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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

I'm in the process of swapping the stock pickups in my RGA121 but I'm running into a few unforeseen problems. Firstly, I'm putting in some Seymour Duncan Blackouts that I purchased today. Under the stock pickups I found that there are small maple blocks glued to the body that prevent the much larger active blackouts from sitting nicely in the cavity. The other problem is that you cant install pickup rings because of the position of the neck and the neck pickup cavity so now i cant figure out how to screw the pickups in. Has anyone done this pickup swap that could help me out?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

T think you might have to do some routing on the guitar to do that?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

Ok consider those blocks routed. Does anyone know how to install active pickups without a pickup ring or pick guard?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

Yes,with emg's just knock out the brass ferrel and put some sponge in the cavity and use some black screws straight into the timber.I think blackout's i believe you can do the same.!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

Yes they do have the brass ferrels. Ill have to find some kind of material to do that but it sounds good. Thank you!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGA 121 pickup swap

Riggawaggel, I'm planning to put blackouts in the same guitar as you, what did you use to route out those maple blocks, and did the pickups fit in terms of width (Without any alterations to the body/pickups)?
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