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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Pick-up variety

Hi Everyone,

I could really do with some advice or tapping into peoples experience about pick-ups.

I have an S-series with Air Norton - True velvet - Tone Zone

I also have a JEM swirl from Al at OOTS with EVOs (as per 7v specs)

But I got carried away with Al retiring and have bought a 2nd swirl body and want to start a new project. I don't want to reproduce what I already have though (so no EVOs) - I want to have something that contrasts.

So I was wondering what other selection would be good? I'm looking for versatility with blues/jazz/funk with my new project.....(maybe something more like a traditional strat sound??)

1. What type of music do you like? Be specific about bands or particular guitarists.
Joe Walsh, Van Halen, Richie sambora, Eric Clapton.....

2. What type of equipment are you going to be playing through?
100 FX Marshall /50 ATV Marshall

3. What are the specifics of your guitar?
A. Is it a trem or hardtail? Lo-Pro edge Trem
B. maple or rosewood board? Maple
C. how many frets? 24
D. what controls are on it? Vol + Tone
E. What type of wood is you body made from? American Alder
F. Are your pickups direct mounted, ring mounted or in a pickguard No pick ups as yet so could be either.....

I've seen liquidfire/gravity storm/Paf Joe and Fred mentioned for necks and Crunchlab, dominions, breed for bridge.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 06:10 AM
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Re: Pick-up variety

For a nice warm tone, go with a set of PAF Pros!
They are at the other end of the planet from the TZ and EVO.
Or, FRED and PAF Pro(Neck).
The FRED and the PAF Pro are almost the same.
The FRED has a touch more Mids.

I can play any type of music with a PAF Pro or FRED.
THey have real nice Dynamic control too.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Pick-up variety

Thanks Sebastian, I shall investigate
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