Re: NGD! Flame maple goodness.
Yeah, the blue is odd and I don't care much for the looks of the all black IBZ/USA pickups either. After the holidays, I might look into some red/orange or red/yellow Dimarzios. I am really liking this FRED and Paf JOE combo though. Really just unbelievable harmonics out of the FRED. Pinch harmonics anywhere on the neck. JOE is a little hotter than a PAF Pro but pumps the bass. Really great for chugging. I think they only did the 770 flame maple for 1 year in 1990, so not many around that I've seen. I've finally got my set-up tweaked for crazy low action. Just needed some shims under the lock nut. Right now, it's got .3mm neck relief and 1mm string height at 24th fret with no buzzing. Just perfect. Ditched the metal knobs in favor of some black top hats too. Thanks for the comments guys.