View Poll Results: Which pickups do you think would look better?

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Thread: Would double-blacks look better?

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    Would double-blacks look better?

    Hello all,

    Awhile back, I got this Emerald Green ME1. I'm not the biggest fan of the stock RP pickups, so I swapped in a set of zebra-coil Dragon 1s. I LOVE the tone of these pickups in this guitar, but I'm starting to think they might too a little too "busy". I have a spare set of all black Dragons that I think might look a little better with the dark finish. What do you all think? Black or zebras?

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    Zebras .............. Dbl blacks will make it too dark!
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    black....too much contrast with the zebras
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    Markie's right.

    The Zebras look good.
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    Zebra all the way, black will get lost in that top. Looks great!
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    Zebra for sure.

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    I'm a pretty big fan of double black, but I think those zebras might look better. If it was black slate or charcoal, I'd go 2x black.

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    That's a gorgeous guitar you have there!

    I personally HATE zebras...so anything else would look better: double black, nickel covers, or gold covers since you gave amber knobs and a gold bridge. Green and gold were made for each other.

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    Gold looks good against green, and the rest of the hardware is gold. Gold covers gets my vote. Go brushed if you don't like shiny.



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    +1 on the gold brushed covers (I don't every rally like gold, but they would look good there).

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    double black!

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    "Zebras are chic looking with creme rings and emerald top."-Coco Chanel

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    Zebra's for me. I'd put ivory tuner buttons on it too.
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    Stock pups with covers, else zebra style cause they do look pretty wicked.
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    Zebras

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    Throw some black electrical tape on the light bobbins and take a look. If you like it, install the double blacks. If not, don't.

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    That's a great idea.
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    At first, I thought that sounded ridiculous. But it's brilliant.

    Quote Originally Posted by blaren View Post
    Throw some black electrical tape on the light bobbins and take a look. If you like it, install the double blacks. If not, don't.
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