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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

I have a bunch of RG's with the V7/V8 combination and am very happy with them. I finally picked up an older flametop model(on evilbay) with the V1/V2 combo. Is there any difference between the 2 combos? If so, how? Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2006, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

Nobody out here has a clue if the V7/V8 pickups sound different from the V1/V2 combo?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2006, 10:48 AM
 
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

have the V1/V2 on my 550, my friend has a 550 from a few years later with the V7/V8. i think the V7 and 8 are better, but theres nothing 'wrong' with the V1 and 2. i still want to change mine at some point though
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

Semi-late response here, but I didn't see a big difference between these two pickups combos. The only V1/V2 I've had was on my early 90s RG550 and I didn't care for the bridge pickup (weak, not much definition), but the neck pickup was surprisingly nice for clean tones. By comparison, I always thought both the V7 and V8 were a bit muddy compared to, say, a nice set of Duncans, though perhaps with a bit more output than the V1/V2.

Of course, my V1 and V2 are both sitting on my workbench right now alongside every V7 and V8 I own, so there's that. I guess I don't care all that much for any of them, in the end.
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

Hmm. I think in my experience I preferred the V1/V2's over the V7/V8's, but then again, they all usually got ripped out within a day or two to make way for EMGs.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

Now I can personally tell you difference. There is no comparison. The V1/V2's are mild and lifeless. The V7/V8 combo is SO much better, much hotter, more range. This V1/V2 combo is going to have to go. I don't see the need to change the V7/V8's, they sound great.
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

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The only V1/V2 I've had was on my early 90s RG550 and I didn't care for the bridge pickup (weak, not much definition), but the neck pickup was surprisingly nice for clean tones.

I haven't yet had the chance (or the money lol) to change out the pups from my 91 570, but you're absolutely right about the neck pup being pretty decent for cleans as far as a stock pick-up goes.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

I prefer the V1/V2, though not by much. The bridge pickup in both combos I just can't stand, the neck can be passable. Whatever the faults of the v1/v2, the v7 and v8 are just too muddy to be useable IMO.
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

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Hmm. I think in my experience I preferred the V1/V2's over the V7/V8's, but then again, they all usually got ripped out within a day or two to make way for EMGs.
i'm about the same...more towards the v7/v8's, though. mine get gutted for dimarzios or duncans within a week. they don't get much playtime until then.


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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

I love the V7 & V8 in my 1550, wouldnt change them for anything.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 02:59 PM
 
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Re: V1/V2 vs. V7/V8

I kind of dug the stock pickups, its just that they had no real depth to them it seemed, but they are more than useable in a gigging situation. Muddy is always better than far too bright imho
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