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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone tried Dimarzio EJ Customs in a basswood RG?

I have so many RGs with 'regular' Dimarzios - Tone Zone, PAF Pro, Evo, etc etc etc, that I really feel it's time for something a bit different in my swirly custom. I'd like something that sounds a little edgy and gritty, and I recently played the new Taylor solid body with Gretsch-inspired pickups. That got me to thinking if the Dimarzio EJ Customs, which are deisgned to make Eric Johnson's SG sound like a Gretsch, would suit my needs in this RG.

I'm also thinking of using a Solo Pro in the middle for its similarity to the P-90.

I guess to some this would be sacreligious, putting such 'vintage' sounding pickups in a shred guitar, but I want to try something a bit different with this one.
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Re: Anyone tried Dimarzio EJ Customs in a basswood RG?

How was that taylor by the way?
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Re: Anyone tried Dimarzio EJ Customs in a basswood RG?

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How was that taylor by the way?
Absolutely phenomenal. Played like a dream, even with relatively high factory action, and it sounded like it was practically alive. Lots of resonance and harmonic overtones, great sustain, and a very cool feature on the tone control: for the first 2/3 of the knob's travel, it works like a regular tone control, but for the last 1/3 it's designed to emulate a wah pedal in a 'notch' position.
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Re: Anyone tried Dimarzio EJ Customs in a basswood RG?

Whoa, really?


I hate T-5s. I'm suprised to hear such a good review of the taylor solid body.
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