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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all, just a quick question:

Does the ibanez SZ520 Use F Spaced pickups or normal ones?

Thanks for any help in advance , much appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 10:28 PM
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

either one will work. The pickups are non-f spaced though.

f-spacing is a little wider so it wouldn't hurt either way.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

Thankyou very much for yourself i appreciate it.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 02:39 AM
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

Actually, the fingerboard on the SZ series is 2-1/4" wide at the last fret, so F-spaced pickups are necessary to make the strings pass over the polepieces--I replaced the pickups on my SZ720 with F-spaced Dimarzios.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

Thanks for that heads up dude.
I hadnt taken action yeton the buying pickups department yet so this is great

btw which dimarzio's did you fit?

i'm thinking of a steve's special in the bridge and a air norton in the neck.........
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 02:52 PM
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

I went with a PAF Pro at the neck, and a Superdistortion at the bridge. Either pickup sounds good on its own, but the real advantage is in modifying the wiring at the switch so that both humbuckers are active in the middle position instead of split coils. Two humbuckers in the middle position offer a lot of tonal variety.

You could go with regular pole spacing on the neck pickup and it would probably be perfect. The strings pass over the F-spaced polepieces on the neck pickup I installed, but not over the center of them. F-spacing is a must for the bridge pickup.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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thankyou, i appreciate the help alot.

Note to self:
F spaced at bridge, Normal at neck.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 11:31 AM
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

i dropped duncans in mine...regular sh-x models. the alnico2 and jb... work great, haven't had any dropout issues. sounds excellent, too.


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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Quick SZ Question

trembuckers are duncans version of F spaced pickups tho right?
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Re: Quick SZ Question

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trembuckers are duncans version of F spaced pickups tho right?
exactly.



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