Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: ibanez stock pickups
It's all a matter of choice but, yes, it seems it would make more sense to install pickups that most people like. On the other hand, it might be cool for some to save that money if they don't like the top-of-the-line pickup that comes with a given model. The PGM301, 300RE and 100RE comes to mind. Maybe someone doesn't like the PAF Pro that comes in the bridge and wants to swap it out for a Tone Zone. Why not put a cheapo in (hypothetically speaking of course) and save the customer some money if they're only going to swap them out anyway. The ill-fated Jem505 comes to mind as well.
I really like some of Ibanez's stock pickups; particuarly the Dimarzio/IBZ's, the V2, and even the breifly poroduced "Designed by EMG" passives. Call me nutty but I also like the stock AH1 and AH2 that came with my RG7321. I might replace them eventually with Blazes but I might just leave them in.