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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need some input

Well i finally am tossing the EMGs outta my '92 S540BM becuase i dont want to sound like everyone else with them. I think i am ordering a Dimarzio Evo set becuase they are talked about highly here, and the few jems ive played sounded great with them. My only question is do they come with Pick up rings or should i keep the ones i have? Also does anyone else have any other segestions on what pick ups i should try out if not the evos? thanks alot




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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 02:43 AM
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They dont come with pick up rings
As far as suggestions, everyone will have a different one. Personally I had Evos in my S540LTD and hated them
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what did you end up with in yours? I play alot of metal ike between the buried and me and no active pickups please.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 09:27 AM
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I ended up with an Air Norton, Blue Velvet, and Paf Pro. Im not sure how much I like it since I dont think I've played that gutiar more than 3 times since I installed the pick ups. Thin necks and floating trems arent my thing anymore.
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Evos or Breed pickups....mix-match even. X2N would also do. It's Dimarzio's hottest pickup. Any of these three will sound great for that.
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Re: Need some input

DiMarzio pickups are very good, but don't limit yourself to just one brand.

Bare Knuckle Pickups are putting out some of the best high gain pickups on the market, and there are plenty of clips on their website. Check them out, I'm sure you'll be impressed. Plus, the guy that runs the business (Tim) is a great bloke, and is very helpful.

Seymour Duncan also has some very good hot pickups, including the Invader and the Dimebag, and alot of people like the JB(standard on many USA Jacksons).

I have also tried the Kent Armstrong Motherbucker (it's like two hotrails in one humbucker) which is heavy as hell, and original Bill Lawrence XL-500XL's are awesome, but hard to get.

I hope this has helped

Good luck in the search for your ultimate tone.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 11:03 AM
 
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i've got an air norton/tone zone in my 98 s540qstk. i love it. i really should play that guitar more to break the lo-pro in, but i got a bunch more guitars that have better feeling trems. anyway, i've never used the evos in mahogany, but i can't stand them in basswood. evos in alder are sweet. i just don't like super trebly pickups and the evo is that. i guess i am a bit biased as i like the air norton/tone zone combo in most of my mahogany ibanez's...like 20.

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I have a S470 with a pair of Evo's in it, it does sound great! But it's better for lead work, rhythms aren't that good, unless it's busy rhythm work/super-speed-up-riffs ala metalcore, in that case every line comes out nicely defined. A much more versatile pair would be Evo2 bridge/Evo neck, as it is kind of a "rolled back" Evo, more suited to rhythm work but still retaining the screaming factor xD
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some input

Ok thanks for your input guys, im still thinking about getting the whole evo set just becuase it about 170$ for it on the bay and i need two hums and a single. I may check out the BareKnuckle pickups, anyone else use them?
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