I'm really getting frustrated with my Ibanez RG7620 and don't want to get rid of it - I do dig the solo voice of the basswood. I just can't get a rhythm sound out of the bridge pickup that I'm happy with. I'm doing hard rock/metal right now, so I need a little more versatility.
Started with the stock New7 - sent it off to Wolfetone for a rewind (we'll see if that materializes).
Installed an Evo7. Sounds alright for high-gain soloing, but doesn't clean up for shit and has a really thick sound to it - maybe it's a lot of low-mids?
Regardless, I just feel like the bottom end is very strong but in a wooly rounded-off kind of way, and it would be nice to have something that's a little more punchy and articulate. Nothing makes me happier than a JB in a Les Paul.
I believe I'm trading a JB for someone's Duncan Custom 7, which a couple of guys told me might fit the bill.
I was also going to buy a Blaze to give it a whirl, but then I wondered about the CrunchLab or D-Sonic.
Any advice? Help me love my Ibanez so I can just be happy with it, since I really enjoy the trem quality and the ergonomics.
Air Norton 7 in the bridge? PAF 7 in the bridge?
The D-Sonic is very "cold" and doesn't really suit mid-gain stuff very well in my opinion.