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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2020, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Titan neck in the bridge. Neck pickup recommendations?

Hello everyone. The title says it all really.

I wasn't really happy with the Titan bridge in my mahogany RG. Saw someone recommending putting the neck pup in the bridge. Works great. A bit rounder in the high end and cleans up nicely.

Now I need to find something for the neck.
Pickups are direct mount and the cavity is routed with DiMarzio's in mind. So no square legs.

The only other DiMarzio neck pup I have any extensive experience with is the Air Norton. That doesn't feel like a good fit.

The guitar is tuned to anything between C# standard and Drop A#. Music ranges from prog to death.

I honestly haven't got a clue what to pick. Imperium neck? An Illuminator or Rainmaker maybe? PAF Pro perhaps? Would really appreciate your input.

Or should I put the Titan back in the neck and look for a bridge pickup instead? Again, suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2020, 11:33 AM
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Re: Titan neck in the bridge. Neck pickup recommendations?

Pickup suggestions are tough because it is so subjective... but I am really amazed by the Paf Pro. I've had quite a few guitars with various DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan pickups and never really used the neck pickup much because of the typical muddy/dull sound, except for occasional clean/jazz/blues type stuff. The Paf Pro is the most useable neck pickup I've ever had in a guitar, by far... Just a suggestion from a spare bedroom guitarist, but check them out if you can.

This dude has them in the neck and bridge:

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2020, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I'm mostly confined to the bedroom as well. A jam session now and then, nothing to serious.

I don't mind a little warmth in a neck. The guitar has a 5 way super switch and two push pulls. Volume pot gives me a choice between 5 series and 5 parallel combinations. Tone pot has a bass cut like the Yamaha Revstars or Reverend guitars. Plenty of options to tame the lows.

The PAF Pro was mentioned in the one other post I found. Might be a good place to start.
Or I could just put the Titan back in the neck and use an Imperium in the bridge. From what I've heard it's basically a darker, slightly lower output, Titan
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