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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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will i be happy with these pick ups in these guitars

I have a couple of guitars that i am going to change pups on.

the first guitar is a 442R ibanez radius in trans red alder body maple neck and board. The pick ups i have chosen for this are.......
breed bridge
cruiser neck for the middle
cruiser neck for the neck position

the second guitar is a kramer jk 1000 MIJ w/baretta neck maple with rosewood board alder body
evo 2 for the bridge
chopper for the neck


so what do you think? will i be happy with these combinations?
pics of the guitars.

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Unfortunately the only person who will know is you once you put them in. Only you can decide if you are happy with them.
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Be sure to try the Breed rightside up and upside down before you give up on it. If you do give up on it that is. The Breed is one of the Dimarzio pups that has a different sound depending on how you put it in the guitar.
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That's a cool black 540R. What is it, an '90? what pups do you have in it?
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only you know if you will be happy
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That's a cool black 540R. What is it, an '90? what pups do you have in it?
PAF Joe, and Mo Joe.

I still have the original pups in a drawer. it is an '89 i do believe.

i like the pups. the mo joe is not as smooth as the original ibz usa. i was thinking of replacing it. i do like the paf joe.
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You know those pictures look great. What do you do to keep those guitars looking so shiny and new?
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: will i be happy with these pick ups in these guitars

everytime i restring them i clean them real well including the fingerboard.

to get out swirl marks or pick scratches i used mcguiars scratch x.

then fender guitar polish.

typically use fast frets and lemon oil on the board.
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so what do you think? will i be happy with these combinations?
Ok, I have a question?

Why would you ask this question in the first place?
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Ok, I have a question?

Why would you ask this question in the first place?
basically i am asking if anyone has experience with these combinations of pups in a similar type of guitar. specifically the wood type and neck woods.

I am aiming for a stratty but still versatile set up with the ibanez breed, cruiser, cruiser combo similar to andy timmons type of tone.

in the kramer i am looking for a JB over the top sound full but not harsh and sterile like the evo 1. and i have no experience with rail type pups. i am searching for a smooth full lead tone in the bridge.

typically i play bridge pup for rhythm and the smoother fuller tone of a neck pup for lead stuff.

one more thing. i have had some pups that sound the same in both positions.... i dont want this. I am seeking others experiences with these types of pups.


is this a bit more specific and to your liking?

it doesnt fit well in the title......
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I know this guy who will be able to try these combos out for you and tell you exactly whether you would like them or not.

His name's scottop1972... I'm sure he's around here somewhere....
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basically i am asking if anyone has experience with these combinations of pups in a similar type of guitar. specifically the wood type and neck woods.

is this a bit more specific and to your liking?.....it doesnt fit well in the title......
Now that question makes more sense. Please understand that whether I like your question or not is irrelevant. All I wanted to do was get to the heart of the what you're really after.

Too many people reply with answers when they don't know why the person is asking the question.

That being said, I have a Chopper in the next position of one of my guitars and I really like it. With distortion, it sounds full and smooth but not muddy. It gives me the bubble tone I like. Clean, it's ok but it's no Strat pickup.
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I know this guy who will be able to try these combos out for you and tell you exactly whether you would like them or not.

His name's scottop1972... I'm sure he's around here somewhere....

to purchase all the pickups stated is in excess of 300 dollars. Steep to just try them out. I know dimarzio has a 30 day gurantee. So if i do purchase these i will have to learn how to install myself so if i dont like them i can get something else asap.

need to bone up on wiring.

can i borrow 300 bucks?
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Go with a JB for the Kramer. I have a similar MIJ Kramer (modded F1000) and the JB just kills with it:

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to purchase all the pickups stated is in excess of 300 dollars. Steep to just try them out. I know dimarzio has a 30 day gurantee. So if i do purchase these i will have to learn how to install myself so if i dont like them i can get something else asap.

need to bone up on wiring.

can i borrow 300 bucks?
Yeah sure you can!

(Rich... can I borrow 300 bucks?)
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