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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Evo/Evo2 not working for me, not sure where to go...

RG550 reissue (maple board), originally came to me with PAF-Pro/FS-1/PAF-Pro and the neck sounded good but the mid & bridge positions sounded thin and bland. Installed Evo/VV-54/Evo2 and it's definitely not what I expected. The neck Evo is real dark, not muddy, but real bass-heavy. The Evo2 is fairly balanced with a good crunch but not as "dynamic" as I was expecting. The VV-54 lacks that good old single coil sparkle and jangle. The odd thing is this guitar has great acoustic presence, bright and open, yet I can't the same results from it plugged in.

Thinking about going back to a PAF-Pro in the neck, an Area '61 in the middle, and I'm stuck at the bridge pickup. I was looking for a brighter tone with tons of harmonics. I play through an HD500 through the Uber and Recto models (and the Vox AC30 and JTM-45 models for cleans), mostly rhythm work. In the past I used a trusty Duncan Custom in the bridge of most of my guitars but I wanted to give Dimarzio a try for this RG.

Suggestions? Crunch Lab.... Evo.... Breed.... I can only imagine a TZ would be way too dark in this guitar.
(yes I did search, most people don't seem to have the problem that I do)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Re: Evo/Evo2 not working for me, not sure where to go...

Super 3. Most underrated pickup Dimarzio makes. I think that will get you what you are looking for. Phil Collen of Def Leppard has amazing lead tone and that's a big reason why. Harmonics jump from that pickup with ease.
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You want a brighter bridge with more harmonics then the EVO 2? Then D activaor.
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Re: Evo/Evo2 not working for me, not sure where to go...

The Evo 2 a bit darker than the Evo so I suggest giving that try or a Fred.
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Re: Evo/Evo2 not working for me, not sure where to go...

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Suggestions?
Yes, only one, before you change your pickups and get disappointed again.

You should check your EQ settings. The way you describe your Evo neck is just off.
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Super 3. Most underrated pickup Dimarzio makes.
Very true words. Super 3 and Super 2 are just
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the FIRST thing I would do is put the Evo2 in the neck position and the EVO in the bridge. The dynamics of your guitar WILL change dramatically!!!!
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the FIRST thing I would do is put the Evo2 in the neck position and the EVO in the bridge. The dynamics of your guitar WILL change dramatically!!!!
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The Evos I have in my main 570 are crunchy, punchy, and harmonics are superb. The Evo2 in my backup 570 is a bit darker, but just as punchy and harmonics are great on that one too. Put the Evo in the bridge and see what happens.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Re: Evo/Evo2 not working for me, not sure where to go...

i've used evos in a basswood rg and no donuts for me.
sounded terrible.
now i run a EVO7 in a mahogany 7 string body and it's awesome!
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