Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Re: which Dimarzio pickup for Gibson SG?
Are you mad?
ToneZone will most definitely be too bassy and muddy on an SG. It was even too bassy in my alder RG. It made it sound about as dark as my Les Paul with 498T, even though the acoustic sound of the RG is much brighter.
I'd recommend to get a Gibson 498T or 500T in the bridge.. I find the Gibson pickups more 'natural sounding', hard to explain. They bring out the natural sound of the guitar better, they don't have such extreme 'eq' in the sound.
The 498T will just give you a slight boost over the 490T, just making it sound hotter in general. The 500T is even hotter, and gives you a tight, focused sound great for metal/shredding, but it still has a very warm and natural tone to it, something that most hot ceramic pickups seem to lack.