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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by littlebadboy on September 25, 2019, 12:04:16 am »
Thanks all!

Too many choices makes it more confusing!
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The Pickup Place / Re: PICKUP SET for IBANEZ RGAR42MFMT
« Last post by greenlion on September 24, 2019, 10:34:55 pm »
I have a Norton Bridge and a Fred neck in a mahogany body/maple cap PRS 245, and they make a great combo. Balanced, easy to get harmonics with both, and they compliment each other well.
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The Pickup Place / Re: "22 fret sounding" neck humbucker for 24 fret guitar
« Last post by khoirus on September 24, 2019, 03:21:04 pm »
Are you playing that 24 fret Suhr on the same amp and amp settings as your playing that guitar with the PAF7?

Not really, kinda. It has the same cab (i use the same cab for ALL my sounds), but i use different amp for the suhr, but the basic characteristics of the sound is very close (i tend to gravitate towards the same sound). The skervesen (paf) video i used an amp that is a bit similar to friedman, it has crunchy mid and top end and really tight bass. also, depends on which video you are talking about.  ;D  the guitar is overall much beefier and it has a mid and upper mid spike especially the bridge.

The suhr video, i use an ENGL powerball sim of amplitube 3, compared to the skervesen video, its a bit boomier in the bass, more punchy, beefier, and a bit smoother on the highs. The bigger sound compliments the suhr SSV+ i had in there i thought
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on September 24, 2019, 01:57:46 pm »
The Dominion is a good call. I'd suggest the Transition set if you want something a little more controlled, a Norton/Air Norton if you want something more old-school, or the Gravity Storms if you want something more modern - I will say though see if you can find a blue floral JEM to try them in, 'cause they're kinda different-feeling to play and have a pretty unique sound.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by littlebadboy on September 24, 2019, 11:43:59 am »
By the way, I am on drop D tuning forever.  I use a Digitech Drop to go lower.

The Dominion is a good pickup. Consider looking at the full set.

Other options to consider can include the Illuminator set and the Titan set.

Going down to the tuning, the D Activator set might be a consideration, but based on the models you suggested you were thinking about, the D Activator set might not have as much body to it. Give it a look anyway.

Thanks!
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by DarthPhineas on September 24, 2019, 11:00:44 am »
The Dominion is a good pickup. Consider looking at the full set.

Other options to consider can include the Illuminator set and the Titan set.

Going down to the tuning, the D Activator set might be a consideration, but based on the models you suggested you were thinking about, the D Activator set might not have as much body to it. Give it a look anyway.
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Are you playing that 24 fret Suhr on the same amp and amp settings as your playing that guitar with the PAF7?
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The Pickup Place / Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by littlebadboy on September 24, 2019, 10:05:30 am »
Hello! First of all, I am a newbie!

I have a PRS S2 Standard 22. It has a mahogany body and neck with rosewood fretboard.  The 85/15 S stock pickups are good, but I think they are not for my style of playing.  I was thinking of the Seymour Duncan Custom 5 bridge and Jazz neck, but I haven't tried DiMarzios yet! So, I thought of giving it try!

May I ask for DiMarzio suggestions? I play mostly metal or Hard Rock like my demo in the link below. I do heavy chugs or palm mutes.  My current ones go chak chak than chug chug.  But, I still want it to be somewhat versatile for other genres if it comes up.  I was looking at the Dominion bridge and Gravity Storm neck.

My rig is not much, I use a Boss GT-100 into a Headrush FRFR108.

Thoughts will be appreciated!  Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9eaDnUTCYM
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The Pickup Place / Re: "22 fret sounding" neck humbucker for 24 fret guitar
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on September 24, 2019, 02:20:09 am »
thank you for your reply

Currently the guitar is sent to my tech and i planned to have air norton that i have lying around fitted. My only gripe is, the color, its red and black, no doubt it'll look terrible  :madness: ;D

yeah, when i listened to paf pro demos again, i think it will still be too bright for this guitar, although it might add some thickness to it. I heard Paf joe is quite bright as well, some say its one of the brightest although the attack is dull/warmer. the bluesbucker is a good concept but in the end like you said, its sounds like a single coil, i need a humbucker sound.

I dont actually like Vai type of sound, and dont really care for vai's pickup prior to reading its specs. But ater reading that its actually PAF based, im somewhat intrigued. My worry is it'll be too dark/mushy, but then i never tried the pickup nor arethere a decent demo out there (of other people except vai)

Transition and air classic are interesting (though air classic might be too low of an output for me/thin, it does sound single coil "ish"). I've tried steve morse PU b4. Its ok, not impressed, very round, not for me.

other than mentioned above what about the other modern offerings? like titan, imperium, rainmaker, gravity storm etc?

If you think the Breed will be too mushy, the Dominion set (Mark Morton's sig) is based on the Breed but with a ceramic magnet, a little tighter, and a little more push and output.

The PAF Joe is bright in the sense that it's not a super low-end heavy pickup, but when you mentioned tubular that's the first one I thought of. It'll be bright enough to be articulate, but it's made for a smooth lead tone.

If you don't want bright, you probably don't want the Titan or Imperium. The Titan is really bright and clear, with a super focused upper midrange, and is really good at that modern prog djenty vibe. I like them, but I like brightness. The Imperium is made for Drop C and lower and is a very particular pickup in that it just plays kinda weird, really elasticky and bouncy. The folks over at sevenstring.org weren't super impressed with it, and I haven't heard much about it outside of there.

The Gravity Storm set is actually one of my favorite Dimarzio combos, but again, it's a very particular pickup. If you can get your hands on one of the blue floral JEMs to try, they come with a GS set. The bridge is super fat and muscular, and the neck is a lot brighter but in a way that just compensates for the neck position, so switching between the two works really well in that whatever tone sounds good with one will also sound good with the other. They're definitely not 22-fret sounding, though, really modern, articulate, and snappy.

The Rainmaker is kinda meh to me to be honest. All of the JP pickups have been different spices on the same basic dish - they sound killer in his EBMMs through a Mesa or a similar amp, but I've been incredibly unfazed and underwhelmed when I've tried them in any other setup. In an EBMM through a Marshall they're boxy and nasal (Illuminators or the Sonic Ecstasy set), through an H&K like mine they're flat and lack punch (Illuminators and Crunch Lab/Liquifire), and the set of Illuminators a buddy had in a mahogany/walnut tele was too tubby through basically everything. JP's got a very dialed-in rig so it all works really nicely (and a Majesty through a Mark V is crazy good) but when you start messing with the variables it gets weird and unpleasant pretty fast IMO.
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The Pickup Place / Re: "22 fret sounding" neck humbucker for 24 fret guitar
« Last post by marcwormjim on September 23, 2019, 11:01:17 pm »
Bluesbucker has given me mixed results in 24-fretters, but fulfilled the OPís need in some.
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