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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

hi friends
i have an ibanez rg 550 ltd basswood with lock trem
and i still have the ibanez v7 v8 s1 stock from 1996.
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the sound is too harsh on my bridge pickup,
i compared today with a funny cheap guitar "baffin" wich i noticed has
more more warm pickups but with less output.

i find some pickups wich give me more warm sound and many sustain,
i play metal but with no harsh tone..

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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

quick tip for harsh sounding pickups?
Lower them
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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quick tip for harsh sounding pickups?
Lower them
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buy the ibanez v8
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

You could also try the tone knob. It's free since it came with the guitar.
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

Many guys with a RG that had the harsh problem load the ibanez with a dimarizo tone zone and are very happy with it.
dimarzio makes a lot of warm sounding pu's for metal,
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

Try 250k volume pot.
Or put a small cap parallel with pup's coil - try something like 470pF - 4n7. Simple, cheap and effective.
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

How about describing the rest of your rig?
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

I've had a lot of Ibanez guitars and their pickups are consistently good throughout the line, even on the cheapo models. I'm not really a fan of overwound ceramic pickups, but theirs are surprisingly useful for other styles than metal.
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

Weird, I thought the V8 in my RG1570 was dull. I much prefer the MHD Asylum+ I replaced it with.
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Re: Too harsh sound.. help with pickups

The stock pups that were in my RG2550 were surprisingly good, but changing them to a Tone Zone and an Air Norton made the world of difference.
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