Pickups 4 my Ibanez

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  1. Grainslayer

    Grainslayer Member

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    Hsh Ibanez rg..I'm thinking about swapping out the pickups..Never done it before..I'm going to use it for 70s/80s,rock/metal...ZZ Top to Alice in Chains,Metallica...What would you suggest?
     
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    There are nearly infinite choices out there but the Super Distortion and the PAF Pro have been putting their thing down for a long time. I might go for a PAF Joe or a 36th Anniversary in the neck. I have one strat wired with an Air Norton in the bridge and a 36th Anniversary bridge pickup in the neck position and can split both. Lots of decent tones in there.

    But like I said... so many options. Do you use pedals for any dirt at all or do you run right into the amp? What amp?
     
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    Great choice gor the RG. You can also try a Tone Zone in the bridge if you like a fatter tone. Dimarzios fit basswood RGs like a glove.
     
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    Good recommendations here. You could track down a middle high-output singlecoil pickup that can compliment both would give you all the usable tones possible. Check the ohm's & milivolt output. Good call on the basswood matchup with a TZ, and the 36 is a clean airy neck that you're familiar with, so go with that. Most of all, and while you are at it, get a brass block for that thing ! Night & day.
     
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    These above or the FRED. basically a PAF Pro with a little more midrange
     
  6. Grainslayer

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    Yes,I use pedals for dirt..
    A lot of the time I'm playing with my boss RC-2 looper pedal so I keep the amp clean so it doesn't effect the drum tracks...
     

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