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Old 10-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Pickups for RG3120

Yay, another what pickups to buy thread

So... the tone zone and paf pro are not working for me anymore. The TZ sounds huge, no doubt, but not tight enough for single note riffage or palm muted chugs (think Evergrey) and the paf pro isnt creamy enough for me. So far I'm playing in standard, but will tune both my RGs to drop c and d standard. So I'm looking for bridge pickups that will stay tight and agressive (and stay clean for chords) and neck pickups that will give me creamy leads and wont mud out in those tunings. I also play cleans a lot, a lot of chords and ambient stuff with lots of delays and reverb.

Mahogany body with flame maple top and bolt on maple neck with rosewood fretboard, through the Mesa Triaxis and Mesa 4x12 cab. No spending limit really, but prefer not to spend more than $400 for both guitars.

So UGers, what do you got for me?
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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maybe an air norton for the neck (but don't quote me on that, it's also not massively different from the paf pro).

not certain for the bridge, i don't really play that type of stuff, or tuned that low.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #3
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Bareknuckle Juggernaut/ DiMarzio Evo Set, maybe EVO2, DiMarzio Jake Bowen Set if its available. All ready for that American styled drop tuned metal that's all the rage these days.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:24 PM   #4
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Wouldnt the air norton be too dark for drop tunings? I know Petrucci used it, but he had it modified.

Bare Knuckle is expensive lol Almost $400 for a set and I'm not even sure they're that worth it of a price hike.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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Wouldnt the air norton be too dark for drop tunings? I know Petrucci used it, but he had it modified.


yeah maybe. i just saw the "creamy leads" thing and sort of ignored the rest. Sorry
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:16 PM   #6
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RailHammer Anvil or Chisel for the bridge, RailHammer Chisel or HyperVintage for the neck.

(The HyperVintage is a classically-voiced HB, the Chisel is hotter, and the Anvil is the beast list thing RailHammer makes.)
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:19 PM   #7
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The Evos would be the best deal IMO, they are a bit strange as pups go, but you won't have much mud with them. Some people have feedback issues, other think they are a bit thin. Took me a while to get used to them, but the first time I played, I could hear the possibilities, great harmonics, sustain, gain and cleaned up pretty well with the vol control. They are pretty unforgiving as you hear any mistake or slop easy. lol, even if I just tap the body somewhere with the pick, they pick the noise up, almost like a microphone would

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Old 10-17-2014, 12:17 AM   #8
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RailHammer Anvil or Chisel for the bridge, RailHammer Chisel or HyperVintage for the neck.

(The HyperVintage is a classically-voiced HB, the Chisel is hotter, and the Anvil is the beast list thing RailHammer makes.)


Never heard of them before. I'll check their stuff out.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:24 AM   #9
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Bareknuckle Painkiller in the bridge and a cermaic Nailbomb in the neck.

Or a SD Custom Custom sh11 in the bridge, and a SD Pearly Gates in the neck.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:47 AM   #10
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Might settle wit the Titan set. Bowen's sig guitar almost have the identical specs as mine and I play similar styles.
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