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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

Hi,

I'm thinking of replacing the stock IBZ pickups in my RG1XXV for pink ones, so they look cool. Oh, and sound better. I shouldn't need to describe this too much, other than it is a Premium Ibanez which is typical in terms of being an RG and with a ZR trem.

In terms of sound, I really like my JEM7V which is loaded with Evolutions. For this guitar, I want the same sort of cutting rock sound, basically. I have other guitars with warmer humbuckers etc, so happy for this guitar to sound JEM-like.

Right now, the IBZ pickups don't sound as 'cutting' as the Evos. Warmer. Bassier. I want them to penetrate a bit more.

Of course, I could put Evos in there, but want to hear other options too.

In terms of guitarists, apart from Vai (obviously), I think Petrucci is pretty neat too!
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

Note I'd be replacing the MIDDLE pick-up too.

I'd want to preserve the current 5-way switching.
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

I put Breeds in my RG1XXV and 2XXV..... But have Gravity Storms in an RG321..... Both great pickups!.....here are the Breeds....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8183931...in/photostream
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

Beware that DiMarzio's pickups are not the PINK colour you are after. It's a very light shade of pink. You might wanna order white ones and paint them hot pink yourself.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

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I put Breeds in my RG1XXV and 2XXV..... But have Gravity Storms in an RG321..... Both great pickups!.....here are the Breeds....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8183931...in/photostream
What middle PU did you put in there?
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

I use an HS-2.... Works well with rhe Breeds
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

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Of course, I could put Evos in there, but want to hear other options too.

In terms of guitarists, apart from Vai (obviously), I think Petrucci is pretty neat too!
Try Evo 2 and Liquifire.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Replacement PINK pickups for RG1XXV (Gravity Storm...?)

Thanks all for the input.

I've ordered a Gravity Storm set in pink, and an Injector for the middle position. I will be keeping the wiring the same so hopefully a nice and simple installation.

Oh, and of course green knobs to complete the colour transformation!
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