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11-06-2011 12:00 AM
Hyper
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

The Dimarzio Super D and the Humbucker From Hell sound great in a Mahogany bodied guitar!
10-31-2011 11:51 AM
satch_stef
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by AlaskaBat View Post
I still love my Super Distortion bridge/PAF Pro neck in my mahogany Destroyer!

YEAH i I agree, but I don't have one , actually it would be easier to swap and select pups for destroyer than for this one I have .... damn...
10-31-2011 11:22 AM
AlaskaBat
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

I still love my Super Distortion bridge/PAF Pro neck in my mahogany Destroyer!



10-31-2011 11:18 AM
satch_stef
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

oh and I'd like to hear especially RGTFanatic's opinion on this..
Should I go for Fred in neck (as u once recommended it long time ago ) ?

and what should i put in the bridge? Mo Joe? Evo? Crunch Lab?, i could use more output since I'm combining my neck/bridge pups,
My gues is fred will be bright enough especially on the highs and harmonics that's why I want to fuel it with some output from bridge ...

I hope its pick-responsiveness is much better than the current stock setup I use...


Need help here so guyz plz post anything that comes in mind so I don't look like butthead if I'm wrong about this project

Cheerz
10-31-2011 11:04 AM
satch_stef
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

haven't posted anything for long time - how is every1 doing with their project?

I'm still broke but I haven't changed a thing on my s770 after dimarzio support recommended to use Liquid Fire/Crunch Lab over Air Norton/Tone Zone, or Paf Joe/Fred I asked about... so ... now I'm back on 0! point....

Also I've noticed as I play on high gain I can hear some cutting with sound when i touch single coil or bridge pup with my pick.. this is accidently as i dive for harmonics my pick goes a bit under ... Is this the wiring or pups fault?

2nd thing - I'll probably use thicker strings to achieve the sound I want, when i play chord or triplets on higher frets the tone kinda gets out of tune cuz i bend them subconsciousness-ly oh and after 21st fret I i'm loosing sound drastically - its dying out if i don't use higher gain....

Slowly I'm getting disappointed with this stunning looking guitar....
10-14-2011 08:34 AM
Takin' a Ride
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Too bad your not a neck thru guy....... That RGT plays like butter. Have you played one before??

Let me know when you put it on the block....... I probably can't afford it, but you never know.
I have an RGT320QRBB. I mostly don't like it because of the pickups, which I'm going to change to the CL/LF from the DiMarzio/IBZ that are in there. I'm also not overly wild about the finish on the back of the neck.

Don't worry, I was going to offer the RGT to both you and AlaskaBat
10-13-2011 08:43 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
Will do. Also have something else interesting showing up soon: an '03 RGT3120TV

Not planning on keeping that one. Just got it because it came in a pink Jem case and I think I can at least break even on the deal.
Too bad your not a neck thru guy....... That RGT plays like butter. Have you played one before??

Let me know when you put it on the block....... I probably can't afford it, but you never know.
10-13-2011 06:35 PM
Takin' a Ride
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Let me know what you think of the CL and the LF if you do that too......I'm interested in them, but want to hear more about them before I start buying.
Will do. Also have something else interesting showing up soon: an '03 RGT3120TV

Not planning on keeping that one. Just got it because it came in a pink Jem case and I think I can at least break even on the deal.
10-13-2011 05:26 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
I just had a CL show up. I'm going to do CL/LF in my RGT320QRBB.

I have a D-Sonic in the bridge position of my RG8670 and I really like it (has an Air Norton in the neck). I also really liked a FRED in the bridge of my RG8520 (also an AN in the neck).
Let me know what you think of the CL and the LF if you do that too......I'm interested in them, but want to hear more about them before I start buying.
10-13-2011 04:39 PM
Takin' a Ride
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Looking forward to hearing that review........ It seems the CL/LF pup's are so polarizing with opinions...... it's either total love or absolute hate.....there seems to be no in between.
I just had a CL show up. I'm going to do CL/LF in my RGT320QRBB.

I have a D-Sonic in the bridge position of my RG8670 and I really like it (has an Air Norton in the neck). I also really liked a FRED in the bridge of my RG8520 (also an AN in the neck).
10-13-2011 03:13 PM
AlaskaBat
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by Jamm'n Jimmy View Post
You will love the sleekness/feel of it.
...and now I'll never know! Paid for it on a Friday, then got an email that stated it had been sold on Saturday and got a refund. The one bad experience with GC. Oh well, a $900 guitar for $399 would have been nice....



10-13-2011 01:15 PM
satch_stef
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by Viper-sfm View Post
The FRED was a direct recommendation from the guys at DiMarzio actually. Being a satch fan I asked if the FRED/PAF Joe combo would sound good, and they said the FRED would do very well. They also said the PAF Joe would do great, but since I didn't find one to buy here in Rio, I ended up settling for a PAF Pro, which was not such a good idea What I might just end up doing is switching the PAF Pro to the PAF Joe someday. Don't get me wrong though, the PAF Pro is great, and it's impressive how both pickups are very clear sounding in that even with high gain, you can clearly hear every note. Just the PAF Pro has a bit of trouble in very high gain settings with the mahogany.

BTW, contacting them is always a good idea. They usually respond within a week, and who better to say what will work with what than the company itself

Viper if u remember this post - I contacted Dimarzio and they suggested crunch lab and liquid fire for bridge/neck position ...pretty awkward dough since i want that clear sound... I'm not that big fan of Petrucci, he's great player and all that- but this combination has taken me to a whole new researching-and I have only 1 chance to buy 2 used pups... so I'm kinda screwed not knowing where to start...
10-06-2011 06:41 PM
LonePhantom
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by Jamm'n Jimmy View Post
I'm seriously blown away as to how well this sounds, I mean words just cant explaine how goods this now sounds.

I would be happy to post in your blog, could you please send me a link?

Have you done the AH2/AH3 swap, should I waste the time? There again if you have not, maybe I will?
Sorry, didn't see your reply. it's my username http://www.lonephantom.com
10-06-2011 06:58 AM
satch_stef
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

Can some1 please reply to me as soon as possible- I need some1 that installed dimarzio's LIQUID FIRE, CRUNCH LAB ON MAHAGONY Guitar (other than Les Paul). Need reviews ASAP.
By chance I might get them cheaper...2 days max

OR i'll go for smth else...
Tnx
10-06-2011 04:15 AM
Riffraff
Re: mahagony body Ibanez guitars - gear tips for better sounds

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
put the Fred in the neck...then take the magnet out of your V7 (ceramic) and put it in your V8 (in place of the alnico5) then put the V8 back in the bridge..... I think you'll fall in love with what you get!!!

See LonePhantoms thread and blog about his V7-V8 experiments.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f35/v7...ts-114035.html

http://www.lonephantom.com/
I was actually pretty happy with the V7/V8 pickups. I love the way my stock RG520QSB sounds through my 2266VM. It's my probably my favorite guitar with that amp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kbe3mAJGSw

In this one I switch from neck split coil to bridge. You can hear a dramatic voicing change between the two pickups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L94lilHX_i8

This magnet swap sounds like something I really must try.
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