sk8board3r
Just call me Gary
Join date: Apr 2006
957 IQ
#1
Okay long story short, I picked up a 2012 American Standard and I love it. However I've also been falling in love with Charvel So Cals lately. So my plan is to basically take the Fat 50s "strat", but thats for a later thread.

I'll custom order a pick guard with two humbucker spaces, 1 volume and 1 tone and a swtich, I'll maybe put a kill switch in it.

Anyway, I've grown to liking DiMarzio pick ups and want to pick up a set.

What set would be best suited to my needs?

I've heard good things about Liquid fire/ Crunch Lab set & Evolutions

I play in a punk band (Its also pretty funky too though) but the tone I'm chasing ranges from Alex Lifeson (Rush, fly by night, caress of steel, 2112, but also later stuff like moving pictures) and I'd like to be able to get some smooth David Gilmour like tones out of the neck pick up too.

But on the other end of the spectrum I also want a good metal tone, tight bottom end, and searing lead tones out of the bride. I'm looking for something really articulate, and that can hit harmonics real well too.

Thanks in advance
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sytharnia1560
I hate sanding
Join date: Sep 2007
10 IQ
#2
I have a tone zone in my strat and so cals have tone zone in the bridge.....nough said
W4RP1G
Please, call me Pig.
Join date: May 2010
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#3
Is your strat routed for 2 humbuckers?
kurt_cobain9
UG's Favorite Creeper
Join date: Nov 2005
2,276 IQ
#4
Super Distortion in the bridge and a PAF in the neck would be great for punk.
But i also second a tone zone.
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Jyrgen
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Join date: Jan 2010
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#5
Tone Zone thirded. I have the Billy Corgan pickup and it is tonally quite close to the Tone Zone from what I gather, and would work well for your needs.
sk8board3r
Just call me Gary
Join date: Apr 2006
957 IQ
#6
Okay thanks guys I'll look into the Tone Zone. And yes, it is routed for humbuckers.
Reverend Reeves Gabrels Sig
Fulltone
Dunlop
BOSS
Deltalab
Orange
Hughs & Kettner

https://soundcloud.com/gary-vanluling
Check out some of my home stuff !
UX1 & Ez Drummer

(listen to the Ode to Tarantino!)
sytharnia1560
I hate sanding
Join date: Sep 2007
10 IQ
#7
Quote by kurt_cobain9
Super Distortion in the bridge and a PAF in the neck would be great for punk.
But i also second a tone zone.


I have some super distortions in a couple of other guitars and I find the tonezone is a bit fatter and clearer than the super....both great classic pick ups though
kurt_cobain9
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Join date: Nov 2005
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#8
Quote by sytharnia1560
I have some super distortions in a couple of other guitars and I find the tonezone is a bit fatter and clearer than the super....both great classic pick ups though


I agree with you there. The tonezone is a great pickup.
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