Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Coast California
Re: Norton in RG... thin?
I do, and have tried many pickup with various magnets including A8's, A4's and A3's. Problem is I always love A2's. My absolute favorite pickups are the Gibson Classic 57 and the SD Alnico II Pros. I also like SD PG's (A2), SD JB (A5), and SD Prails (A5). Although I have had some decent experience with some ceramics, I usually remove them for something else. I tend to prefer the loose bottom end that A2's provide, but I do have some guitars with tighter pickups to provide certain needs.
I could also say I am more of an SD fan then a Dimarzio fan, but I know that is just becuase I have limited experiance with Dimarzio. I do like the Norton, I just want it to be thicker in this guitar. Problem maybe my love for LP's and the thick tone they provide. I have been playing them for years and never really found much else I really liked, other than the Peavey Wolfgang (not so much the sound, but the feel). Then I bought an Ibanez S series and really loved the feel of the neck. It was really hard to get used to the Sabers tone until I stuck an SD Custom Custom in it.. Now I have a Saber with A SD Custom Custom, another with a EVO, and another with a F2. They all sound great, evo is my least favorite, but still great.
That being said I have always wanted to try the Super Distortion since the first time I heard Ace. Just haven't done so.