Ibanez RG570 Replacing a V8 with SH-6 or TB-6 - Jemsite
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RG570 F-Spaced or Standard Bridge Pickup

Hey guys, I recently bought an Ibanez RG570 Genesis and i don't really like the sound of the V8. I did my search and I ended up on a Seymour Duncan SH-6 (aka Distortion) for the bridge.
So, my questions are:
1) RG570 Genesis has the Egde Tremolo, will the SH-6 ''fit'' or do i need to go for the F-Speced model (TB-6)?
2) Are there any differences on the sound between these two pickups?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RG570 Replacing a V8 with SH-6 or TB-6

I don't know about the sound difference of those Duncans but you should go for F-spaced if it's a necessity. Some will say it's no big deal but I always go F-spaced on an RG bridge, either tremolo or fixed.
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Re: Ibanez RG570 Replacing a V8 with SH-6 or TB-6

the spacing won't affect your tone, but aesthetically you may have an issue with the poles not lining up with the strings. It's only visual though. the duncan TB spaced pickups have bigger bobbins than standard spaced ones. You may or may not need to remove a little timber in the pickup cavity. You should be fine with a 570 though. I've got a TB-5 Custom in mine, and from memory it fit in the cavity. Duncan usually provide a pickup ring too.
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Re: Ibanez RG570 Replacing a V8 with SH-6 or TB-6

There is no difference at all. Have a standard spaced JB in my Lynch Kamikaze. Enjoy the guitar.
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Re: Ibanez RG570 Replacing a V8 with SH-6 or TB-6

Get the Trembucker version - Your welcome.
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