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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dimarzios for mahogany prs

Hey I'm looking at puttin some new pickups in my All mahogany PRS singlecut, I've got dimarzios in my Jackson and I'm pretty happy with them.

I play in a nightwish style band usually through a high gain amp such as a peavey 6505 or and engl tube amp and need a relatively high output to be heard thorough the keyboards etc.

I emailed the guys at dimarzio and they suggested I try a transition in the bridge and liquifire in the neck, I was wondering what people thought of this suggestions as the transition isn't a pickup I've associated with metal before. Also I have a liquifire in my Jackson and I'm not a massive fan so an alternate suggestion would be welcomed.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

the transition pickups are amazing. Remember steve played emgs for a long time.


I would say that is a good recommendation.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

Oh really, was just a bit unsure as ther lukathers pickups and he's not exactly know as a metal player, had a listen to them and they seem pretty cool, what about a neck alternative to liquifire?
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

for brighter and clarity i would go hum from hell.

for full round warm less clear i would go paf pro

for warmth and clarity would go air norton or breed neck.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 05:07 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

I have 2 Mahog RGs with Gravity Storms in them if its any help...love the combo....
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

I tried them in my friends but wasnt really blown away, I might go for the liquifire as recommended by dimarzio but was wondering if the transition back would be suitable. Struggling to find many sound clips of them
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzios for mahogany prs

Based on the EQ curve, the Transition looks like a beefed up Norton with a bit less bass and treble. This should give you a good metal sound.

I have a Norton is a mahogany RG and it gives a really nice and tight low end with a lot of clarity for power chords and other rhythm stuff and is then rolled off somewhat up top. Consequently I don't like it as much for lead stuff as I do the PAF Pro or FRED, but that's my personal preference and those aren't really metal pickups anyway. I think you'd probably really like the Transition for what you want.

I have the Liquifire in the neck of the RGT and I absolutely adore that pickup. I also really like the Air Norton in the neck and feel that the Liquifire does an even better job there. But again, I'm not using this for metal and I find that the Liquifire gives a really nice fat, warm blues sound in the mahogany and maple RGT. Might not be what you're looking for.

If you weren't a huge fan of the Liquifire, perhaps you'd like something with a more balanced sound like a Gravity Storm neck or for some more oomph, a Breed neck? If you can explain what specifically your issue was with the Liquifire, I might be able to make a better suggestion.
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