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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm just about to purchase a bridge pickup for my 7vwh and wondered which would make the best partner for the Evo neck pickup....taking into consideration that i want something that gives me great harmonics and enough output to match the Evo (i am quite happy to adjust the pickup height as long as i dont have to put one right up to the strings = bad)

Come to think of it..........Would a Mo Joe be better choice than either ????

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 10:06 AM
 
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

Well the original Evo would be my choice, it's a great match for the Neck Evo.
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

it's a jem7vwh..it should already have an evo. for output, look into the super distortion or super 3. the TZ is great, but both SD and S3 have way more output. now the fred will be pretty underpowered, especially coming from an evo. keep the output voltage in mind when choosing a new pickup to match another. neck pickups are always louder, even when lower powered, due to position.


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Re: Fred v Tonezone

Tone zone no doubt but a 7v with a tone zone is rare combination though, you might reconsider getting an evo back
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I think the tone zone sounds great in a alder JEM
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

if i lower the neck evo, will i be able to get a similar output with the Fred ????

i've heard good things about both the TZ and the Fred and find harmonics aren't very forth coming with the Evo's. technique is prob part of the prob but i've never had trouble with my past guitars.

My originl Evo malfunctioned and it's put me off it a little

i've also heard Evo 2's are supposed to be good.

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Re: Fred v Tonezone

The neck Evo is only 294mV anyway.
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

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The neck Evo is only 294mV anyway.
so you think the Fred would work well with the Evo Neck on a 7v???

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Re: Fred v Tonezone

i love the fred pickup in basswood, but i didn't like it too much in my old alder guitar. it has excellent harmonics that you are looking for, but i think the tonezone would better match the evo in the neck becuase its has higher output than the fred. i think the higher output of the tonezone would be a better match to the evo which is pretty high output. fred is an awesome pickup but i think the tonezone is better for your unique situation. just my opinion.
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

I'm thinking the Mo Joe would be better than the Fred. And if you don't like the original EVO, there's always the EVO2 ...
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Thanks for all the advice then guys. looks like the Fred is a no but still torn between the Mo' Joe and Tonezone. aaaaaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhh

You'd think it was a life changinging decision eh. ha ha

i'll have to ponder on it some more.

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Get the Tone Zone!!!!
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Tone Zone my friend. Tone Zone. Its the best option.

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i love the fred pickup in basswood, but i didn't like it too much in my old alder guitar. it has excellent harmonics that you are looking for, but i think the tonezone would better match the evo in the neck becuase its has higher output than the fred. i think the higher output of the tonezone would be a better match to the evo which is pretty high output. fred is an awesome pickup but i think the tonezone is better for your unique situation. just my opinion.
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i have the fred in 3 different guitars with 3 different woods. one in alder (an rt450), one in basswood (js1000) and one in mahogony (js6). sounds fantastic in the js guitars, but very lackluster in the rt450. could be the quality of the woods, but i don't think so, cause the rt's were fugijen guitars, same factory that makes the prestige guitars and made the js models i have. and i also concur about the output levels. fred will be noticeably underpowered compared to the evo neck and to be honest, i think the mo joe would be too cause even though it is higher output, it's still considered a medium output pickup. so you may want to go with the tone zone, although i'm not really a fan of it, tends to sound muddy imo.
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Re: Fred v Tonezone

tone zone and fred actually sound quite similar. both PAF style pickups. the difference is that that the Tone Zone is very hot and the FRED is medium output. The tonezone has more way bass and low mids. Fred is the PAF pro with boosted mids and more harmonics. just listen to joe satriani, that's his main bridge pickup.
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