Pickup selection for USRG30 - looking for a pickup that's no
I've tried to get that scooped sound like John Petrucci's out of my USRG30 for some time now. I had a Dimarzio Steve's Special, which is the model he uses, but it get's too muddy. I've got the tone I want out of my EB/MM Petrucci (stock custom pickups) and out of my RG7620 (Blaze), but I can't get it out of this guitar. I'm thinking it's the difference in body wood (USRG30 is alder, opposed to the EB/MM and RG7620 being basswood). I've also tried the Tone Zone, which was the stock pickup in this guitar, but got the same results. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!