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Good pickup for an Ibanez S

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by MaidenNH, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. MaidenNH

    MaidenNH Member

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    I need a good pickup for metal. I was thinking either Dimarzio or EMG, but any other suggestions are welcome. I play through a Voodoo-modified DSL 100. Thanks.
     
  2. Stormin

    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I really liked the EMG 85 and 81 that I had in mine. They were as powerful and punchy as I needed.

    ...Stormin!
     
  3. Kevan

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    If you go with DiMarzio, check out the Blue Velvet.
    Very versatile S/C.
     
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    I had a JB in an old Ibanez S series, and it sounded great for heavy stuff.
     
  5. MaidenNH

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    Stormin, did you need to route the guitar at all, or are they easy to install?
     
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    EMG's require no special route. If you get them pre-wired, installing is a snap. Otherwise, it still isn't any harder than a normal pickup swap.
     
  8. MaidenNH

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    Alright, then I may go that route.
     
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    check out the rio grande crunch & punch box. They have tons of output & distortion, but are much cleaner sounding than dimarzio or seymour duncan. They have better tone than any EMG.

    good luck

    j
     
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    super distortion sounds great in my s540.
     

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