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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Advice on pickups for my Universe? (muddy blazes)

Hey
I was thinking about putting an EMG 707 in it but i would have to route it.
The stock pups are way too muddy for me.
I need something smooth and more open/trebly.
Thanx for any advice.
I want to be completely sure before i spend the bucks to upgrade it.
(I'm broke. Just bought a Marshall JMP-1 lol. )

BTW I will probably be playing mostly metal covers with it so they need to be high output.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 03:44 AM
 
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There are now several options for 7 stringer razors out there. You might like the EMG7, PAF 7 or the EVO 7. Other really nice pickups to check out might be the Tone Zone 7 (very beefy) or the Air Norton 7 (very smooth)
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 03:53 AM
 
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I'm a huge advocate for the 707's. Both my rg7620's have them. If you don't want do do any routing on your UV you might want to see if you could find a Bullet preamp for it. I think the Bullets are pretty reasonably priced. Under $100. That's what B.C. Rich uses in their USA made 7 strings to make the DiMarzios hotter.
Wow. I just realized something. The Bullet preamps are built here in my hometown and Larry DiMarzio lives here too. Hmmm? Coincidence?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 04:15 AM
 
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Are you sure it's the pickups that are muddy?

The Blaze II's in the Universe are the clearest sounding 7-string pickups DiMarzio makes. (and prolly that ANYONE makes...)

I nearly dropped a load the first time I pickup up a UV777BK and heard the way the bridge pickup sounded. Note definition like nothing else, and that's with my 5150's pre-amp gain on 7... I replaced the "New-7's" in my 7620's and the stock pickup in my 2027 and have never been happier.

The extra-beefy New-7 pickup is probably the muddiest thing out there, but I don't see how any of the other things they've come out with for 7's could be clearer, tonewise, than the Blaze II.

just my 2 cents while I wait for a mix to bounce down...

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 08:21 AM
 
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not sure the Evo7 or PAF7 will be trebly enough for you.

i recorded this with my UV (and some Jem too).
http://www.jemsite.insomnia-vhosting...pic.php?t=7241

Both guitars have the Evo/Paf combination (bridge & neck respectively).
the download is about 5 Megs

~K
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 10:16 AM
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John did a killer custom 7 string (Alder body for more of a bright tone) with EMG's in it. here is a pic

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Nice looking body Rick!
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Its not my body just one of the bodies that was made for someone by the "EKG" custom guitar shop. I think they do great work!!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 04:56 PM
 
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Actually, thats mahogany. It was made for me!! I highly recomend the 707's, especialy for metal! I love em. I still have my og uv7bk body that the 707's were once in and it dosent look like much wood was removed to make em fit. another cool pup is the carvin seven string pup, there pretty powerful and are fairly cheap too.
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