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Seymour Duncan LW-HMET Livewire Metal Humbucker
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After introducing the Classic LiveWire active humbuckers, players still wanted the power and crunch of the Duncan Distortion (SH-6) in an active desi...Click To Read More About This Product
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After introducing the Classic LiveWire active humbuckers, players still wanted the power and crunch of the Duncan Distortion (SH-6) in an active design. So Duncan went to work and came up with the Metal LiveWire humbucker. It has a thick, screaming tone with mid-range punch that blows your hair back. Not a subtle pickup, but one that gets your point across loud and proud.
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I installed this pickup into my LTD MH-250NT and it is a metal machine! It has screaming tone that will make your ears bleed!!! But if you enjoy anything of the clean sort or anything short of bringing the house down loud...I would not recommend this pickup for you. As previously mentioned, Great Metal Pickup!!!
I just dropped one of these in my Jackson DK2 Dinky and in sounds great! Great pinch harmonics, great resonance! Now when I when I do whammy bar dives the strings ring, and don't stop ringing and Solos sound really clean. When I bend the strings and do wide vibratos I don't get any drop off and chugging rhythm riffs sound awesome. But when I tried to put the pickup, in it didn't fit so I had to file away at my guitar until it did, and the potentiometers didn't fit either, so I had to file some more. But it sounds al ot better and I realized that my Carvin SX200 is not a piece of s*** , it was just my pickups.
This pickup has just the right amount of output, and when equipped with a noise gate, and the right amount of distortion, you get absolutely no feedback. Brilliant sustain, easily understood, and squealing harmonics! This pickup is MUCH better than EMGs. Originally, I hated my BC Rich Bronze Warlock, but after having my LW-HMET installed, I love it, and I don't think I could ever give it up. One minor drawback: You always have to switch to neck in order to get a perfectly crisp clean sound, other than that, this pickup owns all others, I already recommend it to everyone.
It's hotter than an Emg and has better tone and sustain.
this is one POWERFULL pickup. when i wired this thing up i was BLOWN away by the output... the tone is awsum. gives you an amazing amout of harmonics. i just put this in my cort cl-1000 ( replacing the Gibson 500t in the bridge- wich is a very powerfull pickup ) the 500t had a little more option of a clean on it... but hell thats what you can get a good neck pickup for anyways. if you are looking for a ball$ against the walls pickup. buy this and dont look back ...
I'm normally an EMG 81/85 man, but I recently decided to give Seymour Duncan's Livewire Metal a try. The Livewire is cheaper than the EMG 81 and it runs off 18 volts vice 9 volts. I installed into my BC Rich Jr V that has only a bridge pick up. Its the best $ I've ever spent! It is so loud!! It litterally screams bloody metal tone!I'm not saying that I don't love my EMGs anymore, but I just might stick with the SD Livewires for future pick up upgrades for my guitars that are still stock.I recommend the SD Livewires to any metal player.
Features: No Coil Splitting or clean tones here. An active pickup so this is actually below average with features compared to other humbuckers. But if you are like me you don't buy this pickup for features...you buy this pickup because it sears your face off with tone in all frequencies.Quality: Head to head with direct active pickup competitors I think that this pickup is of higher quality.Value: This pickup is pricy..but if you want the meanest distortion possible with huge bottom end and the best harmonics you have ever heard then this price means nothing.Overall: Very good pickup...only for those few metal maniacs and tone freaks out there that want the fattest the craziest and the most hardcore pickup possible. The sustain and rich harmonics make this pickup one in it's own class. I own three major competitors active pickups and there is no comparison. Seymour Duncan put some serious effort into making bone crunching tone with this pickup.
This humbucker has amazing sustain. It blows away my EMG. I put it in my ibanez Ar250 and its a great setup for it. I suggest it to anyone who enjoys to play metal or anything around the 80's
with this thing out there on the market, there is no excuse buying a EMG81 when this clearly dominates. I challenge you to install each in the same guitar then find one reason to not buy this instead. Make metal/hardcore guitars clear and crunchy as the amp will ever allow. I find myself turning the gain on amps from 7 to 4 when using this pickup which in turn gives a much much more clean sound for metal guitars.