RG3120F - out with the Dimarzio IBZ's
I finally used my newly acquired RG3120F -ANT for rehearsal last night. It is my only Ibanez with those IBZ pickups. The guitar played beautifully, as expected, but I found the IBZ's, especially the bridge pickup, to be sort of dead and lifeless in comparison to my other Ibanez guitars, which have Evolution, Breed, Tone Zone , or PAF pro bridge pickups. It wasn't totally bad, I just really noticed that the IBZ's weren't as live and responsive. Sort of dead harmonically,,,just dull. My amp is a Soldano SLO 100, and so I really notice the little nuances between my guitars, and I've been spoiled by the other Dimarzios I'm used to hearing. I'm going to go with a set of evolutions for this guitar and see how it turns out. I LOVE the evolution bridge pickup , and how harmonically alive it is. It will be interesting to hear one in a mahogany/maple bodied guitar.