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Thinking about a DGT, but don't want the pickups

In Absentia

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So I really love the DGT, but play heavier music. I tried a DGT with 59/09s and they were great. However, after spending all the cash on the guitar, I would have to sell the DGT pickups to get my new set. How much would these be worth for the set on the open market?


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So I really love the DGT, but play heavier music. I tried a DGT with 59/09s and they were great. However, after spending all the cash on the guitar, I would have to sell the DGT pickups to get my new set. How much would these be worth for the set on the open market? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I think a couple hundred? Maybe $250-$300?
 

slipbeer

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You can sell those pickups in a heartbeat for $300 to $350.

In fact, if you go ahead and grab a DGT, PM me about those pickups.

I will, of course, expect a discount since I posted on your thread (I have been on TGP for a very long time and this strategy has never worked but I figure I should keep trying:))
 

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Will the 59/09 fit heavier music better than the DGTs?
Depends but generally, yes. They're a tad hotter than DGT's and a hair brighter but that's oversimplifying it. My DGT did pretty well with high gain amps.

Love the 59/09's but you may even consider PRS Tremonti or PRS \M/ pickups which is their take on a "metal" pickup.
 

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Or you can choose other branded pickups that are not PRS.

I have several PRS guitars, and only one is stock. The rest have had pickup swaps to be better suited for heavier music (for me, I really like BG pickups).
 
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DO IT! Post pics, tell us about it. You'll have no problems selling the DGT pups to get you something else more fitting..
 

In Absentia

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You can sell those pickups in a heartbeat for $300 to $350.



In fact, if you go ahead and grab a DGT, PM me about those pickups.



I will, of course, expect a discount since I posted on your thread (I have been on TGP for a very long time and this strategy has never worked but I figure I should keep trying:))

If I go this route, you'll be first to know. If I sell here on TGP, I always give a discount. You guys are the best!


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Why not a CU22 with a trem then? Hotter pickups usually...
 

In Absentia

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Why not a CU22 with a trem then? Hotter pickups usually...

Not a fan of the Dragon IIs. Plus, I love that there is a lot more mass in the DGT, which really adds to the thump.


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I'm in the same boat. I bought a DGT recently, and am probably going to swap out the pickups for hotter Wolfetones. But give the DGT pickups a minute before you swap em - I raised the bridge pickup a bit and it can do heavy surprisingly well:

Click to 5:40 to see "does it djent??"

 

Jedi

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I have a DGT and I could easily utilize it for any gain style. There are so many options today with clean boost pedals, etc that can give any pickup a boost if needed. Why not try something else before replacing pickups. The type of amp comes I to play too.
 

In Absentia

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I'm in the same boat. I bought a DGT recently, and am probably going to swap out the pickups for hotter Wolfetones. But give the DGT pickups a minute before you swap em - I raised the bridge pickup a bit and it can do heavy surprisingly well:

Click to 5:40 to see "does it djent??"


1) what amp is that?

2) Killer tone!



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In Absentia

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I have a Deliverance 60, so this is more than inspiring for me.


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sfarnell

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very hard to find a better PAF type pickup than the DGT, even for heavier type music. They cost a pretty penny too.
 






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