#1
I have an RG1570 currently, with the stock Neck/Middle pups, and a FRED in the bridge. I like the tone I have with the FRED, but getting definition and warmth in the neck is practically impossible with the stock pickup.

So my question is: Does anyone think it's possible to get a well defined rhythm tone by replacing the neck pup? I'm hoping for something that'll nail everything from Billy Talent to Lost Prophets to The Reign of Kindo. I'm good for lead tones with the FRED, but I need something for rhythm (clean as well as crunch), and I'm hoping that wont mean swapping my RG for a LP, Casino or similar.

Someone mentioned the SD Jazz to me earlier, but I'm not sure how that'll mesh with the basswood body, so any second opinions or different suggestions would be appreciated!

My amp doesn't matter too much. I'm using a Spider II, but I'll probably be upgrading to a Hotrod Deluxe in time because I love the clean channel on it, and money is not an issue so long as your suggestion is not a signature guitar or something like that :P
#2
Duncan 59. The classic neck bucker.

Warm, punchy, bassy, and gobs of sustain.
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#3
Quote by georgakis187
Duncan 59. The classic neck bucker.

Warm, punchy, bassy, and gobs of sustain.



This. My Schecter has one of those babies, and it just can't get any warmer than that.
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#4
My pickup of choice for the neck in an RG is a Paf Pro, warm lovely cleans without too much mud, awesome for lead sounds. You could also check the liquifire, breed, paf joe, air norton...

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#5
Quote by halikus
My pickup of choice for the neck in an RG is a Paf Pro, warm lovely cleans without too much mud, awesome for lead sounds. You could also check the liquifire, breed, paf joe, air norton...

Can you tell im a Dimarzio man?

I prefer the PAF Joe, the PAF Pro was a bit too muddy for me. Breeds would be very good too.
#6
I would personally go with the Evolution for the neck position, but a PAF Pro would be good too.
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#7
I highly recommend the Air Nortons, very warm, clear and smooth sounding.
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Ibanez RGR321EX
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Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo
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