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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Pickups for my RG2020

Hi all,

I'm thinking of replacing the stock V7/V8 in my 2020x. Seymour Duncans were my first choice, but unfortunately, there's no F-spaced duncans in my local store.

However, there's a lot of F-spaced dimarzios around.

The sound I'm after is the 1984-era Van Halen tone. The 2020x is a mahogany body, so I'm really not sure which Dimarzio pair will give me the tone I want.

Perhaps to sum it up, I want a "vintage P.A.F on fire" kind of tone for lack of a better description. I like the PAF tone in my Les Paul very much. For the new pickups on my RG, I would prefer it to still retain the PAF characteristic but have my "oommphh", more balls.

Would appreciate your kind replies and suggestions
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The plain Dimarzio PAF (not the Pro) has a great neck sound in mahogany. Also, the Super Distrtion sounds great in the bridge in mahogany. You might pick up one of each for $40 total if you look around. One of Jeremy's custom Jems, maybe the 911? is mahogany with Evo's and I think he's pretty pleased with that

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I happen to come across a Duncan Jazz neck and CC bridge for just $70 on the local classifieds.

I've just wired them in last night. Amazing pair. I've given a detailed field report in my other thread about replacing V7/V8 with Duncans.

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