Not the pedal mind you , the pedal is great with every other guitar I own, just the Ibanez. Here’s the Black Winter. Happy NGD for me, I got a blazing MIJ RG550 and it {censored}in reaps! Mick is with Jackson these days but when he designed the EMTY he had an Ibanez signature line, and these pickups are ideally voiced for power, crunch, attack, detail and great harmonics. Tech Support: (718) 816-8112 General: (718) 981-9286 Toll Free: (800) 221-6468 Fax: (718) 720-5296 Seymour Duncan, you just sit on the bench and watch. I have still to get around to doing this with both guitars, I figure I may as well do both at the same time. Set vs. bolt on neck matters. Tone wood is a real thing. Condition fresh. Only a fool would think that a pickup can pickup the sound that wood makes. It is everything about the guitar that contributes to its tone. *Which pickups would be best for my guitar, dimarzios or duncans? You may also want to check out the Mark Holcomb Alpha and Omega pickups, especially if you play an RGD. Make sense? I might be getting a Black Winter for my RGA121 next. Suggest me a best pickup configuration ! You’ll hear more of your guitar’s natural voice and your phrasing. Considering it's a mahogany body maple neck guitar, it should sound great with those pickups. It’s all a boundary condition for defining the natural frequency. This guitar has a maple neck and the usual classic basswood body from Ibanez. First of all, I am completely new to these forums so hi! To my surprise, the AH2 in the Ibanez sounded much better than the Warpig did. I've played an MIJ Ibanez RG470 since I bought it new in 1993. It came with horrible EMG/Ibanez designed H1 passive humbuckers. Way less smooth and more grindy. What do you guys think of dimebucker pickups in my Ibanez? I have owned both the the same pickups and they sound totally different. What I really like about this set is that whatever gain level I use it at, it feels like it’s designed to be used with that tone. Some early series of pickups were also branded as IBZ/USA. So, physics dictates that different types of materials would shift the natural frequency of the structure. There’s also a range of noiseless Stack Plus single coils: Classic Stack Plus, Custom Stack Plus, Hot Stack Plus and Vintage Hot Stack Plus., For sure, and with woods my belief is it’s more of a density thing – pertaining to sustain. I have a rg 421 qm top with mahogany body dimebucker bridge and parallel axis trembucker neck sweet combination, I have an rgr431fm and I put emg 81 85 to replace the duncan distortion set. Please let me know. Up for auction is a DiMarzio/ibz IHWRB1 F-Spaced Bridge Humbucker taken out of an Ibanez RG Prestige. I own one of the Ibanez RGR320EX in the Limited Edition Red Arctic Frost. Use an aby, splitter, or pedal with stereo out, and use the mustang for your left stereo delay/mod channel. Warm but clear neck pickup, classic Strat middle position and the split #2 position should be pretty decent as well (#4 may be a touch weak). People forget that while common sense lets you know that electric pickups sense the strings moving above them, but also when the body vibrates, it not only makes the strings vibrate a little differently, they also make the pickups under the strings vibrate. The Ibanez RG is a series of electric guitars produced by Hoshino Gakki and one of the best-selling superstrat-style hard rock/heavy metal guitars ever made. Amazing pickups have them in my ibanez RG 7 string. The Ibanez GRG170 is probably the best one of the GIO series. The wood has nothing to do with it. However, the 24 fret neck moves the neck pickup closer to the bridge, so it will be impossible to get that bell-like Hendrix thing on any 24-fret guitar. Personally I’m a huge Ibanez geek (seriously, I think I have a problem – that problem is not enough space for all my Ibanezezes! Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Custom Ibanez RG7620 - 7 String With Edge Lo Pro 7 Bridge, DiMarzio Pickups at the best online … You didn’t really make your case there. They looked cool! The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. I’m going to replace the pickguard because could not find any original suited for 3 single coils. Check out pickups with a nice clear high end such as the ’59/Custom Hybrid, the Pearly Gates (bridge and neck models), the JB and Jazz, the Distortion set or the Black Winter set. Seymour Duncan makes a lot of pickups that are great in vintage designs like Strats, Teles and Les Pauls, but there are plenty of more modern-voiced pickups in the line-up too. I also replaced the SHPG1 Pearly Gates Plus that was factory installed in my Fender Lonestar Strat, I replaced it with a SD SH6 Distortion and wow now that guitar is alive!!!! Go figure, right? The models listed here are factory-installed on Ibanez guitars. “Game not in paddle. Guitar Tricks has over 11,000 videos! These pickups are great no matter what kind of guitar you put them in (we hear almost every day from PRS players who love them, naturally), but they’re very much at ease with an extended-range instrument like the baritone-scale RGD. DiMarzio IBZ pickups (also known as DiMarzio/IBZ) are specially designed and manufactured for Ibanez by DiMarzio in the US. Or consider the Parallel Axis Trembucker line of pickups, which are designed for locking tremolo guitars and which seem to really come to life in Basswood. I put this combination in a basswood bodied Jackson of mine and it sounds great through a variety of amps. Tom, you are dead wrong and it’s been proven over and over. Pickups are electromagnetic. not terrible , but definitely below average especially by modern standards. Swamp Ash sounds totally different that say a Maho body with a maple cap. My guess would be Alnico 5 and 3. I'm all into the philosophy of finding a guitar that "does it all". What u have is a very versatile set. They pickup up the vibes of the strings. (Not even considering damping factors due to construction joint differences, etc.) There are also some models which feature Basswood bodies with Maple tops, or even Mahogany bodies with Maple tops. You must log in or register to reply here. I have a Black Winter set on an AS53, and the bridge pole pieces totally miss the string on the low E. The tech who put it in says that it doesn’t affect the sound, but visually and mentally it bugs me, so I’m going to have to buy the trembucker bridge. This is known as the primary mode of vibration since it’s the mode with the highest energy. Got it sounding pretty good too, so, just for "shits and giggles," I tried this tone out on a Schecter with a ceramic BK Warpig in the bridge. I can’t get the pretty clean brightness I get from all my other guitars. The Demon is amazing in the bridge. its all in the tone wood cults members minds that wood does anything for tone. Tone Zone/Air Norton is a good combo. 1 DiMarzio IBZ RG 2 DiMarzio IBZ SA 3 DiMarzio IBZ S 4 DiMarzio IBZ USA 4.1 IBZ/USA … Unless u have some 1950’s pickups that are actually microphones. So, if you are blindfolded you’ll still be able to distinguish between woods? Copyright © 2020 Seymour Duncan. I’ve also found that the ’59 works well with the Full Shred, in a weird ‘doesn’t actually match, but sounds really cool way.’ It’s almost like a Joe Satriani kind of tone, where the bridge pickup has a particularly powerful harmonic kick while the neck pickup has a smoother, more velvety vibe when you pick soft, and a more punchy, detailed attack when you pick hard. (The closer the string vibration to the natural frequency, the closer you would get to resonance.) This Alnico 4-loaded humbucker set is great for classic rock, southern rock and indie styles, and it has a great blend of fatness and detail. Both my RG450 and my S470 are D-zo Evo loaded. If there is further to consider that may make it sound awful please let me know. Ibanez Dimarzio V7 & V8 humbuckers. Their voicing is as great for lead work as it is for riffage. Now, a lot of Ibanez guitars are made of Basswood, a generally growly-yet-even-toned wood which is generally felt to be not as warm as Mahogany and not as lively as Alder. The Full Shred is another pickup that works really well in Basswood, and you can pair the bridge version with the Full Shred neck model or the Jazz with equally great results. Let’s put it this way. So I thought it might be fun to share some of what I’ve found. Hi everyone, I own one of the Ibanez Prestige 1570 Left Handed, which i need 4 that guitar? Here’s the Nazgul and Sentient in a Basswood RG 7-string, where you can really hear the power and thickness of the Nazgul, and the smooth-yet-vocal articulation of the Sentient. It also features rosewood fretboard carved with Edge III Locking Tremolo, dot-inlays, along with passive stock pickups from Ibanez. JavaScript is disabled. But anyone can tell the difference between mahogany and alder. The DiMarzio®/IBZ pickups are specifically designed and manufactured by DiMarzio® for Ibanez, and they are not available separately. Turn them clockwise and the pickups rise, counterclockwise and they fall. If you’re playing an all-Mahogany model such as the S Series or the RG421 or Destroyer DT420, check out PAF-inspired models such as the ’59, JB/Jazz, Pearly Gates, Whole Lotta Humbucker, Alnico II Pro and Alnico II Pro Slash. I mean yes it can do metal, but in a limited way. The guitar was picking up dust in storage, but let me tell you this, it has now become one of my favorite guitars. I went to Ibanez’s website and looked through all of their current models to create this list. Though Pickups sound ok to me I want to upgrade them. If you have a Basswood Ibanez RG, the Distortion bridge and neck models are going to give you an aggressive, slightly raw tone which is great through a cranked Marshall or Mesa. USE IT FOR YOU MAIN TONE. You can tinker with the pickups but you may be limited more by whatever amp you're using. I have 3 ToM/fixed bridge Ibanezes, and the strings on them all measure F-spaced (trembucker). Ceramic Magnet. Ibanez Guitar Pickups. Other pickups that are particularly suited to Basswood include the Black Winter set, the Gus G Fire Blackouts and, if you’re into Texas blues tones, the Pearly Gates. For more DiMarzio pickups, see DiMarzio pickups. Ibanez guitars are popular amongst famous artists and professional players. Hi! Condition fresh. So this would mean that the type of wood matters. At least i come by the name honestly. Not just their guitars, their basses too. Ibanez Guitar Pickups. Sounds great in the clean channel as well. The Full Shred is great too. I used to believe that too. JB example on Mahagony ibanez s is done by Guitar rig dont think a software can pick difference between different wood guitar. Distortion on bridge and Black Winter or Jazz on neck. One thing to keep in mind, check the string spacing for the bridge pickup. I'm liking the Jazz and SSL the most, while wavering in the 59custom. Point proven I built an electric out of an old vintage army oil can that sounds amazing. With a Wah Pedal is sounds stunning and the PAF growl from it, gave me shivers after playing through my Mesa Mark V. Very Van Halen-esqe I must say. I think the Fred is the best neck pickup Dimarzio ever put out. Pine is a softwood, and apart from a few weird early fenders, I’ve never seen softwood guitars. Do you really think that if someone like Stevie Ray Vaughn for instance were to play a Les Paul instead of a Strat that you wouldn’t hear the difference? They do scream and are 4 conductor wire and are tappable. HOWEVER, Jacksons’ and Deans rule with SD’s….. R&D stands for “Research and Development.”. Also the idea of taking out the middle pickup isn't ideal for me but something I'll keep in mind. As such It is what i use there. DiMarzio DP227 LiquiFire Neck Humbucker Pickup Black F-Spacing DiMarzio DP423 Paul Gilbert Injector Bridge Pickup for middle possition. My first thought is an SSL-5 set, if that is the case. *I mostly play 80's metal and shred music (ala Vai, Satriani, MacAlpine, Moore). I have always liked this specific set so I figured why not throw them in my Ibby! They should be able to get most sounds you are going for. Ibanez is a guitar manufacturer that produces and sells both electric and acoustic guitars. And here’s the JB and Jazz, with a Custom Stack Plus (STK-S6) in the middle. The Jason Becker Perpetual Burn will also work nicely in Mahogany/Maple guitars – in fact, it was inspired by a JB in a Les Paul belonging to producer Bob Rock which Jason used on David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough album, and although they’re quite different pickups there’s still a little bit of shared tonality there, so if you like the overall JB tone but find it too hot or too trebly, the Perpetual Burn might be for you. wood my ass! I want to use the JB and ’59 in the Ibanez as the pickups have to go somewhere and not out the door!! This will give you the traditional bell-like tones with the extra power in the bridge. Pffft…, Absolutely. Just changed the pickups on my 15yr old Ibanez RGR Custom to a Screamin’ Demon bridge and a Full Shred neck. tone woods only effect acoustic guitars. DiMarzio is an American company that specializes in producing a wide range of guitar pickups. Everything has a natural frequency. 5 seconds after hearing this rig u will thank me…, I own a Ibanez Prestige RG1570z and i play from blues to metal ! Andertons sells guitars, they will obviously go with the lies of tone wood having an effect on your tone. They got rave reviews! DiMarzio Blaze pickups for Ibanez RG7321 Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Spectral, Nov 8, 2009. The first in the series, RG550 was originally released in 1987 and advertised as part of the Roadstar series. Finally went with EMGs with a special tone enhancer – slightly noisey, but I can finally get nice strat like tones – “kinda.” Never getting another Mahogany guitar again. Not 100% sure but I found on string vibration: waves travel in length varying the vibration patterns and string nodes, therefore the neck pickup will sound with slightly different tone being closer to the bridge. But my Jacksons and my Charvel are all Duncan loaded. Plugging it into a BOSS MT2 Metal Zone was like glass shards to the ears! cash on collection or paypal is fine, or i can pack it as best as possible and send via parcel force at your risk. Messages: 14 Likes Received: 0. Don’t get me wrong, I love the pickups, just remember: Measure twice, cut once. both have one piece maple necks. That sir is totally incorrect. I have an rg and the stock quantum neck is great, but the bridge lacks a little character for clean. Even the difference between an ash or alder Strat is very apparent. Both my RG450 and my S470 are D-zo Evo loaded. I understand that a neck single coil pickup in a 24 fret guitar will work too. I'm going to buy a guitar Ibanez rg 1570(basswood) and I don't now what pickups I should choice. Game in you.”. F-Spaced. Gives off a strat-ish tone with more balls and has great harmonics. So I was online and discovered a company by the name of Guitar Fetish. Really brings out the basswood and the maple neck. ITS THE TITLE!! 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