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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Hi, I'm new to the whole changing of pickups for sound concept, but wanting to make a change. I am doing this for my daughter who has an RG2EX1 as her second guitar that she just doesn't use much anymore, but she really does like it and doesn't want to get rid of it. Her main guitar is a PRS Tremonti that she uses for metal, hard rock, classic/southern rock, and punk or pop rock stuff. She uses her Ibby for drop d tuning mostly now. The RG2 is basswood with rosewood fretboard and has a simple H-H setup with a 5 way switch and one vol and one tone. She plays through a Crate Blue Voodoo tube amp into an Avatar 2x12 cab with one Eminence Wizard and one Eminence Governor.
So I am thinking about a Crunch Lab/Liquifire combination, a Tone Zone/Air Norton combination, or maybe even a Mo' Joe/ PAF Joe for her Ibby. Like I said, this will be mostly for drop d tunings or mostly heavy stuff, not really too much clean.
I have read a tone of reviews and suggestions on here so far and this is kinda how I came up with these combinations. I would like some opinions from you guys about these setups in this guitar. Thanks for sharing.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

don't get tone zone for drop tunnings, it's way to fat. I love CL/LF combo, it's my favorite. Tight, articulate, yet powerful and crunchy You can read my reviews on www.diy-fever.com
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

You might also consider a Super 3 for the bridge and Paf Pro for the neck
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

I would go with the CrunchLab bridge and Liquifire neck as well but you might check out the D-Activators as well for drop tunings or the new Dominion
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don't get tone zone for drop tunnings, it's way to fat. I love CL/LF combo, it's my favorite.
Good point, I didn't even think about that. That's definitely good to know. I have been leaning towards the CL/LF combo and everybody so far seems to back that up. Thanks to you all for your inputs so far.
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I would go with the CrunchLab bridge and Liquifire neck as well but you might check out the D-Activators as well for drop tunings or the new Dominion

Thanks corpraider. I have not seen much about the Dominions yet. I guess because it is so new. I'll look into those as well.
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Whoa, a daughter that plays Ibanez and metal AND lives in Georgia? Sir I'm going to have to ask you for her hand in marriage. Jking

ON a more topic related note, are you Sold on the Dimarzio route? Don't limit yourself to just DiMarzios give Seymore Duncan or EMG (if you're okay with active pups) a chance.
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Definitely try the Dominions. Ill hopefully have my review done sOme time this week. Perfect for basswood RGs.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whoa, a daughter that plays Ibanez and metal AND lives in Georgia? Sir I'm going to have to ask you for her hand in marriage. Jking

ON a more topic related note, are you Sold on the Dimarzio route? Don't limit yourself to just DiMarzios give Seymore Duncan or EMG (if you're okay with active pups) a chance.
Sorry, I'm just looking for an improved sound from a low cost guitar for my daughter, not a husband for her a this point. Once she is old enough to vote, maybe we can talk. As for other brands, EMG actives are out as she already traded an RGA72 for the PRS because she didn't like the active EMG's. We haven't really considered Duncans, I don't know why.
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You might also consider a Super 3 for the bridge and Paf Pro for the neck
I second this. I put this combo in my prestige and have been loving it. The Super 3 stays very articulate in drop tunings. I went as low as drop A and it still sounded good to me.
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You might also consider a Super 3 for the bridge and Paf Pro for the neck
That's it, close this thread now!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Really? Super 3/Paf Pro combo over the CL/LF combo? I haven't read or heard hardly anything about the Super 3. I guess I got some more homework to do.
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Now, I haven't tried the CL/FL combo, so which is better, I can't comment on. All I'll say is there's a reason the Super 3 has been around for 18 years and the PAF Pro for 26 years.
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Now, I haven't tried the CL/FL combo, so which is better, I can't comment on. All I'll say is there's a reason the Super 3 has been around for 18 years and the PAF Pro for 26 years.
I would say that from reading thedawk's description of his daughters style of playing the Super 3/Paf Pro would pull it off nicely. Sounds like her daddy raised her to like good music. And she is fortunate to have a dad so supportive.
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Re: Pickup recommendations for daughters RG

Your daughter seems cool as hell!

And I recommend the CL/LF as well. They can do pretty much any tone and have tons of clarity. No matter what color her RG2EX is, I recommend getting them in white with black poles and rail. It just works with EVERY guitar!
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