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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Direct-mounted pickup mod

Hi all.
I have seen a lot of topics and listened to a lot of discussion about direct-mounted pickups vs. regular/pickguard-mounted ones, and that's why I decided to make a little mod on my RG.

It sounds a lot better this way. Sustain wasn't THAT improved, like others said. It makes a difference, but not a very significant one... (enough to be called placebo effect hehe).
Tone changes are very audible. It gained a lot more bass, but without losing definition. Since this guitar has a maple neck, it has a very bright sound, and now it got more balanced.

And BTW, it looks a lot better this way too . Pickup rings always seemed to remind me of brasses... ugh

PS.: The punk-heavy-dirty-metal-trashy sounding X2N pickup was removed. Thank God. Replaced with a SD JB.

Has anyone here ever done this mod as well?
Thanks for looking!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 02:53 AM
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i use to do this mod on almost all of my and my friends guitars. dont know if they really sound better, but they look way better now. i hate pickup rings...
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