#1
i play mostly metal and classic rock and i have an ibanez rg4ex1 and i want to replace the pick ups but i dont know which ones to get...so please help
#2
bass wood is the worste wood for a guitar that there is..its like...lumber get some mahogany or something :P but as in pickups i would go with nothing activethe wood would **** wiht the sound, something like a d'imarzio or somethign aong that line as in brand just pick the pup to ur style
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#3
^ You hush.

Basswood is a perfectly fine guitar wood, it's light and has an amazing tone to it. Any pickups work fine in any wood, tone is subjective. Also what kind of amp do you have?
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#4
There are plenty of High End Guitars made of Basswood....

Check out some Dimarzios, They're used on High end Ibanez's a lot and are supposed to work well with basswood in particular
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Quote by BlackList666
bass wood is the worste wood for a guitar that there is..its like...lumber get some mahogany or something :P but as in pickups i would go with nothing activethe wood would **** wiht the sound, something like a d'imarzio or somethign aong that line as in brand just pick the pup to ur style



no no, you're thinking of agathis
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Aren't BC Rich's made of agathis :-P

I suggest this, go to Dimarzio's website and the Ibanez website. Look at Satriani and Vai's signature guitars (The JS and the JEM, respectively) and if you can, try playing a couple. Find out what the pickups in them are and then go from there.

Satriani and Vai do the metal/shred scene so those pickups would be a match for you :-)
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#8
right now i have a peavey amp but this weekend im going to buy a new one (dont know what kind yet)
#9
The worst are made of laminates!!
Yes, like some of the cheap crap BC's which ruined the companies name imho.
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Quote by BlackList666
bass wood is the worste wood for a guitar that there is..its like...lumber get some mahogany or something :P but as in pickups i would go with nothing activethe wood would **** wiht the sound, something like a d'imarzio or somethign aong that line as in brand just pick the pup to ur style


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To the threadstarter you should focus on getting a good amp before gettign new pick ups as the amp is the majority of your tone. what kind of amp do you plan on getting
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Aren't BC Rich's made of agathis :-P

I suggest this, go to Dimarzio's website and the Ibanez website. Look at Satriani and Vai's signature guitars (The JS and the JEM, respectively) and if you can, try playing a couple. Find out what the pickups in them are and then go from there.

Satriani and Vai do the metal/shred scene so those pickups would be a match for you :-)


Vai's uses Evos and the JS models use PAF Fred, Mo' Joe, and others.

And the lower-end BC Rich's, ESP LTD's, and some Squiers are made of agathis. With great pickups and a great amp any guitar even of plywood will sound decent enough to mask the wood's tonal properties if it's complete ****.
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Vai's uses Evos and the JS models use PAF Fred, Mo' Joe, and others.

And the lower-end BC Rich's, ESP LTD's, and some Squiers are made of agathis. With great pickups and a great amp any guitar even of plywood will sound decent enough to mask the wood's tonal properties if it's complete ****.


Vai uses alot of different pickups. PAF Pros, Breed, Evos, Blaze.

The ones he uses in his basswood JEM's are Breed's, that would be your best bet for a vai'sh tone.
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I've never really played or heard any EMG's through a basswood guitar. But i'm sure it will sound fantastic as basswood is a really balanced tonewood.
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