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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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help me customize my S270

Hi to all! I'm new in this forum, and I'm in need of some help!

I've got a 1998 Ibanez S270 in SOL finish. Since the craftmanship of this guitar is surprisingly good for a such a cheap axe, I thought that with the right pickups and a Gotoh licensed floyd rose, it may became a great guitar, the right complement of my other guitar (a 1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio).
My "problem" is about the choice of pickups. I would like to go on with the H/S/H configuration (gives versatility). Not counting handcrafted/boutique pickups, but talkin' about the 2 great names (DiMarzio and Duncan) which are the best for my guitar? I play hard rock/hard'n'heavy (Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Aerosmith, G'n'R, old Maiden and Metallica, etc.), nothing particularly extreme, with an all-tube Marshall combo. The guitar has a thin mahogany body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. Thanks a lot for advices!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 10:08 AM
 
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Re: help me customize my S270

Here's my suggestion:

Neck = Dimarzio PAF Pro

Mid = Dimarzio YJM (Yngwie Single coil) pickup

Bridge = Dimarzio Fred or Evolution
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: help me customize my S270

How about the solution I thought (Evolution neck, YJM or blue velvet or leave the crappy powersound for the moment, Evolution or Evo2 on the bridge)?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 09:32 PM
 
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Re: help me customize my S270

I have a S540, and put PAF Pro in the neck and a Tone Zone in the bridge. I didn't bother replacing the single-coil pup. I never use it anyway. But anyway, as Ron Burgundy would say, "it's the balls". I like the Evo's, too... But I like the way my setup turned out better.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: help me customize my S270

Yeah I thought at a Tone Zone too, but since it's a little dark pickup, and since the S270's body it's mahogany I'm afraid that the sound could be too muddy... maybe Evo's are a little bit more open and clearer than TZ... no?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 06:07 AM
 
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Re: help me customize my S270

Put a set of paf pros on steroids and boost the highs and mids and you got the evo bridge pickup
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