#2
You may have to do some fitting in order to replace that pickup with anything made by EMG. Those Ibanez humbuckers are a proprietary design (though Yamaha uses the same one - they just say Yamaha instead of Ibanez) and I don't know of any aftermarket pickup that is a direct replacement fit. Perhaps someone else does, though.

Those Ibanez humbuckers are powerful, loud passive pickups. Try them first and you may find that there is nothing to the accounts badmouthing them. Anecdotal accounts can help you when you are looking for new gear, but you have to remember that they are almost all entirely subjective. A lot of people become obsessive about particular manufacturers and models of gear. They fall into the "If it ain't an XYZ pickup, it's total crap" kind of trap. Don't make the same mistake. Take it all with a grain of salt.
#3
Quote by FatalGear41
You may have to do some fitting in order to replace that pickup with anything made by EMG. Those Ibanez humbuckers are a proprietary design (though Yamaha uses the same one - they just say Yamaha instead of Ibanez) and I don't know of any aftermarket pickup that is a direct replacement fit. Perhaps someone else does, though.

Those Ibanez humbuckers are powerful, loud passive pickups. Try them first and you may find that there is nothing to the accounts badmouthing them. Anecdotal accounts can help you when you are looking for new gear, but you have to remember that they are almost all entirely subjective. A lot of people become obsessive about particular manufacturers and models of gear. They fall into the "If it ain't an XYZ pickup, it's total crap" kind of trap. Don't make the same mistake. Take it all with a grain of salt.



Agreed. Thanks.