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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Advice sought on pickup choices - RG421->Vamp->PC

I'd like to replace the V7/V8 pickups in my RG421. They sound OK through a regular amp but don't sound anywhere as good through my usual recording/playing set up of going through a Vamp into a PC sound card which I use 100% of the time now. The Evo's in my 7vwh sound marginally better but I'm hoping there's a better solution. Someone once told me that active pickups work better in a direct to PC situation but I've never had any experience with EMGs.

I have no use for clean sounds nor split coils, mostly play solo's, only use one patch and it's full on shred distortion. I also would like to switch from bridge to neck while playing solo's and have a considerable volume increase without fiddling with knobs or changing patches. Maybe that means a weaker than usual bridge pickup.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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ToneZone Bridge, and Super 2 Neck?

I can't imagine a louder neck pup though I'm sure there is one out there.

But normally, a louder bridge is common, isn't it?
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Yes. The neck position is louder anyway, so if you have two pickups with the same output, the one in the neck is going to sound louder. You want to get a neck pickup that's slightly lower output than the bridge. This is one reason why the FRED bridge and PAF Pro neck work so well.
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Yes. The neck position is louder anyway, so if you have two pickups with the same output, the one in the neck is going to sound louder. You want to get a neck pickup that's slightly lower output than the bridge. This is one reason why the FRED bridge and PAF Pro neck work so well.
Dude, I've never heard that before and only observed it once in a Les Paul Standard. My experience is that the opposite is true. The bridge pickup is ALWAYS louder than the neck.
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Yes. The neck position is louder anyway, so if you have two pickups with the same output, the one in the neck is going to sound louder. You want to get a neck pickup that's slightly lower output than the bridge. This is one reason why the FRED bridge and PAF Pro neck work so well.
Dude, I've never heard that before and only observed it once in a Les Paul Standard. My experience is that the opposite is true. The bridge pickup is ALWAYS louder than the neck.
It's probably because a lot of people use bridge pickups that are a lot hotter than the neck, and raise the bridge pup really close to the strings. But when you pick right next to the bridge, and then up near the neck, which one is louder?
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