Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: Blaze or Blaze Custom?
I have the Blaze custom for my OOTS. I've tried this, the standard blaze set, and a set of EVO7's in my 7421. The EVO7's have the most balanced tone for me. They're nothing like 6-string evo's. The ice-pick, shrill high-end of the 6-string model is not present in the 7-string version.
The custom sounds very good too, but a little more mid-rangey with slightly more low end beef than the EVO7. I know DiMarzio says differently, maybe it's because of the slightly increased highs of the EVO??
The standard blaze bridge (IMO) is boring, underpowered, and uninspiring. It was the first 7-string pickup they ever made. I think they were playing it safe to keep it from getting muddy?? Either way, their other selections are markedly improved through time.
If I can find a TZ-7 cheap, it will be my next experiment.........