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post Nov 22 2007, 02:44 PM
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Hi,

I have a Ibanez SA120 witch i love in the shape, holding position, bending, neck, weight, looks perspective but the pickups...is a antoher story. (imo)

So my question is if you guys think its worth buying two 100$ pickups to a guitar that costed 350$ or if just should by a new guitar with the pickups i want?

I also wonder if any of you geeks biggrin.gif have changed pickups on your guitar(s) and how the result was.

I think im gonna buy a DiMarzio DP100CR pickup and set it in stall position not sure yet.


Thankiue wink.gif

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post Nov 22 2007, 02:48 PM
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I changed from passive to active emgs on my Les Paul for more sustain, but that was a 1000$ guitar. If you like your Ibanez, try some higher price models instead of changing your pickups on your old one.


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post Nov 22 2007, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 22 2007, 02:48 PM) *
I changed from passive to active emgs on my Les Paul for more sustain, but that was a 1000$ guitar. If you like your Ibanez, try some higher price models instead of changing your pickups on your old one.




Yes i know that is the smartest and most logical thing to do but the thing is that this guitar is perfect for me, i would rather play on this guitar than an Fender strat for example because this guitar is more suited for me..Better with a comfortable guitar that doesent sound omgwtf amazing than a uncomfortable guitar that sound LP-style.. But hey thats just my opinion.. laugh.gif
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post Nov 22 2007, 03:01 PM
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however, if your attatched to your guitar you may just want a pickup change- which can often have a drastic change on sound for relativly small prices...

Unfortunatly i am no help in the wiring department...last night i had to re-solder my input- My house smelt of smoke and burned plastic all night- also several drips of solder landed on my guitar's paint job!

<no worries its a cheapy guitar anyways wink.gif >

Good luck making your choice!
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post Nov 22 2007, 03:31 PM
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I do not have these pups in my guitars but I hope to. I played them at the music store and love them, Dimarzio tonezones I think they are called. EMG also makes so nice screamers. Good luck man, if you like the guitar new pups will make it like new.


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I think it's worth it. If you change to a more expensive guitar in the future you can always move the pickups to that one if you like.
So I think you'll always find use for new pu's.


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post Nov 22 2007, 04:18 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 22 2007, 03:09 PM) *
I think it's worth it. If you change to a more expensive guitar in the future you can always move the pickups to that one if you like.
So I think you'll always find use for new pu's.


exactly ! biggrin.gif
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post Nov 22 2007, 08:25 PM
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+1 for the pickup change. BUT do it only if your guitar is in good shape: action is comfortable, frets are good, the wood is solid and reasonable quality. You WILL benefit greatly from a pickup change. Many peaople do this. I have a 400$ guitar ond still want to change pickups, but i would go for some seymor duncans, dimarzio or bartolini. If you wanna strat sound there are some cheap great single fender pickups on ebay that you can buy.


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