#1
Hey guys need some help on choosing a pickup for an older yamaha pacifica 921 I just painted and am ready for the pups and string it up. Anyway this guitar has a funky neck heel connection to the body, it has a metal plate under the neck heel to attach to the body supposedly allows access to the upper frets and can testify that my 1221 MS does anyway I went through some pups with the 1221 and it's basswood ended up with a dimarzio alnico breed in it. The 921 has a thinner body than the 1221 and it's ash and am wanting to know if I should use ceramic or alnico's in it.
#2
If someone could chime in that has some experience with changing out pups that would be really great
#3
You should really use the pickup thread for this, but I won't be like every other person and not answer. I think ash tends to be on the brighter side so you might want to choose a darker sounding pickup to balance that. Are you using humbuckers or singles of a combination?
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#4
I went for a bare knuckle nailbomb with my ash explorer. Once the guitars finished I'll let you know how it sounds.
Was lacking a decent sig. Still is.