Item # 101967933 | Customer Ratings: ( 5 Based on 11 reviews)

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Musician's Gear Duncan Performer Detonator Pickup
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The ultimate heavy rock weapon.

This budget-priced brute combines a powerful ceramic magnet with a pair of over-wound coils for maximum heaviness. Works with traditional and Trembucker-spaced bridges.

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  • Very Hot!!

    As reviewed by Stephen on 2/2/2009

    I bought this to replace the stock pickups in my Ibanez RG320QMTL. Before installing it I measured it at 16.68 ohms. The stock was 11.05 ohms. Pretty hot. Easy install with printed instructions, electing not to do coil-tapping. Tested first with a Roland Micro Cube amp and then on my Marshall MG15DFX. On high gain settings it sounds awesome. Very crunchy and tight sounding. It is a lot louder than the stock (as expected) but also much tighter. It has a very good bite with a sharp edge without having too much treble. I play with the gain around 7, bass around 8 mid around 5 and treble around 9. Some have complained it sounds too muddy and I have not experienced that. On high volume I noticed the highs drop off a tiny bit but can rectify that by turning up the treble. Pinch harmonics are easy and notes ring out loud under heavy whammy bar abuse. Contrary to opinion there is a clean setting...It is called "off." This pup refuses to play clean. People knock it saying it isn't a real Seymour Duncan pickup. Look at the plastic case and cardboard insert. You can clearly see the "designed and distributed by Seymour Duncan" Enough said!! Great pickup for the price.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great pickup... not muddy, high gain, and treble bite

    As reviewed by Alex on 12/6/2010

    I know a lot of people would disagree but I put this pickup in a cheaper guitar I have and it sounds almost as good as my 81 that I have installed in my Ibanez. I'm running it on a Vox Valvetronix and on some channels it doesn't sound that great but on the others it sounds fantastic. Plenty of punch, high gain, great on pinch harmonics, and the treble bit cuts through as well. It doesn't sound muffled or muddy like I read in some other reviews for it. I can't believe people were giving this such bad scores... I think it all depends on your amp and what settings you have because like I said it sounds great on some channels and on others it doesn't sound good at all. I have a modeling amp so that is bound to happen. For the price I really wish more pickup manufacturers stopped charging outragerous prices for pickups when obviously you can get some good quality at reasonable prices like this.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Sounding Duncan For Only A Mere Pittance !!!!

    As reviewed by JEFFREY OSGOOD on 5/18/2012

    I put this in the bridge position of a ESP LTD M-15 which I got from GC a couple of weeks ago and immediately I could notice the difference. There was no hum and the tone was much clearer and more powerful with much added sustain as well. Installation was only a few minutes and the manual was very easy to understand. Even though Metal Players love these, I play mostly Classic Rock with some Blues thrown in and this could handle those genres also. All in all, if you're on a low budget like me and can't afford to shell out the money for a Seymour Duncan, then this is your next best choice and definately well worth it. Highly reccommended !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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