Need some input - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phillidelphila PA
Posts: 67
Need some input

Well i finally am tossing the EMGs outta my '92 S540BM becuase i dont want to sound like everyone else with them. I think i am ordering a Dimarzio Evo set becuase they are talked about highly here, and the few jems ive played sounded great with them. My only question is do they come with Pick up rings or should i keep the ones i have? Also does anyone else have any other segestions on what pick ups i should try out if not the evos? thanks alot

GlassCasket is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 02:43 AM
elcid's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: chicago
Posts: 9,592
Re: Need some input

They dont come with pick up rings
As far as suggestions, everyone will have a different one. Personally I had Evos in my S540LTD and hated them
elcid is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phillidelphila PA
Posts: 67
Re: Need some input

what did you end up with in yours? I play alot of metal ike between the buried and me and no active pickups please.
GlassCasket is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 09:27 AM
elcid's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: chicago
Posts: 9,592
Re: Need some input

I ended up with an Air Norton, Blue Velvet, and Paf Pro. Im not sure how much I like it since I dont think I've played that gutiar more than 3 times since I installed the pick ups. Thin necks and floating trems arent my thing anymore.
elcid is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 09:33 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,270
Reviews: 16
Re: Need some input

Evos or Breed pickups....mix-match even. X2N would also do. It's Dimarzio's hottest pickup. Any of these three will sound great for that.
courtney2018 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 10:32 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 1,271
Re: Need some input

DiMarzio pickups are very good, but don't limit yourself to just one brand.

Bare Knuckle Pickups are putting out some of the best high gain pickups on the market, and there are plenty of clips on their website. Check them out, I'm sure you'll be impressed. Plus, the guy that runs the business (Tim) is a great bloke, and is very helpful.

Seymour Duncan also has some very good hot pickups, including the Invader and the Dimebag, and alot of people like the JB(standard on many USA Jacksons).

I have also tried the Kent Armstrong Motherbucker (it's like two hotrails in one humbucker) which is heavy as hell, and original Bill Lawrence XL-500XL's are awesome, but hard to get.

I hope this has helped

Good luck in the search for your ultimate tone.

Rock on!
HeavyMetal4Ever is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 11:03 AM
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: LR, AR
Posts: 1,982
Re: Need some input

i've got an air norton/tone zone in my 98 s540qstk. i love it. i really should play that guitar more to break the lo-pro in, but i got a bunch more guitars that have better feeling trems. anyway, i've never used the evos in mahogany, but i can't stand them in basswood. evos in alder are sweet. i just don't like super trebly pickups and the evo is that. i guess i am a bit biased as i like the air norton/tone zone combo in most of my mahogany ibanez' 20.

rty13ibz98 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 02:42 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Argentina
Posts: 150
Re: Need some input

I have a S470 with a pair of Evo's in it, it does sound great! But it's better for lead work, rhythms aren't that good, unless it's busy rhythm work/super-speed-up-riffs ala metalcore, in that case every line comes out nicely defined. A much more versatile pair would be Evo2 bridge/Evo neck, as it is kind of a "rolled back" Evo, more suited to rhythm work but still retaining the screaming factor xD
sleepyone is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phillidelphila PA
Posts: 67
Re: Need some input

Ok thanks for your input guys, im still thinking about getting the whole evo set just becuase it about 170$ for it on the bay and i need two hums and a single. I may check out the BareKnuckle pickups, anyone else use them?
GlassCasket is offline  

air norton , bare knuckle pickups , dimarzio evo , dimarzio pickup , dimarzio pickups , floating trems , paf pro , seymour duncan , tone zone

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jem input jack freedom's door Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 2 05-27-2005 12:24 AM
fake jem input jack jemboyee Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 11 04-09-2005 11:30 PM
input jack problem. JN777 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 1 01-15-2005 01:55 AM
Sabre style input jacks... - Why not have them on an RG styl 7 Dying Trees Comments to Ibanez 3 08-14-2001 01:09 AM
4 Input Marshall JTM45 - which is which? Josh Blagg Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 0 02-22-2001 12:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome