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  #81  
Old 2006-10-11, 23:51
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hey i need some opinions i have this guitar http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...itar?sku=516643

and i think it would sound a whole lot better with new pickups.

suggestions?

should i just emg it cuz the wood isnt that great? or go with passives?

i play dillinger/necrophagist/btbam/behemoth

sorry i posted this in the emg thread too but that thread may be biased so....
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Old 2006-10-12, 02:33
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the link you had didnt really work... musicians friend seems to be referring links to their homepage. but all the bands you listed use emgs
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I can't believe someone posted in this thread.
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Old 2006-10-12, 10:12
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I dunno if people still check this thread but ive got a question...

I'm kinda having second thoughts about getting active EMG and I want to go with other passive humbuckers.

Bridge
Seymour Duncan Dimebuckers? How are they in comparison to EMGs?
Dimarzio X2Ns? Seems like a really popular choice
Bill Lawrence L-500 XLs?

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Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59s?
Dimarzio PAF/ PAF Classic
Dimarzio Humbucker From Hell
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Old 2006-10-12, 11:10
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Bridge
Dimebuckers-Alot of people say that they arent that great, but if heard one in person and it doesnt sound bad at all. Keep in mind though that Dime most likely never used this pickup, he stuck with his Bill Lawrences. Compared to EMGs? Id say the EMGs are hotter and sound tighter and not as trebly as a Dimebucker.
X2N- My favorite one. Its my choice bridge pickup now and forever unless something else amazing comes along. Is it really a popular choice? I dont know many other people who use it except Chuck and some guys on this forum. Anyway, its output is about as hot or hotter than an EMG. It has more dynamics than an EMG since its passive. Overall, I really like this pickup in my guitar.
L-500-XL-I never had any experience with them, but I think I heard they are pretty high output and sound very good.

Neck
I never used any of the ones you mentioned. I am planning on getting a PAF Pro installed in the neck position of my guitar in the future though. Ive heard though that many people say its good for cleaner stuff, sweeping and warm sounds without losing clarity when distortion is added.
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Old 2006-10-13, 04:38
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PAF/X2N.
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Old 2006-10-13, 08:31
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"insert name here", I'm planning on getting that combo soon too. I love my X2N and I'm sure I'll like the PAF Pro as well. Since you mentioned that combo of pickups, I assume you have those 2 installed on your guitar. Did you wire them in parallel or coil tap? How does it sound?
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Old 2006-10-13, 19:06
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They are coil tapped. There isnt a bad sounding combo between them. PAF's are by far my favorite neck pickups, they are just perfect. However, im way more flexible with bridge pickups, Evo2's, X2N, EMG 81's, I all like. The latter, I wish to try out with a PAF.
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Old 2006-10-14, 11:35
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The PAF/X2N combo sounds pretty good coming from you guys.
I'm definitely going with the DiMarzio PAF, not sure which one though, but
I don't know if I should go with the X2n or the Bill Lawrence XL-500s.
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Old 2006-10-15, 16:10
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Hey, I've got a question about stock pickups.

I'm thinking about buying a new guitar, probably an Ibanez RG 1527 or an SZ520FM. They both have got stock pickups, and there lies my question; are these pickups pure shit or are they actually playable? I won't have any cash to replace the pickups, sadly, cos I owe other people a lot of money. So...help? Please?
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Old 2006-10-15, 17:02
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Hey, I've got a question about stock pickups.

I'm thinking about buying a new guitar, probably an Ibanez RG 1527 or an SZ520FM. They both have got stock pickups, and there lies my question; are these pickups pure shit or are they actually playable? I won't have any cash to replace the pickups, sadly, cos I owe other people a lot of money. So...help? Please?

the v8 is an alright pickup it can the basic sounds you would want but if ur not happy just wait till u get enough money to spend on decent pickups.
ive never played any of the sz guitars so icant help u with that one.
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Old 2006-10-29, 17:19
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Hey does anybody know the price for a Dimarzio Tone Zone and P.A.F Pro?
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Old 2006-10-30, 09:56
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the last time i was thinking about ordering a PAF Pro from Sam Ash they told me it would cost 60.00 USD. I'm guessing the tone zone should be around that much too, if not maybe a few dollars more.
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Old 2006-10-30, 15:08
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Thanks but does somebody know the prize in '' the real world''. Cos I've heard that sam ash is very cheap (I've seen the prizes). And also, what would an X2N cost?
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Old 2006-10-30, 15:14
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Well...once again I ordered the X2N from Sam Ash and it cost me 75.00 USD. If you wanna know the prices for certain pickups in the "real world" i suggest checking out ebay and see what it sells for used. Im not sure but maybe the dimarzio site has the prices


EDIT: Dimarzio pickup prices DAMN!!! I didnt realize how much my X2N goes for list. $109.00 shit! I guess im lucky i live near a Sam Ash and got it for only $75.00

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Old 2006-10-30, 16:50
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Yeah but I still think that 109 dollars isn't that much compared to the prises I've seen. I calculated it and it said 800 swedish kronor. The pickups I've checked out cost about 1200 swedish kronor, I guess that is about....164 dollars. Pretty amazing isn't it?
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Old 2006-10-30, 16:58
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Damn that sucks. Try buying off of ebay or something. You could probably find it for much cheaper. Or order from samash.com, their prices are lower than list prices.
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Old 2006-10-30, 17:14
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Actually, I don't know what the Dimarzio pickups cost here. I was talking about some SD pickups. I going to the music store tomorrow, so I'll probably order som pickups then.
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Old 2006-11-26, 23:29
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EDIT: Dimarzio pickup prices DAMN!!! I didnt realize how much my X2N goes for list. $109.00 shit! I guess im lucky i live near a Sam Ash and got it for only $75.00

That's the normal price that they go for pretty much everywhere. The "list" price is always a marketing scheme where they make you think you're getting a great deal, when you're actually buying it at the normal price :P Musiciansfriend has it even cheaper.
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Old 2006-11-26, 23:32
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Has anybody used a dimarzio Tone Zone at the neck of their guitar? I've using the TZ + Air Norton right now, but I've been tempted to put an X2N at the bridge and move my TZ up to the neck spot and ditch the Air Norton. The AN is a good pickup, but after a few years I've grown a bit tired of it. I know Michael Romeo has been using the X2N+TZ combo for a while, and I play Symphony X stuff a lot.. but I'm not using Caparison guitars, just an RG570.

I'm probably going to just get an X2N and try it. I've seen a video of the X2N + TZ combo on youtube, but the sound quality was terrible, so it's hard to tell. I know my setup won't sound exactly like MJR (although my PODxt is just like his Vetta), so I'm hoping to get another example or two of those pickups working together.
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