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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

I have a 1992 Rg 550 with the V7,V8,S1 pickups... How much of a difference would putting an evo in my guitar, in the neck posiotion, make?
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

A lot.

I have never used Evos, but the difference between any of the serious aftermarket pick ups over a "v" series from Ibanez is incredible. In my experience the refinement and voicing over those ibanez pickups is on another level. I know that I have found that the V8 compares even less favourably to Paf Pro. Even if you ignore the different voicing, the difference in the quality of the sound is amazing.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

There is a HUGE difference. The V series pickups are really a joke, most people hate them.

However, placing an evo in a basswood body might not be the best idea. Many have done it and loved it, but I much prefer the ToneZone for RG basswood bodies. It sounds amazing, and gives you much needed mids and lows to compensate for the light basswood characteristics.

An evo in basswood is just too harsh and brittle. Bear in mind that evo's were designed to go into the newer alder bodied Jems. There is a big difference between alder and basswood.

A PAF Pro would be an excellent choice to mate with the ToneZone for the neck pos.

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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

Lalala...I've got a Jem90HAM with basswood and Evos...sounds great.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

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I have a 1992 Rg 550 with the V7,V8,S1 pickups... How much of a difference would putting an evo in my guitar, in the neck posiotion, make?
man..
this question will give everyone a chance to beat thes hit out of V7..

anyways, if using EVO's..u'll witness HIGH sustain. Crunch and clearity of sound.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

now Im actually thinkin about gettin only an evo bridge pup, and puttin a sustainer in... hmmmm choices choices
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

I've tried Neck Evos, Air Norton, Tone Zones, and they all sound much better than the stock pups.
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now Im actually thinkin about gettin only an evo bridge pup, and puttin a sustainer in... hmmmm choices choices
i have evo in bridge of my RG470. sustainer is NOT needed...u can put a Air Norton in neck position and u are ready to ream asses.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

Sustainers really sound like **** if you ask me...
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

Steve Special in the bridge
Air Norton in the neck

Are my choice of pickups for basswood, I owned a JEM7VWH with evo's in alder and I must say it was WAY too bright and harsh for my tastes.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

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There is a HUGE difference. The V series pickups are really a joke, most people hate them.

However, placing an evo in a basswood body might not be the best idea. Many have done it and loved it, but I much prefer the ToneZone for RG basswood bodies. It sounds amazing, and gives you much needed mids and lows to compensate for the light basswood characteristics.

An evo in basswood is just too harsh and brittle. Bear in mind that evo's were designed to go into the newer alder bodied Jems. There is a big difference between alder and basswood.

A PAF Pro would be an excellent choice to mate with the ToneZone for the neck pos.

Ryan
thats what my white guitar is pretty much!



white guitar has tone zone in the neck, paf pro in the bridge, i had them the other way around but this way rules!

yellow guitar has dimarzio fred in the bridge and paf pro in the neck and has a near evo or flo sound to it!

my blue one has a seymour duncan JB in the neck and an ibanez v1 and v2 in the middle!
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Definitely night and day, but I found the Evos too piercing
I suggest a PafPro neck and Breed bridge and block the trem, it makes the Breed sound huge.
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Re: Dimarzio Evolutions vs. V7

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I've tried Neck Evos, Air Norton, Tone Zones, and they all sound much better than the stock pups.
The Air Norton and Tone Zone are putting it in word "AMAZING".

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