The RG-350 Experiment(s)
The whole point of this is to have an arsenal of different sounds just like any other guitarist. I understand that what I'm doing, might seem impractical, but I've decided that it's what I want to do.
Okay, here's what I wanna do. It involves buying 2 RG-350DXWHs and one RG-350EX, since I like the JEM'd out look and it has a similar wood construction to FLO (American Basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard), who's sound I am in love with. I couldn't find anything else like it in my price range for guitar buying, considering there will be a great deal of modding going on.
1. VAI Sound: I have decided that for the first DXWH, I will put an Evo2 in the bridge, Evolution ISCV2 for the middle, and install a Sustainiac (Not Fernandes! Yuck!) for my own little FLO'd out machine. I considered a PAF in the bridge like the old FLO days, but I decided that it was a better mix with the sustainer and it would sound fine. Gold Gotoh OFR and all-gold hard hardware.
2. Satriani Sound: For the second DXWH, I will put a FRED in the bridge, FastTrack2 in the middle, and a PAF Pro (or PAF Joe) in the neck. Gold Gotoh OFR and all gold hardware as well.
3. Random Crazyness Sound ("HotRodded"): For the EX (Black), and this is where I need your guys' help, I'm debating what pickup I want in the middle. Ive decided on an X2N in the bridge and a ToneZone in the neck. But what would fit in best with these? A Chopper, a Pro Track, or a FastTrack 2? Or something else? I want the HOTTEST single coil on the planet pretty much.
Also, since the neck joint IS an AANJ, is it possible to swap out the neck for a jem neck, or are there too many inconsistencies between the countries they come from?
Thanks guys. Give me the input!