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Old 03-16-2014, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question Pickup recommendation

Maybe you guys can help me out. I bought this bc rich about a month ago off ebay. And it has a really fizzy top end when playing high gain stuff that i can't seem to dial out on the eq of any amp. Could you recommend me a set of pickups that would reduce this.

http://www.bcrich.com/models/guitar...gnature-ASM/195
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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Ever considered the JB model?

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:27 PM   #3
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^ If he likes the distortion apart from that, that's a good call. the JB sounds like a toned-down distortion, really (and I've heard some rumours that its wind is actually pretty similar, just the different magnet, but that could well be internet BS).

dimarzio tone zone is the one that really kills top end fizz, but it can be very dark and is something of a sledgehammer to crush a walnut type of solution. but it might work if you really hate fizz etc.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Cool I'll check those out thanks guys, I'm kind of missing having the tone knob on this guitar.

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #5
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ah yeah that won't help.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:04 AM   #6
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If you can afford to shell out a bit more cash, take a look at the Tom Anderson H2/H3 or Suhr DSH+. I read the DSH+ is like a JB but with more clarity. The Tom Anderson pickups i reckon are similar to the Schecter SuperRock pickups which I happen to have in my Japanese Schecter. They are loud and powerful with quarter pound sized magnets, harmonically rich and can be easily split for that classic fender tone, I love it.
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^ If he likes the distortion apart from that, that's a good call. the JB sounds like a toned-down distortion, really (and I've heard some rumours that its wind is actually pretty similar, just the different magnet, but that could well be internet BS).

dimarzio tone zone is the one that really kills top end fizz, but it can be very dark and is something of a sledgehammer to crush a walnut type of solution. but it might work if you really hate fizz etc.


+1 to all of this.

FWIW, I'm having the same exact problem with my Distortion in my RG520. It is really surprisingly not at all what I was expecting based on what I've read about it. Really a disappointing pickup for me, hahaha. Very bright.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:57 AM   #8
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Definetly Dimarzio ToneZone, its a great pickup. It is on the darker/warmer side but it does not choke your treble (its still there, with a nice "bounce". Cocked wah thing going on I guess?) and it does not sound muddy at all in the low end IMHO. Atleast in my basswood LTD it does not.

If you are desperate you might also check out SD Invader which is quite fat and muddy.
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And I say that as someone who actually owns an Invader (sitting where it belongs, buried in a drawer somewhere).
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #11
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I like my JB as well. Sounds great but I still EQ out the top fizz with an EQ pedal with my 5150. I paid less for my MXR 10 band used than I did for a set of JB/Jazz used fwiw.
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