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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys, new 1570 arrived last week and its Amazing!!...except for the pickups.

Im thinking about swapping the Two 'Buckers right now, might change the single coil when i get the money (im also buying a THD Hotplate Attenuater) But i was thinking of putting a DiMarzio Evolution in the Neck, but i have no clue about the Bridge. Bands i like are Skid Row, Warrant, Whitesnake, LA Guns, Mr. Big, Van Halen And most other 80's Hair bands. using the neck for Steve Vai and other Shreddy sounds, but want a Rock Pickup in the Bridge.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 06:51 PM
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Re: new Pickups

Breeds are a popular choice for a good "rock" sound. If you do a search you will see a bunch of pickup choice threads to peruse.
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An Evo in the neck?

Dang, you like them hot don't you?
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An Evo in the neck?

Dang, you like them hot don't you?
Love the Sound! They were used in For the Love of God at some parts right? Ive heard a few solos with them and the notes are just so clear and Full sounding. its great

ill check out the breeds too, and persue some of the Which Pickup Threads and see if i can find any that relate to my situation.
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Re: new Pickups

I Checked out the Breeds, i was hoping for something with a Little More Treble and Less Bass. thanks for the Suggestion anyways though.
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Try the Fred. It has more treble and less bass. Works for satch.
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Re: new Pickups

I'd recommend an Evo neck and bridge. I had originally installed an Evo neck and Evo 2 bridge - I have since replaced the Evo 2 with a Tone Zone, and looking for an Evo bridge atm.

The Evo neck might be hot but it's got perfectly balanced mids and bass, and I could not imagine pulling off pinched harmonics with a neck pickup until now.

I did not like the Evo 2 because it lacked punch compared to the Evo neck... basically less bass, which made it sound like I was switching guitars when I'd switch from the neck to the bridge.

Tone Zone pairs well with the Evo neck but I'm still looking for a used Evo bridge because I'm really curious to see how it sounds with it's twin brother in the neck

Hope this helps!
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^ I was thinking about an Evo Bridge, but i usually dont need the Shred Sound on that pickup and it seems a little bit...to smooth for rock, i guess. Plus depending on how Well i actually turn out to play on it i dont want the Evo which could accentuate mistakes in Both Positions haha.
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I like Evos in alder, but in basswood they just sound lifeless to me. The breed is a much better choice in basswood.
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^ I was thinking about an Evo Bridge, but i usually dont need the Shred Sound on that pickup and it seems a little bit...to smooth for rock, i guess. Plus depending on how Well i actually turn out to play on it i dont want the Evo which could accentuate mistakes in Both Positions haha.
That's true, the Evo neck is punishing! How about a Tone Zone in the bridge then, I'm really enjoying it playing classic rock.
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Avoid the Hot Plate like its a fat chick at last call.
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Re: new Pickups

I'm a sucker for Gibson pickups myself... I have one guitar with 490R and 498T (hot alnico), which gives you the perfect classic rock/hardrock sounds (and no problem with pinch harmonics on the neck pickup)... and another with 496R and 500T (ceramic), which gives you a more modern sound with more punch, more bite, but still gives you good rock sounds when you turn the gain down a bit.

I've tried some DiMarzios and such... had a PAF Pro and ToneZone in one guitar for a while, but to me it feels like they overdo things when they want to enhance certain characteristics of a pickup.
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