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I'd go the 81 - SA - 85 in the RG, or if you want to save some cash and still have pretty much the same sounds you'd get from this combo go an 81 - 89 and leave the single coil out. The 89 is a split pickup where as a humbucker it sounds like an 85, and when split to single coil it's an SA. Go on to http://www.emginc.com and have a listen to the samples for these pickups.
 

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All EMGs are humbuckers in the sense that they are hum-canceling. They all have two coils, just the "single coil" models the coils are stacked on top of eachother instead of side by side.

From EMG website.

Coils

It's a balancing act to achieve the style of tone you want. In all cases, EMG Pickups have two coils. This is necessary for noise reduction, while providing the vehicle for the distinctive EMG tone. Coils are sometimes placed side by side, or stacked, but in both cases each coil is treated independently by the preamp. Instead of having the coils in series or parallel with a single output, they are electronically summed so their attributes can be controlled individually.
 

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What constitutes a "good clean" is debatable. I'd say that you can definitely get decent cleans from EMGs if you learn to ride the volume knob. Also, I think that the 89 would give you more tonal options just because you not only get a single coil but you get one in the neck position.
 

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i'd go for some evos in the neck and bridge. i never bothered to change the middle single coil on my 550. also, get a dimarzio cliplock and one last idea; when all this is done, send the guitar to me so i can "look after it for you" :)
 

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guitardevil2005 said:
i have a used ibanez 570 coming in and i think its pretty much stock, what changes should i have done to it, im planning on putting some emgs in it.
you should strip your 570 down to it's bare components, and evilbay each of them separately. yes, even the string retaining bar!

then you'll have enough money for three 570's!
 
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