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Old 04-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Robert1950 Robert1950 is offline
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Ibanez Super 58 Custom pickups?

I've noticed that Ibanez is putting their 58s in more of their semi-hollowbodied and hollowbodied guitars. They are now in the AG95 instead of the ACH1 & ACH2 pups for example. The AG95 is now called the AG95 Artcore Expressionist. The ACH pups still are usually in the most stripped down versions in their hollowbody lines.

I have the ACH in my earlier AG95 which are ceramic. The Super 58s are alnico I believe. The ACH are bright, but I just roll the tone down on the amp and the guitar. I find I can work with current pickups are for now. I don't beleive the 58s are available as replacements. If do decide to change them, I would get Jon Moore to wind me a set.

I noodle with various styles from poorly done jazz to open chord banging around. I find using the middle position and setting the tones at 5(b) and 0(n) work nicely for the former.

Any comments on the 58s and ACH pickups welcomed here. thanks

EDIT - Super 58 Custom pickups to be specific
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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I've got a set of the Korean ones in my AR300. For stock pickups in a fairly cheap guitar I think they're fantastic. Always on the look out for another pair to put in the AR200, as it seems a lot of people swap them out. For clean and mild to mid gain neck and middle position tones I can't percieve any need whatsoever to use anything else, at least in my current #1. It would be great if they sold the more recent ones after market.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:30 PM
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The Super 58 was pretty popular in the 80s in a lot of the signature guitars from guys who were originally PAF players. (I think that is where the name came from, a tip of the hat to 1958 PAFs?) It's a great pickup for hollow and semi hollows for it's not too hot and feedback prone.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:43 PM
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Is there a difference in the Super 58 pickups that are in the Benson and Scofield models and the Super 58 custom pickups found in the AM93?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
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Is there a difference in the Super 58 pickups that are in the Benson and Scofield models and the Super 58 custom pickups found in the AM93?
Read here.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:08 PM
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Thanks! This helps.
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