#2
do you like how they sound?

normally ibanez pickups are a bit mediocre, but the ones in the premium (I haven't tried them) might be better.

EDIT: what do you mean by "hard rock/classic rock/metal"? (list some bands I mean.)

what's the rest of your gear?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#3
Quote by Dave_Mc
do you like how they sound?

normally ibanez pickups are a bit mediocre, but the ones in the premium (I haven't tried them) might be better.

EDIT: what do you mean by "hard rock/classic rock/metal"? (list some bands I mean.)

what's the rest of your gear?

Thought the genre would be enough, my bad, my main influences are the likes of

- Metallica
- Iron Maiden
- Social Distortion
- Orianthi
- Guns N' Roses
- SRV (Yes i know ... blues)
- Van Halen
- The Who
- Santana
- ZZ Top

To name a few

Yeah i like the sound, just wondering whether changing the pickups with give a better sound or if it's more down to fine tuning my playing techniques
Last edited by Tcrumpen at Mar 12, 2015,
#4
What amp do you have?
Gibson RD Silverburst w/ Lace Dissonant Aggressors (SOLD)
Electra Omega Prime Ceruse
Fender Franken-Jag Bass

Amps and the like:
Laney VH100R
Seismic Luke 2x12
Dunlop 105Q Wah
Gojira FX 808
Line 6 M9
#6
No worries, I just have to ask that in case what I think of as hard rock is different from what you think Thanks

EDIT: If you have a modeller I'd probably stick with the stock pickups unless you're noticing something really bad with your tone compared to other guitars. Better pickups will sound better even on modellers, but they (probably) won't make as much difference as on, say, tube amps. And for what pickups cost, it might be more sensible to put that money towards a better amp if you're really concerned about tone. Or if not, just play what you have and enjoy it.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Last edited by Dave_Mc at Mar 12, 2015,
#7
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No worries, I just have to ask that in case what I think of as hard rock is different from what you think Thanks

what amp (and pedals, if any) are you using? none of those (apart from metallica, and maybe later VH... and i'm not really familiar with social distortion) really use a super high gain tone I don't think.

No pedals apart from the occasional use of the Wah as for amp: Blackstar ID:30

Not surprised about not knowing Social Distortion not a very well known band, Punk Rock mainly
Last edited by Tcrumpen at Mar 12, 2015,
#8
Yeah sorry you ninjaed me when I was typing I've put my answer in the post above.
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#9
spend some time with the guitar, give it at least a few months. If you the pickups aren't doing something you need look for some alternatives otherwise leave em.
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#10
Remember the biggest influence on your tone is the amp, then the guitar. I'd say try saving up for a a nicer amp and then try upgrading pickups.
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#11
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spend some time with the guitar, give it at least a few months. If you the pickups aren't doing something you need look for some alternatives otherwise leave em.



I agree take some time with it and figure out how you want it to sound diffrent. Don't swap pickups just because it's what everyone else here is doing.