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Offline josh

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Air Zone vs Tone zone
« on: November 26, 2007, 10:21:58 pm »
How do they compare in a wolfgang?  I have chekced th edimarzio site but I want real ears.
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compression/openess

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Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 04:15:25 pm »
To my ears the Air Zone sounds more like the custom wound Dimarzio in the EBMM EVH/Axis models. The Tone Zone/Evo2 would be closer to the peavey wolfgang pickups.

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 04:56:12 pm »
Dude, he was asking how the Tone Zone or Air Zone sounded IN a Wolfgang not how close they are to the stock wolfgang pups!

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 07:53:05 pm »
How do the 2 pickups compare?  I have a wolfgang with an Air Zone.
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Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 01:50:42 pm »
The Tone Zone is a bit more aggresive with more chunk than the air zone.

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 05:16:42 pm »
thank you.  So a hotter thicker sounding Air Zone.  I may try it.
Gear
Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 06:45:14 pm »
Sorry for misunderstanding your question. The Tone Zone is definitely hotter and thicker sounding than the Air Zone. Both are great pickups but the Tone Zone is a much more popular pup.

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 10:32:37 pm »
karma, cool avatar.  Have you seen them on this tour?  I saw them in INdy a few months back and I will go in march to Cincinatti.
Gear
Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 05:41:39 am »
The Air Zone is just a Tone Zone with Airbucker technology, to simulate the vintageness of vintage pups...

The Air Zone has a tad less output, basically a tad less aggressive, but gives you more control, if you need it anyway...

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 07:45:41 pm »
I love my AZ in my wolfie but with my jcm 900 I could use a little thickness.  I use a hotplate and that helps.  I bought one cheap on ebay.  I will get it by tuesday so I will wire it up and let you all know how I like it.
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Gear
Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 09:59:22 pm »
I think a tone zone will give you the thickness you want.. if not you can always sent it back to Dimarzio and get something else.. maybe a D-Sonic??but I don't think there is a thicker sounding pickup than the Tone Zone.

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 10:01:56 pm »
You can also try running an overdrive pedal infront of your amp..

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 05:42:34 pm »
I should have it tomorrow and I willput it in and let oyu all know.  I do not use any OD(only for solos) or EQ pedals.  I am as happy as I have ever been I just hope the TOne Zone has enough responsivness and EVHness for me.
Gear
Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 10:08:05 pm »
I got it today and put it in.  I like it.  Hotte rand thicker than the air zone but still doe snot sound too distorted.  I get my tubes cranking and still have good response.  I will play around with it more tomorrow.
Gear
Peavey Wolfgang w/ Tone Zone/Air Norton
Meanstrean Exile (Wolfie copy) w/VHPAF/VPAF
Marshall JCM 800 Voodoo Modded
Marshall JCM 900
Celestion Gt12-75, Vintage 30, G12H-30 Ear Candy Cabs
Boss NS2, DD3, SD-1. Radial Big Shot ABY Hotplate

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Re: Air Zone vs Tone zone
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 01:25:24 am »
I got it today and put it in.  I like it.  Hotte rand thicker than the air zone but still doe snot sound too distorted.  I get my tubes cranking and still have good response.  I will play around with it more tomorrow.

Good on you, try playing with the pup height, it can change the tone quite a bit... :D