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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Soloist pickup choice

Hi there i'm new on this forum, and i would like to sai hi to you all...her gows nothing ..hi . I've got a question for the guys who know thier pup's. I would like to replace all my pups in my soloist i think the wood is alder, its a h>s>s conf. And i would like them to be Dimarzio's so suggestions are very welcome.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:54 PM
 
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Can you be a little more specific about what kind of sounds are you looking for?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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hmm, Yes i know it comes from the fingers, but any way steve vai petrucci satch. Someting good for instrumetal music
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 03:45 PM
 
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Well Steve Vai uses Evolutions in his guitars (which are alder), Petrucci uses Steve's Special bridge Air Norton Neck in a basswood body, and Satriani uses Fred bridge Paf Pro and more recently Paf Joe in his neck in a basswood.

All 3 have very different sounds. For a nice lead rythem, a Fred or a Evo is good. I have mixed feelings about the Steve's Special.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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So vai's pickups would sound best in me geetah. But will the single coils stand out well ?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 03:53 PM
 
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I think a good combo will be:
Pro Track (DP18 or The Chopper (DP184) in the neck
The Cruiser Neck (DP186) in the middle
Evolution Bridge (DP159) in the bridge

but there are others as good as this two, if you can geve me a more specific desciption of what you are looking for, for example the usage of each of your 5 pickups switch configs and so...
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey thx for your view on this erm i would like normal switching on it i think 5 way, 1 vol 1 tone 1 switch to coil split the evolution. I also mail'd the dimarzio staff. They told me this:
>
>An F-spaced Evolution might be good, depending on the type of amplifer you
>play. You might like a Pro Track (DP18 in the neck position and a Fast
>Track 1 (DP181) in the middle. To install in a Soloist, these two pickups
>will need to be special-ordered with no flange.
>

What does this no flange thingy mean ?

thx for your help,
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 02:54 AM
 
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Flange is the shape i assume ... soloist's in general have an oval s/coil route,whereas Dimarzio use the triangle shaped baseplate which no fit

Just order your said pickups from DiMarzio direct and request an oval base plate

I'd be very tempted to go for the following ... PafPro bridge ... Blue Velvet/Blue Velvet

Or Jackson pups J50c J200 J200 with a JE1800 mid boost

HTH

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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ive got jeckson active pups now with midboost but i juste like pasive better . Flange is the triangle shape on the pups, mail dimarzio they told me

thanks ,
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If you get shot of the Jackson pups and electrics in there,Gimme a shout ;-)

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry but i wan't to keep them i guess, just in case, u know , I think this will be my choise, Evolution is model DP159F. The Pro Track (DP18 and Fast Track 1 (DP181)

Thanks for all you help and the Dimarzio Support I GREAT,

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 05:15 PM
 
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Im not sure how it would sound in alder, but I love the sound of the tone zone in mahogany. You might want to look into that.
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