#1
I have an ibanez rg, and right now it sounds pretty nice through the clean channel on my crate with some reverb. but I'm wondering if I would get better sustain and harmonics if I put in an evolution at the bridge or neck position. am I correct that this is what steve vai uses, and does anyone use them/recommend them?
#2
Yes, they improve sustain and harmonics/

Yes, Steve Vai uses them.

Yes, I have used them and would recommend them, but only for shred - I find that the Evos don't hold up well if you're doing any power chording/riffage.

What kind of Crate are you using?
Ibanez RGA121 | ESP LTD H-1000
Axe-FX Standard
#3
I threw a set into my Jackson. They are pretty cool, but they are really sensitive. If you are a sloppy player they will show it.

You might just want to save the money and put it twords a new amp, depending on what you have.
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#4
I have a 2007 Ibanez JEM7VWH, and the stock Dimarzio Evo's are really good, and yes, they are sensitive, but I find with the right amp tone, they sound killer. Through my marshall, or even a POD marshall simulation, I can get a really nice "chug" with power chords, really nice definition, and the clean tones are just gorgeous on any amp I've tried. I find that guitar and the pickups to be the most versatile I've ever tried, works well for any style of music I can play so far, clean, dirty, a little crunch, super high-gain, whatever, just sounds amazing.

I probably don't have as much issues with the sensitivity because I use a noise-gate in general with higher-gain distortion, usually set to the point where there's zero audio when I have my palm resting on the strings.
#5
my bridge Evo is get for metal and pinch harmonics, its a very "tight" sound ^_^
#6
cool, well if I just get one, would it be better to put it in the bridge position or neck position?
#8
someone said their good for shredding... what about clean tones? does it do both pretty well?