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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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RGA321F PU change?

Thinking of changing the stock Dmz/Ibz Pus from my RGA321. I don't play with huge amounts of distortion - more like what most people would call overdrive. The sort of humbucking sounds I like best would be early 70s vintage Gibson type sounds through driven Marshall JTM45 'plexi' type sounds: AC/DC, early UFO (Michael Schenker on lead), that sort of thing.

The choice of after-market PUs out there is huge, any help on PUs that would give me that sound anyone??

No clever remarks like, " go buy yourself a Gibson SG" please!

I imagine Dimarzio PAF, PAF Pro, or maybe Schaller 'Vintage' style would be the right sort of thing, but it could be an expensive mistake!

Help!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

duncan 59 and pearly gates will get you there.


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duncan 59 and pearly gates will get you there.


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Thanks Rich.
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

Make sure whatever you get has the triangular tabs
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Make sure whatever you get has the triangular tabs
Very good point, thanks. Any idea if aftermarket PUs are available with triangular tabs? Most I've seen seem to have 'square' ones.
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

I put a PAF Pro in the neck and a Duncan JB in the bridge, just trimmed the square tabs off so it'd fit. I still need to add the caps for the Dimarzio but otherwise it sounds great to me.

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Re: RGA321F PU change?

I use DMZ the breed in neck and Tonezone for bridge as advise from this forum.
It's fitted me. Not too bright - more warm sound and when you dial tone it's sound fantastic warm.
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

Mine has a Duncan 59 in the neck and Custom 5 in the bridge. The tabs were very easy to trim with a pair of tin snips. I good pair of wire cutters would probably work as well.
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I'd try the DiMarzio Air Classic. I tried some recently and they were really great. Have a lot of character and that sweet midrange that reminded me of an original '59 LP I'd tried not long before.
Really great pups. DiMarzios should have the triangular tabs stock.
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I'd try the DiMarzio Air Classic. .
I read about those and thought they would fit the bill, thanks!
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

So what did you decide to roll with?
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

I've got a PAF Pro in the bridge position and HS-2 and HS-3 for neck and middle (HSS configuration). Anyway, I really like the PAF Pro as it goes from dirty to clean pretty well. I've got a 5 position strat style switch, which allows for the "out-of-phase" sound in positions 2 and 4. I use those positions quite a bit for a nice twangy clean sound (like SRV, but even on Steve Vai "Sisters"). You may consider replacing your volume pot with a pull pot (pot with switch you can pull up on) so you can mix up your pickup combinations, like splitting pickup coils (such as mixing the bottom neck coil with the top bridge coil ro change phase polarity). If you are interested in this, no mods are necessary for your guitar (i.e. no drilling) and you should be able to find useful wiring diagrams online.
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

There are lots of options, but I would go with one of these two combos.

JB/59
Pearly Gates/59
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There are lots of options, but I would go with one of these two combos.

JB/59
Pearly Gates/59
For the above do you mean: bridge/neck respectively (e.g. PG in Bridge / 59 in neck), or neck/bridge?

I haven't fully made up my mind but I'm thinking PG in Bridge, or maye an air norton; and maybe an SD JB in the neck.

I'm still very open to ideas though.

Thanks everyone.
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Re: RGA321F PU change?

Yeah I meant bridge/neck respectively.

I've never tried a JB in the neck position, but I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
You could also go for a 59/59 setup, it should handle classic rock tones with ease.
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