Quote: from juiceofvenus on 5:21 am on Mar. 25, 2001
I got an all mahogany Carvin DC 727, [snip]
I like fat, beefy, well defined tone & i play with lots of gain, distortion & mids [snip]
Either Duncan JB or Dimarzio TZ as a first choice
Duncan custom or Evolution
Air Norton or Paf Pro as 1st choice
Jazz or Duncan custom
I use Duncans in my Ibanez 7 strings, JBs in the bridge position of my basswood RG7s and a Custom in the bridge position of one of my 540S7s. *I play high gain prog/technical metal.
I chose those pickups partly on previous 6 string experience with the JB in basswood bodies - I think it has a thick, chewey crunch sound without being too high output or too top end harsh.
I chose the Custom for the thin mahogany 540S7 from recommendations about that pickup in mahogany guitars. *It has high but not super high output, and it stays rounded and sort of sizzly at high gain.
I really like them both, and I would recommend either for your larger mahogany guitar depending on how much sizzle you wanted [the JB gives more]. *
For a short, mono mp3 sound clip of them in action, check out this studio clip of my band Actual Time:
The clean is the RG7 w/ JB, the dirty is the 540S7 w/ Custom. *The rig is Peavey Rock Master tube preamp, some EQ, some reverb from a Rocktron Replifex, and a Boogie 50/50 with the Deep Mod into a custom 4x12 I built.
If you like the music, check out:
I can't help you much on the Duncan neck - I was happy with the DiMarzio New 7 in the neck of the RG7s and just left them there. *I would think that a Jazz or for slightly lower output a 59 would probably do well, and the Custom in the neck [which it really isn't made for] might be too much.
Hope this helps.