#1
Sup people. I'm getting an Ibanez RG350EX from musiciansfriend.com. I've decided I'm going to swap the bridge pup with a dimarzio evolution pup. Whatcha think? Would this be a good idea?
#2
It´ll work, I put a set of those in my 1550. Good sounding pick ups for sure.
#4
Quote by eyebanez333
it will definitely be an improvement over the stock pickups

Seriously? Sweetness. Im trying for a steve vai Jem, Kinda sound. But im not rich so I cant afford the 7V. Thanks
#5
Quote by ibanezboy1992
Seriously? Sweetness. Im trying for a steve vai Jem, Kinda sound. But im not rich so I cant afford the 7V. Thanks

The 7V is not whats in the Jem, it´s evo´s or the breed. And both cost more then the Ibanez V7 & 8.
#6
No i mean I want the sound that the jem 7v has, which steve plays. The Jem 7V has 2 DiMarzio Evolution pups in it.
#7
Quote by ibanezboy1992
No i mean I want the sound that the jem 7v has, which steve plays. The Jem 7V has 2 DiMarzio Evolution pups in it.

ok, sorry. Yeah the jem is expensive. I may get one sometime this year, they have some new jems that we will be getting here soon with maple necks that might be worth a try. But I´d rather have a different color other then black or white.
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#8
I wouldn't bother getting that guitar. I have it. the Edge III really is as bad as everyone makes out.
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#9
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I wouldn't bother getting that guitar. I have it. the Edge III really is as bad as everyone makes out.

No it´s not, you just have to know how to set those guitars up correct and they work just fine.
#10
So what can you swap the edge III with? I have heard about original floy roses would work. But what about the edge zero, or Edge pro, or edge I?
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#11
I did alot of research into what tremolo for my build. Played the zr, an original and a lo pro.I went for a lo pro.

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#12
What amp are you using?
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What amp are you using?

At the moment a crap First act 15W pos. But my Peavey 6505 122 + is on it's way to my house as we speak....message
#14
yes...this is what i recommend doing instead of buying a jem555...if you buy a jem its got to be a jem7
#15
Depending on your genre, you'll like that pickup. Dimarzio was the first aftermarket pickup I ever modified and build my guitars with. Awesome power.
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#16
the evo is great for shredding type stuff. it's got a really clear sound to it with nice mids, which should be good since the 6505 is a little muddy sometimes. as for the tremolo system, i dont think its necessary to swap it out
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#17
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No it´s not, you just have to know how to set those guitars up correct and they work just fine.


yes it is...this is coming from a huge ibanez fan. If you use the trem at all...the knife edges will likely wear out in the first year of owning the guitar. Good news...OFR is a direct swap in.
#18
Quote by eyebanez333
yes it is...this is coming from a huge ibanez fan. If you use the trem at all...the knife edges will likely wear out in the first year of owning the guitar. Good news...OFR is a direct swap in.

Being a fan of Ibanez guitars does not make you an expert on them.
#19
Quote by ibanezboy1992
At the moment a crap First act 15W pos. But my Peavey 6505 122 + is on it's way to my house as we speak....message

Then wait until you've got the amp - it's pointless to decide to stick an Evo in there just because Steve Vai uses them. Once you've got the amp you need to spend some time with it and find out what tones you can get out of it with your guitar - if there's something lacking or not quite right then you can look to see if a pickup swap is going to get you any closer. Depending on what you need that may be an Evo, or it may not be - you might even find it sounds perfect with the stock pickups, there's certainly no way you can pass judgement on them using a POS practice amp.
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#20
I noticed threadstarter, you mentioned that swapping out the Edge III for an original floyd could be a possibility, but honestly, it isn't worth it. For the price of new pickups + a bridge swap, you could buy a much better guitar. And I agree with Steven, wait until your amp comes, then play around with it and see what tones you can get out of it first.
#21
It depends entirely what tone you want.

What tone do you want.

Oh, and Edge IIIs are crap, the guy that said the knife edges will go is right, Edge 1s rule, and that, OFR or gotoh would all be much better. Hell, a trs would be a big improvment.

Or get a tremolno

Or a piece of brass and a drill

Or a couple of bits of wood either side of the block.
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#22
Quote by sstony
Being a fan of Ibanez guitars does not make you an expert on them.


I just said that so you wouldn't say I was jumping on the bandwagon

Being a fan doesn't make me an expert...but owning 3 guitars equipped with Edge III trems that all went south in the first year??? I do guitar tech work out of my house...I've swapped OFRs into plenty of Edge III RGs that have failed...
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#23
I have had the same guitar the thread starter has had for about 3 years and while the pickups aren't the best, the edge III is great and i have used loads of different trems. It stays in tune for months on end and works really well even after III years of abuse.
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Depending on what you need that may be an Evo, or it may not be - you might even find it sounds perfect with the stock pickups, there's certainly no way you can pass judgement on them using a POS practice amp.


I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that one of the Ibanez stock pups will bring him anywhere close to a Steve Vai tone.

You've got to be drunk, doped up and deaf to believe that the stock Ibanez pickups will give him a tone anywhere close to Steve Vai's.
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I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that one of the Ibanez stock pups will bring him anywhere close to a Steve Vai tone.

You've got to be drunk, doped up and deaf to believe that the stock Ibanez pickups will give him a tone anywhere close to Steve Vai's.

People have too much of a hardon for pickups round here - changing pickups with a crappy amp won't get him any closer to a Steve Vai tone either, but changing the amp whilst keeping the stock picups will.
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#26
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No it´s not, you just have to know how to set those guitars up correct and they work just fine.


Hey bro, how about you shut the fuck up? I know what I'm talking about, so don't assume that I don't.

The bar just slots in, and it slips out very easily. Eventually this wears away at the plastic that the bar slots into, and leaves room between the plastic slot and metal bar, rendering the whammy useless.

I have a guitar with an OFR and have had it over two years now... no problems.

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#27
Quote by steven seagull
People have too much of a hardon for pickups round here - changing pickups with a crappy amp won't get him any closer to a Steve Vai tone either, but changing the amp whilst keeping the stock picups will.


Yes, changing the pickups with a crappy amp won't get him close to a Steve Vai tone. Even with a Carvin Legacy amp, the stock pickups won't nail the Vai tone either. The lack of definition and clarity with the Ibanez pups are the downfall here.
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#28
Ok, I have just recieved my peavey 6505 112+ combo amp. It kicks ass basically. But I'm now thinking of getting an Ibnanez s470.

But once again, I'd switch it with a Dimarzio Evolution. So If I combo'ed that with with my amp, I think I'd be in buisness.
#29
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Ok, I have just recieved my peavey 6505 112+ combo amp. It kicks ass basically. But I'm now thinking of getting an Ibnanez s470.

But once again, I'd switch it with a Dimarzio Evolution. So If I combo'ed that with with my amp, I think I'd be in buisness.


S series ibanez guitars are amazing, the trem will last you a lifetime, and they play wonderfully.

That being said steve vai uses basswood guitars and the S series are mahogany so you may find it hard to nail his tone exactly, but you should be finding your own tone anyway rather than copying someone elses.
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S series ibanez guitars are amazing, the trem will last you a lifetime, and they play wonderfully.

That being said steve vai uses basswood guitars and the S series are mahogany so you may find it hard to nail his tone exactly, but you should be finding your own tone anyway rather than copying someone elses.


True dat'. I'm really just glad to finally get my peavey. Once I save up the cash, I'm gonna get that S470. I've heard so many good things about it so far, so I'm hoping for it.
#31
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True dat'. I'm really just glad to finally get my peavey. Once I save up the cash, I'm gonna get that S470. I've heard so many good things about it so far, so I'm hoping for it.

My friend has one, and ever since playing it I've been kicking myself for choosing to spend less on my cheap Ibanez instead of saving a little more and getting the S470
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#32
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S series ibanez guitars are amazing, the trem will last you a lifetime, and they play wonderfully.

That being said steve vai uses basswood guitars and the S series are mahogany so you may find it hard to nail his tone exactly, but you should be finding your own tone anyway rather than copying someone elses.


Steve Vai actually uses Alder guitars for the most part, but that's not the point. It is very true that he should use equipment upgrades not to sound like an artist he admires, but to use those tones as a starting point to create his own sound.

The S470 is a good guitar, but see if you can't get a good deal on a guitar from IbanezRules. For example, this guitar is pretty much what you're looking for, but since it is a Euro sample from some show like NAMM, it received a better setup than most guitars of that price range from Ibanez. Plus, if you get it set up or even inspected by Rich, who owns the site, then I can personally vouch for the quality of the instrument you will be getting. My RG1570 plays like a beast,
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#33
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No it´s not, you just have to know how to set those guitars up correct and they work just fine.


This.

The edge iii is fine, unless your going to be using it throughout the whole song and abusing it terribly you should keep it then start searching for an Edge Pro (easiest to drop in) when the knife edges have worn out.
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#34
save up your money and get the ibanez 1570/50 whatever its called, affordable guitar with edge pro trem.
#35
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save up your money and get the ibanez 1570/50 whatever its called, affordable guitar with edge pro trem.


Not any more, the new ones have the edge zero for 2010

All rgs from now on are Edge 3 or zero i wanted the pro too
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#36
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This.

The edge iii is fine, unless your going to be using it throughout the whole song and abusing it terribly you should keep it then start searching for an Edge Pro (easiest to drop in) when the knife edges have worn out.


I hardly ever used my tremolo, but when I owned an RG350MDX, the knife edges wore out within 6 or 7 months. And I did take very good care of the guitar.
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