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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2018, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Red face RG4exqm1 project.

I purchased a RG4exqm1 body to do some repair work on it. Basically to see how it would turn out. Looks good so then I bought a matching neck from another Rg4ex to try my hand at fretwork. So far so good. Now I've decided to make this into a project with upgraded parts.

My Question is generic: H-S-H config. Its a 3 piece basswood body and I tend not to like ceramic magnets. What DiMarzio pickup combination would you use (I've got it narrowed down but would like input)?


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Basswood does pretty good with just about any pup, it's kinda neutral. Consider what genre of music you're into, that'll be the biggest factor in pup choice.
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Re: RG4exqm1 project.

I probably should have stated that from the outset. Opps.

Old school metal, punk and some classic rock.
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OK. Next thing to consider is your skill level. You gotta be brutally honest with yourself here. Some dimarzio pups are super sensitive, so any stray string noise will come shining through. I know dimarzio evolutions are like that. Go the the dimarzio & Seymour Duncan websites. They give a pretty good description for the best application of particular pups.
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Re: RG4exqm1 project.

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I probably should have stated that from the outset. Opps.

Old school metal, punk and some classic rock.
Duncan Custom is great for all of those, that would be my pick if you're staying in a more "classic" setting. Heavy as, and organic sounding.
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Re: RG4exqm1 project.

Thanks for the replies! I've decided to go with an Air Norton(N), True Velvet (M), Tone Zone (B).
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