Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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.