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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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rg1550 questions

i can get virtual hot paf and paf pro both cheap

in my 1550 there r still stock v7 and v8 ( and they suck )

im actually wanting that gilbert tone , to make my axe similar to PGM sounds, planing to buy GL50L head also hehe

so, do you suggest this combo ?

i know paf pro would be great for achieving this, and i was planning to buy it and place it in neck with maybe just a bit higher output pickup in bridge comparing it to paf pro.
but now i can get those two and paf pro is actually higher output than virtual hot paf, so main question how good are they in combination ? should paf pro go in bridge then ?

or should i just buy paf pro and some other like super distortion for bridge ?

ohhh questions, thanks for suggestions !

p.s. they need to be F spaced right ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 04:54 PM
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Re: rg1550 questions

If you can get 'em for cheap, put the Paf Pro in the neck... the virtual hot paf is a stacked single coil or some old DiMarzio that's not made?
PGM's are stock with both Paf Pro bridge and neck... the key to make both 'em work is raising the bridge position while lowering the neck position. Otherwise, I prefer a "hotter" bridge... maybe a Breed Bridge might work for your case?
and yes, F-Spaced for Ibby guitars

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Re: rg1550 questions

virtual hot paf should be just a bit lower output paf pro from what i see on dimarzio site .. it's under 'vintage' section.

I see now how PGMs work with lowering and raising positions but i want just a bit more versatility since its my only guitar to have at the moment.

i also would prefeer something bit hotter in bridge, breed seems really nice for soloing and stuff but i dont think i wanna use that high output pickup with paf pro (maybe im wrong , dunno never tryed that combination)..

i'd like to try Breed but im afraid if it wouldnt be too muddy on high gain amp while playing metal? id like natural transparent sounding pickup, that will have raw guitar tone well dfined on high gain, maybe recommend some like paf but bit hotter that will suit my basswood rg ?

sorry so much questions, but i never tryed any other pickups, but after few years playing i clearly see those V sux ass ;O) one in Bridge is terrible, its monotone, very treblish and unresponsive , one in bridge can be used for soloing when i lower it completely otherwise when its raised up on stage volume it all becomes a big mess
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: rg1550 questions

ok, im in Breed vs AirZone for neck final ;O)

help ;O)

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