#1
I was wondering....

How would these pickups sound on basswood body guitars...

I was thinking about getting these pickups when I have enough money to put on my Ibanez RG2570e (neck and bridge positions).

My styles of music range from: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Van Halen, Metallica, etc. (Alone those lines)
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#3
I dont think it would work to well with metallica and Van Halen, Perhaps a breed in the bridge.
#4
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2570 + evos is pretty much a Jem.

Nope, the JEM with Evo's is alder, and the basswood JEM has Breeds.
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#6
Would the Breed pickups sound better for all those styles?
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#7
The Breed is probably more versatile, tbh I don't know.
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#8
I did some more research on the Breed pickups.

I think that they suit my style(s) a lot more.
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#12
If you only want to shred then Evo's are great, if you want to do anything else then you're much better off with Breeds.
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#13
Thanks guys, I'll probably pick up a pair of Breeds next time I have to change strings.




But, what would be a good single coil to match them?
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#14
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Thanks guys, I'll probably pick up a pair of Breeds next time I have to change strings.




But, what would be a good single coil to match them?


That is a tough question. The popular answer has always been a Dimarzio Blue Velvet (well a True Velvet now that the Blue Velvet has been discontinues) but I tried this on my RG1570 between two Breeds and I hated it. It rendered the mid position useless because it was 1/3 the volume (and it sounded bad anyway) and the 2/4 positions only sounded good super clean. It just sounded too thin.

Also it depends if you're looking for a true single coil sound or not. If you are the FS-1 is a good choice.

I put a Pro Track in mine and I'm fairly happy with it. I did have to replace my switch though to make all positions hum-cancelling. The tone and volume are fairly even in every position which is nice too.

Otherwise you might want to look at a Fast Track 1 or a Chopper, or even the Virtual Solo.

Listen to the clips and check the tone charts on dimarzio's site and see what suits you the most.

And be sure to email either dimarzio or ibanez and find out if the switch in your guitar will work with a hum cancelling pickup or if it would need replacing.
#15
what's your budget?
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#16
Actually had some evolutions on a jackson 7 string quite the unique sound.
#17
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My budget for pickups ranges from about $200 - $250...It all depends how much they cost here in Ontario....

If they cost too much here, I probably will get them in the states (where they are cheaper) next time I go down there...
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#18
^ cool. the only problem i can forsee is that vai = highish output ceramic, metallica = high output ceramic, satch = medium output Alnico V, and VH = lowish output alnico(vintage hot).

there's going to be some compromise, in other words... you'd need to decide which of those tones you need the most...
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#19
Satch's pickups are alnico 5, i *though* Eddies was too but I could be wrong...the Breed is a pretty good "catch all" to cover all those styles fairly well though.
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#20
eddies were indeed alnico V (or maybe IV, since they were pafs?)...

either way, i meant to write alnico there. Got my wires crossed (no pun intended) I think.

EDIT: i just realised I said satch's pickups were ceramic too. Not a good day. Thanks for the save, Mark.



EDIT #2: yeah, something along a breed is probably best bet. I know a swineshead warthog would be cool for that, as it's hot enough to cope with the heavier stuff if your amp is high-gain enough, while it's not so hot as to be unable to cope with VH etc. Of course, in the US, they aren't as good value and there are probably/possibly better-value options.

Lower-output ceramic might be worth considering too, but only if you only play a little VH and satch, i'd have said. It's generally easier to add gain than take it away.
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Lower-output ceramic might be worth considering too, but only if you only play a little VH and satch, i'd have said. It's generally easier to add gain than take it away.


Yea.... I do play a lot of stuff like that....


EDIT: Oh, and about contacting Ibanez....Where can I find there e-mail?

By the way, I did send an email to DiMarzio asking them whether or not my switch needs to be replaced so all pickups can be hum-canceling.

I would like to contact both...
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#22
not too sure about ibanez... dimarzio should (could be wrong) have an email address on their website (perhaps ibanez too).

if you play a lot of satch and van halen, i'd stick to alnico V (probably) myself.
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