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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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2027 pickups

Someone may be able to help me here, but basically this is the old pickup question. Basically I am not happy at all with one, and only marginally happy with the other.

The one I really haven't taken to is the PAF7 in the neck (retrofitted), too characterless and bland, really want something with more character to it that will give me a nice thick clean sound as this just doesn't really, and also sound good when noodling leads (I prefer the neck position for soloing) , again having quite a thick sound

The other is the Evolution7 in the neck, now I can live with this one as it does lend the guitar a different character and is quite tight, but really I want something a lot dirtier for the bridge while keeping clarity. It's a nice pickup, but I have a feeling that it's just not for me.

So, what do I like? I have had a penchant for EMG's in the past, but don't want to do any routing, so they are out. Also I do actually like the blazeII's and how they sound in the universe (7BK) I have, except that I find the UV sounds quite dark, but I like the dirt generated from them

Any suggestions? I am also open to Seymour Duncans, and know that quite a few players I like use them, so maybe I should look at that.

hmmmm....I also wonder if the 7string forum would be a better place for this

Any help appreciated, also if anyone wants to swap pups as well
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2002, 06:55 PM
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Mine has Blazes in it.They are very scooped which isn't bad for cleans but it is a muddy pup to say the least.The JB7 is a great choice for a 7string bridge pup.The evolution 7 will have more output and tighter lows but decent mids.The Duncan Custom7 is ok but in my Carvin 7string mahogony guitar,it seems a little too something.I don't know what.maybe too much highs but the guitar is only tung oiled so that may explain it

The evolutiuons are about as good a pup as you can gt on a 7string but a friend of mine got a new prototype EMG for his 7string wiht a EQ circuit and he lovese it alot.
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