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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question rg 2550z pickup mod

hi guys. so i've been using my 2550z for a few years now and really like the playability and all the features but not that fond of stock pickups as they're a bit too middy for me? i bought a RG 7620 recently and absolutely love the sound it has. someone said it comes with dimarzio blaze pickups? i've been researching those and i found that they have a lot less mids than other humbucker pickups. but unfortunately there's no 6 string version of the pickup. so i've been looking at pickups with same EQ range and found that steves special pickup is exactly like blaze 7s. but this comes only as a bridge pickup unlike blaze which comes as a set(bridge + neck)

1. what would you recommend as a neck pickup?

2. i've looked at air classic but it's output is a lot lower than steves special. would that be a problem?

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Re: rg 2550z pickup mod

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hi guys. so i've been using my 2550z for a few years now and really like the playability and all the features but not that fond of stock pickups as they're a bit too middy for me? i bought a RG 7620 recently and absolutely love the sound it has. someone said it comes with dimarzio blaze pickups? i've been researching those and i found that they have a lot less mids than other humbucker pickups. but unfortunately there's no 6 string version of the pickup. so i've been looking at pickups with same EQ range and found that steves special pickup is exactly like blaze 7s. but this comes only as a bridge pickup unlike blaze which comes as a set(bridge + neck)

1. what would you recommend as a neck pickup?

2. i've looked at air classic but it's output is a lot lower than steves special. would that be a problem?

thanks
Neck pickups can typically be a bit lower in output because the amplitude of the string vibration is higher at the neck pickup and the resulting signal stronger than at the bridge.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rg 2550z pickup mod

thanks for the reply glad to hear this combo could work!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Re: rg 2550z pickup mod

Just keep the difference between the pickups within reason and you'll be fine.
But yes, the neck pickups are typically "lower powered" than the bridge for the reasons I mentioned above.
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