD? Maybe a Bill Lawrence, Dimebucker, or something with an EMG PA-2 hooked up.
    The DD is actually hotter than the Dimebucker, and has less treble. Dunno about the BL, though. The PA-2 is a really good idea, though
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    Default Re: Duncan Distortion Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Boleslaw Gers 666
    ..... Wow I'm going overboard. But something hotter!??!?! Good god.
    +1 dude i dont even have a high gain amp and i have to lower the gain because gets its extremely hot

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