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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG770 original

Hey guys, anybody has played an original RG770? How are the pickups sounding on this - haven't heard too much good stuff about those Dimarzio/Ibanez pickups.. cheers
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I think those are the F2's and they actually sound killer through my Mesa.. Real bright and crisp for crunchy stuff, and screaming solos also... but no real warmth.. But for metal they are number 1... IMO
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I wasn't keen on how they sounded in my RG770DX VM, but it also had a maple board. If I would not have traded it for Jesse's Jem, I would have swapped them out for something else. I was running it through my Legacy, and could'nt make them sound good to my liking.



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Back in the '90's I had a RG760 with F series pickups. Currently have a '91 USA Custom with F series and installed a full H-S-H F series set in my '95 RGR470 (MIJ with Edge). My all time favorite pickups. To me they have sounded awesome in any rig I've ever played through.
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I thought it was a great set up in my '90 770. The F2 in the bridge was warm and had great output. Great for Metal rhythm and dropped tuning. For me it was a little to bright for leads though. The F4 in the neck was AMAZING for soloing! It was VERY responsive to tone control and had great harmonics. The C2 was nice in positions 2 and 4 (mixed with either the bridge or neck), but it was pretty thin by itself. I never thought it was a good match for the hum's.
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What would you recommend for a more middly hard rock tone then? I mean for replacing the humbucker, so that it's still hot but not only for metal..
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Did you even play them yet? Why change them.

I owned 3 of those rg770dx with the f2/f4 pickups and I think they are awesome. Can cover all grounds.
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But I don't have the guitar, was just looking on **** and wondered if it's worth looking into.. have tried those pickups on a standard ibanez rg and wasn't amazed, but didn't know if the maple fretboard would make a difference
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I don't know what standard rg you are talking about. If it was the stock powersound or ibanez infinity pickups then they don't hold a candle on the F series.

The f's are dimarzio pickups and from what I read the f2 is close to a dimarzio breed and the f4 slightly hotter than a paf pro.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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you're right they were actually the ibanez infinity pickups!
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INF = replace, bland and safe eq curve with modest gain. Fit for purpose and better than some other manufacturers stock junk,but yeah.....replace for something real.

IBZ F series on the other hand (NOT IBZ/Dimarzio designed pups on modern prestiges) are keepers!

IBZ F2 = Dimarzio tone zone with less bass and more gain ( one of the best pups of all time and BETTER than the standard Tonezone).

IBZ F1 = Basically a Dimarzio Breed (almost identical,classic bridge/neck pup).

IBZ F4 = Dimarzio Paf pro (but with more gain).

IBZ F3 = Dimarzio super distortion (potentially hotter!!)

The best factory pups of all time,real Dimarzio USA made pups with great EQ curves designed specifically for Ibanez. I feel sorry for anyone whose ears let them down and assume these are typical standard cavity fillers like everything else released by any manufacturer these days including Ibanez. I've never removed any of this range/era of pups and anytime i come across them i buy em,got a draw full and a heap of guitars full.

Quite simply a killer range of modded Dimarzio's and i have paid more for some of them than standard Dimarzio models.
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corey thanks a lot man, that was the most comprehensive answer!!
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im about to purchase a 1991 rg770dx,,can i get a honest answer pro or con on these guitars..u guys no everything ibanez ..would love any thing u can give me ty
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im about to purchase a 1991 rg770dx,,can i get a honest answer pro or con on these guitars..u guys no everything ibanez ..would love any thing u can give me ty
Go click the search button and type in 770DX and read the several threads about them. Your best option here is to visit our reviews section and read what some reviewers have written about them:
http://www.jemsite.com/compare-elect...770dx/reviews/



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