Really? Tell me more tell me more!
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You know, I keep hearing great things about the Air Norton. Rats. I was hoping to cross it off my list to ease the confusion?
I think maybe I should explain the sound I'm after. Currently, my 1st love is an Ibanez custom JS
I LOVE this guitar. I've played it into the ground though, and it needs new hardware in the biggest way. The saddles in the bridge are basically fused shut by all my hand sweat. Still, it has a fat, sustainy tone that is too die for - thanks to my Mesa Boogie rack power amp and ART digital effects processor, and my seymour duncan bride pickup - the parallel axis trembucker
- championed by Blues Saraceno.
It's actually a sick pickup. The idea is, the 2 magnetic poles for each string create a little field, and when you bend the string, you actually move the string over one of the poles, and that boosts the tone for a second while the string is over the pole. It's a genius idea, and it really adds some sustain to your lead playing as you bend the strings and stuff. AND, along with that, it has big, crunch, high outpout sweet sound streaming out of it. And that's what I like!
I play along to music in my CD player all the time, and my goal is to have the same bad a** tone as the stuff I'm listening too, and the seymour duncan delivers when I play my JS
. What I'm listening to is Steve Vai of course, but I'm now totally digging modern rock/metal - like Fuel, Puddle Of Mudd, Hoobastank (hardly metal), Swithchfoot..and so I like high output crunch out of my bridge pickup.
In my Jem77BFP, the PAF Pro is THIN, it's killing me. It doesn't have the output, and it doesn't have the spongy gainy sustain I'm looking for. I have a strong feeling that the Evolution will give me that, but I'm worried that it's not a chunky rhythm pickup. Meaning that power chords won't sound crunch and brite, but more muddy and stuff? I have no idea, because I have never played an Evo pickup. I NEED ADVICE! I appreciate the feedback, give me more!! Help?