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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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HELP PUP Swap

Hi. I'm new to the site. I just bought a RGR420EXRAR. It's a beautiful guitar and plays great. However, I am not impressed with the V8 bridge pickup. It has an awesome metal rythm sound but it is HORRIBLE for lead. I am looking for a brighter pickup with more sustain and harmonics. I have looked at many pickups and think I have it down to the Evolution, Evo2, or Breed. Any input at all would be greatly appreciated. My major influences and style of playing are based from Michael Angelo Batio, Herman Li, Sam Totman, Steve Vai, and John Petrucci, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Also, I do like the V7 neck pickup. But there is always room to improve. I use this pickup more than the bridge pickup as I play lead more than rythm. Any advice for the neck pickup would also be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Re: HELP PUP Swap

The Breed is by no means a bright pickup; it's very warm and fat.

Out of the artists you listed, I know that both Dragonforce guitarists and Steve Vai use the Evolution bridge, John Petrucci uses the D Sonic, and Yngwie uses the HS-3.

The Evo2 is a great pickup. It's got all the harmonics and dynamics of the Evolution, but with a rounder top end to take away the shrillness that many dislike from the Evolution.

I think you'd like an Evolution neck pickup in the neck and an Evo2 in the bridge.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Re: HELP PUP Swap

For neck go PAF Pro or Evo neck. For bridge, go Evo 2.
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