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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Pickups for a RG1527

Hi, I'm hoping to get RG1527 very soon and plan on replacing the pickups as soon as I get it.

In a perfect world I'd use a Steveís special in the bridge and a FRED in the neck but neither of these come with a 7-string option so I'm looking for as close a match as possible. Am I right in thinking a Blaze and Paf 7 would be closest match or can you suggest better (I'm not bothered about make but would prefer to stick with Dimarzio or SD due to availability)?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 10:48 PM
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I believe the steve's special was the template for the blaze right? Sounds like a good combo. I have a tz7 paf7 in mine and it sounds killer. Good luck.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2003, 03:18 AM
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and then the PAF, as i know, it's a little warmer and rounder than the PAF Pro, so it would match the FRED sound, i guess.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2003, 07:41 PM
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I'd heard that about the Blaze, too, so that might be a good starting point. RE: the Fred, last i heard Dimarzio was prototyping one... i'd think if they go through with it, you'll be seeing it in a few months.

Also worth looking into- the classic Air Norton/Tone Zone combo everyone raves about here got it's support for a reason- sweeeeeeet combo.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 08:06 PM
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So they're probably going to make a FRED 7? I was wondering about that. Is Ibanez going to make Joe a JS 7? That's be pretty cool.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 03:41 AM
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Ibanez already made a prototype JS7 for him. It's a mohogany body with 7 strings, a lo pro 7 I believe and Fred 7 and PAF Pro 7.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 12:15 PM
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DiMarzio winds all sorts of custom pickups for endorsees, especially 7 string versions, that they don't mass produce for the normal market. my LACS David Fiuczynski S7 has by far the best DiMarzio's i've ever heard -- a fat bridge humbucker that cuts when split, a sparkly bright middle single coil, and a round neck humbucker -- but the look and the coil resistances are totally different from any of the stock DiMarzio 7 string pickup specs.

does anyone know if DiMarzio will custom wind pickups for regular guys [even at a steep price], like the Duncan Custom Shop?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 02:44 PM
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BC dude,dunno if you remember my old rg7,it had EVO bridge and BLAZE neck,this is an awesome combo,But what about BLAZE bridge and PAF7 neck ? The Fred was designed to be a "hotter" *1 version of the PafPro so maybe that'll be worth a look? Like indeed you said :-)

Still cant fault my EVO/BLAZE combo after over a years worth of abuse


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-08-2003, 05:12 AM
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Dimarzio Tone zone in the bridge and dimarzio paf pro in the neck, i think its an excellent combination!!!!!!!
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