Hi. I have had this account for a while but never really used it so this is, I think, my first post. So hi everyone.
I have an Ibanez k7 and the selector has gone so I'm changing it for the Dimarzio multipole. The guitar came with two Paf7 pickups which I did not really like so I changed them a while ago and now am thinking of changing them again depending on what will sound best how it's going to be set up now.
Currently it has a D-Activator bridge in the bridge position and a Tone Zone 7 in the neck.
The selector is going to be configured like this:
2-bridge south/neck north
The guitar is a K7, 24 fret 7 string with Mahogany body, no pickguard, all stock other than the pickups so there are no tone pots, Floyd Rose trem,
The amp is a Hughes & Kettner Attax 100 head currently with no cabinet, just direct to an AV amp ndd monitors and a pc (2 switchable single 12 cabs are next on the list) Amp is a 120watt Hybrid.
I have heard a lot of people saying the Tone Zone should not be in the neck but I found it to sound very nice and warm without being muddy and power wise matches perfectly to the D-Activator (pretty much identical in power to the D-Activator neck)
Basically I want as much variety as I can get, hence the coil splitting. I want a kind of 'Incubus - Crow Left of the Murder' kind of sound but i also do play a bit of metal and need a decent clean sound. The D-Activator is amazing for metal, by far the best for it I have heard through my amp and it picks up pinch harmonics very very well. I would really like to keep it but because of the power its hard to match so any recommendations are welcome. Not the best guitar for it I know, but I prefer the sound of single coils to humbuckers. Is there a difference between a split humbucker and a single coil? I would also like to keep it Dimarzio but isn't necessary, cost is irrelevant as long as there are no batteries or modding of the guitar body involved. I do not mind recommendations of the Paf7 either, I did not like it a few years ago but my playing and tastes have changed a lot since then.
Any info or advice will be much appreciated, thank you in advance
Last edited by eddy11711; 09-04-2012 at 04:12 PM.
Reason: added spec