Metal Guitarist Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
399 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey all,

I'm planning a pup & hardware swap on my ESP. Maple body, maple neck, rosewood board, OFR, H-S-H. I've got a Tone Zone for the bridge, an Air Norton for the neck, and once I pick up some tuners & a single coil for the middle, I'll be in business.

Looking for a recommendation for the middle slot, to be primarily used for cleans. The guitar has a five-way & a coil tap switch, and I do enjoy mixing the middle pup with one or more coils of the neck or bridge.

I'd like to stick to Dimarzios but I don't have much experience with their single-coils. What would you put in between a TZ & AN? Should I go Cruiser? Fast Track 1/2? Air Norton S? Something else?

I know you guys know your shit so any advice is gold to me. Thanks for the venue to ask the question.

Max
 

·
Bro of Bros, Bro.
Joined
·
15,373 Posts
My favorite single coil, especially with a TZ & AN combo is the FS-1. It's not hum cancelling, but it's really nice and quiet, and really goes great in the 2 and 4 positions with cleans. Really nice and crystal clear.

I like the Fast Track and Cruiser as well.
 

·
Is Actually Recording
Joined
·
32,765 Posts
I used a set of Cruisers for a bit - surprisingly glassy, not as much sparkle as a "true" singlecoil but damned close, but really not enough output to balance with a bridge humbucker. I didn't really want a "perceived" volume drop when I went from a singlecoil to the humbucker for lead playing (the output might be lower, but the brigter, less compressed attack made it "seem" as loud, was what I was after), and I couldn't do that. If you want something to blend with the coils from those two, though, it might be a pretty good match. Just, definitely wire it up as a humbucker for the middle positons, and don't split it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: maxident213

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
399 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks dudes, exactly the kind of info I was looking for. :yesway: The FS-1 sounds promising, and I'll keep that in mind about the Cruisers.

Cheers. :metal:
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top