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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

I just have an RG520QS, has the V7 and V8 pu`s, love the tone of the wood, but im not sure wich pickups to switch for the original ones, i`m looking for a classic tone, not vai, not satriani... good strong classic tone, some kind of les paul clean sounds... i was thinking maybe seymor duncans alnico II (like slash)... any suggestions??? maybe dimarzio paf pros?

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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

Paf Pro (neck) / Norton (Bridge)
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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

Paf Pro set on the Dimarzio side, and JB/Jazz on the Duncan side.
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Paf Pro set on the Dimarzio side, and JB/Jazz on the Duncan side.
Second the JB/Jazz... Sounds amazing in a mahogany guitar.
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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

i use the air norton tone zone combo in mine. it can handle it all. the jazz, jb would be good as well. i have that combo in a few mahogany axes as well.


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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

Get a set of DiMarzio Virtual PAFs. They might be exactly what you're looking for. There are sound clips on DiMarzio's website, go and listen.
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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

Norton / Air Norton should work just fine as well.
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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

mmm still not shure... i tried the pafs on the Jem 77FP... and sounded amazing... real clasic tone (trough a fender bassman)... but not sure how it would sound on mahogany with maple neck.

i just got an ibanez radster with the orignial V2... wow thats the sound i want... there is so MUCH difference... any dimarzio or seymor close to the v2 sound? (for bridge)... maybe a paf pro for neck?

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Re: Mahogany Question, wich pickup for RG520QS?

I bet the Air Norton in the neck and Fred in the bridge would sound nice.
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mmm still not shure... i tried the pafs on the Jem 77FP... and sounded amazing... real clasic tone (trough a fender bassman)... but not sure how it would sound on mahogany with maple neck.

i just got an ibanez radster with the orignial V2... wow thats the sound i want... there is so MUCH difference... any dimarzio or seymor close to the v2 sound? (for bridge)... maybe a paf pro for neck?

thanks guys
The closest you can get to V2 with DiMarzio is Air Zone
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SD Antiquities, PAF Clones, perfect
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Lindy Fralin R/S PAFs or WCR goodwoods or crossroads.
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Duncan '59 in the neck, and a DiMarzio Super Distorion in the bridge
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