Sustainiac & bridge pup... Eeehh....
Hey guys, hope to get some useful advice here.
I have a Ibanez RG1550, in which I plan to install a Sustainiac. According to their homepage this MUST be installed in the neck and effect the sound coming from the bridge pup...
Whats the problem, you wonder?
Well, I have always liked to use the bridge for rhytm(think tight palm muting riffs), and the neck for cleans and soloing(warmer, soaring solos).
There is a X2N in the bridge and a Paf pro in neck right now, and it works nice. X2N does the tight rhytm work nice, but I don't like it at all in solo mode. Paf Pro in neck is amazing for solo work... So you see my problem here?
What I need now is a bridge pup that will do both, I doubt there are any that manages this, but I'd still like to ask.
Another thing is I kind of planned putting in EMG's, because they are so silent and nowadays I mostly sit at home by the PC recording...
I like the 81 as rhytm PU in bridge and the SA or 85 when soloing... I never tried 85 in bridge position though, could it give me what I'm looking for?
My questions basically:
1. Suggestions on a pup(85?) in bridge position that will give me tight, bitey and NOT MUDDY palm-muting rhytm, and at the same time a solo tone with lots of sustain and warmth.
2. Anyone here tried to install a Sustainiac in middle or bridge position? My ideal would be the Sustainiac in the middle, effecting the neck pickup, and leave the bridge uneffected for rhytm work... Not possible according to Sustainiac homepage...
3. Do you use bridge/neck for rhytm/solo, and what pup do you use for each?