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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need pickup opinions...

so, i have this 94 mexican telecaster that i have had since high school. it fell into disrepair and got shuffled into the background. i recently had it fixed up and now it smokes both my other guitars. its a tele special that comes with a stock humbucker in the neck and a single coil in the bridge. the week after i got it, i replaced the bridge SC with a seymour duncan hot rails tele humbucker. neck HB is still stock...
here is the dilemma....i have always like the X2N pickups. Very loud and sound great with distortion. I have an extra of those hangin around.
i also have an RG421 with evolutions. since the tele came back, i like the 421 less and less. it just doesnt seem to have any b*lls. so, now im thinkin that i wanna replace the stock tele neck HB with either one of those X2Ns that i have or take the neck evo out of the 421 and stick that in the tele.....
which one do you guys think would sound better in the neck of the tele? evo or x2n? the stock one sounds good, but im thinkin that if the stock one sounds good, imagine how good one of those others would sound....

anyways...suggestions? opinions?
thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is frustrating. i meant to edit my first post and put this pic in but hit quick reply instead. now i cant delete this post. Not the brightest bulb...
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+1 to the Evolution Neck
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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i was thinkin that, but then in the 421 i would have to put the bridge evo in the neck and put one of the X2Ns in the bridge...

ever heard a an evo bridge going in the neck?
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i was thinkin that, but then in the 421 i would have to put the bridge evo in the neck and put one of the X2Ns in the bridge...

ever heard a an evo bridge going in the neck?
With an X2N in the bridge, an Evo Bridge in the neck position might actually make some sense.
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With an X2N in the bridge, an Evo Bridge in the neck position might actually make some sense.
Yes this combo should be killer !!!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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thats what i was thinkin, but i didnt know if i was just crazy. ha ha.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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so, i took the plunge. i put the evo neck in the tele neck. sounds fantastic. im beginning to think that my RG421 is a dud. it sucks no matter what pickups i put in it. the stock ones sounded bad, the x2ns sounded bad, the evos sounded bad....seems to me that its the guitar that sucks......

fast forward a few hours.....
this pickup sounds GREAT in the neck of this tele. i have it set up for coil tap with a 5 way, but i will be getting rid of that and just running a 3 way switch from now on. the voice that this pickup has is just outstanding...
what is this "icepick" thing that people keep mentioning in reference to the Evo pickups? poor sound or something? just curious

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