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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG370 Pickups question-need advice badly

I've got a RG370GHBLS, made in Japan, maple body and neck, Bridge TRS101 (Froyd Rose type). The positioning of the pickups is H-S-H.

I want to change the stock pickups with new ones to achieve the best possible blues sound (clean and overdrive). Does anyone have any suggestions, ideas?

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Re: RG370 Pickups question-need advice badly

Dimarzio Bluesbuckers with a Blue Velvet in the middle?
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http://dimarzio.com/ than choose the pickup picker
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Or go to Seymour Duncan's Tone Wizard.
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Re: RG370 Pickups question-need advice badly

That's interesting, I've never heard of that model before. Generally the RG3xx series guitars are made in Korea. Anyway, if you're looking for the best blues sound as possible then I would suggest the Dimarzio Air Norton for the neck position and the Blue Velvet for the middle position. For the bridge position, I would really need more information about what you want to do in that position and how much power you're looking to have. A Tone Zone would sound good but maybe not the best for blues. The Air Zone would probably be better unless you're looking for a really thick-sounding pickup (in which case the TZ would be better). I've never tried the Bluesbucker before so I can't comment on it but that might be a good place to start.
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Re: RG370 Pickups question-need advice badly

Thanks everyone!

lyconxero, I appreciate your advice so much.

In general I'm looking for a distinct bright sound of the low strings with a strong punch and warm thick sound of the high strings also with a strong punch. I find the Stevie Ray Vaughn sound the ultimate blues sound there is. I want to come as close as possible to that with the type of guitar I have.

I know this is what I'm aiming for but I am not sure exactly what I would need for the bridge position. I want a somewhat powerful sound on one hand but I don't want lose the distinctiveness of the sound, I don't want it fat and blurred. Stevie Ray Vaughn manages to get that, both with a clean guitar and with an overdrive.
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Re: RG370 Pickups question-need advice badly

"In general I'm looking for a distinct bright sound of the low strings with a strong punch and warm thick sound of the high strings also with a strong punch. I find the Stevie Ray Vaughn sound the ultimate blues sound there is. I want to come as close as possible to that with the type of guitar I have. "

Mmmmmmm - bit of an obvious issue there - SRV played either strats, or strats with the old Danelectro Lipstick pickups (I know, I know, he also had a 335.... ) so if your beast has a scratchplate, you could consider getting a custom scratchplate made up with three Fender Texas Specials on it, or three Danelectro Lipsticks (apparently the newies are fantastic) - string her up with 14 - 60s and play through a blackface Fender, or a Marshall Bluesbreaker reissue and you'll start getting closer!
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