Early 90's Blaze II, is there a bridge version? - Jemsite
Pickups & wiring Discussion about pickup types, replacements, recomendations, switching, wiring diagrams and sustainer systems for ANY guitar, JEMs included.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 24
Early 90's Blaze II, is there a bridge version?

Hey all,

Recently I've discovered this site and been poking around in my 1991 UV7BK, never opened it up before a week ago and noticing lots of interesting things.

I noticed both the Bridge and Neck Pickups are stamped N1 on the brass bottom. They also measure the same resistance whereas on Dimarzio's site for the Blaze pickups the bridge is supposed to be quite a bit higher.

I understand these were technically the "Blaze II" pickups. Was there only one variation of the Blaze II Humbucker back then before the current Blaze line? Or did Ibanez screw up and put two neck pups in my universe?
dolemitehc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 02:12 PM
jim777's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,596
Re: Early 90's Blaze II, is there a bridge version?

N1 is a Blaze neck pickup, odd that you got 2 of them in your guitar. You should have gotten an N1 and a B1. There was confusion between DiMarzio and Ibanez on the naming convention but these are Blazes you have.
jim777 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 24
Re: Early 90's Blaze II, is there a bridge version?

That's what I would have thought. They both definitely seem original and I bought the guitar supposedly new. Looking at it it definitely looks that both were in there this whole time, the soldering all looks identical, age, everything. There's some masking tape keeping the pickup wires in place to the bottom of the pickups and the tape all looks ancient like its 30 years old. I've had the guitar in a shop a couple times and thats the only time I would think they could have been switched out. I'm confused

I gotta switch out the middle pickup so I'll probably get a bridge pickup too. So odd....
dolemitehc is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 24
Re: Early 90's Blaze II, is there a bridge version?

Here's a picture of the pickups. They all look like they are from the same time...odd

UV7 Two N1 Pickups
dolemitehc is offline  

blaze ii , dimarzio , neck , universe , uv7

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
Older RG's early 00 vs early 90's johnnyninja All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 20 04-23-2012 04:20 AM
WTB: Green Evo 7 or Blaze/Blaze-II pups RGplyr550 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 05-07-2008 04:27 PM
LF: Early 90s Green Blaze Bridge 7 djpharoah Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 05-16-2007 01:23 PM
hard choise: Blaze Neck in bridge vs. Blaze Bridge in bridge... MF_Kitten Pickups & wiring 13 04-23-2007 10:33 AM
Blaze Pickups Vs. Blaze-II Pickups in a UV - What's the esse trouble311 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 10 12-08-2001 04:32 PM

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