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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking New pickups for sabre

So im looking into some new pups for my S470DXQM, i really dont know the faintest about them. A local music shop is selling dizmarzios and if you buy 3 pickups, you get 20% off the total price, so i thought it might be a good time to look into them. I want a nice, high output bridge humbucker that will give a good, distorted sound(pretty much all i use it for). The neck humbucker needs to be nice and smooth, i like to do some soloing on it because it gives it that john pertrussi sound that i like. It will need to sit well with the bridge pup though. and i want to be able to do a fair amount of rythm work on it too. The single coil is pretty straight forward, a good clean sound is all im after, as i havent found the need to use the single coil with distortion, a nice warm tone would be good. Keep in mind that they would all have to be dizmarzios for me to get that nice big discount.

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http://www.merrylandsmusic.com.au/Me...io_pickups.htm
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 02:53 AM
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Re: New pickups for sabre

Well, you sound like you want a metal type sound, so I'd say go for the EMG-81 in the bridge, EMG-60 in the neck, and the EMG-SA for the single. That's just my opinion though.

*EDIT* Whoops, I didn't see the DiMarzio part. lol Ignore what I just said. ;p
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Re: New pickups for sabre

I haven't tried them, but many people here rave about the Tone Zone/ Air Norton in mahogany. It sounds like what you may be looking for. For singles, many people here like the Blue Velvet too (haven't tried them either though)

I think I'd try to stay away from middy bridge pups. I have an S270 and it's very mid-rich and all the mid-heavy pups I've tried (i.e., IBZ/USA F2, Fred) sounded way too thin (to my ears anyway). Maybe something darker like a TZ, Super Distorsion, Super 3???
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 03:58 AM
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

tone zone/air norton combo is a fav for people in mahogany bodies
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Re: New pickups for sabre

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tone zone/air norton combo is a fav for people in mahogany bodies
Sounds good in a basswood body too .

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 09:34 AM
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

The Tone Zone is an excellent bridge pickup, but I'm not a big fan of the Air Norton. You can't go wrong with a PAF Pro in the neck. And for the single coil, a blue velvet would be a good choice or if you want something a bit warmer than a standard single coil then maybe check out a Chopper.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

Thanks for your help guys but make sure the ones you are mentionaing are available on the website, (the above link) There is air zone, but not air norton.
Well, keep posting guys!
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

And what about the X2n?
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Re: New pickups for sabre

i was looking at those prices and they seem high as hell to me. If i get this right they list the normal list price and then if you buy the three pickups you get 20% of the price that they are listing right? Well if you look about anywhere else you can get each pickup for half or less then half of the prices that place has. In fact you can get at least two, maybe three for the price of one of theirs.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-27-2005, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

Thats because its in australian prices! our prices are double yours except our money is worth half so it all works out, Just imagine they are halved. And because its using bigger numbers, when 20% is taken off, more money is reduced i think, maybe. i dunno.
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Thats because its in australian prices! our prices are double yours except our money is worth half so it all works out, Just imagine they are halved. And because its using bigger numbers, when 20% is taken off, more money is reduced i think, maybe. i dunno.
still, i wonder if you might do better ordering online from one of the big american chains, whose names we dare not mention. i know that some of them ship internationally.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-27-2005, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

i found a site and did some currency conversion, for 3 dimarzio pups (HSH) it will cos 223 american dollars includin shipping which changes to 290 austalian, more than a hundred dollars cheaper than here in australia. so maybe it would be better to buy from america. Also what other chains are there?
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

Forget the dimarzio thing, Just give me any ideas for new pups, Im thinking about emg actives.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 12:05 AM
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

EMGs cost even more than Dimarzios and you may need some routing to install them (but I'm not entirely sure about that). EMG's have a great sound for metal and hard rock but a lot of people think that they aren't very versatile. I personally think that EMGs are as versatile as any other pickup, but you have to try a different variety than just the 81/85 combo (the 89 is a really good and versatile pickup).
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-29-2005, 01:22 AM
 
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Re: New pickups for sabre

Hey superhairycamel...
I've got an X2N and I did a recording with it. Its super hi gain and it really brings out the characteristics of the guitar.. I'm using an S520EX and its mahogany (like yours)... its overall tone is kind of darkish, moderately fat and quite warm. The X2N in it is pretty crushing! I ran, guitar to TS9DX to Boss SD-2 to Roland Microcube (JC Clean channel) to notebook via line in.

Take a listen and judge for yourself.

X2N Review

EDIT: Oh ya, all rhythm and leads are X2N only.
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