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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RGR 470 Pickup Advice

Hi there, recently I picked up a used Ibanez RGR470 in Jewel Blue.
The guitar plays absolutely fantastic, though the Edge tremolo needs a set-up badly, but I am not quite happy with the stock pickups, so I decided to change them.
Now, I would prefer to transform this guitar into a real mean beast, a face-melting, child-eating metal machine, if you catch my drift.
Now, for the bridge I am thinking about getting a DiMarzio X2N, but I haven't yet decided on a single-coil for the middle position nor have I made up my mind about which neck-humbucker to pair with the X2N, though I am thinking that the D-Activator-X neck would probably be a good fit.

Now, my question to you is, if you have any advice for me, as far as pickup-selection are concerned, suggestion are very much welcome.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 02:08 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGR 470 Pickup Advice

I would go with seymour duncan distortions, Both neck and bridge version would be a fine choice. Do you use the singlecoil often? If not I would leave it in there.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 02:53 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez RGR 470 Pickup Advice

considering the body is resoncast, you might want to go active, maybe duncan blackouts or EMG.

but if dimarzio is your game, X2N in bride, I'd pair it with SUPER2 neck.
middle single..? I really don't care.
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