#1
okay, i have a yamaha pacifica and a vox ad30vt. i know how most of these threads go, most of them usually just end up being amp recommendation threads. i will say right now, that i am happy with my guitar and amp, and i love my tone, i just think it could be a lil better. i have looked at dimarzio's but i really dont know much about them, so i used their tone wizard and i got the super distortion every time, which is not the sound im going for. I am mostly going for a 70's classic rock sound. i have looked at duncans and have listened to soundclips and i like the '59 model. any advice would be appreciated. thanks.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#3
The super distortion, despite the name, IS a classic rock sound. Used by Paul Stanley, and guys like that.
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#4
Quote by gwitersnamps
The super distortion, despite the name, IS a classic rock sound. Used by Paul Stanley, and guys like that.

i know that, but it sounds too 80's and fizzy for me.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#5
Dimarzio Evolution. Or some Hot rails by Seymour Duncan. The bets for 70's rock would probably be a Fender Hot Noiselss pickups for Single coil or a Gibson Burstbucker for humbucker.
#6
Quote by FunkRocker321
Dimarzio Evolution. Or some Hot rails by Seymour Duncan. The bets for 70's rock would probably be a Fender Hot Noiselss pickups for Single coil or a Gibson Burstbucker for humbucker.

its a humbucker position, and the burstbucker is way to expensive for what it is, and the evo is def. not a classic rock pickup. does anybody have any info on the '59? be aware that this is an alder body guitar.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#8
Quote by flamingstrat.
Do you want a warmer sound, the Breed may be a good choice.

basically.
is there any way to cancel out the alderness of the sound?
EDIT: im going for a PAF sound
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#12
Quote by flamingstrat.
If StevenSeagull was on he could confirm this, I've come to know him as the Breed man.

thats where i got the opinion on the super distortion
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#13
will i have to cut my pickguard to fit in a covered humbucker?
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#14
Quote by guitar_infidel
will i have to cut my pickguard to fit in a covered humbucker?


what model is your guitar?
#15
Quote by deluxity
what model is your guitar?

its an HSS pacifica.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#16
Yup, Breed - fat, warm, will balance out a guitar that's on the bright side nicely.
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#17
if i got a pickup with 4-conductor wiring, would i need new pots? be aware that the pacifica has 1 volume and 1 tone. should i go ahead and coil split it?
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#18
shouldn't need new ones, Pacifica already has a bucker so they're most likely 500k already. Personally i'd wire it up so the bucker splits in position 2...again chances are it's currently already wired that way.
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#19
ok thanks, im totally new to all of this.
EDIT: yeah it already is wired that way.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.