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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

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Does any one have experience with the quantums as compared to magnet swapped Vs ?
I just swapped my magnets and was thinking about seeing how they sounded, if there is a possibility they may sound better. The Quantums sounded much better than the Vs stock.

The Quantum 1 and 2 are both ceramic and have an impedance of ~18k for the bridge and ~15k for the neck. They are definitely have more output either way you slice it.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 02:52 AM
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

The Quantums are decent--so are the V7 and V8s.
I was actually thinking of a magnet swap in the Quantums to hear what happens.
Most people like the V pickups, but I'm not a huge fan--I always dump DiMarzios in my guitars.



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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

I guess you could use neodymium or Alnico 8 magnets.
I am looking for some used Dimarzios, but it can be difficult on a budget. lol
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

I'm sorry, I'm not quite following. Have you swapped the magnets in the V7/8s? Have you installed them yet. You haven't really explained what you are after.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

Sorry,
Nope, I have not installed them. I just decided to swap the magnets on a whim. I was thinking about putting them in a RG3EX, rather than just letting them collect dust.. I have the Quantums in the guitar. I am just wondering if the magnet swapped Vs(if anyone knows) would sound better than the Quantums. I really do not feel like playing musical pickups. lol The Quantums sound very good, but I hear people all over the place saying how great the magnet swapped Vs are.
Just trying to figure out if I may be missing out on something by not putting them in my RG1570

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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

You've got to remember, it's all subjective. You may like the Vs better, you may like the Quantums better. Try and find out.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

Only thing you can do is try it.

Someone might say, "Vs sound better..." another may say, "Nope, keep what you have."

It's all in the ear of the 'be-hearer'.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

D'oh!

Forgot to mention: I did the V swap in my RG1550 and never put the P.A.F. Pro & EVO Bridge back in...

So I guess you could say I like it.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

I may have to give it a try then, or figure a way to test them out of the guitar. Well, I know how, and have a little rig with test clips and a jack. I just need a way to get them above the strings accurately without pickups moving all over the place.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

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D'oh!

Forgot to mention: I did the V swap in my RG1550 and never put the P.A.F. Pro & EVO Bridge back in...

So I guess you could say I like it.
That is certainly a good endorsement. Thanks.


Anyone else.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

A lot of people have tried it now and found it to sound a lot better than the stock config.

When I did the experiments I posted a bunch of info on my blog, with sound samples.
http://www.lonephantom.com/2011/09/p...-v7v8-pickups/

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A lot of people have tried it now and found it to sound a lot better than the stock config.

When I did the experiments I posted a bunch of info on my blog, with sound samples.
http://www.google.com.au/url?q=http:...-v7v8-pickups/


I stumbled on your site, and thread, which is what prompted me to do the swap. That was a very good write up, and the people in the thread and the site seem to really like the swapped pickups.
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

So what are you waiting for??? Drop them in!!!!!
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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

I'm going to try a magnet swap on the Quantums...just to hear what happens.
I actually like the Qs--better than the V1 and 2.



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Re: Quantums vs. Magnet swapped Vs

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I'm going to try a magnet swap on the Quantums...just to hear what happens.
I actually like the Qs--better than the V1 and 2.
Interesting as most people like the V 1/2 better than the V7/8
What magnets are you putting in the Qs ?


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So what are you waiting for??? Drop them in!!!!!
I think I figured out a way to test them without mounting, so I can do an A/B test. I am going to try and do that this weekend.
Should be a an interesting experiment none the less. lol
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