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Post I need help chosing pickups for my RG (H-H)? list it~ plz!
I want same pickups that paul uses, I know he use Dimarzio. my guitar is an RG with 2 humbuckers, basswood body, with pickups ring, fixed bridge of course! I want to get his sounds from his racer x stuff to mr.big. give me your opinion please thanks! Also do i need F-spaced or NOT? thanks


Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:05 am
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Tone Zone in Bridge, no argument with that.

PAF Pro or Humbucker from Hell possibly, in the neck.


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Tonezone or PAF Pro in the bridge.

PAF pro or humbucker from hell in the neck.

F spacing depends on the string spacing of your bridge and nut.

From the dimarzio FAQ:
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F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including late 1990s Gibson Les Pauls and Epiphone LPs) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16” (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you’re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.


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this is my the guitar, just arrive today. i dunno if i need an F-spaced or Not --- Image


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Doesn't look like it needs F-spacing, but use a ruler in case :wink:

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calm down with your threads lol. try asking them in just one thread. i got in trouble for making multiple threads long time ago. i hope you dont make the same mistakes as i did lol. :roll:

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You'll need F-spaced pickup for the bridge, but regular spaced for the neck is fine. I'd suggest Tone Zone for the bridge, and an Air Norton for the neck. My newest toy has an air norton in the neck position and it blew me away. --Jason

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In which guitar of Paul's does he use an Air Norton? Didn't know he had them :?

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Tone Zone in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck ;)

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Zae wrote:
In which guitar of Paul's does he use an Air Norton? Didn't know he had them :?


He doesn't, but I've got guitars with both Tone Zone, and PAF Pro in the neck positions and the Air Norton blows them away in my opinion. --Jason

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Depends what sound you want, SonofZion wants a Paul like tone.

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There are more factors than just pickups to get a Paul-like tone. :wink:
Any of the neck pickup choices would probably be fine, the Air Norton is just the least muddy sounding to me. --Jason

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Jason, is Air Norton good for solos too? like what i heard with paf pros? Or is just not muddy like pafpro? .. Ok im gonna put ToneZone(F-spaced?) in the bridge.. Im still thinkin for neck pups..


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sonofzion wrote:
Jason, is Air Norton good for solos too? like what i heard with paf pros? Or is just not muddy like pafpro? .. Ok im gonna put ToneZone(F-spaced?) in the bridge.. Im still thinkin for neck pups..
When you think Air Norton, think Petrucci's neck pu tone.

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sonofzion wrote:
Jason, is Air Norton good for solos too? like what i heard with paf pros? Or is just not muddy like pafpro? .. Ok im gonna put ToneZone(F-spaced?) in the bridge.. Im still thinkin for neck pups..


I think it has a great tone for solos. Like Lawrence said, think Petrucci. It's really stratty sounding when split too. I've got a PAF Pro in the neck of my 301, and the Air Norton in the neck of my 1521. Both hardtails, basswood, and direct mount pickups. The Air Norton just blows it away. The best way I can descibe it is the notes are just more defined. --Jason

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I suggest you get Evos on all positions! :D


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JasonK wrote:
There are more factors than just pickups to get a Paul-like tone. :wink:


Bingo! :wink: Besides, even if you have all of PG's gear, you still won't get his exact tone.. But I'm guessing the right pick-ups would probably be a stepping stone :wink:


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Pao wrote:
I suggest you get Evos on all positions! :D

no!! Evos are horrible.

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Ibanezer wrote:
Pao wrote:
I suggest you get Evos on all positions! :D

no!! Evos are horrible.


Noooo! But yeah, they're made for floating trems anyway. But I actually liked them more than the PAF pro (neck) + tone zone (bridge). I loved the PAF pro though! VERY VERY VERSATILE pick-up :D


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I heard the evos are very trebley

but apparantly they must mix well with those Carvins, Vais sound is pretty nice

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