#1
Hi i been playing about a year and a half and got a ibanez grg170dx which i like but the pick-up seem to be a bit noisy when i put the gain up. Im Using a Roland Cube 60. I decided to get a new pickup for the bridge, which is a dimazio FRED because im a joe satriani fan lol. I really don't know how to put a pickup in.

please correct me if im wrong but do you have to un-srew the pick-up from the guitar and de solder the wire conected to the pick-up and then solder them on the new pickup where they were before. I this basically how you do it or is there more to it.

Many thanks
#2
That's basically how it works, take pictures of where hte connectes were incase you forget. Btw, a new pup won't reduce that noise, it only works like that when you switch single coils ot humbuickers.
#3
you could go with active pickups but it seems like the hum could be coming from your amp.
#4
Its def not my amp because my mate has a gibson les paul lucky git lol and it sounds amazing on my amp. Thats when i notice that i need to change my pickups.
#6
could be the grounding of the guitar, and the pickups were fine, think before you spend money, because if improperly grounded, no pickup isn't gonna hum
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#7
When i said noisy i ment they don't sound nice, like when i play some joe satriani songs satch boogie my favourite it doesn't sound good when i up the gain to about 6 or 7 ish. There nothing wrong with the pickups they working but they cheapy pickups since the guitar i got is was £145.