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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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My RG550RXX

Hey guys, I've been lurking around here for a while and came on here to ask my fellow 20th Anniversary RG owners a question; specifically to those who have put DiMarzio's or EMG's on them. I've been thinking of putting some DiMarzio's on it in place of the stock pickups. So my question is, is it a drastic change? Is it worth my money? Keep in mind, I'm VERY low on cash right now.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 05:34 AM
 
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Re: My RG550RXX

I haven't changed the pups in mine as the stock pups sound great on their own. If you are low on cash I'd just keep the stock pups, I doubt the $ you spend on changing pups would be worth your trouble.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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Re: My RG550RXX

I second what GTR-MAN said. I like the stock pups and many other forumites feel the same. They are loud and balanced and still clean and clear. I decided against changing them after the first week of owning my RG20ths.

If I changed my pups out I would install Pafs in a different color so it would be a waste of money for me. The stocks are very close to Paf Pros, so I'm told.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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^All right well say I were to put some DiMarzios on it. Which pickups should I get to get a hot, lead sound in the bridge and a sort of warmer, not as hot tone from the neck? Maybe an EVO in the bridge?

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 02:40 AM
 
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Re: My RG550RXX

Maybe an Evo or Evo 2, or maybe even a Tone Zone in the bridge, and a PAF Pro or Air Norton in the neck are my favorites. I like the Super 3 in my bridge, but I should have put a Tone Zone in it looking back...
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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^The Evo 2 (maybe even the Evo) might be too hot for my tastes, although I'll look into the Evo. Maybe the PAF Pro in the neck. I can't decide from reading the descriptions on DiMarzio's website because they're descriptions are so generic and bland. I come to jemsite to solve my pickup woes.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 03:38 AM
 
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Re: My RG550RXX

Air norton neck, tone zone bridge is good but very middy as opposed to trebly. I love it but you may not
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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^How about a trebly bridge and middy/almost bassy neck? Maybe not bassy but warm if you understand me.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 09:55 AM
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Re: My RG550RXX

Stock all the way for me. These pickups don't need changing. I would say spend the money elsewhere, and if you need a change of tone, use your amp or pedals for that. Your choice, though. Good luck on finding the tone you want, if that's the plan.
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Stock all the way for me. These pickups don't need changing. I would say spend the money elsewhere, and if you need a change of tone, use your amp or pedals for that. Your choice, though. Good luck on finding the tone you want, if that's the plan.
Pretty much. The only reason I changed mine was because this is going to be my main guitar for the next few years, I want it to be as perfect for me as it can be for those few years, and I really like the dynamic sound that was coming from the Air Norton custom that I heard in the JP sig.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My RG550RXX

All right, well I have a Boss DS-1 pedal modded by Robert Keeley (along with a Keeley modded TS9) and those are a HUGE part of my tone, but I'd still like to put DiMarzio Pickups on the RG. Maybe Tone Zone in the bridge and Air Norton in the neck? I'll leave the stock single coil on there, I like that one.
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