I did a search and found quite a few DK2 owners wanted to upgrade from the Duncan Designed to higher quality pickups. I like this guitar well enough myself to want the same, and feel this guitar is worthy. I knew this was a cheap guitar when I bought it. It's main purpose in life is to go with me on the road as my travel companion...to keep my practice up. (I'm away from home a lot.)
I use a Pandora PX4D or Dean Stack in the Box on the road. At home I use a Carvin BelAir through a 4x10 Crate with various pedals...or a pair of Behringer B2031A active monitors through a Digitech GNX4. The music is mostly Satriani and Hendrix with this guitar.
I'm not well versed in guitar gutz. If you would be kind to offer any advice and suggestions, I would be grateful. This is what seems to be the concensus.
For the bridge... JB or Distortion.
For the middle... vintage or hot rail or Lil '59.
For the neck..... cool rail or hot rail or Lil '59.
In your experiance...can you tell me what to expect from any of these choices...so I can narrow down a selection better? Maybe a DK2 owner that has already done the deed...will read this and save me some trial and error.
This will be my first attempt at changing pickups.
The tone, volume and selector switch are working fine....but will a cheaper tone pot effect my pickup response?...do I need to consider changing it out while I'm dropping the floyd and gutting my guitar?
I know I'm cramming a lot of questions in this thread. This part of gartology is all new to me. Thanks.