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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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MY BODY IS READY (for my new RGD3127 to arrive)

Got notice that my RGD3127 is finally on U.S. shores, so I've ordered all the upgrades I (tentatively) plan to make:



I say "tentatively" because I'm actually curious to hear how the Fusion pickups sound and feel. I'm not opposed to leaving all the electronics factory-stock. However, in the event that I do make changes, here's a list of what's in the photo:

  • DiMarzio Illuminator Bridge
  • DiMarzio Ionizer Neck
  • Mad Hatter Solderless Kit (SV-3T = single volume, 3-way toggle, all necessary wiring)
  • White Cliplock (the extra-short version)

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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Re: MY BODY IS READY (for my new RG3127 to arrive)

Nice execution of the pre-NGD thread! I'm excited for ya!
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Ionizer neck, great choice. Curious how this pup will sound in your RGD (if you do make the switch)
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Ionizer neck, great choice. Curious how this pup will sound in your RGD (if you do make the switch)
I'm curious too. This Illuminator/Ionizer combo is what I have in ALL my 7-string RG's (two RG1527's and an RG2027X). However, those guitars are all 25.5" scale, so it'll be interesting to see if there's any noticeable difference in the tone of these pickups on the 26.5" scale.

I was using the Liquifire (neck) in all my 7's for a few years, but it wasn't quite to my liking. I mean, it was okay, but I tend to like a brighter/crisper (more top-end EQ) neck pickup and don't want as much of that warmer/rounder sound most people are after in a neck. The Ionizer has been better in that regard--for me anyway.
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Wow they have a solderless kit for non-duncan pups. I should probably get one or 10 LOL
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 02:14 AM
 
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It's good now you will get some new experience.
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Is it really solderless? I've had solderless kit which still required soldering before, strangely enough.
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Is it really solderless? I've had solderless kit which still required soldering before, strangely enough.
Nope. Zero soldering required with this one, which is what makes the Mad Hatter systems unique.
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Re: MY BODY IS READY (for my new RGD3127 to arrive)

Well, it looks like I'll be selling those pickups, because the chrome-topped versions just arrived:



If you want to know the story behind how I got these (which aren't available anywhere), I talk about it in this thread: My Custom DiMarzios Just Arrived!
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