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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-14-2007, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

I cant find any evo singles anywhere, so I need to find a equivalent. Could some one point me in the right direction.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-14-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

Dimarzio HS-2
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

Red Velvet
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

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Dimarzio HS-2
Not even close with the HS-2.

Go for a Red Velvet or SDS-1. SDS-1 is loud and ceramic.

My personal favorite is the FS-1.
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directly from DiMarzio.com:

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Evolution® and JEM single-coils are only available on the Ibanez JEM and are not sold through retail channels. You can achieve a similar result by wiring an HS-2™ for single-coil operation only: black wire hot, red and bare wires ground, green and white not connected.
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That's what I thought when I read that, too, so I got a HS-2 and HS-3. They are too quiet when paired with say an Evo or Tone Zone in the bridge. Major drop in output.

I personally think an FS-1 holds up a lot better.
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

banjomikez on 3bay sells them!
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

you can also get The EVO singles from banjomikez website
http://www.mikes-music-shop.com/
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I just went and wired it up that way (black hot, red/bare ground, white/green not connected) and it doesn't really sound any different, still low output.

I don't know why everyone is fascinated with this pickup. I sometimes wonder if they've even tried it.
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

The HS2 is fine for Eric Johnson.. the HS3 is great with distortion only... clean the HS3 falls on it's face as you can see
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The HS2 is fine for Eric Johnson.. the HS3 is great with distortion only... clean the HS3 falls on it's face as you can see
Is this from experience?
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

I thought that DiMarzio made it regular item to purchase recently?
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

Oh boy, we've pulled the EJ card.


He uses a crapload of boosts and such, so it doesnt matter if his pickups are weak and such. Plus, his tone sucks though anyway, IMO. Corksniffer extrordinaire.

DiMarzio does infact recommend a HS-2 for a replacement for a Jem single coil. They recommend it to be wired in SINGLE coil mode, instead of regular series humbucking fasion, so you wont have any phase issues with the two humbuckers.

Its pretty weak like that. A Jem single coil is a relatively weak and thin pickup, IMO.

Unless you're trying to put a Jem back to stock, I would recommend getting a NORMAL single coil to replace it. Just because Steve Vai does it, doesn't mean its better. You can have the potential to have a better sounding guitar than Steve, hehe.
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Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single

Ok then. After what Gex said what Dimarzio would work well for that? bBue Velvet sounded nice, but on the other hand the HS-3 is a powerful single.

???
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Ok then. After what Gex said what Dimarzio would work well for that? bBue Velvet sounded nice, but on the other hand the HS-3 is a powerful single.

???
HS-3 sucks, too. It is very weak as well. Almost the same thing as an HS-2.

I think FS-1 is best single to get. Not only does it sound great, but it matches up perfect with high output bridge and neck pickups.

Get an FS-1.
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