RG premium, H-S-H vs dual humbucker
I figured I’d post this question here among other Ibanez players for some feedback before I do a hands-on test. Issue is…I’m on the fence between an RG920 (dual humbucker) and an RG 950 (hum-single-hum). I currently own an S series with an HSH configuration and I find that the middle pickup gets in the way when I play any palm-muted notes due to where my thumb and forefinger fall when the heel of my hand is at the bridge. I’ve tried to adjust my playing around it…but it’s just a b*tch…hand position is second nature and I don’t want to do any relearning based on a guitar’s limitations. So the question I’m throwing out there is basically this…is the 920 with just the buckers versatile enough that a difference wouldn’t be terribly noticeable in comparison to the 950 with the HSH config? I’m a working musician and at times need to call on punchy funk tones and twangy blues tones in addition to the hard rock and classic rock covers we play. If anybody has any experience with the 920 and can shed any light on its versatility or lack thereof, I’m all ears. Definitely gonna try both out for myself, just looking for some preliminary feedback from Ibanez players. Thanks.