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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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hELLO All !!!

Long time since my last post.

I'm finally going to buy a Premium just because its the budget guitar that sounds good and has titanium reinforcement in the neck for stiffness . ( I'm not sure how much effect it has on the tone , or how the weather effects the setup in general cuz i travel a lot.)

ANYHOW - I'm a big fan of Marco Sfogli as one of rising progressive guitarists out there, and recently had a unpleasant discussion about how the Premium sound amazing in that video he did for the Ibanez Premium upcoming season.

2 things I want to comment for those interested . He's using a mesa combo mark V (2990 Euros ) and he swapped pickups if u notice carefully to D activators Bridge/Neck and Dimarzio Chopper in the middle (reference found on his personal forum)

So- I know the premium discussion is a year old so far but I'm interested in those that own premiums -
1. what is your pickups selection for premiums?
1.a You can add maybe what type of sound you are after/artist/amp or genre that u most preferably play.
2. How is your Premium treating you so far in terms of quality over time?
3. Would you go for a prestige if given the extra budget?
4. Feel free to post any sound reviews if you like..

Tnx allot - I have bunch of people waiting to read your reviews/setups
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: PREMIUMS different pickups swapping - plz HELP

Ill start since I talk allot and play less and less :d hahaha


So yeah Premium Rg 870 Desert Red -QMZ is my fav lookign so far.

I'm used to the Edge II /Zero Point system so no biggie form - maybe if i can swap to an original edge or lo pro edge like Satch uses...will see..

Pickups - SInce I play ALLOT of progressive music but I always go back oldschool and Don't want to carry 2 more guitars with me because of this passion - I was thinking to install Evo/Paf pro, or Tone Zone/Air Norton ..or for the S Premium Definitively CrunchLab/Paf pro .. I need a major boost in harmonics since I...um.. squeal allot.

I don't think using the right pedal for D Activators will give me that Rock/Blues sound or Compressed Clean overdrive ... or Will it..

The pickups I mentioned above sounds great I think if combined ..but again its All relative to the - SKILL/COMFORT/GEAR/SKILL AGAIN/AMP AND MOST OF ALL FEELING
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Re: PREMIUMS different pickups swapping - plz HELP

Yeah i did see Marco Sfogli play the Premium,and also it looked like he changed the pickups. But i don't own one so can't say anything about pickup changes.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Re: PREMIUMS different pickups swapping - plz HELP

I just looked up the video. Nice tone for sure. Never heard of him before.
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Re: PREMIUMS different pickups swapping - plz HELP

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Originally Posted by satch_stef View Post
1. what is your pickups selection for premiums?
1.a You can add maybe what type of sound you are after/artist/amp or genre that u most preferably play.
2. How is your Premium treating you so far in terms of quality over time?
3. Would you go for a prestige if given the extra budget?
1 - Evo 2 and Liquifire.

2 - I sold it a few weeks ago. October 7th to be exact. Too many guitars, you know... But it's as solid and almost as heavy as my RG8570. It's a lot heavier than my 7VWH. I found it scooped sounding during our rehearsals (even through a TriAxis/2:90 rig, no longer in my studio) and had problems hearing myself sometimes. The rounded fret edges and maple binding are perfect. The neck was as straight as it gets and the action was beyond super low.

3 - An old Prestige? Probably. One of the new ones with Dimarzio/ibz pickups and basswood body? Probably not.
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1 - Evo 2 and Liquifire.

2 - I sold it a few weeks ago. October 7th to be exact. Too many guitars, you know... But it's as solid and almost as heavy as my RG8570. It's a lot heavier than my 7VWH. I found it scooped sounding during our rehearsals (even through a TriAxis/2:90 rig, no longer in my studio) and had problems hearing myself sometimes. The rounded fret edges and maple binding are perfect. The neck was as straight as it gets and the action was beyond super low.

3 - An old Prestige? Probably. One of the new ones with Dimarzio/ibz pickups and basswood body? Probably not.
About the weight - (if u imply on weight and not "heavy sound") i don't think that the premiums are that heavy dough, again its subjective, the shop keeper here in athens just gives any premium to me as he see's me through the windows "You again - HERE, Enjoy "


Sound- ofcorse- that's what I'm looking for , what you pay is what you get basically..

Tnx for the info bro ,
CHeerz
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I just looked up the video. Nice tone for sure. Never heard of him before.

Me neither, As I started digging up on premiums few months back I came across Herman Lee with short hair and stopped watching the video

Than Marco Popped up round the corner. James Labrie has him for solo albums for RECORDING all the guitars etc. Is he holding a grudge against petrucci ? anyhow.. check this out - I like this random stuff with feeling from marco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen


Cheerz!!!
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About the weight - (if u imply on weight and not "heavy sound") i don't think that the premiums are that heavy dough, again its subjective, the shop keeper here in athens just gives any premium to me as he see's me through the windows "You again - HERE, Enjoy "


Sound- ofcorse- that's what I'm looking for , what you pay is what you get basically..

Tnx for the info bro ,
CHeerz
Weightwise, that is. They're not too heavy, but they're almost as heavy as a J-Custom. Problem is, those guitars are carved down in the middle. If you buy one, consider pickups like the Tone Zone, Breed or Super 3.

Cheers!
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