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  1. Pickups & wiring
    Hey guys! I have my eyes set on a 'Jackson DK2M Pro Series Dinky' (check link at the bottom) and I really want to make some improvements on it once I get it. Okay, so the guitar comes with Seymour Duncan pickups (TB4 and SH2N). I was thinking of replacing them with DiMarzio pups. I play for a...
  2. Pickups & wiring
    Hi. WOuld someone be willing to help me out. I took out Dimarzios (Breed in bridge and Air Norton in neck) out of my Ibanez RGA 121 Prestige and sold them because i didn't liek them. i thought they were too thin and weak after trying active emgs (81 specifically). Im looking for pickups for neck...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi. I'm new to the site. I just bought a RGR420EXRAR. It's a beautiful guitar and plays great. However, I am not impressed with the V8 bridge pickup. It has an awesome metal rythm sound but it is HORRIBLE for lead. I am looking for a brighter pickup with more sustain. I have looked at many...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Well i wanted something I could mod the crap out of and not really worry about breaking anything. So I had a D-Sonic laying around and thought it needed a home. So with a little thought I decided to get one of the OLP Petrucci guitars, and change all the crap out for good stuff. So I got the...
  5. Pickups & wiring
    Well i've recently acquired this alder H-H soloist that came stock with EMG 81 and 85 and they're really starting to get on my nerves. Always that little gain boost, the compression and subtle lack of note deffinition is so annoying. And cleans are just a joke on these things. So I guess what im...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    I'm wondering if anyone else has a decent pickup combo they swapped the stock ones out for? The neck is pretty much a no brainer between the AN-7, or the PAF-7. I'm completely lost on the bridge pickup though.....I have a D-Sonic in my 7620 and love it but I'm not sure what the results will be...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    im hunting for a tone, and i need to put some new pickups in my new rg550xx how can i achieve john petruccis tone on about to crash (six degrees) i know its not that that simple, but im after a start
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    OK, so the story is i wanted a cheaper and more simple guitar as a sort of contrast to my jem, so about the time i go looking for reviews of epiohines, PRS's and the odd standard fender i eventually am about to give up and so i go onto merchant city music dot com and right there on the front...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I have a problem with my JEM and I am wondering if anybody is familiar with the problem... I have no idea what is causing it or how to fix it and its driving me nuts. The best description I can give you is that the G strings tone is different from the other strings... including the other...
  10. Pickups & wiring
    I'm trying to decide in between Steve's Special and D-Sonic for a Drop C tuned RG320. I'm looking for a NOT STERILE sound, as clear as posible, I want to get rid of the muddiness I get with the infinity pups. Styles I'm playing go from Nu rock (mainly rythm work) to metal-core (lots and lots of...
  11. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Has anyone here found their 'perfect guitar', the #1, the 'cannot be beat' axe that is perfect for them in every way? Maybe it's nit-picking but I'm still searching for that elusive super-axe. I've got a few guitars right now that are close, but not quite there 100%. I've been playing Ibanez...
  12. Pickups & wiring
    Is anyone using a JB in the bridge and a DiMarzio Red Velvet pickup in the middle? Wondering how it sounds....
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey all, I was wondering if you guys could help me identify my new Ibanez... There is no model number on the guitar, I think it could be an S470, but I'm not sure to be honest! The guy who sold it to me claimed it has a koa top and it certainly looks and sounds that way but I couldn't find...
  14. Pickups & wiring
    Howdy fellow Jemsiters :) Lately i've been unhappy with the tone in 3 of my guitars, so i'm going to do a pickup swap, and I was interested to hear what other people think about my pickup choices. I have a Charvel Fusion Custom, which is 24.75 scale with basswood body, floyd bridge and bolt on...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I got some ideas for my black RG20th today after playing a Jem77VBK yesterday (SICK guitar). The RG is just too darn black, and since I can't sell it, I'll make it awesome. I've decided to do a black pearloid or brushed chrome or mirror pickguard, white pickups and knobs, and possibly chrome...
  16. Pickups & wiring
    Howdy All, About to build up a basswood RG so I contacted DiMarzio about a pickup combo recommendation. They recommended a PAF Joe in the neck position with an F-spaced Breed in the bridge position. I'd like to gather your opinions, experiences, and suggestions. Thanks! Here's what I asked...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just curious, really don't know...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    So I finally got around to taking pix of my new acquisition since Sept. Serial# F145xxx, presuming it was made in 91, it technically has the same first 4 digits as my UVGR. Got this from a fellow Jemsiter (Ibanut) and he asked me to keep the original parts if I ever modify it. I had planned this...
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've noticed that at a price point, (which varies) that seems to be the $400+ range, other manufacturers, (Jackson, ESP/LTD, Squier, etc) start putting SD's in their guitars, or at least Designed by SD/EMG sort of thing. I know that some gutiars are starting to come with the Designed by EMG...
  20. Pickups & wiring
    The HH Ibanez models with a 5 way switch use a special (non-strat or RG 1550, 550 type) switch....right? I am looking at diagrams for the RG7321 and models with similar switching and the switch has to be different or else the bridge is split and the neck is on and or off at different ..wrong...
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