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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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pickup swaps... - for my VBK

I just got a great '89 VBK at a pawn shop of all places. *There are a couple of annoying dinks in the finish that may eventually warrant a refin (GMC swirl?). *But in the immedeate future, I want to change the pickups to something a little different, and the Humbucker from hell and Tone Zone look right for me. *Anyone done this on their Jem or heard one? *Need advice.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 04:54 AM
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Tone zone on my BFP sounds great.

I would recommend it.

I think Kennydoe has added evolution pickups to his BFP-sounds great too.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 09:08 AM
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I have an '89 VBK as well. *Nice axe. *The PAFs arent too bad...but they lack something. *Something which i found in the Tone Zone. *I would go for it. *I've been wanting to put that in all my guitars!!! *Just a matter of time...
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Yes, i did put an Evo in my bridge.
I haven't heard the TZ - i was always turned off by the name.
I guess that's pretty shallow. *One of these days i'll find somebody that has one and check it out.

I'm a 'don't mess with success' kind of person - i love the Evo and i stick with it

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 11:59 AM
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I actually just finished putting a Tone Zone and Humbucker from Hell in my 88 RB. *Sounds great!! *I really like the TZ. *The HfH is definitely different. *Good for blues clean, very smooth distorted. *Both sound great split with the Jem single. *Highly recommend it!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 03:25 PM
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Evo in the bridge and PAF in the neck is a great combination. I have this setup in my Jem (a VWH). It has an alder body as opposed to the basswood of the VBK which may affect things but it gives me so much more versatility.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Gracias, Kuma.
The HfH seemed to be my only reasonable choice in the neck. *I cannot get a good sound out of a humbucker on a 24 fret guitar to save my life! *Always too muddy. *Now I just need to decide on the color...
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alder body , evolution pickups , fret guitar , gmc swirl , tone zone

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