For anybody still interested I recently acquired a very early RG7620 with the all maple neck and it couldn't feel MORE different than the 3-piece maple/bubinga neck RG7421. Noticeably thicker with more shoulder. I was expecting a more subtle difference but it's pretty drastic. Both very cool.
The BLUSA seems to have a much more natural frequency curve - even if they both have that hairy aggressive high-mid thing going on, the Dimebucker has it to an almost absurd degree.
The Bill n Becky L500XL is another variation yet, with slightly wider blades it seems even less spiky in the...
When I asked Dimarzio what 7-string pickups would be closest to the original Music Man Petrucci pickups (the "custom wound" ones they won't sell directly), I was told the Evo 7 in the bridge and the Blaze neck. Not sure if their answer would change if I asked for 6-string pickups though.
Well I got the FU Tone brass 42mm block in my Gotoh. It is certainly a change, more bass response, a bit fatter sound. Interesting, not completely sure which I prefer, it really depends what tone I'm seeking. It's nice for variety at least, since I have two Axis guitars that would otherwise...
Huw Price, formerly of Guitar.com, tested several potentiometers values and taper vs vintage Centralabs and found that the BKP were the closest overall in both domains.
However, your run of the mill Alpha pots were a close...
That's good to know. I probably wouldn't dissect the Dimarzio EVH pickups since they're not available anywhere else and I'd hate to jack up an old set.
Updated considerations for my reference,
N - Air Norton, PAF Pro, Gravity Storm, Liquifire/Illuminator
B - Imperium, D-Sonic/Crunch...
So far some convincing suggestions for
N - Air Norton, PAF Pro
B - Dominion, Crunch Lab, Super Distortion, Motor City 2DBB, Suhr Aldrich
Any thoughts on the PAF 36th Bridge for this application?
The Suhr Aldrich is a good shout that I hadn't though of in a while, and it has the right feet to...