Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  

Old 02-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2008
Good neck pickup to replace The Breed?

So I'm changing the bridge pickup in my old Ibanez RG 550 to a EVH Frankenstein humbucker, not sure what to do with the neck pick up tho. Currently use The Breed in both neck and bridge, and they are killer! but I wanna try something new.

Any recommendations?
Probably about the same 'hotness' as the EVH one, I was thinking about Air Norton, Tone Zone, or Super Distortion
allguitarsforme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
The Name's Devon! ;)
Blktiger0's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Marrietta, Ohio, USA
If you like the old pickups, why change?

I certainly wouldn't be putting a Super Distortion in the neck. The other two wouldn't be too bad. The Liquifire is my favorite Neck pup from Dimarzio.

You could also try some Seymour Duncans, such as the '59, AlNiCo II Pro, Jazz, or Pearly Gates.
Blktiger0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
Puts a bangin' donk on it
MrFlibble's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
If you're going for the 80s big-hair shreddy EVH tone, try a SD Jazz or DM PAF Pro. If you want a more classic rock tone, try a SD Pearly Gates. If you want a more modern tone, keep the Breed, to be honest.
Yes, I know everything. No, I can't play worth a damn.
A child is trafficked and sold for sex slavery every 30 seconds. Support Love146.
MrFlibble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: May 2008
I'm definitely going for the 80's hair-metal tone!
I'll look into all of those, thanks!
allguitarsforme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
Chirp and Swirl
Dave_Mc's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
i haven't tried the frankenstein, but assuming it's in the hot paf style, the tone zone and super distortion are gonna be way too hot. you'd probably want to pair it with something pafish.
Originally Posted by classicrocker01
Only on UG would I say I got engaged and bought a jet city and get congratulated on the amp

Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2011
Ibanez RG420 w/EMG81 + Dragonfire 85
Ibanez Art320 BLS

Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo
Peavey Vypyr 75

Ibanez TS9
MXR Noise Clamp
MXR 6 Band EQ
Boss GT-10

My Metal Collabs Page
surjer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 PM.

Forum Archives / About / TOS / Advertise with us / Customer Support / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2016
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.