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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Being a huge fan of Buckethead (notcied he had X2N's in his KFC flying V) and liking the sound of them, would would you recommend to go along with 2 X2N's? Or maybe what should I replace one of the X2N's with and what positions should I place them in? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 01:01 PM
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it depends on what sound are you looking for, at the neck.
the X2N is the most powerful pickups around, along with the Duncan Invader. i would try to get a matching pickup, power-speaking, and i would avoid from putting another X2N at the neck.
try rather with a Breed Neck, which is pretty powerful.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Would a Tone Zone work since it has a higher output? What about the middle position?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 10:21 PM
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what kind of guitar are you putting them in? for the neck, i would go with a regular norton to get those killer legato and sweep tones(norton is ultra fat). regular norton over the air norton for output reasons. i have never tried a tone zone in the neck, but i know the PGM800 has them as well as the pgm90th. wait...i have played a pgm90th! i really dug the sound of it in all the switch positions. but i really enjoy the sound of the (air) norton over it. they have less mud than a TZ in the neck and have thoe fred harmonics that are insane.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2003, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not quite sure of the wood. It's an Ibanez RG 270 with a maple neck. I'm going for a Buckethead type sound so I figured X2N's would be a good way to go.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2003, 06:06 AM
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Michael Romeo from Symphony X uses a X2N and a Tone Zone.
I also heard the X2N - PAF Pro combination... also very nice!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 07:36 AM
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I use a FRED in the neck on my Mahogany Tele, gives a nice Hifi tone that goes well with the X2N in the bridge.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 10:39 PM
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I asked Dimarzio awhile back and they told me a Super2 in the neck would balance well with an X2N in the bridge.
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air norton , duncan invader , maple neck , michael romeo , paf pro , tone zone

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