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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody use these in tandem? Or just have any experience with them in general. Dropped an Evo2 in my bridge and a Breed in the neck of an Ibanez RT 650. I really like them both, but I'm not sure I like them in the same guitar. The 650 may need Breeds all the way around.

Anyway, just looking for additional input or experience with these Pups.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 04:58 AM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

Big fan of the original evo, personally I dislike Breeds intensely. I'm a major fan of strong mids over anything else when playing in a live / band situation and I've found breeds seem to have removed everything good about the Evo pickup and left the rest intact. Especially in a lighter wood body guitar, such as basswood.

The Evo I find to be consitent, gainy yet smooth, good harmonics and punches just about the right place in the mix without being hard to control. The Breed I find to be very thin in the right places, provides hissy / fizzy gain rather than smoothy punchy gain and weaker harmonics.

If you want something along the lines of an Evo with awesome mids and a hefty punch get a dimarzio super 3. If you want something insane for mids, hamonics and drive, get a bareknuckle painkiller. If you want something like the evo that seems to pack a punch but along the same frequencies in the mix without being totally over the top, get a bareknuckle nailbomb.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 12:10 AM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

I used that combo for about 6 months but ended up ordering an Evo 158 to replace the Breed and that's my favourite pickup combination so far.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 04:14 PM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

i think breeds are awesome pickups, i have chrome ones in my custom RG
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 03:21 AM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

In my experience Evo's and Evo2's are difficult to pair with anything. Breeds less so but when I have tried them as a combo I think they are some of the best pups that Dimarzio make.

In conclusion, if you don't like them a matched pair of either will probably work better.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 07:39 AM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

The EVO neck is the only neck pickup I have that gives true clarity on chords.
When I play lead on the EVO neck it sounds like a second bridge pickup in the guitar.
I have 20+ guitars with a variety of Different Dimarzio pickups in them. Breeds are the only ones I don't like. They sounded too muffled compared to the rest of the Dimarzio pickups I have.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 10:38 AM
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Re: Evo2/Breed?

i have received nothing but compliments on the breed pups i have put into RG's.
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