How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4) - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2005, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 119
How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4)

I'm thinking about buying the new RG321 and I'd like to know if the new pickups are good enough so I wouldn't need to replace them.
Have you got any experience with these new INF pickups?
Another question, how can I make the pickups direct-mounted on a guitar that normally has ring-mounted pickups? I know Petrucci did it when he still played Ibanez. Does the sustain improve after that mod?
Btw, how are the bridge, tuners and nut in RG321? Does it stay in tune? Would there be any reason to change the nut?
Lauri M is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 02:15 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,469
Re: How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4)

The RG321 is an excellent guitar in my opinion for the price. The infinity pickups are decent stock pickups...a little trebly at times, but really good for playing rock and metal (a HUUUGE step up from the crappy powersound pickups they used to use). But if you're a very discriminating guitarist and you already know a great deal about pickups and the sound that you want, then you may end up changing them in the long run but even that is easily done. With the guitar being as inexpensive as it is, I think it would make a nice edition to anyone's guitar collection.

The RG321 has a pretty standard bridge but it stays in tune just as well as any other fixed bridge guitar that I've played. I jammed out metal licks for like 3 hours on one in a guitar store and the tuning never even flinched.
lyconxero is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 02:30 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 636
Re: How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4)

they are actually pretty decent for a stock guitar of that level. i got a great tone from a RG320 into a crate v series with a little delay... sounded like heaven
Dylan7620 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 09:42 AM
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In the Nightside Eclipse
Posts: 725
Re: How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4)

i got this year's RG321 a few weeks ago, swapped the pickups to Duncans. the INF humbuckers are OK pickups, nothing fantastic, but could've been better in terms of midrange (a little excessive). however, they are one up against the Powersounds, definitely.
germX is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 12:06 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,469
Re: How are the new RG3xx pickups? (INF3 & INF4)

I just got my RG370DX today and it has the Infinity Pickups. They don't sound nearly as good in my guitar as they do in my friend's RG321 (must be the difference in wood). Just sounds like they're either lacking something or have too much of something (or maybe both). I still need to mess around with my amp settings, though. But the bad thing about mine is that the neck humbucker pretty much just sounds flat. I don't know what the hell it sounds like, but it's not a humbucker sound. I never imagined that wood would effect the pickups THAT MUCH!!! I'm gonna have to swap them out sooner than I had planned on it...
lyconxero is offline  

amp settings , fixed bridge , fixed bridge guitar , guitar collection , humbucker sound , inf pickups , mounted pickups , neck humbucker , powersound pickups

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
INF3 ET INF4 PICKUPS COMPARE TO DIMARZIO modulo Pickups & wiring 9 12-23-2012 01:04 PM
INF3 n INF4 wiring are 74 Pickups & wiring 2 02-07-2012 08:26 AM
F/S Ibanez infinity pickups inf3 inf4 jjegg Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 12-29-2008 10:48 PM
FS: INF3, INF4 with switch/vol/tone. Almost new. Stygian Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 09-07-2008 01:03 AM
INF3 & INF4 F242 All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 1 04-21-2008 05:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome