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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup Recomendation for Mohogany

Yo guys! What's up? I just have a question, I'm wondering what kind of pickups to put in my guitar. Mohogany wood, 2 humbuckers. Wondering if I should do a Seymour Duncan JB(bridge) and a Seymour Duncan Jazz(neck) or a Dimarzio FRED(bridge) and either a SD Jazz or Dimarzio Paf Pro for neck. I'm going for something that can do Satriani'esk and Rammstein stuff.Got any recomendations?

P.S. Must have good clean tones! I don't want high output buckers!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 08:07 PM
 
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I'll let you know when I get mine right


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 08:27 PM
 
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Vintage-voiced pickups nicely tame the midrangey honk of mahogany. I think a Fred/PAF combination would probably sound really good. I use a JB-7 and a '59-7 in my mahogany-bodied Dean and it's a fantastic combo. The '59 is a really amazing sounding pickup, and very versatile. And the JB has lots of bite and killer harmonics.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 10:54 PM
 
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I'll second the FRED in mahogany. A search of the boards here brought up several recommendations for the FRED-mohog combo, so I thought I'd try it. FRED himself took some getting used to, but once I learned how to tweak the knobs (not running it full-open all the time), I found it to be very vocal, with lots of overtones from the wood. And it still keeps a lot of that Satch crankiness, which I personally love.

PAF Pro has some nice depth to its sound in the neck, and the two together in my normally super-dark guitar have a wonderful clean sound. FRED seems to lend the PRO just enough brightness to keep the "lush" PRO from degenerating into being *too* smooth and round when there's no overdrive or distortion.

Of course, my two pence only. A lot of people love the '59/JB combo, especially in mahogany. Never tried it, but the JB might be a better all-rounder than the FRED, which always has that vowel sound going on.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 03:18 PM
 
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DiMarzio The Breed. Played them in RG3120 - they're the best tone you can get out of a mahogany guitar.
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