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I've heard alot of bad press on them.
Many people have been saying that they're nothing compared to EVO's so really, what is your opinion on it?

I'm tempted to get a JEM7DBK (Or whatever it's called - it has a textured black finish. I'm a bit tired so i'm sorry if i got the name wrong :p), but i found that they have Breed pickups.

Are the breed pickups good, and if so how? Are there any sound bites on them? I'm thinking of getting one, putting a vine on the fretboard and sticking EVO's in.



Anyways, if you've got info, don't be shy ;)
 

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Yeah, but the soundbites for the Breed are just Steve's work.

I can listen to Vai anytime :p
I need to hear some live stuff or something i guess.
 

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I have a BRMR w/BREEDs and I love them. Everybody usaully gushes about the EVO's, but I'm not impressed. I have a VWH w/EVO's and I don't like them as much as I like the breeds.

Put it this way, I'm currently recording.. My BRMR has seen more recording time than my VWH does simply because I love the tone I get from it and it's equipped w/BREEDs. I play shred, rock/blues, and Metal..... and the BREEDS work just fine for me.
 

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I got a Jem7dbk and the breeds are amasing. They are different than the evos but all are good, there is no bad pickups here , its just different tone and depends what you are looking for.
The breeds got lot of midrange and very dynamic. I personaly cant play anything else.
You can hear my demo album by clicking on the link below. Its all done on the breeds.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/3/rabihsaad_music.htm
 

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I don't know where you are hearing your info Chud, but I've been hearing a lot of people prefer Breeds to Evos lately from a lot of people on these forums!
 

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I put it all down to personal preference. The Evo's in my opinion, have a far more distinctive sound, but whether it's a sound YOU want is another matter.

The Breeds are great pickups, well suited for rock music, they just don't sound as much like Steve Vai's signature tone as the Evo's do.

My advice would be, that if you love Steve's S+R or ALS tone, you need the Evo's, if you want to sound a less like Steve, go for the Breeds.
 

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In my opinion the Breeds should be the new bench-mark in humbucking sound. If i could sum them up in two words they would be "predictable" and "smooth".

If you don't expect bizarre and outlandish peaks in a pickup to give your guitar character or attitude, you can't go wrong with these. True, if you're on the "vai live sound" boat, you may want to steer clear.

Mike
 

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I've had my JEM7D for a month now and I am happy with the Breed's. They have a smoothe tone, very smooth. My first impression though wasn't really all that. I wasn't quite happy but a bit of tweeking on the settings and I'm getting it how I like it now.

I used to have a JS100 with Tone Zone's in it and I do miss them, the TZ's a really sharp cutting and clear sound. They used to give a lot of punch. All depends on what you want really.
 

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I did a little breed demo a few months back for folks here on the forum.

it's HERE

Hope this helps.
~Kenny

PS: I prefer the Evos to the Breeds, but that's just my opinion.
 

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I like the Breeds better, they are warmer and rounder than Evos. Much better for rhythm, IMHO, and I like their solo tone too, it's fuller than Evos.

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I put a Breed in the neck of my RG750VP along with a MegaDrive in the bridge, and i prefer the tone of the Breed to that of the PAF Pro in my RG750FA. The PafPro is good, but the Breed has that smoothness and just enough edge.
 

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rgr said:
I like the Breeds better, they are warmer and rounder than Evos. Much better for rhythm, IMHO, and I like their solo tone too, it's fuller than Evos.

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Roger
i agree. i find that the evos are harsher n the tones are kinda sharp to my ear.. the breeds on the other end, is really sweet sounding, very warm n smooth.. great for rhythm and leads.. and they sound good both clean n distorted..
 

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It all depends on what sound your after really. If you are after a slightly more heavier rocky/metal tone, I would go with the breeds. If you are after that cutting shrill lead tone or a Vai tone, I would go with the EVO's. But it all depends on personal preference.
 

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tonluvara said:
i agree. i find that the evos are harsher n the tones are kinda sharp to my ear.. the breeds on the other end, is really sweet sounding, very warm n smooth.. great for rhythm and leads.. and they sound good both clean n distorted..
I couldnt agree more...awsome sounding on my Jem7dbk.

here is some pics of my gear:
http://spaces.msn.com/members/rabih...oalbum=showdefault&_c02_owner=1&_c=photoalbum

You can hear my playing and compos here:
www.soundclick.com/rabihsaad
 

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I like the breed neck in the bridge which is a little clearer & brighter. Match that wif a PAF Joe in the neck for a combined Satch/Vai mojo! Great pups Dimarzio!!!
 

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Hey lloop9! I got exactly that combination in my guitar now. ;)

Excellent excellent stuff... the cleans on the Breed neck are almost acoustic like, while the PAF Joe has great warmth without getting overly thick/muddy. Someone likened my tone with distortion as heavy metal with 70s vibe.

Btw, I've had Breeds in my guitar (S520) before... excellent sounds... kind of vintagey with modern power.
 

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Does anyone here think the Breeds could sound too heavy on the mid frequencies if I install them in a RG with mahogany body (or another RG with basswood body) and play through some Mesa/Boogie amps and a cabinet with V30´s in it? I´m looking for a very "dry" sounding and balanced pickup, as powerful as the Tone Zone but not as fat or chunky.
 
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