#1
Hi I needed some advice on pickups.I have a Dimarzio Evo neck pickup on a les paul copy by Samick guitars.I am looking for a complimentary bridge pickup.I know the best option for me would be to get a Evo bridge or a Evo 2.But the retailers I have been talking to cant give me an assurance that they will be able to get Dimarzios anytime soon(I live in India and the supply here is terrible).However I do get quite a lot of Seymour Duncans here.

So is there some high output Seymour Duncan that will compliment the Evo on the neck?...Has anyone tried anything similar?


Thanks...
#3
I generally play a lot of different stuff but I am more inclined towards fusion players like Guthrie Govan and shawn lane..I got the Evo neck for the cleans and also because I am a big fan of Steve Vai's tone....

As for the amp...i am using Boss GT 10 through a Blackstar Combo.....
#4
one of the customs, maybe? how they'd work with an evo neck, I dunno, though.
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#5
If I'm being honest, with your setup the change in pickups will be incredibly minimal. Remember that pickup swaps aren't as much upgrades as they are personalizing. Pickups are to help achieve a nuance or presence in sound, but not change it completely, that's what amps are for.

I would probably suggest investing your time and money into a new guitar or new amp first. It may take more time to save up, but the difference you get will be well worth it.
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A while ago I put a Gibson X2N pickup (Gibson's hottest pickup) in my Squier Stratocaster in the bridge and it made a world of difference. Pinch harmonics are easy to hit, and it just screams. I got it cheap. The difference in sound quality and volume between it and the two stock single coils in the neck and mid is huge.

I just got a Dimarzio Crunchlab and my Dean has been awakened. I'm actually playing a lot more since getting it. I'd recommend it if you weren't struggling to find Dimarzio's. Why don't you order it online?
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A while ago I put a Gibson X2N pickup (Gibson's hottest pickup) in my Squier Stratocaster in the bridge and it made a world of difference. Pinch harmonics are easy to hit, and it just screams. I got it cheap. The difference in sound quality and volume between it and the two stock single coils in the neck and mid is huge.

I just got a Dimarzio Crunchlab and my Dean has been awakened. I'm actually playing a lot more since getting it. I'd recommend it if you weren't struggling to find Dimarzio's. Why don't you order it online?


I want what you are on. X2N is dimarzio, i would guess wither the dirty fingers and 500t are Gibson's high output pickup . I own both, as well as X2N. Sold the X2N.

Crunchlabs are pretty nice i have one in an ibanez prestige 2570evsl.
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I want what you are on. X2N is dimarzio, i would guess wither the dirty fingers and 500t are Gibson's high output pickup . I own both, as well as X2N. Sold the X2N.

Crunchlabs are pretty nice i have one in an ibanez prestige 2570evsl.


Got it wrong and I'm not on anything which is sad. haha. My bad I meant the 500t. Installing it took a little longer because of the 4 conductor and output level was initially low until I tried the other installation options.
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So is there some high output Seymour Duncan that will compliment the Evo on the neck?...Has anyone tried anything similar?



I'm not sure that I'd bother worrying about the Evo OR what brand it is when you pick a bridge pickup. See if you can try a few on other guitars and pick something you like. I've gone with some combinations that will have some folks scratching their heads -- one is a slightly hot Gibson '57 (about 9.2 kohms) in the bridge, with a single-coil-size stacked humbucker from DiMarzio (Fast Track II) that registers about 18.0 kohms. That flies in the face of the "balanced" approach, and the Fast Track II is very much louder than the 57 in the bridge.

On another guitar I have a Suhr Aldrich bridge pickup (about 17.5 kohm) and a Carvin C66N in the neck position. Gorgeous combination. Leastways it is for me and it is for that particular guitar. YMMV. The Aldrich is an aggressive rock and roll type pickup with greater range than its 17.5k resistance would suggest. The Carvin is just amazingly sweet. The combination works best with a blend knob and an active sweepable mids boost like the Chandler Tone-X. On an LP-style guitar you have four knobs, so you can just turn one into a Master Volume, the other into a master "tone" and use the other two knobs however you wish.
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If you want a Duncan that will match the Dimarzio fairly well, I'd recommend the Duncan Distortion, or JB.

dspellman has a great recommendation with the Suhr Aldrich. I have one of those in the neck of my Schecter and a JB in the bridge. The Aldrich is super hot, very articulate, and very harmonic. If I had the money right now, I'd be swapping a pair of them into 2 of my other guitars.
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