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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Basswood RG prestige needs screaming harmonics

Hi people,

I have an RG Prestige 1570 (basswood / rosewood fingerboard / H-S-H for those not familiar with the model). Fantastic guitar except for the pickups.

I would like your advice on this one.

I am looking at DiMarzios but opinions are quite all over the place.
What I need is tight bottom end, balanced tonal output (compensating for basswood muddiness) and screaming harmonics -which have been a big part of my playing for a long time. I play hard rock, metal and shred stuff (not any nu or death metal). I dont want EMGs as I already have a guitar with actives (SD). I will definitely change both bridge and neck humbuckers, still thinking about the middle single coil (a recommendation for that also would be appreciated).

Thanks in advance to all
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 12:50 PM
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

You might try the X2N. It can definitely scream!
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

Breeds. I can't advise anything for the middle as I myself have issues
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

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X2N? Isnt that too extreme metal?

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I am looking, among others, at Breeds but I get conflicting opinions about basswood. Do you have experience yourself with basswood? Can you describe their sound?
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

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@ moebius
X2N? Isnt that too extreme metal?
A player makes "metal", not a pickup. That pickup does have a lot of scream.
I'd reccomend evo's, and yes they sound good in basswood.
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A player makes "metal", not a pickup.
That is one SOLID statement. Evos in both neck and bridge?
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@ moebius
X2N? Isnt that too extreme metal?

@Ibateur
I am looking, among others, at Breeds but I get conflicting opinions about basswood. Do you have experience yourself with basswood? Can you describe their sound?


I guess it would depend on what you call extreme. You mentioned that you liked metal and for me, metal is metal. I can get good iron maiden, megadeth, and pantera tones with mine. A lot has to do with your eq and amp.
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That is one SOLID statement. Evos in both neck and bridge?
Yeah man, you won't be dissapointed.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 12:11 AM
 
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

Dimarzio D-Activators have great screaming metal tones, and even though they are touted as active sounding passives, they definately have a tone of their own, and are not just EMG copies.

Give them a try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Rock on!
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X2N? Isnt that too extreme metal?

@Ibateur
I am looking, among others, at Breeds but I get conflicting opinions about basswood. Do you have experience yourself with basswood? Can you describe their sound?
Warm, and not muddy. Not overly loud, and in my opinion, more eq-flexible. I now have ToneZone in my bridge. I like it, but I miss the Super D and the Breed I tried.
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Re: RG prestige basswood needs screaming harmonics

hey even i am having the same problem..!!! i am trying to replace pups for my rg2550z. i love the harmonics and sustain of the evos but people say they sound bad in basswood . i am looking at breeds and d activators too but they are not powerful enough
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I'd reccomend evo's, and yes they sound good in basswood.
Maybe an Evo 2 in the bridge depending on the amp.
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d activators too but they are not powerful enough
Funny, because it's one of the most ballsy pickups out there...
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Funny, because it's one of the most ballsy pickups out there...
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Funny, because it's one of the most ballsy pickups out there...
what i meant is d activators arent powerful as dactivator x and x2n :/
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