time to switch to blaze custom or evo 7?

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    Drache713 Contributor

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    right now I got a blaze bridge (dp702) in my rg7421xl, and it's nice but i'm thinking I might be able to do better. I play mainly hard rock and metal (more like the "new wave" of american metal or whatever they call it than nu-metal, but I still play the latter occassionally) but i still play a lot of other styles of music too so i also need it to be somewhat versatile. tone wise i'm looking for a pickup that has enough bass to be warm and have some thump but not so much that it sounds dark, and i want enough treble so that it sounds bright and clear, but not too edgy or harsh (probably doesn't help i play through a solid state amp:(). The tricky part is the midrange: i want enough midrange to not have it sound drowned out and to make it sound meaty and "present" so you can actually hear the guitar but not to have so much midrange as to make it sound "airy" or thin. I was thinking maybe a blaze custom or evo 7 would do the trick, but what do you guys think? Also, any suggestions about a good neck pickup possibly?
     
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    anybody? if it helps my guitar is basswood also
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    I emailed DiMarzio tech with the same question, and they said they felt the Evolution 7 would have better low-end defintition than the Blaze Custom in the bridge position. I'd likely pair it up with an Air Norton 7 in the neck.
     
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    Tonezone 7..
     
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    dont you think the tone zone wouldnt have enough high end for my tastes and wouldnt really be suited for the kind of music i want to play?
     
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    Have you read my review in this forum?

    TZ7 does all styles well. It's very clear but "big" at the same time..
     
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    I sent dimarzio my post and they replyed saying the tone zone would work best in the bridge and to pair it with either a paf 7 or air norton in the neck, like Sephiroth000 said. Hmmmm...
     
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    I like the Blaze Custom in my 7620. It seems very much like what a 7-string Super Distortion would be, if that helps for a reference point. Really screams in my guitar. I've heard good things about the Evo7, also, but I haven't played a guitar with one.

    I don't like the 6-string Tone Zone--too crunchy and brittle for my taste, but I've heard the 7-string version is a lot different. Is that true?
     
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    TZ either likes a lot of midrange or very little. You really have to be careful with you EQ on the TZ but it's worth it to try differnt settings..
     
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    Seymour Duncan JB 7, there is no higher :)

    It's a bright, clear pickup that really captures the high-end well.
     
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    yeah, but SD pickups require some routing for the pickup tabs, and i don't feel like doing that to my baby....same reason i'm not wanting emg's
     
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    The Hiryuu Dot dot dot.

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    The "new wave of American metal" refers more to bands like Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, and the like...not mallcore/nu-"metal".
     
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    I know that, and those are the bands I was mainly talking about with the style I like the most. That kind of music is what I like/[lay the most, but I also like and play almost all other kinds of stuff.
     
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