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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

i always found that, especially on clean, that even at the bridge the sound is too mellow. i would love to buy a heavier B to see if that brightens it up but everytime i ask for a .56 nickel wound string the owners look at me like i'm mad or something.

also if i were to change the pickups what would you suggest for a bright, punchy bridge but a dark, bottomless neck? ideally i would love to have piezo but i think thats a bit too much hastle.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

I think the stock pickups on the RG1527 sucked, so I swapped 'em out.

I've got a Lundgren M7 in Bridge, and DiMarzio Air Norton 7 in neck. Fierce set right there.
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

The Lundgren M7 is a killer pickup. A touch on the expensive side.
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

The AN7 works good, I personally like the 59-7/JB-7 combo from Duncan.

I'd love to try a set of the Lundgren's though!
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

Anyone know how a DSonic sounds in basswoods? I am picking up one like tonight and wondering how its gonna sound
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

Yeah, the Lundgrens are very expensive. While I love the M7, I'm almost as happy with the Evo7, so for value, I don't think I'd get another Lundgren.
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

let me know what its like nick
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

Damn, I've a D-Sonic in mahogany, but not basswood. Oh well.
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

i agree with buddroyce, i've got the 59/jb set in my 1527 and i couldnt be happier
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

Blaze custom is pretty bright sounding and nice n punchy, i love it.
ive not got much to offer in terms of neck pickup help, although the stock neck pup is pretty decent on the 1527 IMO, its just the bridge pup that sucks!
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Re: is it me or are the 1527's pickups too mellow...

When I had my RG1527 I swapped out the pickups for a Duncan Custom/Jazz pair. They seemed to work pretty well in that guitar. I've got an Evo7 in my single hum RG7 that sounds amazing. Which is weird, because I never liked the Evolution in any 6 string guitar I've ever heard it in.
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