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Offline mike270

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MG-44 Pickups
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:40:44 PM »
Hi, I have a Mercury series Mg-44, can anyone suggest replacement pickups. There is nothing wrong with mine but they are original (20 years or more) so I thought maybe other people might have successfully upgraded  their guitars.
mike
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Re: MG-44 Pickups
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 07:50:31 AM »
Seymore Duncan. End of discussion.

I always suggest Blackouts as they've changed my life completely, but that's a lot of work. You can't go wrong with their selection.. you really can't. Classic Fender pickups of course are incredible in the right setup, and classic P-90s (soap-bars) are incredible but compared to the SD's there really isn't much to tell apart unless your Steve Vai or SRV (R.I.P)
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Re: MG-44 Pickups
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2014, 06:23:11 PM »
Thanks for that, been onto SD site and they recommend Pearly Gates because I want a Blues/Country sound. Can not make my mind up to go clean/ clean or clean/dirty with dirty quarter pounder.
 Any ideas?
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Re: MG-44 Pickups
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 12:54:26 PM »
I use the  Duncan Performer at the Neck (P-90) and play blues on occasion and it's great. I'm sure there is a local guitar store that may have some similar guitars loaded with Duncans to try out.

I even had no problem playing classic rock (blue influenced like Sabbath, Zep etc) with Duncans screaming demons which are more accustomed to heavy metal. Pretty versatile pickups

Dean Dime Razorback (V255)
Charvel DS1-FR
Chandler Custom Build
Charvel Model 3
ESP-LTD Eclipse
Washburn KC-70, KC90, KC-Prototype (mystery git)
Washburn X11 (modded)
Warwick Corvette
1965 Harmony HB series
Yamaha RXD

Ibanez T4120 Head
Fender HM412 Cab

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