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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Evo's in an RG1570

Ok so I've been saving some cash to get a really pimped out guitar. Originally I wanted a Jem, and still do eventually, but I think for now I'm gonna get a custom carvin. It's more pimped out but cheaper, and although I love floating bridges I would rather get really good at just a fixed bridge before I try to start doing whammy bar stuff like Vai.

Anyway, I bought an RG1570 for while I wait to have enough for the carvin. ( and after I've already got it.. The RG is actually a really really nice guitar. Found it used for a good price and decided to get it. )

So I was thinking... The RG1570 feels great, and has the exact same bridge as a Jem. If I bought the set of Evo pickups from DiMarzio, how would the RG compare to a jem as far as the sound? Like I said I really want a Jem but I just don't think I can justify spending that much on a guitar I can't fully wield yet, but if I put Evos in the RG maybe it would be like a less expensive Jem? What you guys think?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Your RG's body is basswood. The JEM-7VWH is alder.

End of story, right there.

However, Evo is good. Evo 2 is even better!
Go with Evo 2. Trust me, it sounds amazing on a basswood body with maple neck and rosewood board!
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Yeah I knew they were different wood styles... Basswood is cheaper i know too.. But I mean theyre pretty similar so.

The Evo 2 is only a bridge pickup if I remember correctly though, so would I get an Evo 2 bridge and an Evo neck then? And the *imitation* Evo middle pickup?
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Hey dude, I was a Evolution user, and I never liked the tone of them.
Although the harmonics were great, the sound was somewhat nasal, dunno explain.
Maybe the output is just too high.
IMO, the clean sound of them are just horrible, unless you mix with the single coil.
Pups with less output sound better to my ears.
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

I know the Evo's are pretty harsh and loud, but I like the sound of them. I'm really wondering about the pickups I'm wondering what kinda of difference there will be in the sound by putting them in an RG1570 instead of a Jem. Like will the Harmonics be as good will it have the same tone etc.

Also what about breeds?
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Breeds are more "Les Paul", some people like to say they have a more "classic" humbucker sound.
I don't know 'em very well, but from what I've heard, they may sound muddy sometimes.
The sound is beautiful, though.

You should consider the kind of music you like to play.
Will you use some cranked up distortion?
Cean sounds?
Basic overdrives?
Each pup has a different response to where you put on them.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Well I play a lot of classic rock, and some fusionistic stuff like Vai... except not as complicated. I rarely use clean though.
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Does it really have to be a Vai-designer pickup?
Did you consider the PAFs?
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

I have a set of Evo's in my RG570, and they sound amazing. You can get a really glassy tone out of them for the fusion type stuff, as well as a great crunch tone for older rock. In fact, I've found them to be extremely versatile all across the boards. And in regards to the comment about the PAF's, I've had those in it as well and they sounded great, they just weren't quite hot enough for my taste.
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

I've got Evo' s in an RG550 amd in the JEM10 which are both basswood. These are my favourite sounding guitars, period. They're the sonic benchmark I measure all others with for distorted tones. Other folks think they're sterile and nasal and so on. Me? I love 'em.
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

I've had them in both Mahogany and Basswood and I just can't stand them, to me they have no discernible bottom end, even in Mahogany, far to much Treble.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

What about Evo neck and middle then evo 2 bridge to balance the high end and low ends?
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Evo 2 matches well with a Evo neck.

But if you want a REALLY balanced sound, go with this combination: PAF Pro/HS-2/Evo 2.
Trust me! You will not regret it!

(I never quite liked ceramic pickups in the neck position... they always tend to sound too "artificial" to me.)
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

I was thinking about just going for the RG550 and putting evo's into it. I think that the 10th aniv jem is one of the best sounding jems and as Jono said its basswood with evo's!
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Re: Evo's in an RG1570

Don't forget the 10th has a ebony board and that can make a huge difference.
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