I'm thinking of getting an Ibanez AS93. They are fitted with Super 58 Custom pickups. I've seen lots of people praise these guitars, but mention that the pickups were so-so and often needed to be swapped. Did it use to have different pickups and now these are good? Or are these the ones people swap? Just curious... Thanks.
You really shouldn't bother getting anyone's opinion on something like pickups. That is the most subjective thing ever. I have Bareknuckles in almost all of my guitars, and then one Korean guitar with the stock pickups still in it cuz they sound THAT damn good. Get the guitar if you like it, and if you wanna swap pickups down the line it's an easy/not expensive thing to do.
Custom guitars, vintage amps, boutique pedals. Blah, blah, blah.
The Super58s I have in a couple of Ibanez (old ones) are excellent.
I guess it depends on what you're doing with the guitar. Some folks seem to be convinced that if they haven't run out and spent a couple of hundred bucks on something OTHER than the original stock pickups, the guitar isn't complete, no matter what it sounds like.