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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 09-02-2020, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question HSH pickup recommendation for Ibanez SV5470A

I have a stock Ibanez SV5470A
S shape, mahogany body, rosewood board, non locking trem, 5 way switch with a push pull knob for coil splitting.

I find the stock Ibanez True Duo Blast pickups are a bit bland and want to swap them out to something more suited for my taste.

I play hard rock and modern metal but prefer medium output to retain clarity. I don't play with too much gain in order to keep percussive rhythms. Influences from Slash, to Kiko Loureiro, Keith Merrow / Wes Hauch, etc...
I play through Fractal stuff, as well as tube amps (Friedman, Marshall, 6505 etc)

I am considering:
- Tone Zone / True Velvet / Air Norton combo, but read on a forum that they might not be great on a mahogany guitar. Is that true?
- Crunch Lab / Liquifire (not sure what single coil to add)
- JB / Jazz, or Nazgul / Sentient, or Jupiter set (not sure what single coil to add).
- Fluence Keith Merrrow set (but thats $$$ after adding their single coil)

Any thoughts or other recommendations? Ideally something that splits coils nicely for added versatility.


Last edited by Paincakes; 09-02-2020 at 06:13 PM.
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