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I emailed a tech rep from Dimarzio asking about specs for V1 through V8 Ibanez pickups. He wrote back that Dimarzio did not produce those pickups for Ibanez. I had always heard that they were made by Dimarzio. Were they inspired by a Dimarzio model and made by Ibanez? Just curious. I love the sound of the V1 in the neck possition.......
 

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psychoshredder said:
dimarzio only involved in designing..perhaps....who knows?
I doubt it. I read somewhere that they were designed by Ibanez themselves. The V series has been around for a long time now (from the V1 and so on...) and I think Dimarzio designed the IBZ/USA pickups on the USA customs. Now I think that Dimarzio only design (and produce) the Dimrazio/IBZs. My 2 sen.
 

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Kamikaze_1 said:
I doubt it. I read somewhere that they were designed by Ibanez themselves. The V series has been around for a long time now (from the V1 and so on...) and I think Dimarzio designed the IBZ/USA pickups on the USA customs. Now I think that Dimarzio only design (and produce) the Dimrazio/IBZs. My 2 sen.
Seeing you posting here and there about guitar pickups and guitars you seem to know quite a lot.... :) Which means it's good I can ask you for some advice since we're staying quite close :mrgreen:
 

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mi2tom said:
Seeing you posting here and there about guitar pickups and guitars you seem to know quite a lot.... :) Which means it's good I can ask you for some advice since we're staying quite close :mrgreen:
I'm only 14, dude. But I'll be glad to help out.
P.S: Penang and P.J is really close :wink:. Maybe if on my next trip to Penang...
 

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psychoshredder said:
they were made by MaXON -Japan ( at least from what I heard).

dimarzio only involved in designing..perhaps....who knows?
Jim Donahue (long time Ibanez employee) confirmed that V2s were originally made by Maxon, then production switched over to DiMarzio at some point - my guess is around '88. The V2s were based on the DiMarzio Super Distortion - the original aftermarket pickup. The case may be different with the other V pickups.
 
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