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hi i'm probably going to buy some pickups in a few days, and i'm torn between a bunch of combos, i was thinking a TZ Bridge AN neckbut i was wondering how Evo's sound in basswood

i really want a PAF JOE/Fred combo, but i think someday i might buy a JS 1200 so i think it may be kind of pointless to have two guitars with the same combo

hmmm so how do evos sound in basswood, i have heard alot of mixed things
 

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ok..i put some in a BASSWOOD body..and they sound amazing..they aren't muddy they aren't sharp or trebley..they are beautiful and warm and cystal clear AND the out put wasn't over the top to it was just right.....I don't know what it is...maybe it's not basswood but i am so so so sure it is...
 

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i used to have an evo in basswood, i hated it. my personal favorite in basswood is the super 3. the evo had too much bite without alot of low end. had a fake sounding lower midrange and smeared the lower mids and lows together that was pretty unpleasant. the tone zone is pretty much guaranteed to sound good. i have never had on that sounded bad. but that is based more on personal taste. as i said before, the super 3 is my favorite pickup in basswood along with a fred in the neck. that is a great combo as well as an air norton and tone zone.


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thanks for the suggestion i've decided to get a Fred/Joe combo Satch style once i found out that JS1200s only have 22 frets thats really a turn off for me, so ill just make my RG into a satch style guitar

thanks for the help
 

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Evo + basswood are a very powerful combo, it works in my HAM, it was also standard in the BSB and Jem10. Make sure you mate it to a decent tube amp though, if you don't like that 'in your face' tone.

I think Freds are too thin. But whatever floats your boat...
 

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eviltwin said:
Evo + basswood are a very powerful combo, it works in my HAM, it was also standard in the BSB and Jem10. Make sure you mate it to a decent tube amp though, if you don't like that 'in your face' tone.

I think Freds are too thin. But whatever floats your boat...
In the end it always end up with personal preferences... I never really like evo in basswood but some like it
 

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Evo works perfectly fine in my basswood RG. Yes, it's bright and that is perfect in a tube amp because it really pushes the tubes. It is also perfect for live performance because it cuts extremely well.

I can understand how some won't like it in solid state amp, just like how most overdrive pedals tend to sound like **** in solid state amps but amazing with tube amps.
 

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vmx23 said:
Evo works perfectly fine in my basswood RG. Yes, it's bright and that is perfect in a tube amp because it really pushes the tubes. It is also perfect for live performance because it cuts extremely well.

I can understand how some won't like it in solid state amp, just like how most overdrive pedals tend to sound like **** in solid state amps but amazing with tube amps.
I think it's more of a preference thing. I played an Evo in Basswood through a hybrid amp, so I can't really say anything. ;)
 
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