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Old 2004-05-22, 13:48
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7 String pickups...

Hey guys. I've been thinking about the next guitar I want to get and I've decided on getting a 7 string. What pickups would you guys suggest I put in it for playing very heavy metal? I went to seymourduncan.com and they don't offer the JB in a 7 string version, and that was the pickup I wanted the most. I don't want EMGs because my two main guitars already have them, I want some variation in tones. What are your thoughts? Thanx a lot.

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BTW, if you have a suggestion, can you tell me both brand and model? Just saying Seymour Duncan doesn't do me much good.
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Old 2004-05-22, 14:16
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59 in the neck
Invader or Duncan Tone Zone 7 in the bridge

and i know they make jb's in 7 string.. look at this schecter http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...ase_pid/513080/
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Old 2004-05-22, 14:19
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if you're really serious about the JB, you could throw down for a custom pickup by SD:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/websit...ustomshop.shtml


other pickups you could try are from Dimarzio

Neck: Air Norton 7, Blaze neck (sounds like 6 string Evolution(neck), PAF7.

Bridge: Blaze (sounds like Steve's Special), Blaze Custom, Evolution 7, Tone Zone 7

If you want a sound like John Petrucci's but be sort of unique (i don't think he uses these pickups in his guitars), you could go for Air Norton 7, and Blaze bridge
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Old 2004-05-22, 14:24
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and i know they make jb's in 7 string.. look at this schecter http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...ase_pid/513080/


yeah, if they don't make it now, then they'll probably design it soon. these days, pickup companies are trying to make 7-string copies of their 6 string models.
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Old 2004-05-22, 14:38
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I put Blaze 7's in my Ibanez. Sounds good too, kind of a scooped mid range.

Be careful of EMG 707's! They are EMG 81's for 7 strings, but they don't fit in most pick up spaces on 7 string guitars. They need special routing and if you have a pickguard like mine does then forget it. I was pissed! Rant over.
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Old 2004-05-22, 17:07
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Thats not true the 707 is a different pickup. The 707 was designed by dino from fear factory i belive. They do make a 7 string emg 81 if your interested http://guitarpartsdepot.com/Merchan...gory_Code=EMGCS but only guitarpartsdepot sells them, they made a deal with EMG.
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According to the EMG site, the 707 is based off of the 85, because it's Alnico.

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Your right! Looks like the 707 is more 85 then 81. Thank for correcting me on that one and, BLS, thanks for that site too. But I still wish EMG would make their 7's so that they could easily be installed. I would have them if I could make them fit right.

Damn, I could have my favoriate pup set, 85/81, only 7 string, but no, EMG had to make those things all funky.
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Old 2004-05-22, 21:43
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EMG Designed the 7 string pickups so they dont need pickup rings.. which just causes compatibility problems. They truly are genius'
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Aren't they installed like bass pickups, directly into the wood?

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