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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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pickgard mounted pickups UV777BK...or direct mounting rg7

do you prefer the pickups mounted on the pickgard as on the UV777BK ,or direct mounted pickups (as rg 7620 rg2027xvv...) ???
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 12:30 PM
 
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Direct mounted by a mile

It sounds better, and installing pups on a pickguard is a very irritating job. Not that I would change the pups on a UV, but on my RG2027x the actual fitting was easy-peasy. The wiring, that's a whole different story with piezo-equiped guitars...

I like the look of a guitar with direct mounted pups better than the look of a guitar with a pick-guard, but that's personal (just like the rest I said, well D'oh!)
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Direct mounted by a mile

I like the look of a guitar with direct mounted pups better than the look of a guitar with a pick-guard, but that's personal
Ditto. My dream jem would not have a pickguard... Don't like them.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is my opinion too ...
and i don t understand why such amazing guitars have pickups mounted on this pickgard .

The sound should be much better on a UNIVERSE or JEM with the pickups direct mounted,don t know why ibanez doesn t make them like that?
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 09:31 AM
 
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As much tone as Vai gets now, I guess he doesn't like/need them. Plus, I would think it's easier to fix a defective pickguard than stripped wood. But I too would like to know the rationale here. Are there any direct-mounted JEMs?
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 09:58 AM
 
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The newer floral patterns are direct mounted. I don't know about the rest...
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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ibanez should do direct mounted pickups , and a pickgard that wouldn t hold the pickups.
it would be easy to do , and would probably cost less (no need to put pickups on it ).

the jem bfp was direct mounted too.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 12:05 PM
 
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my bfp isn't (I wish it was )
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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you mean that this thing is not direct mounted ???
http://www2.serveur4u.com/jnogier/IBA-JemFloral.jpg

would be possible to make it direct mounted , don t you think?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 04:50 PM
 
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I'm 110% sure that my BFP is NOT direct-mounted, I don't know about others

Maybe they started directmounting them in 1993 or 1994...


Because I'm such a lousy photographer you can see it clearly on this pic (check the right screw on the neck hum) :

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i believe what you say , it is your guitar ....

i was sure that the bfp was a direct mounted , that s why i was surprised.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 05:37 PM
 
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When I bought mine I didn't know that there were direct-mounted ones as well, I would have preferred one of those
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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you have a very beautiful ibanez7 too ...i like it .
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