Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
That's a nice one. Were those EMG HZs stock in that instrument? I thought all of those were IBZ pickups.
I have HZs in a more low key, classic rock instrument but I could see how something much more powerful would fit the RG. The HZ's, or at least the 1s and 2s like I have are basically about the same as a standard PAF and not that hot. The HZ 3 and 4 are hotter and would be more in line with the IBZs. I saw an RGD with something along the lines of a DiMarzio Drop Sonic and it really was able to tear up the modern metal and could handle drop tuning and not get muddy.