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Offline MNash87

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DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« on: January 25, 2016, 05:04:13 pm »
Just picked up a Charvel DST Star guitar on closeout. Need suggestions for a bridge pickup for it. It a mahogany body, maple neck with rosewood board.  We play hard rock, classic rock, and classic metal. I use a Blades Reaper high gain amp. Thanks in advance

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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 10:05:00 pm »
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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 03:15:16 am »
I think there's one pickup that own those styles and thats the Super Distortion. IF you're going for classic tones that is. You can also go with a PAF-style pickup like the 36th Anni or the PAF Master if you're leaning more on the 'rock' than 'metal' side of things. I'd go SD tho.
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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 10:18:01 am »
It was quite long ago when I had a chance to play a Star shaped guitar - actually it was a Charvel. It had a (probably non-original) Bill Lawrence L-500 (no idea which variant, though) in it and I remember it being loud, bright and aggressive. From that angle I believe that the Super Distortion may work well and put some fat in the overall tone.

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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 12:52:12 pm »
I agree. Super D and a Super 2 neck.

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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 12:41:47 pm »
I have to second the Super D for the bridge but go with a PAF Pro in the neck

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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 01:30:23 am »
Imho the best bridge pup for your woods and for classic hard rock is Fred.
There is a reason DMZ have been making this pup for many years. It's very good, has also a lot of dynamics, and it cuts well in any dense mix, in view also of the slightly dark tones of your guitar body/fretboard wood.

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Re: DiMarzio (or other suggestion) for a Charvel Star mahogany body
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 09:29:29 am »

Imho the best bridge pup for your woods and for classic hard rock is Fred.
There is a reason DMZ have been making this pup for many years. It's very good, has also a lot of dynamics, and it cuts well in any dense mix, in view also of the slightly dark tones of your guitar body/fretboard wood.

The FRED is a cool pickup. Nice and open, but capable of shredding.
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