Re: Ibanez Direct Mounted Pickups
Eh, I'd argue this is probably a "technique" thing honestly. I've got numerous direct mount guitars, never had any issues. Theres no sheer stresses being applied to the pickups either. Make sure you are using the proper size screwdriver, and make sure youre not angling the screw in. Should never be an issue if properly done; on any guitar. The one thing I personally do dislike about direct mount is adjusting the pickup heights is a pain, and you can only "lower" them so far too. For strats and stuff with single middles, I like them almost all the way down flush, cant do that with direct mount.