Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Parts Unknown, NY
RG920MQM - Super 3/Evo bridge or ???
I just recently picked up a near mint Premium RG920MQM, a rare one with the maple fingerboard. And while I am considering leaving the stock DiMarzio/IBZ pickups in it, I have been dying to get a maple fingerboard guitar to use a Super 3 bridge & Evolution bridge model in the neck for a long time.
A little history about this DiMarzio combo: years ago, a friend of mine that did the Kamikaze finish on my ESP 7-string, had an Ibanez RG350MDX that he bought these pickups for. After him telling me what he got, I never thought this combo would work. But after wiring them in and testing it out, I was blown away with the results. So since then, I have been on a quest for a guitar I could use this combo in. And I now have it.
So this is my main set for consideration. However, I have been an EMG user for years. But I have been seriously eyeing the new Fishman Fluence Modern set because of how much more versatility I can get out of them (coil split to either inside OR outside coil, High pass frequency filter, 6dB gain drop, as well as the 2 different voicings these pickups have...). My ONLY issue with the Fishman's is that they would either have to be black (like the EMG's, which I don't want...), or the brushed finish. In which I would really like to have the black chrome like the EMG's have to better match the hardware on the guitar... If I go with the DiMarzio's, I would be getting them in blue, to make the guitar pop a little more appearance wise.
All of my other guitars are all EMG/active equipped, and I am dying to try them Fishman's out. But I am also anxious for the Super 3/Evo Bridge combo too because I know what to expect.
So what would you guys recommend??? Any advice or other possible recommendations would be welcomed as well. But as many of us here know, DiMarzio pickups tend to go better with Ibanez guitars 98% of the time than other passive. So let me know what you guys think.
Thanks in advanced!!!
Last edited by greenkamikaze7; 10-16-2016 at 05:19 PM.