#1
I'm thinking about finally putting new pickups in my stock Ibanez S470. I was thinking either Dimarzio's or SD's. I play mostly rock/metal, ranging from Zeppelin, Rush, Coheed to Metallica, Testament, Megadeth, etc. However when I do play more classic rock-ish songs I still play them somewhat heavier than originally played.

So basically I'm looking for a hard rock/metal set of pickups. Similar to modern metalcore bands, but the ability to play hard rock and some classic rock. A good bridge pickup without too bright of a sound, and a good neck pickup for soloing that's not muddy.

I sometimes play clean, I dont need anything exceptional just a nice smooth/clear sound. My guitar is mahogany, has a locking bridge, and I'm playing through a Peavey XXX tube amp.
Last edited by TJM2482 at Dec 10, 2008,
#4
seymour duncans. JB in the bridge, 59 in the neck thats what i have in my S470, its incredible and extremely versatile
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#6
Budget?
If high, you're the kind of person who'll get the absolute most out of Bare Knuckle Nailbombs. They meet your requirements EXACTLY.
If a bit lower, DiMarzios are the way to go. I think a Tone Zone would suit you nicely in the bridge, or perhaps a D-Sonic (bar magnet facing neck).
For the neck, try the PAF Pro or Joe. Pro will be brighter, Joe will be more vintage-ish.
If you have a middle pickup, try a Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues. If not, well, don't.