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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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PAF Pro in the neck of a 7vwh - Has anyone done this?

The first Jem I ever played was a basswood bodied model form the early 1990's with a Paf Pros. I remember the neck pickup having the most beautiful clean and crunch tone. The bridge pickup, however, lacked the poke of the later Evo equiped models when switching to a lead tone.

Has anyone ever installed a Paf Pro in the neck position of a VWH and will there be a noticable difference in output between the neck and bridge pickups if I were to leave the Evo in the bridge?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-14-2001, 04:39 AM
 
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Well I don't have a VWH but I do have an Alder-bodied guitar with a PAF Pro in the neck.

I know it's not a total consolation but I will say this. It's a wonderful, creamy sounding pickup in the neck. Clean it's very nice too, but you have to roll the volume back a tad, then it cleans up really nice.

It's got a very nice snap to it but not too woofy or harsh. I like it.
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I have a PAF Pro in my 3120, and it is a very nice pickup to solo with...Its got that smooth tone and really helps to bring out my picking and technique...

I haven't tried the Air Norton, but a lot of people like that pick up as well...Give it try and remember that you can always exchange the pickup to something else...

U can always adjust the height of the Evo, but I don't think you should have major output differences if you make some adjustments...

I dont' know tho, cuz I have a Tone Zone on the bridge with has less output than the EVo, but I'm sure it'll be fine...

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Thanks guys.

Are there any Ibanez models that come with an Air Norton fitted as standard? It would be nice to give it a try before I shell out for a new pickup only to find out that it is not my thing!!

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I've got an air norton in a guitar, and I really can't say I like it much, but then, I've got a Steve's special in it too and don't like it much either. *Meanwhile, tons of people here love them, it is so dependent on your amp too, that makes as big a difference or more than the actual pickup in the guitar

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the JPMs have air nortons in the neck......i *think* the 3120??
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The PAF - Neck w. Evo Bridge is a GREAT combination in any guitar.

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The JPM's and some J-Customs (1880's, several more obscure models) are the only Ibanezes I'm aware of that come with Air Nortons in the neck position. (Good luck finding one of either!)

I will say this... Although I like the PAF Pro a great deal as a neck pickup, I'd take the AN over it any day of the week. It's very smooth and glassy. The clarity when making really fast runs up and down the fretboard is the best part.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2001, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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I ordered a Paf-Pro in white this weekend. My next topic will probably be "How do you rewire an Ibanez Jem?" I think I might let them fit the thing when it arrives as I was never too good with a soldering iron!!

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Matt

The wiring and colors are exactly the same. *Make a note of what color wires came off what contacts (or pot) and re-solder exactly the same way.

If you are indded sucky with an iron, be careful, as Ibanez switches are not wonderful at withstanding the heat for too long.

there's a wiring diagram here on Jemsite and also on the DiMarzio site, but going color-by-color will work perfectly.

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PS: make sure you specify gold pole pieces in your order!!!!!
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