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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG - Entwistle HDN vs Darkstar/Darkstar ND

Hi, folks.

I have an Ibanez RGR321EX (basswood body, maple neck) that currently has DiMarzio Super Distortion (B) and DiMarzio PAF Pro (N) on it for the past 7 years and I'm looking to replace them with the Entwistle HDN set or Darkstar set or Darkstar ND set.

Currently I have the HDN set on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard and it sounds glorious for blues, hard rock, and can even do Pantera really well!

For my basswood RG however I'd like to ask if the Darkstar or Darkstar ND would sound great on it. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG - Entwistle HDN vs Darkstar/Darkstar ND

I'm not familiar with the pickups you are inquiring about, but I guess the important thing is, what are you trying to get out of your guitar, tone-wise?

The pickups you currently have installed are pretty good for most rock styles, and a pretty classic pairing to boot. What is it about them that isn't working for you?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RG - Entwistle HDN vs Darkstar/Darkstar ND

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I'm not familiar with the pickups you are inquiring about, but I guess the important thing is, what are you trying to get out of your guitar, tone-wise?

The pickups you currently have installed are pretty good for most rock styles, and a pretty classic pairing to boot. What is it about them that isn't working for you?
Thanks!

I'm trying to get a new sound with it since I have the same sound for the past 10 years on that RG.

Right now I'm quite "fed up" with how too in-your-face the Super Distortion is, and how thin the PAF Pro is as a neck pickup.

Don't get me wrong, I've had some good times with them!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 10:40 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG - Entwistle HDN vs Darkstar/Darkstar ND

Interesting. I've got no experience with those pickups, but another popular combo is the Tone Zone and Air Norton. The Tone Zone is still pretty thick and full though. I reckon maybe a Norton and Air Norton may suit you in this situation.
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