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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Which DiMarzios for RG320QS

Hello everyone!
SO! I'm the proud owner of a 2000 MIK RG320QS (mahogany body, QS= quilted sapele) and the guitar is awesome, superb construction and quality...except for the ugly, shrilly sounding Powersound pickups!

I want DiMarzios, will not take SB's or other makes! It's time to upgrade and I play a lot of Paul Gilbert, hard rock and love arraging classical music! Tone-wise, I am expecting a classic voiced pickup that has character and punch, not hotness or crunch-happy, but something in-your-face, good presence!

Before you suggest, I considered Tone Zone in the bridge, but this pickups scares the **** out of me!! I'm afraid I will go into extreme warmth/darkness hell!

Also, I contacted DiMarzio customer support via e-mail and said the new Gravity Storms could do the trick, but seeing how low they're EQed on treble, I'm scared as in the case of the Tone Zone!

Thanks in advance for your replies!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:46 AM
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Re: Which DiMarzios for RG320QS

I'm thinking maybe the AT-1 or PAF 36th Anniversary would be a nice choice. Or a MoJoe/PAF Joe combo might do the trick too.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:56 AM
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Re: Which DiMarzios for RG320QS

I usually don't recommend pickups because I feel there are to many variables in different rigs and tone is too subjective and personal but here I go anyway. liquifire neck/ dominion bridge. I've tried many pickups in the three 520QS I have and I'm so happy with this combination I may quit changing pickup like socks as I have been the last couple of years. I did try the gravity storm set and they are OK but they just didn't have the spark for me that the l/d set do. The more I played them the less I liked them. Sent them back for l/d set. You will probably get a dozen or so suggestions here,good luck.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: Which DiMarzios for RG320QS

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Before you suggest, I considered Tone Zone in the bridge, but this pickups scares the **** out of me!! I'm afraid I will go into extreme warmth/darkness hell!
Avoid mixing mahogany and Alnico 5 magnets in the bridge position if you want clarity and definition. Evo 2 is my pickup of choice. Even the Super 3 sounds a lot better in mahogany than the Tone Zone IMO.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 09:33 PM
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Re: Which DiMarzios for RG320QS

I have a norton/airnorton set in mine. I keep wanting to change them for something else,but they just do it for me.
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