With the help of a Duncan Liberator volume pot, I'm going to test out a few pickups in this guitar. Once I've found the one I like best, I'll buy it in white. This 2010 Rg1451 is going to have a black pearl pick guard. I currently have the following humbuckers waiting in the lineup.
Tone Zone (will be installed upside down due to short leads)
Full Shred TB-10
First up.... The Breed
It sounds great at "somebody is sleeping" bedroom levels. I can't wait to plug it into the big mesa. The stock pickups in this guitar left a lot to be desired.
I have an Gibson SG that had from stock, put a JB in it and loved it.
Switched to a duncan distortion and have never quite liked it. Going back to a JB soon.
I have an American Strat that I put a Lil 59 in and have found that it sounds better than the SG, to my surprise and the chagrin of my "only a gibson is good enough" band mates. Haha. It does lack some chunk on the bottom end that I miss, but still sounds great.
I really liked the X2n in the 2550, it could cut through any mix and had a really sharp sound. The downside was that it was too bright and lacking in low end. Having seen it's tone chart it makes sense.
I play through a Mesa Stiletto Trident w/ either a Recto or 1960a cab.
Anyway, I'm just sharing the journey with the ever so awesome Jemsite
community. Questions and comments are welcomed.