I just replaced the bridge pickup in my Ibanez (with a Duncan Distortion), and I am wondering what I should use for my neck pickup. I have 2 choices:

Duncan Jazz (SH-2)
DiMarzio Evo

Any help would be appreciated.

Last edited by wierdoom at Oct 16, 2009,
what is your amp?

The jazz pup is one the least favorite pups in my list because it's sterile and very flat toned.
ESP Vintage 4
Fender American Special Jazz
Fender American Deluxe Precision
Ibanez SR700
Jackson DXMG
Fender American Standard Telecaster
SWR Black Beauty
Orange Thunderverb 50

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I have a Blackstar HT-5 Head, with a Randall 2x12 cab. I mostly play Nu Metal, Thrash Metal, Hard Rock, Death Metal, and a bit of classic rock.
Depends on what tone you are looking for.
Having myself an Evo in the neck ( and never played a Duncan Jazz ), I can say that it isn't really a far/warm pickup, it is crystal clear and well defined pickup, which is really nitpicky, about your technique. As long as you have perfect technique, it will sound wonderful, but, if you are more of a sloppy player, it will reveal all your mistakes. And it has a certain Vai vibe to it as well.
Hm. I guess I won't go with the Evo, since I need something warm, to balance out the SD. Would the Duncan '59 be any good?
Last edited by wierdoom at Oct 18, 2009,