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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which Neck pickup?

I've been meaning to get a neck pickup, but im not sure which one will suit my needs!
i'm looking for a Yngwie/Romeo type of tone
this is going into my RG550, which currently has a Tone Zone in the bridge
Please help
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

As cliche as the TZ/AN combo is, I think the Air Norton makes a great neck pickup in 550's.

But remember, Yngwie is using single coils in the neck. You might also have pretty good luck with the Humbucker from Hell. Duncan Distortion in the neck might also suit your needs, because it's a pretty heavy duty pickup that will match with the TZ, yet it still has a little bit of a treble bite for a neck pickup.
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

for the sound you are looking for i think you should go with "DiMarzio PAF Joe" or with "Seymour Duncan Jazz Bridge"
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

Yeah, PAF Joe might be a good choice, too. I can actually hit some crazy artificial harmonics with this pickup in the neck.
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

air norton, then coil tap it to get the single coil tones. it makes for a fat single coil...just make sure the neck coil is the one that's hot when you tap it.

the paf joe is a really good choice. a little stroked down from an air norton, but sounds very good. more well rounded than the fat air norton, which is really fat and smooth without mud. the joe has more air around it and has great pick attack for a neck pickup. so its pretty much a toss up on those 2.

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Re: Which Neck pickup?

Great guys thanks i'll see which one i can snap up first
thanks alot guys
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

Humbucker from hell in the neck will give you instant Yngwie tone and decent with a ToneZone.
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

Humbucker from hell then, hmm i'm quite confused now haha
its either the Humbucker From Hell, Air Norton or Paf Joe
LuredMaul, have you tried the Humbucker From Hell yourself in the neck?
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its either the Humbucker From Hell, Air Norton or Paf Joe
Those will be good choices.
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I think i'll go for the Humbucker From Hell, it sounds promising, just read some stuff about it and apparently it sounds like a Single Coil on steriods sounds good to me, aslong as i get the Yngwie tone
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

I used the Tone Zone/HS-3/HFH setup in an Alder bodied RG type guitar and it kicked much ass.

AirNorton in the neck to me is way to mushy in the treble, everything bleeds together past the 5th fret.

PAF Joe is alittle to Vintage for my taste.


Breed neck sounds like the AirNorton should have sounded imho. Go this if you like thick.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which Neck pickup?

Ahh i see, so do you think the HFH will sound as good in a my Basswood RG550?
i'm a little torn between on what to look for, maybe sound clips would help?
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