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    Default My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

    I'm building my first project, a mahogany string-through body Iceman. Mahogany neck, most likely rosewood fingerboard. I have a JB/jazz in my '79 Iceman, an Invader/SD in my Washburn V, so this guitar will be a classic rock/blues/southern rock build (no high output, I get plenty of gain from the amp). I'm looking for a clear rich tone in the bridge, something that will get some growl but not overly harsh or mid-heavy. The neck p/u must be smooth, rich and creamy, and both must sound good with gain or clean. So I think the winners are a PG bridge and an APll in the neck. I plan to series/split/parallel wire it, so this combo must split/parallel nicely for some twangier tones. Am I on the right path?

    '79 Ibanez Iceman JB/Jazz
    '83 Washburn V Invader/SD
    '05 Fender Tele A2P
    '07 ESP Viper 1000 EMG 81/85
    '08 Warmoth Iceman PG/A2P
    Dr Z Stangray Head
    Peavey 6505+/Genz Benz 212
    Peavey VTM 120 8x12
    Peavey Triumph PAG60

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    Default Re: My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

    dont know about pickups, but if icemen are involved i have to say something! i love those guitars!!!!

    plus im attempting to replace pickups in a magohony iceman too, and C5 keeps coming up over and over, as does 59n, and the pearly gates set
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    Default Re: My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

    The '59 was a consideration, but it's not a 4 wire, (custom shop will do it, I know) but the PG seems to interest me a little more for some reason.

    '79 Ibanez Iceman JB/Jazz
    '83 Washburn V Invader/SD
    '05 Fender Tele A2P
    '07 ESP Viper 1000 EMG 81/85
    '08 Warmoth Iceman PG/A2P
    Dr Z Stangray Head
    Peavey 6505+/Genz Benz 212
    Peavey VTM 120 8x12
    Peavey Triumph PAG60

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    Default Re: My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

    well, i have a tele custom with a 4 wire 59n.....lemme tell you.........worth it
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    http://lucksrevenge.bandcamp.com/ <- my old band, hardcore/southern rock mix of big riffs and screaming

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    Ibanez Premium RG927->whole mess o'pedals->Mesa/Boogie Mark V->Mesa big ass 412=lovely death metal tones

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    Default Re: My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

    Would you put it ahead of the PG for a bridge pup? What could I expect in a mahogany guitar? It's still an option.

    '79 Ibanez Iceman JB/Jazz
    '83 Washburn V Invader/SD
    '05 Fender Tele A2P
    '07 ESP Viper 1000 EMG 81/85
    '08 Warmoth Iceman PG/A2P
    Dr Z Stangray Head
    Peavey 6505+/Genz Benz 212
    Peavey VTM 120 8x12
    Peavey Triumph PAG60

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    Default Re: My first project guitar needs pups! Advise

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    '79 Ibanez Iceman JB/Jazz
    '83 Washburn V Invader/SD
    '05 Fender Tele A2P
    '07 ESP Viper 1000 EMG 81/85
    '08 Warmoth Iceman PG/A2P
    Dr Z Stangray Head
    Peavey 6505+/Genz Benz 212
    Peavey VTM 120 8x12
    Peavey Triumph PAG60

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