Best metal pickups for a RG2550z?
Ok so here's the thing: I recently bought an Ibanez Prestige RG2550z in mint condition for a ridiculously good price. The guitar itself is perfect, I really like the playability of the neck, the edge zero tremolo also looks pretty good.
Unfortunately there's an expected flaw on the guitar; the pickups... the thing that I don't like with these pickups is the fact that they have no personality, at least for my taste. there's not enough distortion, the lower frets sounds too bassy and the higher frets just... you know... not my taste anyway.
These are Dimarzio/ibz. I was wondering which pickups I should swap into it instead of these? My sound goal is something between As I Lay Dying, A7X, Steve Vai. I also have a Schecter Synyster Custom that has the Duncan Invader which I has one of the best guitar sound I ever heard. I was thinking on getting some Dimarzio for the Ibanez tho. Any suggestions? Note that it's a basswood guitar with rosewood fretboard, maple neck, 24 frets, edge zero tremolo. I play with 8/38 string gauge by the way.
Thanks for replying!
Last edited by jcpwn; 11-10-2015 at 01:10 AM.