#1
yesterday, my elder brother let me borrow something very sick







it's an ibanez prestige S1520 from 2000, and it's pretty sick. locking tremolo that stays in tune beautifully, wizard neck, and a paperthin body. it's also got a MIDI synth pickup, that i haven't gotten around to using yet (i dont have any midi synthesizers to use it with), but i will eventually. pickups are stock, but he said i can change them. i plan on putting a dimarzio evo 2, or maybe a breed, or maybe a d activator X (if you have a recommendation, feel free to say). and then i'll put a D sonic in my strat. i plan to keep this guitar in standard, while using my strat for the portion of my band's set that is in drop D one half step down. any questions, feel free to ask me

btw, i know i could put this in the EG section, but there's no reason it shouldn't be allowed in the gear forum...
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#5
I am a pretty lucky SOB , and yeah i took the last two with my mac computer. anyone have suggestions for a high gain bridge pickup that has a not too vintage sound, goes well with mahogany (im pretty sure its that, or maybe basswood) and gives gritty distortion with tight lows and a moderate amount of highs and mids (my marshall gives me all i need of that)
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Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#6
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#7
Only thing I can suggest for sure (and I suck at pup recs) is a Duncan Custom Custom 13.8k I think. It's more geared for a lighter Strat but hey. Worth checking. Otherwise PM our friend CorduroyEW or visit rockmonkeyguitars.com. Let him make you a customized passive HB.
#8
Most Ibby's are Basswood (that I've seen) which in that case, I'd reccomend a JB. I have one in my RG.

If it is mahogany, you will want a brighter pickup, like a EMG 81
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#9
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DUDE!!!


Awesome bunk bed .




but yeah, thanks, i'll look into those pickups. at first i thought it was basswood, as all of the RG's and many other ibby's are, but a lot of the prestiges are mahogany, im not sure.

EDIT: those beefbuckers look very good, but pretty expensive here in the states
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gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
Last edited by nutinpwnsgibson at Jul 13, 2009,
#10
Awesome looking Ibby. I'm not sure if a HNGD is in order here... as seeing that the guitar is on loan, but I'm sure you must be pretty stoked.

If you wanna check out other boutique pickup makers in the States, you can also consider WCR, Wolfetone or any one of the following...

Amalfitano Pickups
www.amalfitanopickups.com

Bare Knuckles
http://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/

BG Pickups
http://www.norcalguitars.com
http://www.bg-pups.com/

Brandon Wound Pickups
http://www.brandonwoundpickups.com/

Bulldog Pickups
http://www.bulldogpickups.com/

Copperhead Pickups
http://www.copperheadpickups.com

Curtis Novak Guitars and Pickups
http://www.curtisnovak.com

DragonFire Guitars
http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/

Gadow Hand Wound Pickups
http://www.gadowguitars.com/gadow-hand-wound-pickups.html

GFS Pickups
http://store.guitarfetish.com/pickups.html

Harmonic Design
http://www.harmonicdesign.net/

Hanson Pickups
http://www.hansonpickups.com/

High Order Pickups
http://www.highorderpickups.com/

Iron Gear
http://www.irongear.co.uk/

James Reed Pickups
http://reedjamescustom.com/

Juicy Pickups
http://www.juicypickups.com

Joe Barden Engineering
http://www.joebarden.com

J S Morre Pickups
http://www.tonefordays.com/

Klein Pickups
http://www.kleinpickups.com/

Lollar Guitar Pickups
http://www.lollarguitars.com/

Manlius Guitar Pickups
http://www.manliusguitar.com/

Mojo Pickups
http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/pickups.asp?id=65960&s=Custom%20Wound

O.C. Duff Pickups
http://www.ocduffpickups.com/

Patrick McDonald Handwound Pickups
Link unknown

Rio Grande Pickups
http://www.riograndepickups.com/

Rock Monkey
http://www.rockmonkeyguitars.com/

Rockfield Pickups
http://www.rockfieldpickups.com/

Rocketfire Pickups
http://www.1stgearmusic.com/rocketfirescatterwoundvintagesinglecoilstratpickups.aspx

Rumpelstiltskin Pickups
http://www.rumpelpickups.com/

S.K. Guitar Specialities
http://www.skguitar.com

Sheptone
http://www.sheptone.com/hum.htm

Shed Pickups
http://www.shedpickups.com

Skatterbrane
https://www.skatterbrane.com

Smit's Hand Wound Pickups
http://www.smitspickups.com/

Stan Hinesley Handwound Pickups
http://www.stanhinesleypickups.com/

Stephen Design
http://www.sdpickups.com/

Swineshead Pickups
http://www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk/

Throbak Electronics & Pickups
www.gundrymedia.typepad.com/

Timpson Music
http://www.timpsonmusic.com/html/tdm_pickups.html

Toneworks Custom Pickups
http://www.toneworks.co.uk/

Torres Engineering
http://www.torresamps.com/pickups.htm

WB Custom Pickups
http://www.wbpickups.com/

WCR
http://www.wcrguitar.com/

Witkowski Guitars
http://www.witkowskiguitars.com

Wizard Pickups Ltd
http://www.wizardpickups.co.uk

Wolfe Tone
http://www.wolfetone.com
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Last edited by ragingkitty at Jul 13, 2009,
#11
The S series are made out of Mahogany.

I'd put some in that bitch and call it a day
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#13
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Good suggestion and NICE LIST ^^^11


Thanks, I've got most of the more common boutique manufacturers there... I think... haven't seen any there aren't in the list for a while now.
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#15
Congrats, so would you say ibbypwnsgibson yet?

on the new (to you) guitar.
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#16
thanks for the huge list kitty, im liking the GFS power rails. two questions though: 1- is it noisy? i already have a fairly noisy setup so i dont want it to get any worse. 2 - i need an F-spaced pickup, but i dont see an option for this anywhere, are the GFS pickups universally fitting in all guitars? thanks

and also, yeah, maybe ibby's do pwn gibsons
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#17
Very nice guitar but what do you mean borrow?

Also how did you post those pics cos when I preview my post which has images with the proper img code it just comes up as links.
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#19
Holy ****, Ron Weasley plays guitar??!!??

Sorry, had to say it

Sweet looking Axe

Happy New Borrowed Guitar Day
#20
I'd change thepickups properly and stick a couple of BKP Nailbombs in there. Or warpigs, but overkill much?
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#21
Quote by demitriv
Very nice guitar but what do you mean borrow?

Also how did you post those pics cos when I preview my post which has images with the proper img code it just comes up as links.


well basically it's my brother's old guitar back from when he used to do tons of shredding. i'll probably be pretty much keeping it, because he doesnt really use it anymore, but maybe he'll take it back every once in a while. that's my guess. as for the pics, i used the IMG code from photobucket

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Holy ****, Ron Weasley plays guitar??!!??

Sorry, had to say it

Sweet looking Axe

Happy New Borrowed Guitar Day


no problem, i get that a lot

and bart, bareknuckles are my favorite as a matter of fact, but here in the states, it's pretty crazy as far as price goes
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
Last edited by nutinpwnsgibson at Jul 13, 2009,
#23
For pickups, look at Raging Kitty's list, it pretty much covers most of the big winders as well as some smaller winders as well. If you're in the USA, look at WCR pickups. Jim Wagner is one of the best in the biz. I bought a set of his pickups back last Dec and we talked gear for a bit, he's a super cool guy. I have not heard anyone not liking the pickups he's wound for them.

Check out the Fillmore sets and Godwood sets. I have the WCR Fillmore set in my les paul and they're an ideal lead pickup, wound hot, lots of mids, lots of harmonics.

Also another name that list you might want to look at is Wolfetone. He's having a sale right now and the people on the LPF love his pickups, I've only ever tried the Dr. Vintage model, which might not be up your alley but it was a cool pickup none the less, Wolfe is a really nice guy as well, I'm having him rewind an old set of burstbuckers into Marshallhead Mk IIs. They're not too expensive either.

And of course, look at Rock monkeys as well, and although I have yet to play any of his pickups, he knows way too much to not know how to make a good pickup
Last edited by al112987 at Jul 14, 2009,
#24
^thanks, but tbh the gfs looked to suit me the best because of their thick modern sound and really low price. i'd love to shoot for some of the other boutique brands, but i don't have much cash to work with and the power rails looks great for the price. and by the way, i broke a string on the floyd today (right at the end of the last song that we practiced :p but i'll ask the guys at the local shop to show me how to do a string change on it and whatnot

EDIT: i wonder if alf has seen this thread yet, i imagine he'd get uber jealous
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#25
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
thanks for the huge list kitty, im liking the GFS power rails. two questions though: 1- is it noisy? i already have a fairly noisy setup so i dont want it to get any worse. 2 - i need an F-spaced pickup, but i dont see an option for this anywhere, are the GFS pickups universally fitting in all guitars? thanks

and also, yeah, maybe ibby's do pwn gibsons


Most welcome.

I meant to put it into the ultimate manufacturer's list... but I've been to lazy to redo the formatting.

Tbh I've not had much experience with GFS pickups at all. I know that my Bare Knuckles are quieter than a cemetery.

I'd also check out WCR... I've not had any experience with Wagner's pups... but you tend to hear good things about it. Rock Monkey's are great too. CordreyEW (SP) is a really nice guy.

If you want low prices, check out Iron Gear too, they're quite cheap, but I honestly have no idea about their quality or sound. I've not even spoken to anyone who has an Iron Gear pup.

I doubt WTF's seen the thread yet.
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Last edited by ragingkitty at Jul 14, 2009,
#26
i was away sunday and saturday so i wasnt posting but...................



YOU LUCKY SON OF A BITCH!!!!


















but isint it a "BORROWED" guitar ?
........sooo its not gonna be yours after your bro gets it back

but HNGD nonetheless
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#27
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
i was away sunday and saturday so i wasnt posting but...................



YOU LUCKY SON OF A BITCH!!!!



but isint it a "BORROWED" guitar ?
........sooo its not gonna be yours after your bro gets it back


but HNGD nonetheless



chances are i'll be keeping most of the time, since he hasn't played it/changed it's strings in several years, and he rarely plays shred anymore, he has 4 gibbies that he usually plays on. i can't wait till you get you're new axe, weren't you looking at some used ibanez S-series/prestiges? well if you were, keep on looking, they kick arse
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#28
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chances are i'll be keeping most of the time, since he hasn't played it/changed it's strings in several years, and he rarely plays shred anymore, he has 4 gibbies that he usually plays on. i can't wait till you get you're new axe, weren't you looking at some used ibanez S-series/prestiges? well if you were, keep on looking, they kick arse

ive played some S- Prestiges and they were awesome

im still looking to find deals on my craigslist and alot of people i e-mailed hasn't responded yet
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