Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
New Pickups for my RG920QM
Hey guys, I'm a newbie on this forum and this is my first post. I'm actually reposting a question I put up on TGP because I didn't get any feedback there.
I'm thinking about getting a new set of pickups for an RG920QM with basswood body and rosewood/maple neck.
Here's what I'm looking for:
Tight Bass Response for riffing, but able to get some classic-ish tones Alnico V hopefully (but I'm open to Ceramic)
I'm looking for sounds in the hard-rock to metal range like Soundgarden, Tool, etc, but I'd also like to have some nice sounding liquid lead tones.
I generally find Duncans to be too flabby and bassy (Custom 5, JB, 59, etc). I've recently got some Dimarzios that I like including the 36th anniversary (not enough output & not modern enough for this guitar) and a Tone Zone (I think too much bass for this guitar).
I like a warm mid-focused modern sounding bridge pickup that's not flabby. I also tend to find nearly every neck humbucker model to have to much bass, which I think is why I seem to like the PAF Joe.
Anyway, I'm considering:
BKP: Aftermath, Painkiller (Maybe too extreme for me though)
BKP: Rebel Yell (Too much mids???)
Dimarzio: Breed Set
Dimarzio: AT1 + PAF Pro
Duncan: Full Shred Set
Let me know your thoughts. My mind is open.