Re: Question Rich Or Others
yeah, nothing dimarzio makes sounds like the lawrences. the closest would be the x2n, but it sounds not even close. only because both have lots of high end. the lawrence actually doesn't have a lot of low end, where the x2n has decent bottom. the x2n has tons of output vs. the lawrence having great output witout being over the top...much like the super distortion. the x2n almost goes into active territory.
for the compressed thing that most guys talk about, i don't get that as much, maybe its my varied dynamics. i work strings and picking alot for the pickups to retain roughly the same output on nearly every technique. that was something paul gilbert brought to my attention in the intense rock 2 video, something i have always taken to heart. i can attest to the sensitivity of the l-500 at least. it does get bigger if you dig into it more. pick attack is VERY prevalent on the l-500. the x2n i found, was just too over the top. output wise and eq wise. great for extreme high gain stuff, but just not too versatile for my setup...i just like a ton of variety as far as styles. i like a guitar to give me the ability to play rock, metal, jazz, country, blues, indie, and pop at any given time. i just couldn't get that flexibilty with the x2n. the lawrence is almost like that, but the agressiveness coupled with a good tapped sound make the l-500 pretty useful. once i get my 4 conductor 59 to replace the 2 conductor i have in there now, my n2 will be alot like a js1000 as far as versatility(minus the high pass...don't use it anyway, i change channels and switch pickups for a clean tone) due to having a coil tap from the factory. no i just gotta get a petrucci switch for it as well...