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Thinking about getting new pickups for my Rg350dx

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:16 pm
by Mr midway
Anyone else play the 350dx if my amp is to loud i get a nasty static/buzzing sound just curious if it is the pickups or not and when you have the pickup switched to it's third position it gives off a horrible buzzing noise is it the pickups or what ? what would be good pickups to play metal some strat style emg's ? not that familiar with pickups at all so any help would be great thanks guys

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:15 am
by hewhoshreds
I have the 350dx, its a great guitar. Yeah, thats probably just the singlecoils though. The infinitys are good but Im putting an evolution in the bridge as soon as I get it back.

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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:57 am
by SPQR
yes i have a rg350dx and also a 170dx, they are great guitars however my string action is fairly high on the higher strings and that causes me problems when sweeping and legato, simpy because im having to pull off the notes harder. but pickups are good i think and also the bridge(edge pro III) is amazing but need he right action to get klass fluttering.

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Install paf pro or evo's anywayz thats what im doing and then im replacing my powersounds on the 170 with the infinity from th 350.

Re: Thinking about getting new pickups for my Rg350dx

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:02 am
by SPQR
Mr midway wrote:Anyone else play the 350dx if my amp is to loud i get a nasty static/buzzing sound just curious if it is the pickups or not and when you have the pickup switched to it's third position it gives off a horrible buzzing noise is it the pickups or what ? what would be good pickups to play metal some strat style emg's ? not that familiar with pickups at all so any help would be great thanks guys
My advice is don't get EMG's passive or active, reasons being the batteries thin anf dead out on ya while your playing, which means having them replaced and also they are crappy pickups, invest in dimarzio evo's or seymour duncans. they would be your best bet visit these websites below for more info:

http://www.dimarzio.com/
http://www.seymourduncan.com/

Click on humbuckers on bottom of your screen of dimarzio website, and select high or medium powered output.

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:10 pm
by Logic
There has to be one hundred threads about changing the pickups on a RG 350 DX..
I think I even started one once..
I ended up with Evolutions Neck and Bridge. With a HS2 in the middle.
Made the guitar. It is fantastic now. Tone is what I want. Versitile.
If you don't do high gain then perhaps the Paf pro or something would be kewl but the Evolutions are the best of both worlds. The third switch position is single coil only. All other positions are humbucker.
EMG's are all power and no tone. Very powerful. If thats what your into.

Just get the Evolutions.. :)

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:52 pm
by Mr midway
cause vai uses them ? lol

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:05 pm
by Logic
Mr midway wrote:cause vai uses them ? lol
Well yes. But not because you or I are rabid Vai fans.
But let us look into the empirical evidence we can observe.
Mr. Vai got real famous when He ran into Mr. Roth.
And at this time he was approached by all sorts of guitar manufacturers.
Mr. Vai had a certain guitar made by Jem guitars that he had a hand in developing. He gave the specs for this guitar to Ibanez, and others, and thus the Jem's were born. The RG series were born shortly after that. RG's heavily influenced by the Jem but less expensive. Mr. Vai designed these guitars to work. Not to impress or copy, but to work the way a rock guitarist needs a guitar to work. When I bought my RG I did so before I knew about Mr. Vai. Knowing what I needed in a guitar. The Evolution pickups are that way as well. They are what I needed for my guitar. RG's and Jem's aren't reworked Strat's or Les Paul's designed to work for rock. There are made for rock in the first place and need no redesigning. Except for the cheaper models not having good pickups and stuff.
Mr. Vai knows what guitars need. so when these pickups were designed they were designed for the rock player in mind. By a guy who plays rock guitar for a living. Mr. Vai. P.S. You guy's know the input jack on Jem guitars? In my experience that inset jack input was first used on Jem's. I believe Mr. Vai thought of this inset jack input. Since then it has been used in all sorts of guitars and basses alike. If this is so it is to bad Mr. Vai didn't trademark the idea. I mean how many times have you set down to play a Les Paul and that stupid ΒΌ jack tried to rip the input right off the guitar? Brilliant.

Get the Evolutions.

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:47 am
by Mr midway
are they good for any kind of music ? how do the sound compared to the infinity pickups that are in the 350dx

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:13 am
by Logic
Very Versitile.
Hot when you want hot and if you back off your volumne knob the cool right off. So, yes..

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:10 pm
by Gandalph915
well, ibanez powersound, v and inf are crappy pickups so if you want to sound good then get new ones.
i've got RG550, i bought tone zone [bridge] and the breed[neck] and it sounds great.
evolution also sounds great, i have it in the bridge position on my SG :-)

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:49 am
by Mr midway
How would you describe the sound of them ? what kinda music do the suite ect... ? are they expencive ?

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:10 pm
by Logic
For cryin out loud!!!
Get the Evolutions and they will blow your socks off!
The Paf Pros are warmer with less heat. But through reading what you have posted you NEED the Evolutuion! You will love them. If by some weird quirck and fate you don't like the Evolutions send them back and get the Paf pros or Steve specials or what ever. The Evolutions will more that set you up...

Ypou will have the tone and the heat you need!.. Rock on dude!!
Any kind rock..The Evo's will do it for you.
:)

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:48 am
by hewhoshreds
This guy has a point. I put an evolution in the bridge of my RG350DX last night and holy good crap, its amazing. I was really surprised at how much of a difference it made. I can't wait to get home and play it now haha. Great sustain and you can pick up harmonics almost anywhere on the neck, and feedback...ohhhhh feedback....

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:21 pm
by Willie
I agree with Logic 1000% on his reasons for installing the Evolution pick ups and I'm going to be upgrading the pick ups in the RG370DXL when I get it :)

I'm looking to install the EVO 2 (Bridge HB) - HS2 (sc) - Evolution (Neck BH), but I'll be ordering them in Blue :)

I'll be happy to hear your thoughts on the HS-3 if it's any better than the HS2 :)

Anyways, Take care guys and peace always :peace 8)