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Discussion in 'Backline' started by ahjteam, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Matt-Steele

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    I believe the RGD doesn't have the wood block below the pickup, at least I don't remember it last I changed my pickups. in it.

    You're giving me hope though in that you didn't have to make any modification to the cavity though. These might just work after all!
     
  2. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Once the pickups arrive, I'll let you know if there was any trouble installing them. Did your RGD originally com with some sort V7/V8 pickups? Or IBZ pickups? If they're the same kind, it might just be the same standard non-DiMarzio route that Ibanez uses for direct-mounting.
     
  3. Matt-Steele

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    EMG just got back to me and said that there shouldn't be any issues fitting their pickups in the guitar.

    The RGD comes with Ibanez designed crap pickups. I just put Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups in it and I hated them. Right now I have Dimarzio DActivators in it which are ok but I really want EMG's in this guitar. I think I'm going to put in an order for the 57-7H and the 66-7H pickups.
     
  4. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Oh! It's a seven string. Don't really know about those. Good luck. I hope they do fit. :)
     
  5. Matt-Steele

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    Just ordered them. Going to set up an appointment with my tech to have these installed. I'm not going to try to do this one myself.
     
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  7. Matt-Steele

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    Me too! Took long enough! :) But hopefully good things come to those that wait! :)
     
  8. ze kink

    ze kink THE BLACK WIZARDS

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    The best synth! I'm having more fun with jamming and making music than I've had in ages. And I haven't even updated to the newest firmware yet.
     
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    57-7H and 66-7H showed up today. Looks like the guitar will need some work done to it to accept these. The corners are a bit too round. :(

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    Got this for ridiculously cheap. It's a 1982 U87. I think I might be set as far as mics go.... nah, that's bullshit!!!

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    nice U87, mine is a few years older and looks similar demolished ;)
    if you dont have a shockmount included, and dont want to buy a expensive, i can suggest you one of these:
    they are called "DSM40" you may find other sellers who carry those, the thread of the locking mechanism on mine broke after 2years of usage, but doesnt matter, for this kind of price. i just ordered 3 ;)
     
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    Pure gold! That's exactly what I've been searching for the last 3 days! Thanks!
     
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    What's different about the old U87 mics? I only heard the AI version and I was very surprised about the sound. Didn't like it at all.
     
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    Some people say very little but IME the old ones are smoother up top and have less low-mid build up.
     
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    From Neumann's website:

    Parts availability and metals/ manufacturing methods have changed quite a bit over the years as well. Not sure what the supposed sonic differences are really supposed to be betweeen the older u87's and the newer ones. Maybe you can find a comparison?
     
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    Thanks guys, will look into it a bit more.
     
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    I think materials and manufacturing has a lot to do with how the older mics sound. I just did a vocal mic shootout between our vintage neumann u67 and telefuneken 251 and a new Rode classic 2. I'll post it up when I get the chance but it's a great illustration of old vs new mics.
     
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    your welcome, i searched for something like this for weeks too ;)
     
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    Take a look at for a comparison between vintage and new U87s.
    Talking with mic nerds here in Italy, they've always told me that the newer U87 AI should be a little more "aggressive" while the vintage ones should be smoother and, overall, better sounding... I tested mine against an AKG 414 XLII (the only other condenser I had around at the moment) on my voice, and it was night and day, obviously!!
    The U87 has controlled bass, a nice midrange and smooth highs. It seems almost "already processed". Fuck, it just sounds good!
     
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