#1
I am planning to buy another RG and swap the pick ups, i would use it mainly for "shred-metal" in standard tuning, but im not sure which ones exactly.

I have an X2N in the bridge of another RG and i really like the way it sounds so i was thinking about an X2N combo... do you think it can work or it will be overkill?
#2
Most guitarists couple their high gain bridge pickup with a lower output p-up in the neck for cleans.
But if you are not bothered by that cleans will be harder to achieve, then try it by all means
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#3
That wouldn't turn out well, I don't think. The neck pickup is always "hotter", cause of harmonics and what not, so if you have the same pickup in both positions, especially a pickup that is so hot, I would think that the neck would completely overpower the bridge. Someone feel free to correct me on that if I'm wrong.

It looks like the Super 2 is a popular choice in the neck with an X2N.
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#4
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That wouldn't turn out well, I don't think. The neck pickup is always "hotter", cause of harmonics and what not, so if you have the same pickup in both positions, especially a pickup that is so hot, I would think that the neck would completely overpower the bridge. Someone feel free to correct me on that if I'm wrong.

It looks like the Super 2 is a popular choice in the neck with an X2N.

hey thanks for the clear reply, i already have X2N + super 2 on another RG so i was looking to try something different.

i know the neck pick up is usually lower output than the bridge, but do you think it would make a difference if i lowered the X2N neck all the way down to kind of "tame" it?
Also, what do you mean by "overpower"? Did you mean muddy or just a massive difference in volume?

thanks!
#5
I meant difference in volume.

I'm not sure how much lowering the pickup would help.

A Tone Zone could work in the neck. They sound kind of bland to me though.
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#6
i got an X2N a few years ago, tried it in three or four guitars, absolutely hated it. . to each their own.

i really dont think one in the neck would be any good.

while this is a very different situation (my situation) i have a Gibby SG that i threw dual EMG 81's in, now it does what i want it to (its a stoner/doom guitar, and i like how EMG's get really muddled down tuned), however i really wish i would have thrown a 60 or 85 in the neck. didn't work that great.
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#7
The D-Activator X has bridge and neck models, maybe you could check that out
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