Re: Why does Ibanez RG = DiMarzio pickups
Yes but it's the most difficult part of the guitar to settle on, don't you think? You can easily find an Ibanez RG in any music shop, and if you want to try it through a Blackstar HT20 you might be able to find that as well, but you won't be able to find an RG with SD or Bareknuckle pickups in order to try it out at a music store. So in that sense we have to ask 'What pickups should I buy?' to get input from others, even if that advice may be flawed and our tastes are different.
Plus, the 'demos' of pickups on manufacturers websites and youtube give you very little to go on imo. There is so much mroe involved than just the pickups. Ultimately it is You--->Guitar--->Pickups--->Amp that defines the exact sound you end up getting, (you could also add in picks, strings, cables etc), so its no wonder its such a common question on the forums.