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    Default Replacing a Tone Zone. what next?

    i'm getting tired with the Tone Zone's clean tone, but i love how well i could slam those power chords with that pickup. It's paired with an MIJ Ibanez V1. i love the cleans on this pickup, very glassy and sounds like a single coil in the clean tone.

    Now, what should i replace the TZ with? i'm looking for something with better cleans, less compressed but still has a high output. either from Duncans or Dimarzios.

    the guitar is an Ibanez RG321MH, mahogany body, bolt on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, hardtail bridge.
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    Default Re: Replacing a Tone Zone. what next?

    Problem is high output≠good cleans usually.

    What you could do would be to keep the Tone Zone in the bridge and put a tamer pickup in the neck, and never use them together but keep them apart. That way you can keep it cool for one song and then blow them all away with super-high gain melt-your-face metal the next song.
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    Default Re: Replacing a Tone Zone. what next?

    Try the Airzone or AT-1.

    Similar eq but not quite as hot.

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    Default Re: Replacing a Tone Zone. what next?

    The Alternative 8. I predict it will solve all your problems.

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    Default Re: Replacing a Tone Zone. what next?

    Quote Originally Posted by El CHupacabra View Post
    Problem is high output≠good cleans usually.

    What you could do would be to keep the Tone Zone in the bridge and put a tamer pickup in the neck, and never use them together but keep them apart. That way you can keep it cool for one song and then blow them all away with super-high gain melt-your-face metal the next song.
    +1. I used to do that but with a Air Classic and a D-Activator. The middle position with the bridge in single coil mode wasn't bad! I used it in Open G with the 6th removed a la Keef.
    Thought it looked cool too.
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