Re: Ibanez RS440 upgrades and thoughts
i actually like that guitar. my first electric was a roadstar. i would advise against the 250k pots if you have a humbucker. they zap ALOT of high end out of humbuckers. if i had to guess, i bet that it already has 250k's in it. as far as a pickup swap, would definitely like to see those 67's in it. haven't heard them myself, but have heard others in the virtual vintage line and totally dig them. as far as a humbucker, i would go for the norton or the air norton if you'd like the lower output to match the singles better. i personally like mid/high output hums with my neck and mid singles. this is because neck and mid(neck moreso) have alot more output than the bridge, respectively. replace one of the pots with a push/pull and you got yourself a workhorse. if you have 500k pots, it will will have a brighter, snappier, bell like strat tone. in all of my strats i replace all of the pots from 250k to 500k just to get a bit more punch out them. the neck pickups just come alive with 500k, as do the in between clean tones just sparkle.