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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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suggestions for my RG570 rig

I just bought a new RG570. Here is what I want some help on. I play prog metal and am looking for a setup that is not particularly versatile, what I want is a semi-deep distorted tone ala Symphony X and a more crunchy tone ala '83 metallica.

1) The stock pickups are very deep and bassy. I'd like to have a more crunchy pickup for the bridge pickup. suggestions?
2) For the neck pickup, I want that semi-deep tone that is nice for shredding. suggestions?
3)I have no idea about the single coil, any ideas?

That takes care of pickups. My amp is a peavey bandit 112. Unfortunately I don't have the money right now to buy something better. any suggestions for this?

The last thing would be a distortion pedal. I have a metal zone but it's busted right now and I have no idea how to fix it (power isn't being transmitted through it). Any suggestions or any other good pedals?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 07:10 PM
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In my humble opinion, the sound you're looking for can be accomplished by installing a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge and a Dimarzio Air Norton in the neck. As far as middle goes, I'd leave it stock - although many here swear by either a Blue Velvet or HS-2.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 03:21 PM
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What about the JPM setup for the pu's?(Steve's Special bridge,Air Norton neck). Petrucci sounds pretty good with those pu's, plus his JPM Ibanez model was also basswood
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2002, 05:56 PM
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The Bandit 112's a great sounding amp. If you want a step up from that for a little more cash - the Stereo/Classic Chorus 212 is a TREMENDOUS combo amp. My all-time fav!

As far as PU's... I use TZ's in the bridge of my 550. Good stuff.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2002, 02:47 AM
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ToneZone boy, ToneZone...
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