ChickenNoodleSoup

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Recently picked up an RG321, and am in the market for new pickups. At the moment I'm a little torn between the Pegasus/Sentient set and the Dimarzio Titans. I'm open to more suggestions, but these are the front-runners at the moment.

General Specs:
-Mahogany Body
-Maple Neck (Wizard II)
-Rosewood Fingerboard
-25.5" Scale

The main tunings that I use are Drop C, Drop C w/ a low Bb, Drop Bb, and Bb F Bb Eb F Bb, so I don't tune down oober low, but still need a tight bass response. I'm not much of a shredder, but still need balance across the strings cuz I incorporate a good amount of the upper register/complex chords into my riffs. I need the pickups to be relatively "open" sounding, and to respond well to right-hand dynamics. I pick rather hard, and don't use much Drive on my amp settings. I don't really use "gainy" tones. I know these pickups are considered "high output," but I'd imagine that they're more on medium-high output scale. I use the 2nd & 4th positions a lot for my cleans, so I need the pickups to also sound great with split-coil sounds. Smooth on the top-end, but still have enough "sparkle." I know a lot of the sparkle can be dialed in one the amp though. Versatility is key.
 

TRaoul

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Hi ChickenNoodleSoup,
I like your ID.

In my experience, Seymour Duncan SH-6 performs the best in Drop Bb tuning paired with a 59.

For drop C, and if you play richer chords, I advise the Pegasus/Sentient set (it's the one I have in my main RGA). At the time, I had been torn between the Pegasus/Sentient and the Titan sets. So I tried both : Pegasus offers incredible balance across all the strings while remaining tight. The cleans are fairly decent, which is really enjoyable.
The Titans are super tight, but that tightness comes with a very original crunch in the upper-mid frequencies, which I didn't really like. In my opinion, these last ones sound a bit warmer because of more pronounced low-mid frequencies.

This being said, you can't go wrong with any of the two.
Cheers,
Raoul
 

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I'm Currently using Titan and after Crunch Lab my Carvin DC127 has become way more versatile. I'm loving it! I have no experience with those Duncans but heard they would be more or less one-trick pony?
 


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