Ibanez RG1570-Dimarzio pickups, need advice
I recently installed a Dimarzio Evolution and PAF Joe (bridge/neck) into my RG1570MRB, and I'm really digging the Evo. Not as much diggin the PAF Joe, I was hoping it would be slightly hotter. I'm going for something I can shred some sweeps with, but get a good bluesy tone out of too.
I'm considering a Breed or Air Norton to replace it. Anybody have any experience with these in similar guitars (I'm running thru a 5150)?
Also, I really like the Evolution, but am considering trying an X2N. My bridge pickup is my main pickup, and I play extreme metal (death/grind/southern/thrash) so I need really chunky but tight lows. The Evo is tight, but not as chunky. Overall it still has great tone, but I was considering an X2N because it's Dimarzios hottest pickup and the late great Chuck Schuldiner used them. I love his tone.
I previously had a Duncan Invader in the bridge, and for some reason the Dimarzios seem to 'sing' a lot more on leads. I'm getting the idea that this is because a lot of Dimarzios are specifically designed for Ibanez style guitars? Are Dimarzios more often than not the way to go with Ibanez? I removed the Invader because I had to raise the trem due to the large pole pieces, and it never quite stayed in tune as well since.
I'm trying to avoid EMGs because I find that the passives tend to be a lot more expressive in the lead department. I'm trying to find something with as good metal rhythm tone as the EMGs though.
Thanks for any advice.
Last edited by Hunter; 02-02-2006 at 12:24 AM.