New pickups for RG1550FM
I'm lookin' to put a set of new Dimarzios into my sunburned beauty. It is a mahogany RG with flamed maple top and maple Super Wizard neck. I'm using it for every kind of music, starting from ballads/jazz/funk and santana stuff through Vai's and Satch's ending at metal headbang (from heavy stuff im playing generally something like band called Down). I need versitale sound with bright, punchy tone, I'm really afraid of muddy tone so forget about Tone Zone ;-)
In the bridge position i thought about Norton, from everything i read his tone is great for what i am looking for but im a little scarry of his low output (will it be too low?). Dimarzio tech give me solution to buy a new Dominion, i don't know anything about this pickup, how it sounds? I'm scarry that it could sound like Crunch Lab which sucks for me when I tried it. I need bright, dynamic pickup, I don't know how to say but when you play the Crunch Lab the notes are veery accurate it is true but theres nothing behind them, it is so compressed that the sound dont have any background, it was stiff almost like active pickup (which i hate, I had EMG81), I want FULL SOUNDING pickup with "magic" and finesse, something between modern and vintage type of sound, something which will alow me to play blues and metal and will do lead work also. I have Evo2 (too shrill or too boomy?) and maybe Super Distortion in my mind too for bridge.
For neck I need something for good jazz sound, good cleans and good lead sound. I thought about Fred, maybe Paf Pro (also Paf Joe, but the output...) Dimarzio tech said Liquifire would be nice, but again, i havent tried it but after Crunch Lab Im scared about modern sounding pickups. It can't be muddy!
For middle i thought about True or Red Velvet, but i think the Red one will fit better in mahogany. I'm using it generally in pair with splitted coil of neck humb. Sometimes solo for leads but not often. Thanks for help and sorry for such a long text and weak English! Cheers!
Last edited by MMAchu; 04-12-2012 at 05:56 AM.