rg1570 racer x pup combo
i dunno if this is in the right forum section, but here goes anyways!
i plan to get an ibanez rg1570 soon. i love the look, the playability and it just feels right to me. its flawless except for one thing...the pickups. imo they suck donkey balls and will be going as soon as i get it.
this is where i need your help and advice.
i want to start playing racer x and paul gilbert songs. for that im going to want to get pauls signature scaified tone (heavily picked, bridge pickup shred!!!)
ino paul gets his tone by using ibanez guitars (his signature pgm) and he uses paf pros and a jem single. i've been told his pickups are pretty much the main key to getting that tone of his. does anyone know if this is true?
i just want to know this because i plan to put his pickup combo in the rg1570 when i get it. so i wanna know if i put the same pickups as paul (paf pros and a jem single) in my rg1570, will it sounds the same or similar to the pgm signature guitar? theyre both basswood, so they should have the same or a similar tone right? the only differences that are there is the maple fretboard and the massive chunk of wood missing in the rg1570 due to the tremolo. will the maple fretboard and that great big void effect that tone that much? will it prevent me from getting his signature tone?
rg1570 with pup upgrades will be cheaper than a pgm and i kinda prefer the paint job on the 1570...i still love those f holes and the maple boards...such a unique and hot guitar!!!
neways, i hope you can help me out
p.s. does anyone know where i can get a jem single from? and...this is gonna sound n00bish...but does anyone also who makes it, because i cant find it on the dimarzio site...maybe im not looking hard enough
Last edited by 90341689; 05-29-2006 at 06:33 PM.