#1
Okay, I've been meaning to replace the pickups in my Ibanez AS-73 for quite a while now, since the stock pickups are terrible, although not as bad as I thought they would be. I'm primarily looking for a neck pickup that does a good modern jazz sound, but I need a bridge that does hard rock. I was thinking I'd put a PAF Pro or a Tone Zone in the bridge, but I'm not really sure if DiMarzio has anything I would like for the neck. I'm open to spending more on the neck than I am for the bridge, since this guitar is primarily my jazz guitar.
#3
Seymour Duncan JB/'59 combo.

That's pretty much /thread right there.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
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Seymour Duncan JB/'59 combo.

That's pretty much /thread right there.


The '59 is a bit too PAF-y for what I'm looking for, and the JB is meh.
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For neck pickups, perhaps an Air Norton or a Norton? Also maybe an Evolution.
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For neck pickups, perhaps an Air Norton or a Norton? Also maybe an Evolution.


I was thinking about an Air Norton. Is the Norton or the Air Norton warmer?
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I was thinking about an Air Norton. Is the Norton or the Air Norton warmer?


As it would appear, the Norton is warmer.
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As it would appear, the Norton is warmer.


Well, I'll look into the Norton, as well as the Air Norton.

Are Bartolinis good?
#10
If you want a warmer tone, go for the Norton. However if you want more of a sterile clean tone, go for a DiMarzio Humbucker From Hell in the neck.
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#11
Sorry if this has already been mentioned and I overlooked it but what amp are you currently using? New pickups won't help much if you're amp isn't voiced for the style of music you're wanting to play.
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Sorry if this has already been mentioned and I overlooked it but what amp are you currently using? New pickups won't help much if you're amp isn't voiced for the style of music you're wanting to play.


I'm using a Vox Valvetronix AD15VT, and no, I'm not getting a new amp right now, so please suggest some pickups.

By the way, my AS-73 is a semihollow, as you can see in my profile pic, so take that into consideration, and I'm going to be using it to play jazz, fusion, hard rock, and alternative. The guitar has a maple body and a mahogany neck, just like an ES-335.

I hope that this extra info can help you with your recommendations.
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Seymour Duncan JB/'59 combo.

That's pretty much /thread right there.


pretty much **** off, more like.

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The '59 is a bit too PAF-y for what I'm looking for, and the JB is meh.


exactly, that's what i'd have thought too. i wouldn't put anything too hot into the bridge position, they aren't meant to work too well in semi-hollows... i'd put something more in the vintage-hot category into the bridge position, probably. and then something jazzier (alnico II?) in the neck... what's your budget?
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pretty much **** off, more like.


exactly, that's what i'd have thought too. i wouldn't put anything too hot into the bridge position, they aren't meant to work too well in semi-hollows... i'd put something more in the vintage-hot category into the bridge position, probably. and then something jazzier (alnico II?) in the neck... what's your budget?


I'm looking at the $150-200 range for the set, although I'll take something cheaper if it's good.
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ok... personally i'd go for something handwound, because apart from anything you can get personal advice from the company, and if they don't make something which you want, they might be able to custom wind you something.

i've got a set of swinesheads, they're nice pickups for a decent price (though they're more expensive than they used to be ). www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk off the top of my head, a warthog or runaway combined with a condor in the neck might do what you want, but obviously email them for advice.

rockmonkeys are meant to be great (haven't tried them yet), they're made my corduroy_EW on here, 10% UG discount too. www.rockmonkeyguitars.com

then there's bareknuckle, shed, bulldog etc. etc. if you're willing to spend a bit more.

hauessel in germany might be worth a look, not too sure on prices or if it'd be any cheaper shipping from germany or the UK... i tried some in a nik huber and they seemed to be nice pickups.

lundgren is based in sweden, i think, if you want to stay closer to home... never tried them or heard much about them, unfortunately.

you really have a lot of options, unfortunately...
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yeah, they're meant to be good too. al/andrew got a set in the past few days, he seems to like his a lot.
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