#1
hi, i am gonna be using an Ibanez s320, and i know the ibanez infinity stock pickups are not great, so i was thinking of replacing them with something else, seymore duncans in this case, cuz the music store i go to doesnt have dimarzios.

anyway which pickups are good in seymore duncans? i want one with nice harmonics to go on the bridge and one with nice sustain to go on the neck, any other suggestions are welcome!
#2
erm

JB for the bridge and Jazz for the neck is a nice combo


but what music do u play?
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#3
the pickups in the S320 arent that bad. before you go out and buy a new set try adjusting them to get the tone you want. if they still dont suite you try a screamin demon in the bridge. i have one in my rg320 (diff wood) but i orig. heard one in a S model is why i decided to get one for my rg. great highs, awesome harmonics and pinches. gets a good low when dialed in. plenty in the mid-range. not really scooped out in any department. (they are the george lynch model). hope this helps
#4
What amp do you have?
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anyway which pickups are good in seymore duncans? i want one with nice harmonics to go on the bridge and one with nice sustain to go on the neck, any other suggestions are welcome!


All seymoure duncans are good for certain things. Your description gives us a good idea about the dynamic properties you are looking for but it doesn't tell us anything about the tone you are looking for so we need a lot more information.

What type of music to you play?
What amp do you have?
What don't you like about the tone you have now?
What are some musicians with tone that you like?
What is it about their tone that you like?

You might notice that the 3rd question is impossible for you to answer until you get your guitar. If you can't tell use what you don't like about the stock pickups (in your case it's because you haven't gotten it yet) then you shouldn't be looking at new pickups yet. Something you will learn is that popular opinion is not a good way to choose gear. There are a lot of people that jump on a bandwagon and say "this sucks" or "that is awesome" and others spend lots of money that they didn't need to spend because they listen to the popular opinion. Wait until you have your guitar. You might love the pickups in which case you can save the money you would have spent on pickups and use it on strings, cables, pedals, or whatever.
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Quote by CorduroyEW
All seymoure duncans are good for certain things. Your description gives us a good idea about the dynamic properties you are looking for but it doesn't tell us anything about the tone you are looking for so we need a lot more information.

What type of music to you play?
What amp do you have?
What don't you like about the tone you have now?
What are some musicians with tone that you like?
What is it about their tone that you like?

You might notice that the 3rd question is impossible for you to answer until you get your guitar. If you can't tell use what you don't like about the stock pickups (in your case it's because you haven't gotten it yet) then you shouldn't be looking at new pickups yet. Something you will learn is that popular opinion is not a good way to choose gear. There are a lot of people that jump on a bandwagon and say "this sucks" or "that is awesome" and others spend lots of money that they didn't need to spend because they listen to the popular opinion. Wait until you have your guitar. You might love the pickups in which case you can save the money you would have spent on pickups and use it on strings, cables, pedals, or whatever.



- What type of music to you play?
I play mainly metal, and neoclassical.

- What amp do you have?
I dont have an amp i use my boss gt 8 for all the sounds

- What don't you like about the tone you have now?
It sounds too generic, and the distortion could be better imo, also when i use the neck pickups, its not as "smooth" as i would like it. so i want a nice pickup for good distortion for the bridge, and another for a smoothish sound for the neck

- What are some musicians with tone that you like?
Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen

- What is it about their tone that you like?
I love paul gilberts distortion (bridge pickup), and i love malmsteen smooth sound for neoclassical (i want something like that for the neck pickup)


sorry, i should have been clear.
#7
You need to have an amp! Much of your tone problems are going to be down to the fact that you need to be running a guitar speaker in order to get guitar tone. You have a great boss pedal but you need to run it into an amp. I'd suggest you find yourself a good little practice amp instead of getting new pickup.

If you str set on pickups then I'd suggest a pearly gates in the neck because it'll help smooth out the harshness of digital effects.

In the bridge you would be better off with a DiMarzio PAF Pro than anything duncan makes but if you do go with a duncan then get a 59.
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You need to have an amp! Much of your tone problems are going to be down to the fact that you need to be running a guitar speaker in order to get guitar tone. You have a great boss pedal but you need to run it into an amp. I'd suggest you find yourself a good little practice amp instead of getting new pickup.

If you str set on pickups then I'd suggest a pearly gates in the neck because it'll help smooth out the harshness of digital effects.

In the bridge you would be better off with a DiMarzio PAF Pro than anything duncan makes but if you do go with a duncan then get a 59.


thanks a lot i am thinking of saving up to get the dimarzio
#9
lol hes going to get pups before an amp
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#10
I know this may sound like a real stupid question...

but how do you even know what the pups sound like without an amp?

I think getting a nice amp is the best investment. With that processor
and a decent amp you can tweak your sound all kinds of ways.
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#11
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