Need help to choose new pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by benipetrucci, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. benipetrucci

    benipetrucci SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Budapest
    Hi all,

    I'm Benjamin from Hungary, and I could use a little help to choose the right PUs into my guitar.
    Please, if it isn't a big problem for you, give me some advices, how or what I install into my axe.

    Here is my guitar specifications:

    It's a Mayones Regius 7

    Body: profiled Mahagony Body with Eye Poplar Top

    Construction: Neck- thru-body

    Neck: 11-ply/ Maple-Mahagony-Amazokea-Wenge - 25.5" scale

    Fingerboard: Ebony - 16" radius - 24 Medium Jumbo Frets

    Bridge: ABM fixed bridge, strings-thru-body

    Pickups: 2 Humbuckers (Seymour Duncan SH1-SH4)

    I had an Ibanez PGM301 3 years ago and I really loved its sound. It had great clarity and it had a very good dynamic respond. The tone was bright, and it was great. It had just one big problem: No 7 strings version. :(

    So my goal would be to get that kind of tone. :)
    What do you recommend?

    Really thanks for the answers and replies! :)

    Cheers,
    Ben
     
  2. Psionic

    Psionic three headed monkey

    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Location:
    Germany
    Hard to say since the construction and woods used are quite different from the ibanez to the mayones.
    The ibanez has paf pro's in it so maybe you want to take a look at the paf 7 but i dont know if they are the same specs since i remember dimarzio used different magnets in 6 and 7 string versions of their pu's.

    Guess you will have to buy it based on output and manufacturer specs because you wont get the same sound out of the mayones anyways.
     
  3. schwiz

    schwiz Lefty

    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Location:
    Burnsville, MN
    Bareknuckle Aftermath in the bridge and a DiMarzio D-Activator in the neck. This has been the best combo for my style of playing in a mahogany body guitar. Both pickups are so unique. The D-Activator has that MusicMan style brightness to it which I love for lead tones. And the Aftermath... well that pickup SHREDS. It also has a .... load of definition (hearing individual notes in a chord). I would recommend those two, hands down.
     
  4. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

    Messages:
    8,822
    Likes Received:
    1,517
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I've got a PAF Pro in an RG similar to the PGM and while there's no direct 7 string version, I had a set of Ionizers in an RG7421XL that had a lot of similar qualities. Bright, clear, strong mids, great note definition, and super versatile. Definitely worth looking into! I loved those pickups and would still have them in one of my guitars if I hadn't traded away the XL.
     
  5. benipetrucci

    benipetrucci SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Budapest
    A lots of thanks mates, it's really helpful. I'm really considering the Ionizer set. :)
     

Share This Page