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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG7CT pickups

what the heck are they? Specs just say Dimarzio N2 and B2. Are they any good? If I get this guitar, should I switch em out to blazes or something? They ARE Dimarzio designed...but if I know Ibanez pickups, they're usually weak and sterile sounding. Anyone know?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 04:50 AM
 
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Re: RG7CT pickups

They're Dimarzio New 7's (same pickups that are in the J-Custom RG8527 and JCRG-7). They're pretty good pickups and they are made by Dimarzio(not dimarzio designed). Swapping out the pickups for blazes or something is really a matter of personal preference as some people like the New 7's some don't(but then again some people like the Blazes, some don't also...)
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Re: RG7CT pickups

...and, having played New 7's in a basswood 7620 and mahogany CST, they sound WAY better in mahogany, IMO. They're really surprisingly good pickups, though as I believe they're voiced the same as the new Dimarzio/IBZ's in Prestiges they've gotten a bad rap by people who aren't willing to give them a fair shot, or who don't agree that "not right for me" and "they suck" aren't the same thing.

I'd try them for a few weeks. The bridge one in particular, with it's prominant mid scoop and sharp highs, provides a killer rhythm tone in mahogany.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm definately going to give em' a go since I just bought the CT. If I don't like them after a week or two I'll order a JB/59 set. The Dimarzio tech said the New 7s are similar to a Super Distortion (bridge) and a Super 2 (neck). Sounds kinda nifty .
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I liked the New7's I put in my old 7321.. I like em more than the blaze's in my Universe..
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I liked the New7's I put in my old 7321.. I like em more than the blaze's in my Universe..
Heresy!

Well, actually, it's just a matter of taste, but I find real Blazes sound a clearer and cleaner. The Super D and Super 2 are just too high output, especially the Super 2 in the neck.
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Re: RG7CT pickups

Well, but there's a world of change when the guitar is mahogany. No doubt I absolutely love blazes in basswood, but I don't know how they'd fare in mahogany. I know the JB is legendary for it so if I do switch em it would would be to those, but the New 7's just might do it for me if they're mid scooped with sharp highs like Drew said. I like some crunch with my low end .
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Re: RG7CT pickups

the rg7ct pickups will sound horrible to you, after u replace them with real pickups. Its beyond me why ibanez used them for that guitar. Once i put an evo7 in the bridge, and an7 in the neck, it sounded like cobwebbs were cleaned off the strings.
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Re: RG7CT pickups

i ended up putting my new 7s in my ax7521. way better in mahogany than basswood. i've had them in my 7620, 7321, and now my ax7521. there, they will stay.


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I liked the New7's I put in my old 7321.. I like em more than the blaze's in my Universe..
To each his own, I like the Blazes better. I had some put in my Custom RG 7620, it blows my other 7620 (GN) away. I love the Blaze pickups in both my UVs, they are my favorite pickups. The New7s are great pickups though IMO.
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