#1
Hey guys

As the title says i do need a little help to nudge me in the direction towards the correct set of pickups. Im fairly new to the whole guitar customisation thing so i have no clue!

The pickups are for my Ibanez g10, because it's loosing its tone it had when i first got it.
I play alot of Heavy metal, the occasional metalcore...

Unfortunatly I'm not made of money (im only a student!) so they need to be in a realistic price range.

Any suggestions at all?
#3
Well not wearing out... it just sempt alot more powerful. Plus i wasn't really happy with the tone in the first place :P stupid single coils... ¬¬
#4
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#5
It could be that your ear is becoming more and more susceptible to tone; which your Ibanez G10 isn't great at providing.

To put the money into pickups may not be the best option. If, for instance, you pay €150 on a new set, you'll only be upgrading the tone by a slight amount. But if you put that same money into an amp fund and wait another while, you could pick up a Vox AD30VT on the used market. That should improve your tone quite substantially.

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Last edited by AngryGoldfish at Jul 11, 2009,
#6
Lol to be honest i really havn't thought about that. Thanks for the warning
#7
Quote by AngryGoldfish
It could be that your ear is becoming more and more susceptible to tone; which your Ibanez G10 isn't great at providing.

To put the money into pickups may not be the best option. If, for instance, you pay €150 on a new set, you'll only be upgrading the tone by a slight amount. But if you put that same money into an amp fund and wait another while, you could pick up a Vox AD30VT on the used market. That should improve your tone should quite substantially.


I agree. Also, if you want pickups, active humbuckers are great, thats what I recomend.
#10
Quote by Xzaii
Well not wearing out... it just sempt alot more powerful. Plus i wasn't really happy with the tone in the first place :P stupid single coils... ¬¬


Are you saying you want to replace single coil pickups with humbuckers?
Because that may mean doing some routing on your guitar as well as getting a new pickguard

Either way, I really don't think putting new pickups in an Ibanez Gio is really the way to go

It'd probably be better to wait a while and save up your money for an entirely new guitar or amp

I just don't think modding entry level guitars is such a hot idea
#11
Yeah i have to admit, i thought it was abit of a dodgy idea myself. I suppose i should be looking into a more decent gear
Last edited by Xzaii at Jul 11, 2009,