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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

Hello jemsite this is my first post on jemsite! i just wanted to say how awesome of a website this is.

anyways i have basswood rg 350 ex
music i play :avenged sevenfold,vai,satch,gilbert,blink 182(probably the most "pop" i would go),metallica. pretty much metal to virtuoso stuff

i wanted to know if the following pickups would be a good choice for me

dactivator x combo, ive heard good things, but they may be to heavy for me (not articulate just gain)

dimarzio TZ/AN heard it is a classic combo for rg's but also heard that is "muddy"

or just Paf pro combo heard it is good and articulate(gilbert's choice of humbucker) but i've heard the bridge lacks "bite"

please give recommendations sorry if i made bad assumptions with these pickups. i am a noob!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

It would help to know what amp you're using. The TZ is great for metal, as well as the D-Activators. I can also get some ballsy metal tones from Evos, Evo2s, and Breeds, but it depends on a good amp and distortion.



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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

i will be playing through a super champ XD
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Re: Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

Yes, the TZ is a little muddy--but our good buddy LonePhantom conquered that issue with his "Taming the Tone Zone" mod.



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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

excuse me but could d activator x's go handle softer stuff like weezer?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 04:45 AM
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for basswood rg

If was looking for a versatile Dimarzio combo I would go for Breeds or Paf Pro. They are both excellent, although the neck Paf Pro is probably a bit thin for me. I've never thought that the bridge lacked bite particularly.

To be honest I am changing over all my Dimarzios and SD's to Bare Knuckle now. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea, but in my opinion the sound better than any other brand I have tried.

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