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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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pickups for my soon to be RG1527

when i get my 1527, i want to stock it with pickups so i can get a nice thick edgey tone liek Petruccis on the Awake album. i absolutely do not wnata thin sound at all though, so i dont know what kind of pickups i should get, im using an evo7 in my 7620 rite now, but i think i like the sound im getting from Awake more than the evo7. any suggestions? remember, thick, edgey, NO THIN SOUND, lots of tone
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 05:33 PM
 
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hmm, whats your amp man?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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as of right now, im using a marshall VS100 valvestate, peavey ultra 4x12 cab
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 02:49 AM
 
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Have you tried out the stock V7&8-7's yet? I found that they sound quite nice. I guess I can't really help you here, I look for a sound with more definition. Of course you could look into the good old Blazes. I thought Tone Zone had a lot of mids too...anyway...yeah.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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how about the blaze customs?
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 09:08 PM
 
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I went with a Duncan Custom in the bridge and Jazz in the neck of my RG1527. They needed a little modification to fit (clip the underside ends of the pole pieces and round out the edges of the dog ears for mounting). But, they sound really nice. The Custom is a pretty open sounding pickup, good for rock to metal. The Jazz is really clean sounding, very articulate for lead runs. I play with a lot of mids and less treble. I find that they handle this pretty well. I think that the key to the Dream Theater tone would be more in the EQ of the amp. The stock pickups are o.k., but with a good amp, they sound much, much better.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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my experience playing guitars with ducan pickups in the past has always left me feeling that the seymour duncans sounds somewhat "immature" compared to alot of dimarzios ive played
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 05:28 PM
 
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Really? Could you explain that a little more? I would be very interested in hearing a little more about what you mean. Thanks.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2004, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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i geuss the dimarzios have always sounded more detailed and have more tone sophistication. Seymour duncans dont sound bad, the ones i played have sounded less attentive to the overall tone.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2004, 11:36 AM
 
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I got my 1527 yesterday. I expected the PU's to suck, but they are nothing like the V8 V7 PU's. I'm planning on keeping these!

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 03:19 AM
 
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Sometimes it's best to stay with the stock p/u's. The 1527 in all its glory looks pretty sweet to me. Of course, I bought a 7620 6 months or so before it came out.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2004, 11:42 AM
 
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I got my 1527 yesterday. I expected the PU's to suck, but they are nothing like the V8 V7 PU's. I'm planning on keeping these!

Anders L
RG1527 comes with different pickups??? I thought they had standard V77 and V87 pickups?
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 03:37 PM
 
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For what I play I know from personal experience the horrors of alnico!!!!!

they aren't the woarst in the world, But for my metal stuff, I really need ceramic pickups.

I installed some EMG 85's in my Yamaha pacifica last year, and they did the job okayish, I like how loud they are. however I just NEED something more controlled like an 81 or something for that job.

For the 1527, I think something like a dimarzio PAF-7 would suite me, for a good tight sound, it's your choice at the end o' the day though
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 03:42 PM
 
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haha, I just though that, the 1527 Does in fact have V77 and V87 Pickups, they sound slightly different than the Regular V7's and V8's however, slightly mellower, this is proibably just the hight ****ing with my head however, I still think they suffer from Ibanez small magnet Sydrome lol. I bet if you took those things out they'd be half the size of a standard humbucker !!!!!
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 03:01 AM
 
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Don't know what you're talking about. I love alnico. Way better than ceramic, which I find to be fairly bland most of the time.
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