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Ibanez JEM Pickups

The original Ibanez JEM Guitars featured two DiMarzio PAF Pro humbuckers and a JEM single coil pickup. The JEM7VWH brought about a new pickup, designed in conjunction with Steve Vai the DiMarzio Evolution. The Evolution pickups are found in the JEM7VWH, JEM7BSB, JEM10 and JEM555 models only. The JEM single coil pickup is described by DiMarzio technicians as "a HS-2 in single coil mode, with better hum cancellation". The JEM single coil pickup can be purchased from Ibanez, whereas DiMarzio pickups can be purchased from DiMarzio direct or from local guitar shops.


Ibanez Universe Pickups

The Ibanez Universe shipped with DiMarzio Blaze-II pickups. These were custom 7-string pickups designed for the Universe. These are found on every Universe. Note the RG-7s feature different pickups.


Blaze-II Single Coil (Middle) Pickups


Shown above is the original style DiMarzio Blaze-II Single Coil pickup. These are found in most of the original 1990 Universe guitars. Notice the capped (silver) pole pieces that are nonadjustable.


Shown above is the Blaze-II Single Coil pickup as manufactured around 1991. Note it had adjustable pole pieces by use of a standard allen wrench. These polepieces are black.


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