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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade the pickups in my Rg320 with an air Norton , Tone zone combination. I already know how what I'm wondering is if I should, if other pickups would be more suited or if I should wait to buy a new guitar altogether. Thanks in advance for the helpful comments.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

Any brand name pickup should be an improvement over the stock Ibanez ones, but if you want more specific answers give some more info, what style, amp, any famous tones you like? What is it you don't like about the stock pickups?

The Tone Zone has a love/hate reputation, some folks say it's thick and full, others say it's muddy, while the Air Norton seems to be pretty much universally popular.

Your best bet is to get yourself to a few different stores and try as many different pickups as possible, and make your own mind up, after all, it doesn't really matter what I like, it's your guitar.

Rock on!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

Thanks for the kind words

I'm currently playing through a Vox VT50 and I'd like a little more output out of my pickups and some more clarity to the thing in general. I'm not really bothered about what my rythym playing sounds like , but I'd just like something built for soloing. Most of my playing is Randy Rhoads stuff along with Iron Maiden and some Vai ( thats the general area my playing seems to revolve around ). I'm rather keen to just keep and upgrade my guitar, pickups now, maybe the bridge and neck in the future as it is a discontinued model (rg320pgp1) , I love the artwork on the body and lots of people agree but quite a few also hate it. I've now been looking at the Dimarzio Paf pros and am wondering whether they would fit well.

Thanks again

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Re: Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

for what you are saying I recomend you PAF Pro in the neck and Norton (the regular not the air one) on the bridge
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Re: Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

Paf Pros go well with basswood bodies and were used by Mr Vai himself before he designed the Evos. I hope that whatever you go with you get a tone you like, good luck.

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Re: Dimarzio Tone zone and Air Norton

Thanks, I have a friend who runs a guitar shop so i will go there to try out guitars with those pickups before making my desicion. thanks for the help
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