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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by DarthPhineas on Today at 08:43:13 am »
Of those three choices offered in the OP, Id personally go with maybe #2 and definitely #3

The Satch pups have always sounded like slightly modified PAF Pros, except for the Satchur8. For something a little less compressed than the Satchur8, consider the Mojotone Sledgehammer.

Of the Periphery -based pickups currently out there, the Titan set comes off to me as the most versatile.
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, I eventually ended up thinking it needed slightly more power and felt/sounded a little stiff and sterile.



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The Pickup Place / Re: Super Distortion or Crunch Lab
« Last post by Wrath of nature on September 21, 2019, 09:26:51 pm »
   Hey people

   I just went with a Crunch lab, Paf Joe & Humbucker from Hell as backup. My buddy bought the Super Distortion and will get some beers and compare with same gauge and string type.
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I have one in the neck position on one of my Strats and I have to say I don't think I could have found a better neck bucker for my tastes and needs.
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Since I posted in this thread several years ago, I have had the HFH in several guitars. In every case, I eventually ended up thinking it needed slightly more power and felt/sounded a little stiff and sterile. I ended up replacing it with a PAF Joe. I like the Fred / Paf Joe combo better.
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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on September 21, 2019, 12:14:28 pm »
280 and ceramic, according tot he website. I wasn't crazy on the bridge pickup either, but I really like the neck.
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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by phantomofalfred on September 21, 2019, 01:00:52 am »
I purchased the TITAN set and hated it.  The bridge was hard to get pinch harmonics out of and sounded really dull.  The neck I did not use too much, but remember it being good, the bridge was terrible.
I might try the Titan neck though,  I think Freddy is 305 output but cant remember what the output was on the Titan neck, however it is a ceramic if im not mistaken.
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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on September 20, 2019, 11:41:41 pm »
See you'd think a FRED neck would be too hot, but just like a PAF Pro they balance out really nicely just by adjusting the height.

If you're thinking HFH, it's definitely not a traditional humbucker at all. If you like a neck single-coil, it'll do that pretty well, but if you want something with a little more body or a little warmer then it's not really gonna do it for you. Maybe a Titan neck? I've played it a bunch on the Jake Bowen Ibby (which is basically a modded RGA) and I think it's a super nice pickup - clear and cutting without being harsh or trebly, and not woolly or too dark, but still sounds like a neck humbucker. The parallel setting on that pickup is GODLY for ambient cleans or mid-gain leady stuff, and the full series wiring is really great for stuff from jazz to high-gain.
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I was just asking in another thread if the FRED Bridge / HFH neck would work in my new IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT,  Its Mahogany body, with a thick flame maple top and maple bolt on neck.
I play METAL, but have 2 guitars with D Activators. One as a Carvin HH2 Holdsworth, and the other is a Steinberger GL, mahogany body, bolt on Moses Graphite neck.  D Activators are bright so they balance well in those guitars, but for this one, its got that Maple Neck and Thick Maple top,  I thought Medium output with good mids would do. 
Was thinking this combo, I think im gonna go for it,
FRED Bridge / HFH Neck.   The guitar will be used from everything from Satch to Slayer.
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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by phantomofalfred on September 20, 2019, 10:49:00 pm »
Yeah, i remember FREDDY being awsome at metal.  Upper mid spike but medium output so very clear and crunchy.  Im def gonna go FRED for the bridge.  But FRED Neck would be too much output.
Thats why i thought HFH., but i have no experience with it. The Mo Joe is hotter but it has Virtual Vintage technology, which basically dulls the pickup.  The HFH and FRED both have dual resonance technology, which means more harmonics and scream. 
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