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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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new bridge pickup for an RG1570

I just got a new RG1570 (my first Ibanez) that currently has the stock pickups in it (V8-S1-V7). I'm interested in replacing the V8 bridge pickup with a Dimarzio of some kind, but I'm not really familiar with the pickups in the Dimarzio line (I've been using Duncans in all my guitars up to now).

My favorite Duncan bridge pickup is the JB, but I've only used it in guitars with alder bodies and fixed bridges. Does Dimarzio make a pickup that has the same output, bite, and harmonics of the JB but a fuller bass response to counter the tone-thinning effects of the RG's basswood body, thin neck, and floating trem?

I looked at the Dimarzio site; alot of the high output bridge pickups (Tone Zone, Breed, Air Zone) seem to have a TON of mids and a fairly extreme treble rolloff. Are those tone guides pretty accurate? If so, I would imagine that I would be looking for a pickup with a bit more presence.

Would an Evolution fit the bill?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Morris
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 02:04 AM
 
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You'll find loads of info on this heavily covered topic by using the "search" feature above and typing in "Dimarzio", "RG550" and "RG570".

Here's an older thread with lots of opinions: http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=12403

In the end, it all comes down to what sound your looking for and how many pickups you're willing to try.

FWIW, I've got a set of Evos installed in my RG1550. They're great pickups if you play mostly leads. They don't do the deep "chugga-chugga" rhythm as well as the Tone Zone and don't have the scooped mids of the Steve's Special. I'm considering changing my Evos for a set of Breeds.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 02:11 PM
 
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If you like the JB, try the Breed pickup (bridge model).
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