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    99 CU22 PUPS

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    I have a '99 CU22 with Dragon II PUPS. Been think about replacing with 53/10's. Haven't had a chance to hear them live just some YouTube vids. I play mostly classic rock to some metal. I will be replacing the 5-way rotary with 3-way toggle and a push/pull. Play through Bad Cat amps..... Looking for some recommendations.


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    Senior Member Brad737's Avatar
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    IMHO, that's a pretty good swap. I know lots of guys like D2s, but I found 'em kinda muddy and "bleh".
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    I have 53/10s on my SC58, and while I love the pickups, I'd make a different choice for metal.

    Go with something hotter. You'll be happier.

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    Opaque John Beef's Avatar
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    I would think the D2s would be pretty good for metal. they've got that compressed snarl to them, bright and strong in the mids. I'm a hardish rock player and really liked them in my CU22... until I tried DGT pickups. There's no going back now.

    What LSchefman said is probably true in that the 53/10s are fairly vintage sounding. They put 59/09s in the CU24s for a reason - they're great all around and that's the flagship rock guitar. I would check those out.
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