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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Evo single pu ouput level

Hi

I am sorry if that has been already asked.

I own a jem 7vwh, which is a great guitar.
I just have a small problem, the difference between the single output level and the humbucker output level(bridge and neck) is really really huge, when i play and i change pickup, it s like i have no more sound...is it normal???

I need your experience and knowledge.

thanx
fred

sorry for my english , i hope you ll understand what i mean
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 09:09 AM
 
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Yes, it's normal and yes, it sucks. I returned that guitar for that very reason. I just couldn't spend $1800 on a guitar and have to start replacing pickups first thing. It wasn't right.

I replaced my middle p'up in my BFP with a Dimarzio Virtual 2 bridge pickup (wired as a single coil). There are lots of other options for singles. If you go to www.dimarzio.com , they have each model listed and its output level. check bridge single coil models, as they'll be hotter than middle pickup models.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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if I change the single pu, is it possible to keep the white cover and the gold screws ?

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Yes, you should be able to continue using the same pickguard and screws

The Evolutions are very hot pups making the single sound like they have even less volume.
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Already answered, but, yes the middle pickup is a cover, not the actual pickup, unlike the humbuckers which would have to be special ordered.
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Have you tried FS-1 or Blue Velvet in the middle Kennydoe?
I'm not sure which one to take out of the three (including VirtuAL 2).
If you have tried and compared those, I'd love to hear..
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Have you tried FS-1 or Blue Velvet in the middle Kennydoe?
I'm not sure which one to take out of the three (including VirtuAL 2).
If you have tried and compared those, I'd love to hear..
The Virtual was the first I tried and it was as far as i needed to look. It sounds fantasic in the 2 & 4 positions. If the others sound better, i don't know.

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I've installed a Blue Velvet in an RG1200 with evos. Made a big difference in terms of increased output from the middle position. I have since put a Blue Velvet into several other guitars. I really like how balanced it is.

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Now....see...am I just weird here?

I like having the middle pickup be less output because it means that to switch from rhythm to lead work all I have to do is use the pickup selector to get a volume boost. And with programmed channels on my amp I effectively get 2 different ways of boosting my sound for solos.

Am I the only one that does this???
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Now....see...am I just weird here?

I like having the middle pickup be less output because it means that to switch from rhythm to lead work all I have to do is use the pickup selector to get a volume boost. And with programmed channels on my amp I effectively get 2 different ways of boosting my sound for solos.

Am I the only one that does this???
It all depends on how you use it. I find the timbre vastly different from the middle combos to the straight humbuckers. I like the clean sound to 'thin out' a little bit, but 'thin' to me doesn't mean lower in volume.

There's no right or wrong, really.

~K
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