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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Recommend me some pups for an 1527

Getting a used 1527 Prestige (the older one with the sparkly black finish).

It has the standard Ibz pups which are not bad, but a bit over the top bass boost wise.
So I want something more versatile, but I have no clue.
I was thinking Blaze perhabs or rather AirNorton7 / ToneZone7 mix?

Shoot me some ideas and what you think would be most versatile combo. (I play from Classic Rock, 80's shred, Gothic Rock to modern metal...)
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Re: Recommend me some pups for an 1527

I have never tried these pickups, but a lot of people are talking that Tone Zone 7 is one of the worst aftermarket 7 string humbuckers ever made. Stock Seymour Duncan JB 7 is nowhere close to its 6 string counterpart as well. Avoid these two and you’re fine.

Generaly DiMarzios go nice with basswood Ibanezes, I’d suggest matching D-Sonic with Air Norton. Set of Blazes would do nice as well I think. Some say PAF7 in the neck and Blaze neck in the bridge sounds nice. Evolution 7 is a very good pickup, people talk, but I don’t know ‘bout its versatility.

I’d say go Duncan Custom in the bridge and Jazz Model in the neck, but its just me – I prefer SDs over DiMarzios.
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I have a Duncan JB and '59 set in my 1527, man, that is one awesome guitar! Especially through the Kettner edition 20th
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you don't want the TZ-7 in basswood. you'll want the blaze custom. i use the TZ-7 in mahogany and it sounds great, but the blaze custom...is just an extraordinary pickup, regardless of body wood. i have it in basswood and mahogany. the AN-7 is just a spectacular neck pickup. great body to the tone of that pickup and coil taps incredibly. clean tones with the split 5 is gorgeous as well. i have a regular blaze neck in my rg7321 and it cannot touch the AN-7 in my rg7620 and both guitars have blaze customs.


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Re: Recommend me some pups for an 1527

I have an RG7321 with a PAF 7 in the bridge and like the sound of that but it's my first experience with aftermarket pickups. I was thinking of moving it to the neck and getting something else for the bridge. Would a D Sonic match up well?
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ibanez s7320 with d-activator 7(bridge) blaze(neck), best freaking combo, for all music, love the combo and sound amazing really amazing.
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yeah a d activator with a evo neck would be nice for meeeeee
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Re: Recommend me some pups for an 1527

Thanks guys!

I think the AirNorton7 will be the neck pickup. Still do not know if I should go Blaze Custom or Evo7 for Bridge. But the Blaze sound very very yummy.
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i laways thought evo had more charachter than a blaze, unless you are in a very flt sounding wood then the blaze sounds decent
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Re: Recommend me some pups for an 1527

+1.

The Evo7 is a great pickup, really versatile too.
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you don't want the TZ-7 in basswood.

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+100000 The TZ7 is very likely the worst aftermarket 7 string pickup available from anyone. I'd go Blaze/Blaze Custom, or maybe Jazz7/JB7

Don't but an obvious bridge pickup in the neck, and you'll be fine DiMarzio will also swap back a pickup if you buy new and don't like it.
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+1.

The Evo7 is a great pickup, really versatile too.
Yep, I had one on my old UV, loved it
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