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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup quest

Yes it's another "help me choose pickups for my 7-string" thread!

What I'm looking for is great harmonics, clarity and more output than the stock pickups of my 1527.
I would like to try something different than the TZ7/AN7 combo (I have these on my 6-string).

I'm waiting for your suggestions

Cheers

PS: the dimarzio pickup-finding tool doesn't have option for 7-string. WHY????
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Get an evolution 7. Its a high output pickup and has nice clean highs and very tight bass response. Its one of the few dimarzio pups thats really tight even at low tunings.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup quest

And for neck?
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Duncan JB-7 and 59-7
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

i personally have chosen to go with a Blaze Neck model for the bridge, but if you´re after harmonics and solos, i´s say from specs and reading alot on the subject, either an Evloution 7, or a D activator 7 (i want a d activator myself too)
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Blaze bridge and neck models offer a lot of clarity and nice output and harmonics
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Avoid the Tone Zone 7, it is rubbish, it really is...

Bridge pickups people like:
Evolution7, BlazeII(Neck -> yep, a fair few people like this), BlazeII(Bridge), Bareknuckle pickups and Lundgren M7.

Neck pickup:
Air Norton 7, Seymour Duncan Jazz 7, Blaze Neck

I quite Like the Evo7/AN7 combo, but if you want something different pair it up with a SD Jazz7, also very nice!

The 59-7 is a very cool neck pickup as well, really really rocky, and the JB7 is cool as well
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Re: Pickup quest

I like the Blaze neck in the neck position. To me it is one of the nicest pickups available for any solidbody guitar. Like James said above, stay away from the TZ7 unless you've already tried it in a guitar similar to yours (same wood, basically) and loved it, because they are not for everyone (some would say anyone!). the Blaze Custom is a nice bridge, and the D-Activator sounds promising as well.
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Re: Pickup quest

Evo7 in the bridge. Had one in a UV777Bk and have one in my LGM Leviathan and they both sound lovely But Blaze is also good.
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Re: Pickup quest

D-Activator 7 neck and bridge pickups have clarity, more output, and great harmonics. They're amazing sounding and versatile.
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Re: Pickup quest

i have duncan jb in bridge and it doesnt produce open hrmonics almost at all .it sounds awesome on anything else though
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Bridge: Evo7 (high output) or Blaze bridge

Neck: Blaze Neck
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Thanx everybody for the replies!

I think I'm set for Evo7 (bridge) and Blaze (neck).
Next thing I want to ask is what colors do you think will suit my 1527?

It's the royal blue one.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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Re: Pickup quest

Cool - I ordered the same pickups for my RG8527, but I ordered them in white (matches the fingerboard and headstock binding). I think that on your guitar, white pickups would look pretty cool also. You may also want to change the pickup selector tip to match whatever color you decide to go with. Good luck!

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup quest

White is one of my options. Does anyone have pics of a blue 1527 with white pickups?
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