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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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pickups for mahogany jem

hey, i've recently ordered a mahogany jem body to replace the body on my old RG560 & am looking for any suggestions for which pickups to load it with. I already have jem7BSB as well so was thinking I'll avoid the evo's. I like a modern tone in the bridge (for fast metal riffs) but want a vintage tone from the neck (for smooth vintage solos).

Any recommendations??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

Dimarzio Drop Sonic in the bridge
Dimarzio Air Norton in the neck

sounds just like what you want
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

^ Good suggestions from Vamp, Air Norton is def. a good choice for the neck.

I would go with a Steve's Special for the bridge, personally .

Wheres the body coming from?
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

Steve's Special in bridge (counteracts any muddiness you might here in a mahogany guitar; this pickup is unreal!)

PAF Pro/Air Norton in neck. You decide.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

thanks guys, sadly i'm not in the financial position to try out every dimarzio i like the look of so really appreciate your tips. I was thinking about the PAF Joe for the neck position - anyone used that??

Sonata - the body is coming from Christopher Woods. It hasnt been shipped yet but he sent me this pic. The plan is to leave it natural w black guard & white p/ups like the original bad horsie

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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

It looks cool. Just as nature intended.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Looks great. Really cool idea to do it like that.
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

That is a gorgeous body swordio!

Neville style eh? Well now I hate you, as that is my dream guitar at the moment .

Can't wait to see it.
(Btw, Evos w/ gold pole pieces would be so choice, imo.)
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

ha ha, cheers sonata, yeah i must admit, i've wanted a natural jem since i first saw the original g3 video 10 years ago!? Sadly, it wont have the gold hardware thats on neville though; I'm using as many parts as possible from my old RG560 to keep costs down so its a black edge & tuners. I did consider putting pink p/ups in it for a while - going for the root beeer look - but I think i'll stick with white
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

i think the black will look nice with the natural body.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Re: pickups for mahogany jem

Put Schaller Hot Stuff humbucker on Your try list.
http://www.schaller-guitarparts.de/1324.htm
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