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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Basswood neck pickup help!

Hi there,

I posted not long ago about a bridge and neck pickup for my Ibanez RG721FM and thanks to some help I decided on getting a Full Shred installed. I now need to find a Seymour Duncan neck pickup that works well tonally with the Full Shred on an American Basswood body with maple neck and rosewood fretboard. I need a distinctive tone for solos and high lead riffs. something along the line of bands such as Trivium, Asking Alexandria and Of Mice and Men.

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 04:21 PM
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Re: Basswood neck pickup help!

You've got a Full Shred bridge, obvious pick is the Full Shred Neck. Sounds awesome in basswood.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 09:10 PM
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Re: Basswood neck pickup help!

Definitely check out the Full Shred neck, but the Jazz also pairs very nicely with the Full Shred in the Trivium kinda way you describe. I also like the '59 neck model with the Full Shred. It provides more of a contrast, a softer, smoother, sustainier tone in contrast to the Full Shred's punch.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 04:05 PM
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Re: Basswood neck pickup help!

I have the full shred set, they're great and punchy not too bassy.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 08:07 PM
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Re: Basswood neck pickup help!

Full set of full shreds here in my rg921. Same guitar basically.

The full shred neck goes really well with the bridge version. For me, it has just a bit too much bass. I want to try an a4 mag in it. It cleans up really well when the volume is backed off. Switching between the two is seamless.

I find that I get a better sound with the pickups farther away from the strings. Also, I get a great classic rock sound when I back the volume and tone down to 7 or so on my guitar.

As a bonus, you get a nice stratty sound in position 2 and the parallel neck sound is cool too.
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