Pickups for RGA8?

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  • EMG 808X

    1 12.50%
  • Seymour Duncan Blackouts

    0 0%
  • Dimarzio D'Activator

    6 75.00%
  • BKP

    1 12.50%
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Thread: Pickups for RGA8?

  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    ME: Chapman ML-1 Hot Rod
    Rig: Jet City JCA5012C

    iTrader: 7 (100%)

    Pickups for RGA8?

    There's a chance I might be picking up an RGA8 soon (yes Chris, I know ) and it already has an EMG 808X in the bridge. I've heard that the regular 808's pretty well suck (not as bad as stocks but still), so I'm trying to decide on the best pickups for the guitar. 27" scale, bolt on maple neck with rosewood fretboard, mahogany body. Choices are:

    EMG 808X's
    Seymour Duncan Blackouts
    Dimarzio D'Activators (should fit into the pickup cavities without any routing from what I've seen)
    BKP's (not sure about fit but would most likely work without routing)

    I haven't tried these pickups so I'm not sure what'd be best. If you're suggesting BKP please suggest model as well as I'm clueless

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Nothing could possibly suck more than the stock pickups in the RGA8.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Las Vegas
    ME: JP XII Sevenstring
    MA: Taylor 214
    Rig: Axe FX Ultra, 6505+

    iTrader: 0

    D'activator 8s man. Own them on my 2228.

    I've heard tone samples between them and the lundgren 8, and quite honestly there is very tiny difference between the two.

    Not to mention it cost less to buy them compared to the 808x, BKP, and blackouts.

    ...and I second chris's comment. LOL

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: Madison, Wisconsin
    ME: C-8 Special
    Rig: Jet City

    iTrader: 0

    +1 for the Dimarzios. I recently replaced the 808s in my Schecter with them, and they sound great! They have bite, but they aren't super harsh on the higher strings.

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