#1
I don't know much about pickups, but I need some new ones as my old ones I've realized aren't worth anything.

I need just a bridge pickup, as it's the one I use the most, and I need to keep it under 40 dollars.

If you could just list a few potential options and what they'd be best for that'd be great.

The guitar is an Ibanez Gio, I believe GRX. It was cheap, but the quality was great for the price.

I am getting a new one next year, but until then I need something new.
#2
40 bucks is too little an amount to spend.

I changed one of my bridges to a Dirty Fingers. They bite.
#3
Quote by Tim the Rocker
40 bucks is too little an amount to spend.

I changed one of my bridges to a Dirty Fingers. They bite.


I might be able to spend a little more, how much do average bridge pickups cost?
#4
Quote by Akao
I might be able to spend a little more, how much do average bridge pickups cost?

about $100 per pickup
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#5
I'm a poor bastard.

I guess I'll have to stick with my bad pickups until I get my new guitar.
#6
What amp are you using?
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#7
The 30$ GTA10 from Ibanez, only because my Vox burnt out.
#8
There are quite a few different Dimarzios that you can get for around $60-$70. I play with a Super Distortion in the bridge position myself. Mine was $64 and some change and I ordered it online.
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#9
Check out Tonerider.com. You can get a complete set around $100. Listen to the sound clips and see what tone you are looking for. If you decide to get a new set up pickups though read up on how to install them and set the height properly. You don't want the passive pickups too high. Being a strat type guitar the pickups should be around 3/16-5/16 in height.

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#10
Unfortunately, pickups won't make much of a difference through that amp. You need a good amp to justify buying new pickups.

Also, when you have a good amp, even your Gio will sound really good. So it's a win-win situation. Just save up your money for a good amp.
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#11
Quote by Offworld92
Unfortunately, pickups won't make much of a difference through that amp. You need a good amp to justify buying new pickups.

Also, when you have a good amp, even your Gio will sound really good. So it's a win-win situation. Just save up your money for a good amp.


This. Even with new pickups, the notes may sound a bit more clearer, but overall you won't notice any significant difference.
#12
well actually u can get decent pickups for under $40.
http://store.guitarfetish.com/humbuckers.html

They will be better than ur stock pickups but with ur crap beginner amp, u wont notice a huge difference by changing pickups. Save up for a new amp.
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