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Evo's too big! Recommend smaller?

I am messing with my pickups in my RG1570. I had a pair of Evo's that I dropped in, but they are much taller than the V7 V8 combo. Routing would be necessary to make them work, and I don't know if I like the idea of them enough to do that (I don't have the tools).

So my question is: What Dimarzio's would be a directr size replacemnt for the V7 and V8? I have put PAF Pros ion my other guitars over the years but do not surrently have one to compare. Advice would be appreciated!
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Are you sure the wire's not just bunched up under them...?
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Re: Evo's too big! Recommend smaller?

the evo bridge pickup is rather tall... i had to route out my bridge slot for one some years ago. considering it's a basswood RG you probably wouldn't have any trouble doing the job with a dremel tool. just take your time and be careful.

as a side note, i never thought evos sounded all that good in basswood anyway. you may or may not want to consider that.

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Are you sure the wire's not just bunched up under them...?
Yep- the Evo's are much taller than the V7,V8 and even taking the foam down they rest too high (right at the strings) to work without routing.
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the evo bridge pickup is rather tall... i had to route out my bridge slot for one some years ago. considering it's a basswood RG you probably wouldn't have any trouble doing the job with a dremel tool. just take your time and be careful.

as a side note, i never thought evos sounded all that good in basswood anyway. you may or may not want to consider that.

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I have heard that about Evo's in basswood from others on here.

I just don't know if I want to go through that kind of trouble for them- these are used pickups that I have, not some new ones that I carefully picked out. So I'm not at all attached to them. So, if other models would be direct replacements then I would rather go that route (pun) then have to buy a dremel for this one project.
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...I have Evo's in my RGR and my RG560 that are made of basswood and it sounds amazing!! I always hear that rumor about how Evo's don't sound right in basswood RG's but I have yet to hear that problem
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Quite a subjective argument really.
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Isn't FLO made out of basswood?
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I am messing with my pickups in my RG1570. I had a pair of Evo's that I dropped in, but they are much taller than the V7 V8 combo. Routing would be necessary to make them work, and I don't know if I like the idea of them enough to do that (I don't have the tools).

So my question is: What Dimarzio's would be a directr size replacemnt for the V7 and V8? I have put PAF Pros ion my other guitars over the years but do not surrently have one to compare. Advice would be appreciated!
I can confirm that the Tone Zone is not as tall as the Evos since I have both.
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Isn't FLO made out of basswood?
Yes it is infact...
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I can confirm that the Tone Zone is not as tall as the Evos since I have both.
Thanks! I emailed Dimarzio and got a partial list from them as well, although they are sceptical about the Evo's not being a direct swap. I am sending them the actual cavity measurements later, and told them I'm not the only one who has had this experience with Evos in a 1570.

They have great customer service- I have always received an answer within the day to any question I have asked.
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I left the Evos in my 7VWH for about 20 minutes If you're not already in love with them, swap them for something you can use and enjoy.
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Thanks! I emailed Dimarzio and got a partial list from them as well, although they are sceptical about the Evo's not being a direct swap. I am sending them the actual cavity measurements later, and told them I'm not the only one who has had this experience with Evos in a 1570.

They have great customer service- I have always received an answer within the day to any question I have asked.
what did they say? I have a similar problem with the Seymour Duncan Invader...
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I have heard that about Evo's in basswood from others on here.

I just don't know if I want to go through that kind of trouble for them- these are used pickups that I have, not some new ones that I carefully picked out. So I'm not at all attached to them. So, if other models would be direct replacements then I would rather go that route (pun) then have to buy a dremel for this one project.
Dremels are great tools, and you'll use them again, mostly for fixing small things around the house. I was actually looking for a second one this weekend, the cordless one.
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Route the body, route the body, route the body.
It's really simple to do that... but it takes a little patience.
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