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Old 11-07-2012, 07:20 AM
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PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


has anyone tried this combo?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


I personally wouldn't.

I love Basswood but PAF7's just aren't good for metal. In terms of output, I'd say you need a Tone Zone 7 or more.

And I don't care what anyone says, raising the gain on a low output pickup does not make is sound like a high output. It still lacks the crunch. Perfect metal pickups have outputs in the 350HZ to 450HZ range. With those, you can get a great crunch while still getting great clarity and articulation.

As a reference, I'm a Technical Death Metal guitarist. Just figured I'd throw that in there to reassure that I'm not some 80's glam rocker who thinks that Megadeth is the heaviest band on Earth
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


Satan doesn't like basswod, he prefers alder, I guess you don't want to piss off the God of metal
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:23 PM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


No. And I don't like the TZ 7. Super flabby low end. TZ is my fav 6 string pickup though I really really liked the CL 7.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


Try the blaze. It sounds similar but more is hotter and more scooped; better for basswood I've found.

A paf7 is fine if you want to sound korny (ha, ha, ha...). But with basswood... try it; it'll depend on what bridge you have.

The lundgren M7 is also worth checking out if you're looking for a low output 7 string pickup.

just my two cents
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


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No. And I don't like the TZ 7. Super flabby low end. TZ is my fav 6 string pickup though I really really liked the CL 7.
You misunderstand me. I'm not saying that the Tone Zone is a good metal pickup. I'm saying that it has the OUTPUT of a good metal pickups.

I agree that it is kind of flubby. But it's a great pickup if you have an overly tight ENGL or something.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:23 PM
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You misunderstand me. I'm not saying that the Tone Zone is a good metal pickup. I'm saying that it has the OUTPUT of a good metal pickups.

I agree that it is kind of flubby. But it's a great pickup if you have an overly tight ENGL or something.
Not misunderstood. Just my opinion. I do not like the TZ 7. I've played on it through engls and lots of amps in the studio and through a Axe Fx standard( this was a few years ago). Just did not like how the low end was not as focused as I thought it would be.

6 string is a whole new world though. Super awesome there. TZ is in all my 6 string guitars it is good for metal and anything else.

I HATE the CL 6 string but I LOVE the 7 string version. weird. lol oh well.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


FIGHT!!! FIGHT!!! FIGHT!!!
Seriously guys it's not a contest

Back to the thread.
I love the tone zone 6, so i approached the TZ7 with high expectations. I was disappointed in terms of tonal resemblance, but i still like the warmth on the high strings. the low b string kind of sucks; i wouldn't even think about using it for metal.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:35 PM
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Re: PAF7 + Basswood for metal?


No fights in here Just getting our points across.

I wouldn't use a Tone Zone for any metal on any guitar. Probably since I can't keep a guitar tuned higher than C# for more than a week.

Just look into the standard pickups that metalheads use. D-Activator, Crunch Lab, D-Sonic, Blaze Custom, EVO, etc.
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