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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

I really hate to admit I'm wrong about this but, a freind of mine has a really nice RG550 that came stock with a Seymour Duncan bridge pup.It only said BJ(not JB) on the back and sounded fine.I'd talked up the Evo before so he decided to pick one up.Although it sounded good I can't say it was a success.We listened back to a recording of the guitar with the orignal Seymour and it sounded amazingly full and toneful.The leads weren't as pronounced as the Evo but they were warmer and crunchy as F*#K! I have offered to pay for the mistake but my friend has been bitten by the Evo bug.
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Re: RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

I'm not a huge fan of the original EVO, it can sounds quite small. Vai gets around this by playing very loud, he also uses a 250K volume pot to smooth out the highs some and make it sound rounder. But, most people in band situations can't get by with playing at the volume Vai can.

I like the EVO2 much more, it seems to take all the good points from the original and adds some warmth. The Breed also sounds very good and is quite a bit warmer and rounder sounding.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

I'll have to look into the Evo II and I've always wondered about this 250k pot thing. Right now I'm checking out a vintage OBL(Original Bill Lawrence) humbucker. It should really benefit from the 250k, top-end roll off. Some players even talk up these 350k and 330(?)pots. Thanks!
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Re: RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

something that compares to the JB in the Dimarzio selection would be a Norton or a Mo' Joe.

The Evo is much more compressed and has a more dominant top end.
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Re: RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

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I really hate to admit I'm wrong about this but, a freind of mine has a really nice RG550 that came stock with a Seymour Duncan bridge pup.It only said BJ(not JB) on the back and sounded fine.I'd talked up the Evo before so he decided to pick one up.Although it sounded good I can't say it was a success.We listened back to a recording of the guitar with the orignal Seymour and it sounded amazingly full and toneful.The leads weren't as pronounced as the Evo but they were warmer and crunchy as F*#K! I have offered to pay for the mistake but my friend has been bitten by the Evo bug.
Are there any other marking on the bottom of the Duncan? What's the Ohm reading?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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Re: RG Duncan bridge pup to Evo:meh..

I always used a 250K tone pot on my Evo in a Basswood body...it still killed the upper mid enough to be useful and still slayed you.

I do like the EvoII better....same tone more reigned in
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