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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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New neck pickup to RG550

Hi! Just bought an -87' RG550 and I really like it! Only thing i don't like in it, is its stock V1 neck pickup.

What type of music do you like? I play mostly Metal, but also Rock, Hard Rock etc. I Like Petrucci kind of neck sounds.

What type of equipment are you going to be playing through? 120W ENGL Powerball through 4x12 V30 cab.

Is it a trem or hardtail? Original Edge Tremolo

maple or rosewood board? Rosewood

how many frets? 24

what controls are on it? 1 vol and 1 tone, 5-way switch

What type of wood is you body made from? Basswood

I've been thinking of Dimarzio LiquiFire or Air Norton, but I would also like to hear your thoughts. And pickup doesn't have to be a Dimarzio, those are just what I've been thinking.

-J

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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Re: New neck pickup to RG550

If you like Petrucci, definately go for the liquifire. You could also go PAF pro. It wont be overpowering like Activators or Liquifire but you can shape it with effects if you want. IIRC JP also used PAF pro for awhile (I know Vai and Satriani did as well way back in the day)

You could also go with the Evolution neck. Gravity storm is really nice too imo.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Re: New neck pickup to RG550

Air Norton may be a good pick if you are happy with the stock bridge sound. The Air Norton won't over power the stock bridge, and Petrucci used the Air Norton.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Re: New neck pickup to RG550

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Air Norton may be a good pick if you are happy with the stock bridge sound. The Air Norton won't over power the stock bridge, and Petrucci used the Air Norton.
Oh he used a Norton. I thought he used a PAF pro as well. My bad
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 10:27 AM
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Re: New neck pickup to RG550

If you like that Petrucci sound, then go with some Petrucci pickups--that's really your best bet.

Most will tell you to go with the CrunchLab/Liquifier combo,but I highly suggest giving the new Illuminators a try. I love those things! In fact--better than the CL/LF combo.

Be patient, though--keep doing research. Pickups don't cost as much as other gear--but you want your hard-earned dough going to the right choice.

I'll have a review with clips of the Illuminator set posted soon, so keep your eyes on the REVIEWS section this weekend.
If I can remember--I'll shoot you a message a soon as it's posted



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