randomguy2000
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#1
hey guys,
recently got an ibanez rg3xxv with dimarzio pups. I am really pleased with the tone-it sounds great!
however i am not so pleased with the clean-blues rock tones. This thing does classic rock and up great-but the low gain is sub par.
therefore i am gonna mod my squier with new pups, a new bridge and possibly new tuners.
Which pups would you recommend? My entire budget is £100- so i was looking at some used tex mex's for £50.
I was mainly looking at wilkinson bridges. which tremolo would fit this http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/se-special-with-squier-sp-10-amp
guitar?
BTW-I use a Fender Mustang 1 and (primarily) a Laney VC15. I am planning on buying a bad monkey- would this get is into prog metal territory? (I know this probably belongs in GG&A)
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Kyleisthename
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#2
If you're going to try and aim under £100. I definitely wouldn't be looking at name brand replacement parts. I don't know of a website like guitarfetish in the UK but it would definately be worth trying to go for budget parts.
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justaginger
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#3
I have no idea about the bridge, but for pickups at that price, you need to look into some irongears

http://www.irongear.co.uk/
I only have experience with the humbuckers, but they are amazing quality for the price of them
Reisgar42
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#4
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Wilkinson uses a completely unique routing for their tremolos, I don't think you're going to find anything that goes straight onto a vintage six-point setup. Kyleisthename is right, look for just budget parts. Maybe keep the bridge itself but switch out the block. Honestly if that's the whole size of your budget, I'd probably suggest replacing the tuners instead of the bridge.
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randomguy2000
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#5
wow guys thanks for the quick replies
justaginger-thanks i will look at irongear-who sells them?
Kyleisthename-thanks i don't think there is
Reisgar42- ye i really would prefer even a cheap trem cos my trem arm broke and i like to be able to use it subtlely- replacing the trem arm is not an option as half of it is inside the bridge's 'socket' thingy.
thanks guys
Quote by kangaxxter
Tone is in the fingers.

What you really need is a new amp.

(Anything I missed?)



Quote by Robbgnarly
I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

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#6
Quote by justaginger
I have no idea about the bridge, but for pickups at that price, you need to look into some irongears

http://www.irongear.co.uk/
I only have experience with the humbuckers, but they are amazing quality for the price of them

+10000000 for Iron Gear.
I used their Pig Iron (single coil) pickups in my own cheap strat and they're bloody brilliant.

Quote by randomguy2000
thanks i will look at irongear-who sells them?

http://www.axetec.co.uk/guitar_parts_uk_069.htm
Clicking the shop links on irongear's own site will take you to axetec.
Last edited by captainsnazz at Dec 28, 2012,
LeviMan_2001
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#8
I just got a set of GFS Vintage alnico staggers and they sound fantastic. What kind of tone are you looking for? Obviously strat, but like stevie ray vaughn used texas specials (what the tex-mex try to replicate) while john mayer uses more vintage or maybe even underwound pickups. The hotter texas pickups will have a more pronounced midrange and of course simply be higher output, while the 'vintage' or less hot pickups will not have as pronounced of a midrange and of course have less output.
Last edited by LeviMan_2001 at Dec 28, 2012,