Re: Ibanez Factory Pickup Output Ratings?
for what it's worth, i have several rt450s, which have v8s & v7s. i decided to replace the humbuckers in one of them to a fred in the bridge & a paf pro in the neck. while this combo sounds fantastic in the js1000 & js6s that i own, it doesn't quite sound as good as the stock v8 & v7. output-wise, the v8 a tad bit louder than the fred and the v7 was about the same as the paf pro.
i know the stock pickups get a lot of flack, but honestly, i dig the v8/v7 combo, especially in alder and mahogony (well, at least in the rga121) guitars. they are well balanced, medium output with decent clarity. but then again, i'm not a metal player and i like letting my amp do the work as far as overdrive.