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Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:52 pm
by Optiquest
I'm thinking about getting this pickup to go along with a HS-2 and Evo in the neck on my RG1570. I can't decide between the special or another Evo or another Dimarzio pup. One thing I'm worried about it having 2 'lead' pickups, although I heard that chords don't run togethor on this pickup. Any opinions?

Isn't this pickup used on 'Evo' ?

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:42 am
by guyver_dio
I have a Evo in the bridge, HS-3 (YJM) in mid and a PAF Pro in the neck. I find this an excellent combination for me. evo for solo's, YJM for a nice clean tone and the PAF Pro for a nice 'ballsey' tone.

i don't know if you tried the PAF Pro's yet, but i like them alot.

Re: Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:11 am
by RAI
Optiquest wrote:I'm thinking about getting this pickup..

Isn't this pickup used on 'Evo' ?
Are you asking if "Steve's Special" is being used on Evo?
Evo has (believe it or not) Evo's on it.
That's how it got its name.....

8)

Re: Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:31 pm
by Optiquest
I was thinking the bar type sustainer on FLO was an early Steve's Special on Evo. What guitar/song does Steve use this on?

Re: Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:32 pm
by Optiquest
Double post

Re: Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:18 pm
by RAI
Optiquest wrote:I was thinking the bar type sustainer on FLO was an early Steve's Special on Evo. What guitar/song does Steve use this on?
You'll find the Sustainer (made by Fernandes guitars) on "Whispering a prayer". The "Steve's Special" is just a "regular" humbucker.
And I don't think Steve uses that pickup at all.
The "Steve" in "Steve's Special" is Steve Blucher of DiMarzio, not Steve Vai.

:)

Re: Steve's Special Pickup

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:41 pm
by Optiquest
RAI wrote: The "Steve" in "Steve's Special" is Steve Blucher of DiMarzio, not Steve Vai.

:)
AH HAH! :lol:

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:10 pm
by ricardo_impellitteri
that pickup it´s used by john petrucci i have one in my rg270 i think it´s cool but a couple of dudes tried my guitar they didn´t like it they said it was a very sharp sound

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:13 am
by bytorsnow
besides the fernandes sustainer is there any other pick up to get that sustain without having the piece on the headstock.Im looking into getting one this week and would like some feedback. thanx :guitar

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:58 am
by RAI
There is also a unit called the "Sustainiac", which used to come on Kramer guitars. It's available as a stand-alone unit.

http://www.sustainiac.com

Then there's always the Ebow if you don't want to get to involved....

:)

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:09 pm
by j.arledge
i thought steve special was steve morse's second pickup. Dont really know but the sustainer has been talkewd about alot and if you do a search you can find some cool stuff over it. :lol: