#1
So, recently, the thought of changing pickups to something heavier has come to mind again, I've been using my Ibanez's stock pickups for a while (for all ibanez fanatics its the IBZUSAF1, IBZUSAC3, and IBZUSAF2), im playing through a 50 watt toneblaster, as for what i play, i usually just do random heavy improf riffs and a bit of shred + random pentatonic improvising, and was thinking of changing my Pups into the SH-8 and the TB-8.


Any comments/better ideas?
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#2
there's no tb-8 and the invader is a pretty meh pickup at best. i'd save the money you'd spend on pickups and start a new amp fund.
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#3
My bad, I mean the SH-5 an TB-5

But the 225 isnt that bad of an amp, i quite like it...
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Traynor YCS 50 Blue
#4
Honestly, those pickups are pretty nice. Its your amp dude. I would reccommend getting a new amp before anything else.
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#5
Quote by Ninja Penguin77
Honestly, those pickups are pretty nice. Its your amp dude. I would reccommend getting a new amp before anything else.


Gah, whats wrong with a toneblaster?
Ibanez S540

MXR EVH Phaser
Ibanez TS-9
Ibanez WD-7
Electro Harmonix LPB-1

Traynor YCS 50 Blue
#6
As cheap solid-state amps go, the Toneblaster isn't too bad at all. It;s got a really gritty, low-fi quality which is great for grunge, and the clean channel is pretty decent.

But to put it bluntly, spending $160 on brand new pickups to use through a Toneblaster would be like buying spending $3000 on a supercharged V8 engine to stick in a VW campervan...
#7
Sell your toneblaster and use the money from that along with your 160$ to start an amp fund. Trust me, it will be better in the long run.
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#8
Get a better amp and then install the improved pups after that.
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