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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez V1 and V2

Ay, there's the rub! I've read every review for every DiMarzio on Jemsite. I've read all the "Everything you wanted to know about..." in the pickups section in the DiMarzio forum for all their humbuckers, except those ultra hot ones that I've no interest in. Of course I've listened to soundclips galore on DiMarzio.com, and in their otherwise very helpful website I have a big beef with the soundclip thing. It tells me almost nothing about a pickup to hear a post-production, final version of some artist using the pickup on a recording. The Seymour Duncan website is much, much more helpful in that they use short soundclips of the same piece of music recorded (presumably) with the same amp and guitars between soundclips- apples to apples.

Just gotta try 'em to find out, I guess. My original point is not that DiMarzio's aren't fantastic, or that the V1/V2 are "better;" it was to say that the V1/V2 combo shouldn't be crapped upon (unlike the V7/V8; crap away as far as I'm concerned): )
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Ay, there's the rub! I've read every review for every DiMarzio on Jemsite. I've read all the "Everything you wanted to know about..." in the pickups section in the DiMarzio forum for all their humbuckers, except those ultra hot ones that I've no interest in. Of course I've listened to soundclips galore on DiMarzio.com, and in their otherwise very helpful website I have a big beef with the soundclip thing. It tells me almost nothing about a pickup to hear a post-production, final version of some artist using the pickup on a recording. The Seymour Duncan website is much, much more helpful in that they use short soundclips of the same piece of music recorded (presumably) with the same amp and guitars between soundclips- apples to apples.

Just gotta try 'em to find out, I guess. My original point is not that DiMarzio's aren't fantastic, or that the V1/V2 are "better;" it was to say that the V1/V2 combo shouldn't be crapped upon (unlike the V7/V8; crap away as far as I'm concerned): )
I agree!
Everyone has different tastes.
Yeah--the soundclips are kind of useless.
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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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(unlike the V7/V8; crap away as far as I'm concerned): )
Out of the box, I agree...

But try the magnet swap, they become fantastic pickups when you swap the magnets.

It's actually very surprising how good they sound.
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez V1 and V2

Sorry to raise this thread from the dead but being new here I stumbled upon it while searching something else and wanted to throw my two cents in..

I own an all original 1987 RG560 in Vampire Kiss red. It's an awesome guitar and one of my favorites because it covers a lot of ground tonally. The two single coils are very "twangy" and the neck on it's own has a really killer, big tone and is great for SRV and the like. The bridge V2 humbucker is very warm sounding. It's kinda hot but with an open vintage tone. I think it compliments the single coils nicely which also have a big open sound.

I also have a 1997 RG570 with the V7,S1,V8 pickups. People are right to say these pu's are hotter, brighter and not as organic as the V1,V2's. The 570 is my whammy guitar so the pickups work well for my needs. I thought about changing the stock pickups in the 570 but I already have several other guitars with Dimarzio's & SD's so I keep these guitars stock. I don't like all my guitars to sound the same. Also, for the poster who mentioned he likes his Ibanez guitar to sound like an Ibanez guitar.. I get it.

On the other hand.. I never had the urge to change the pu's in the 560. Every time I play that guitar it brings me back to a time when the Ibanez RG's were fresh and cutting edge. I'm 46 so I remember those days very well.

The older MIJ Ibanez guitars w/Original Edge & Wizard necks have really come into their own and the stock pu's, depending on your needs are IMHO, not that bad. Thanks.
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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Yeah that mirrors my sentiments. I like the idea that my 90 RG sounds like it did the day it left the guitar shop 22 years ago and blew some kid's mind: )
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez V1 and V2

I've always loved the sound of the V1 and V2. I have them that came stock in an RG570DX. They are very organic and warm, as opposed to say the F4 or F2 were a little more bright, and aggressive. These pickups also have quite a punch, but they are a little more smooth and can still growl with any overdrive. They are certainly unique. The RG570 is a perfect match for these pickups and that body.
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