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#1
OK, so turns out the PAF Pro is not powerful enough for me...

I checked out at Dimarzio what pickups should I choose and they gave me 3 options.

1. Tone Zone

2. Super Distortion

3. X2N


Obviously I exclude the X2n since it's TOO much gain for me, now I am stuck with either the Tone Zone and a Super D.

Any opinions people?
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#2
What guitar?
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#3
What guitar are you playing, and through what amp?
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#6
Quote by forsaknazrael
^Whoa, wait...you don't even have an amp?


I dont know if I should laugh at the joke or cry because you are not helping, at all.

I have an Ibanez TB25R.
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#7
Quote by Guitar0player
I dont know if I should laugh at the joke or cry because you are not helping, at all.

I have an Ibanez TB25R.

oh good lord, get a new amp first.

you won't notice a thing with the new pickup.
#8
you with that amp you won't notice much, however

i have the dimarzio x2n in two guitars and it has more than enough output for...anything
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#9
I asked this exact same question a few days ago and the recommendation was a Breed from most people.
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#10
I like the Breed, but I really need to know what kind of tone you're looking for to recommend stuff.
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#11
Quote by Guitar0player
I dont know if I should laugh at the joke or cry because you are not helping, at all.

I have an Ibanez TB25R.

Not joking. You said you plug into a Rocktron Dragon, which isn't an amp. The TB25R isn't much of an amp either.
If you don't like your tone, your amp is the culprit, not your pickups.
#12
Quote by forsaknazrael
Not joking. You said you plug into a Rocktron Dragon, which isn't an amp. The TB25R isn't much of an amp either.
If you don't like your tone, your amp is the culprit, not your pickups.



Actually it's not, the amp delivers a good clean tone, the Silver Dragon handles the distortion, but the PAF Pro doesnt cut it for me...
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#14
Quote by AdRev


Over my dead body.


And I clearly stated I need a new bridge pickup, not a new amp.

If I wanted a new amp i'd ask for it.


What is wrong with you people?
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#15
Quote by Guitar0player
What is wrong with you people?

Well people on UG have this nasty habit of trying to help people for what is best in the long run but oh well, I guess you are not interested in that. Btw the PAF pro although it can be put in bridge position, it is primarily a neck pickup.
Anyway, you havent stated your genre of choice, which would help a great deal because too much gain for one person could be not enough for another. But just taking a wild stab in the dark I'd say try a Breed, maybe a FRED or an Evo.


Seriously though, another amp WILL get you closer to the sound you want than a new pickup.
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#16
Quote by Guitar0player
Over my dead body.


And I clearly stated I need a new bridge pickup, not a new amp.

If I wanted a new amp i'd ask for it.


What is wrong with you people?


Dude your pickup will be transformed if only you got a new amp!
You wont notice a thing with a new pickup.

How many threads must there be before people start realising this fundametal fact.
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#17
Quote by AdRev
How many threads must there be before people start realising this fundametal fact.

It must be somewhere around the 5000 mark by now surely
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#18
Quote by SurfinWithSatch
It must be somewhere around the 5000 mark by now surely


No, it must be until people realize that a new amp is not needed if the distortion on it is NOT, and I repeat NOT used.


And BTW: It's a FRED not a PAF, it's the same for me.
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#19
Quote by Guitar0player
Over my dead body.


And I clearly stated I need a new bridge pickup, not a new amp.

If I wanted a new amp i'd ask for it.


What is wrong with you people?

you will not notice a difference with the new pickup. you're not happy with your tone, so we try to help you by recommending something that will actually improve your tone.
but hey, if you want to get a new pickup instead of an amp, that's your choice. it's not my money and if you want to waste it, go ahead. we don't give a **** about what you do, we're just trying to help you.

and if you're going to continue reacting like that, you can say goodbye to any advice from me and most of the people here.
#20
Quote by The red Strat.
you will not notice a difference with the new pickup. you're not happy with your tone, so we try to help you by recommending something that will actually improve your tone.
but hey, if you want to get a new pickup instead of an amp, that's your choice. it's not my money and if you want to waste it, go ahead. we don't give a **** about what you do, we're just trying to help you.

and if you're going to continue reacting like that, you can say goodbye to any advice from me and most of the people here.


Ok, you are missing one bit in this equation.

You see, I run my guitar through a distortion pedal and THEN into the amp which gives me the distortion tone I want, the problem is in the BRIDGE PICKUP.

If I am satisfied with my correct rig, why should I buy a new one?
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#21
Quote by Guitar0player
Ok, you are missing one bit in this equation.

You see, I run my guitar through a distortion pedal and THEN into the amp which gives me the distortion tone I want, the problem is in the BRIDGE PICKUP.

If I am satisfied with my correct rig, why should I buy a new one?

because you won't notice better tone with a new ****ing bridge pickup.
#22
Quote by Guitar0player
No, it must be until people realize that a new amp is not needed if the distortion on it is NOT, and I repeat NOT used.


And BTW: It's a FRED not a PAF, it's the same for me.


You're a bit deaf, aren't you?

A distortion pedal will never compare to the distortion of a nice amp, especially if you can get your hands on a nice tube amp.

What everyone is trying to tell you is getting a new pickup will hardly change your sound at all. That's right, even if you use a distortion pedal into you amp's clean channel. They're trying to save you money.

Also, I hope you've seen No Country for Old Men and caught my reference, I'm not trying to be mean I just felt like quoting that movie .
#23
Quote by Remonster
You're a bit deaf, aren't you?

A distortion pedal will never compare to the distortion of a nice amp, especially if you can get your hands on a nice tube amp.

What everyone is trying to tell you is getting a new pickup will hardly change your sound at all. That's right, even if you use a distortion pedal into you amp's clean channel. They're trying to save you money.

Also, I hope you've seen No Country for Old Men and caught my reference, I'm not trying to be mean I just felt like quoting that movie .



This makes no sense what's so ever.
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#27
Quote by The red Strat.
then just take our advice, and look around for a new (tube) amp instead of a new pup.


Then I wont be able to buy one that would fit my preferences in a few years or so.
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#28
Quote by Guitar0player
Then I wont be able to buy one that would fit my preferences in a few years or so.

why not ?
#29
Quote by The red Strat.
why not ?


Where should I start?

A. Lack of money, maybe i'll get a job in the summer....

B. Prices here are as twice as much as in the US.

C. I cant order from abroad.
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#30
Quote by Guitar0player
Where should I start?

A. Lack of money, maybe i'll get a job in the summer....

B. Prices here are as twice as much as in the US.

C. I cant order from abroad.

so how were you going to buy the pickup then ?
#31
Quote by The red Strat.
so how were you going to buy the pickup then ?


I got the money for a pickup, not an amp.
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#33
Quote by The red Strat.
how much do you have ?


In dollars it's 60 bucks, maybe 70 due to the recent drop.
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#35
Quote by The red Strat.
you won't get a decent pickup for that money either.


See?
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#37
Quote by The red Strat.
what do i have too see ?

save up and get a new amp.


And I thought shop keeps insist on you wasting money in their shops by pointing out useless things.

There are no tube amps here fitting my preference.
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#38
Quote by Guitar0player
And BTW: It's a FRED not a PAF, it's the same for me.

If it is a FRED and not the PAF Pro then why did you say it was the PAF Pro in the first place. How can 2 different pickups be the same aswell, you aren't making any sense here.
Also 60 USD is not enough for a new pickup, at least for what you are after anyway (i.e one better than your current) you're gonna need somewhere around double that for what you want.
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#39
Quote by SurfinWithSatch
If it is a FRED and not the PAF Pro then why did you say it was the PAF Pro in the first place. How can 2 different pickups be the same aswell, you aren't making any sense here.
Also 60 USD is not enough for a new pickup, at least for what you are after anyway (i.e one better than your current) you're gonna need somewhere around double that for what you want.


They sound kinda similar to me, the FRED is based on the PAF after all.

OK, then I dont have enough money.
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#40
Quote by Guitar0player
Ok, you are missing one bit in this equation.

You see, I run my guitar through a distortion pedal and THEN into the amp which gives me the distortion tone I want, the problem is in the BRIDGE PICKUP.

If I am satisfied with my correct rig, why should I buy a new one?

If you're satisfied with your current rig, why do you want a new pickup?

What you fail to understand here is that amp makes up around 70% of your tone, not counting technique. So if you don't like your tone, your amp is the culprit.
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