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RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

Hey there!
I'm new to this forum and I have a question:

I recently bought an RG1527 and want to change the neck PU (99% of the time I only use the neck PU). I'm mostly playing progressive rock/metal and I especially like the tone of Tony MacAlpine (Planet X, Chromaticity, Devil's Slingshot, Seven the Hardway).
Which PU would you recommend? I'm currently looking at the Air Norton 7, Liquifire 7 and Blaze Neck...
What are your experiences?
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

If you like his tone and know those albums you should know which pups and gear he uses
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If you like his tone and know those albums you should know which pups and gear he uses
Well, I know he has been using Carvin DC127s and 747s and now switched to Ibanez. Regarding amps he's using H&K. Afai he always used Dimarzio PUs -> recent interview:
"I’m using some different windings that DiMarzio is making for me, and we’re going to narrow it down before the tour starts."

from: iheartguitarblog . com/2010/08/tmac.html

The point is, I don't need an exact replica. I just want a similiar or let's say an "as close as it can get"-sound of TMac or just a PU to play good ol' prog metal.
And that's why I wanted to know what kind of xperiences you guys made with those different PUs...
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The point is, I don't need an exact replica. I just want a similiar or let's say an "as close as it can get"-sound of TMac or just a PU to play good ol' prog metal.
And that's why I wanted to know what kind of xperiences you guys made with those different PUs...
If you don't want a replica,any hi gain pup will do the job.They have different frequencies but we all use our amps/gear equalizers so what matters is it'll be better a higain one.
You'll be able to play from cleans to metal.

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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

Ok, thanks!

Regarding the three PUs Air Norton 7, Liquifire 7 and Blaze Neck, which one would you recommend?

I think they're all high gains, right?
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Ok, thanks!

Regarding the three PUs Air Norton 7, Liquifire 7 and Blaze Neck, which one would you recommend?

I think they're all high gains, right?
I don't know if they're all are higains,you can look into dimarzio website and even see their equalizations.
If they're any one will cover your needs.
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

Hmmm...I'm not really sure.

Does anybody else have an opinion?
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

The Blaze neck is a beautiful pickup, if you're not looking for death metal gain it would be my first choice for a 7 string neck pickup. It does everything well and is beautiful clean.
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Hmmm...I'm not really sure.

Does anybody else have an opinion?
Go to dimarzio.com and listen to soundclips of the pickups. It will give you an idea of what they are capable of.
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

I have a liquifire in the neck of my BRJ 7 and I like it pretty well, but the the best neck PUP I've had in a 7 so far is the BK ColdSweat.
like the best from a between a Duncan 59 and a duncan Jazz.
I used to Jam to Chromaticity all the time using my Carvin DC727 (which had the BKs in it Nailbomb/coldSweat)and it nailed his tone pretty well.

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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

get a d-activator set. great pickups and their right in the middle of everything, not too much gain but not for the weak of heart either
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Go to dimarzio.com and listen to soundclips of the pickups. It will give you an idea of what they are capable of.
OK, I narrowed it down to the Blaze Neck DP700 and D-Activator Neck DP719...but there are no soundclips for the D-Activator on the Dimarzio site
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

You can get BKs a lot cheaper in Europe than we can get them in the States - I think I'd take KManick's advice and price out that ColdSweat if I were you. Again, I love the blaze as an all round neck pickup, but if you are looking for a particular sound and you know what will deliver that, you may as well try it out.

there are soundclips available on their site as well, HERE.
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Re: RG1527 & MacAlpine Sound

Ok guys, thank you for all the info...I checked out some other forums and I will stick with the Blaze Neck! Replacing the Ibanez V77, is there anything special I have to keep in mind regarding the wiring?
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