Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Durham, England
Air Norton Problem
I use an Air Norton 7 in the neck of my RG1527. I love it. It's got the extended bottom end, balances well with the Bridge, and just sounds great.
I decided that I wanted my RG1570 to have the exact same configuration as the the RG1527 so I recently bought and installed an Air Norton in that one.
My first impressions upon hearing it were that these were completely different pickups. The PAF Joe I had in there before sounded more like the Air Norton in my 7 string, than this pickup does. I can't understand it. I've double checked my wiring, and have gone over everything several times, step by step.
This air norton is quiet, has no mids, no bottoms, It barely has the output of a single coil, and my God, it's glassy. No Bottom, No Mid, No Smoothness at all, just horrible Brittleness.
Is it possible I have a dud, or is this how all the Alnico ones sound, versus the Ceramic in the AN7?