#1
So I'm looking for a new guitar, and I have decided that I want an Ibanez. I love Joe Satriani's tone, so I am intersested in using his humbucker combo: FRED (bridge) and PAF Joe (neck).

Now I just need to find a suitable guitar. It doesn't matter what pickups come on the guitar, because I will be changing them anyway. I want the guitar to have 24 frets and an Edge Pro bridge (I have heard bad things about the Edge III bridge).

I have found guitars like this, except they had an H/S/H configuration (a single-coil in the middle). Would this conflict with my changing the humbuckers?

If so, what are some guitars I should look into that fit my needs? My price limit is around $900, but I may be able to push it a little.

Thanks for you help!
#2
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S620EXQM-Electric-Guitar?sku=512501

not an edge pro, but the ZR is equally as good.

or

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG2570Z-Electric-Guitar?sku=518082

edit: i didn't notice the one in the top link doesn't have 24 frets so ignore that one, unless you decide you want 22.
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Last edited by mikeyElite at Dec 29, 2008,
#4
Ibanez JS100..?? then change the pick ups from the stock ones..
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#6
I really want 24 frets though.

And would the single-coil still allow me to change pickups properly?
#7
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EDGE III's are not that bad

i quite agree
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#8
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I really want 24 frets though.

And would the single-coil still allow me to change pickups properly?


yes.
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#9
So am I making the right choice with this pickup change?
Will the tone be a lot better?
#10
depends what amp you're using.
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#11
I plan on getting a new amp after this (I know your supposed to get the amp first but I don't care).

Any suggestions? I play classic rock, metal, and Joe Satriani kind of stuff.
#12
having a single coil in the middle won't affect the fitting of new pick-ups.

you could...

1: wire them as normal so you have the single coil sound
2: deactivate the middle pickup and leave it in there

personally i prefer H/H over H/S/H as the single coil doesn't get in the way of picking, and i never use the middle pickup
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#13
Quote by Capt_Clarkson
EDGE III's are not that bad


This is true mine works great you just need to get it properly setup
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#14
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This is true mine works great you just need to get it properly setup

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anything can last awhile if taken care of properly.


Agreed mine was complete crap until I took it to a tech it works flawlessly now but then again I dont divebomb everything I only use it rarely.
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#16
Dude, I played the JS1000 and its mind blowing, i used an Ibanez tube amp, am guessing, which was half decent, and still the guitar was gr8, so ya this pickups combo is quit the bomb. to look more thoroughly at the matter at hand, JS uses a basswood guitar, so if u want the same vibrant tone he gets, u should get something similar, unless your aiming for mahogany’s fat tone which is best for metal and heavy stuff. Personally i prefer good quality basswood, its more versatile and vibrant. ok what else to say, oh ya, as for the amp, if you’re looking for a modeling amp i just have 2 words for you dude, VOX VALVETRONIX, i mean the thing is just amazing and you can get almost all metal and blues and cleans out of it, very nice for Metallica tone and classic rock.
now my turn to ask, is there a way i could install the same combination on my RG 1570 and still having the single pickup working?? i mean ill have the 2 humbuckers and get a single for absolute clear tone, so would that work??
good luck dude. honestly buying Ibanez medium to top of the line products, you don't really need luck, cause you can never go wrong with them