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Old 12-11-2016, 09:10 PM
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Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


Hey guys,

I have an RG1570 Prestige Ibanez, Basswood body with a trem, tremol-no, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. I'm looking to replace the Neck and Bridge pickups.

I'd like something similar to Tony Rombolas tone (Godsmack) in "keep away"
Link: https://youtu.be/1uvwGmRf5M8
Or: https://youtu.be/OYjZK_6i37M

I love that grind. Really I will have this Guitar tuned in anything between E standard and drop D. Not lower than that. I have a Schecter Hellraiser I will be using for lower tunings. That's a whole other thread though. I know Tony uses the JB a lot, but I've heard that basswood can make the JB sound like gabbage.

I'm running through a Blackstar HT5r and a Mesa Rectoverb 50 Combo.

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Old 12-13-2016, 03:47 PM
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Re: Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


check out the dimarzio dominions similar to the gravity storm but more bite more tightness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbmSzFdclok
nice play through
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That's a hell of a nice tone. That vid is with a mahogany guitar though. Any vids of it in Basswood?
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Re: Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


here read this from brutha phantom....
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f35/di...ow-118942.html
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Re: Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


Well.... sh*t. Guess I'll give it a try
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Re: Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


Gotta ask, have you or anyone tried a PATB2? If so, how did it compare?
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Re: Pickups for an RG1570 (6 string basswood trem with maple neck/rosewood board)


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Hey guys,

I have an RG1570 Prestige Ibanez, Basswood body with a trem, tremol-no, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. I'm looking to replace the Neck and Bridge pickups.

I'd like something similar to Tony Rombolas tone (Godsmack) in "keep away"
Link: https://youtu.be/1uvwGmRf5M8
Or: https://youtu.be/OYjZK_6i37M

I love that grind. Really I will have this Guitar tuned in anything between E standard and drop D. Not lower than that. I have a Schecter Hellraiser I will be using for lower tunings. That's a whole other thread though. I know Tony uses the JB a lot, but I've heard that basswood can make the JB sound like gabbage.

I'm running through a Blackstar HT5r and a Mesa Rectoverb 50 Combo.
He was a Gibson guy, right? That's going to be the bigger difference here, a shorter-scale neck through mahogany guitar vs a longer scale bolt on maple neck on a basswood body.

The Tone Zone might not be a bad way to go if you're looking for a thicker, middier sound out of a RG. I've never tried a JB in basswood, but it's probably comparable based on my experience with it elsewhere (the stock JB in a Charvel San Dimas, JB7 in a Schecter, and a Wolfetone rewould JB7 currently in my Suhr) to a Tone Zone, with the major difference being a little less snarl, and a proven track record of working in 25.5" basswood guitars.
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