Originally Posted by erikm5150
congrats on the nice axe, John...
i have an RGA121VLF too! and i also have an Air Zone in the bridge -- i agree that it's a really good match for this guitar.
i'm still using the stock V7 neck pup (which is actually not bad), coz i still can't decide what to replace it with... i'm thinking of a paf joe or air norton, or a duncan jazz/59 hybrid.
Thanks, I love the RGAs big time. The air zone, ends up spankin' in my RG550 with no tone control and the RGA121VLF with all the stuff. THe air zone is just THE bridge pickup IMO, sounds great in both. Yeah man the V7 ain't bad at all...(actually Ibanez neck pickups aren't bad, the one in the 550 was pretty good too), actually not bad at all! THe norton does come ahead though, something about it when split with the air zone, just gets a sound in the 4 position that is just amazing. CLean tones with that are super crystlline.
Regarding the Paf Joe...It's an awesome neck pickup, no doubt...I was really surpised in how bright it is in the neck, which is good for the basswood in my RG550DX(love this guitar too), I might be afraid to put it in the RGA.
You're actually setting pretty right now, the V7 is a good pickup IMO, the air norton is a notch better, but the split capabilites are amazing. Either way, you can't go wrong.
I would suggest a regular Paf Pro, rather than the Paf Joe for the wood combo in the RGA though
Glad you like your RGA121VLF though, congrats to you as well!!
We lucky, great deal(love the case too)....I can't begin to tell you how having the nut set up made this thing a completely better guitar.... Slinky, plays like air and stays in tune much better too.