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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Evo v's Evo 2?

Has anyone out there in Jemsite land tried both?

I'm looking at buying one, and wondering how they compare?

I've tried a few guitars with the Evo (and I love it), but i've never had the chance to try an Evo2. I know what Dimarzio say about them, but i'm after an opinion from someone who has directly compared the two.

Any advice appreciated

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

I've heard from a bunch of my friends that have em that the Evo had a lot of problems that the Evo 2 essentially fixed, they all agreed that the Evo 2 is the better pickup. I recently purchased one for installation in my soon-to-be-finished custom guitar, I'll probably post a harmony central review then. Judging by that above link, fyrie agrees.
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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

to add to fyrie's awesome write-up, i find that the Evo is a great pickup on the right guitar. on a guitar with a naturally dark timber, it works incredibly well (i.e. a neck through body instrument with a rosewood board, or even a bolt-on with a mahogany body) but other people's ears may differ. IMHO it works very well to goose the input of an amp and to balance out a very warm/dark instrument with heaps of scream and punch. the evo 2 is MUCH sweeter, and to my ears a bit more delicate sounding. there are more natural overtones and more "bloom" to sustained notes. the evo 2 DOES clean up more nicely than the evo, but i find i get a lot of use out of the evo in single coil or parallel wiring. kinda gives you a roid-raging tele tone through the right amp and reduces very nicely to a bright, sparkly clean with the volume rolled back. then again, i spend entire paychecks on cable and smell my strings before i put them on. haha. hope that helped.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

Thankyou all for the advice, it's most appreciated.

It sounds like the Evo 2 is the pickup i'm after. I'm putting it in a 24.75 scale bolt on neck, basswood body Charvel Fusion Custom. I love the feel of the guitar, but the Duncan Invader in the bridge is way too muddy and fat with the short scale neck.

I'm having a local store put one in tomorrow, so i'll see how it goes.

Again, thanks for the replies, they were very helpful.

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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

Hm, sorry for the thread hijack but since you seem to have experience with the pup, how do you figure it'll be in a korina body (in the bridge)?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

Got my Evo 2 today, and it absolutely rips!

After picking my guitar up, I bought it home and plugged in, only to find the moron in the shop had forgotten to ground the pickup.

After fixing the problem, I gave it a go, and it is just what I was looking for. It's tightened the sound up really well, and added a clarity to the tone that was sorely needed. This pickup just sings.

To shreddersymphony, I think the Evo 2 would be great in the bridge of a korina bodied guitar. It's a great pickup, with lots of clarity when distorted, and it cleans up really nice too. It really is a more versatile version of the original Evo. Hope this helps you make your mind up.

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Re: Evo v's Evo 2?

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Got my Evo 2 today, and it absolutely rips!

After picking my guitar up, I bought it home and plugged in, only to find the moron in the shop had forgotten to ground the pickup.

After fixing the problem, I gave it a go, and it is just what I was looking for. It's tightened the sound up really well, and added a clarity to the tone that was sorely needed. This pickup just sings.

To shreddersymphony, I think the Evo 2 would be great in the bridge of a korina bodied guitar. It's a great pickup, with lots of clarity when distorted, and it cleans up really nice too. It really is a more versatile version of the original Evo. Hope this helps you make your mind up.

Rock on!
Well, I bought it a whileee ago so my mind was pretty much made up, but thanks for the reassurance, I've heard GREAT things about it as a bridge pup.
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