Dimrzio Tone Zone and Air Norton in a Mahogany guitar?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by TheGuildedAge, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. TheGuildedAge

    TheGuildedAge Member

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    Looking to replace the Duncan 59s in my guild with something better suited for harder rock, while still having a decent clean tone.

    I already have an air zone in a strat, and want something different.

    Has anyone tried this combo in a mahagony/sg style guitar. Too muddy, jsut right?

    My other option is Vintage Vibe humbucker sized P90s. I'm still debating.
     
  2. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    I've had this very combo in an all mahogany guitar - a Dean Cadillac - larger all around than an SG and they sounded great.
     
  3. TheGuildedAge

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    How were the cleans? Do they clean up well with a jcm800 style amp?
     
  4. Shredcow

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    Both pups are warmer sounding dimarzios... so people often complain they (esp the tonezone) tend to mud up. However, I found that with proper pup height adjustments, things aren't that bad. Warm, yes, but the mud can be cured... to a large extent.

    I suppose if your guitar is warm sounding to begin with, you might want to reconsider the TZ. It does have a lot of low end.

    I found the Double Whammy (discontinued but still available on ebay) to be the TZ with less low end. You might want to check that out.
     

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