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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

Hi all! I've just bought my first ibanez rg prestige today. It needed a really good thorough clean up, but its turned out really nice! I gave it a full setup and I think it would play well if it wasnt for the bridge pickup being so high. Has anyone ever seen this sort of thing before? And what could I do to fix it?I'm wondering if ive done something wrong fix whilst setting it up.

I found out that the bridge pickup was changed to a dimarzio d-sonic. There is a tone zone in the neck.

Cheers all!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 06:45 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

To me it looks like the ears of the pocket aren't routed deep enough - if any.

Unmount the pickup and inspect the bridge pocket. If the ears aren't set deeper you might have to route them deeper approx. 5 mm.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

Not sure about the stk pickups in your 1570 built I'm pretty sure the stk IBZ pickups I pulled from my RG770 ,that are direct mount, had shorter ears that the EVOs I put in.
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Re: Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

Beautiful paintwork, nice axe!



Agree with the previous comments, pull the pickup and check the clearance underneath, something odd there.
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I have unscrewed the pickups to see in the cavity. To me it looks like everything seems fine. The pickup in the neck is fine and I believe the cavities are the same depth. So it does honestly look like the ceramic magnet in the bridge pickup is making it taller than normal. Apparently this is s common occurrence with dimarzio ceramic pickups.

There is a tone zone in the neck, so im going to pop that into the bridge cavity and I'm ordering an air Norton for the neck cavity. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
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Re: Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

The cavity needs to be recessed. The pickup should fit then. I had that pickup in one of my axes with no problem at all.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez rg1570 with very tall bridge pickup

Man, that is Beautiful. I had the Rusty Red one. I loved it. though it was indeed stolen from my mothers home. I would say that regardless of the stack thickness that bridge pickup is way up to high. I think the ceramic pickup might be wrong for that guitar. did you find out of the Air Norton Fit well? keep us updated here is a photo of my guitars pickup height.
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