#1
right, i've tried searching for this cos im sure i've seen a thread like it before, but i couldn't find it, so:

Can EMGs be fitted to an Ibanez S520? or is the body too thin? or are there any other factors that prevent their installment?

thanks a lot people.
#3
active EMGs. is there enough room in the control cavity for a battery even?
#5
The only problem is that the battery fits super tight in the control cavity and I couldn't find a EMG input jack that would work. The S520's input jack is really long and the stock EMG input jack is really short.

If you can get a input jack that works you should be good to go, if not your screwed.
#6
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should be. the EX version has them in it.


They are passive in the EX, I have the S520EX. They look like active but their not.
#7
what kind of tone do the stock pups give you then? are they likely to need upgrading?
#9
probably need up grading,
but look into passives. Seymour duncan. & DiMarzio ... they will progably suit you
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#11
Tone highly depends on your personal taste, you dont go asking ppl on how good it is. As for active pickups, you can resolve to trying the DiMarzio D-activator. They're design to be active and they dont require any batteries.
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#13
Should have something by Duncan in it already shouldn't it? The 530 I was playing in the store the other day had Seymour's name on the Pups.

On a tangent, what kind of sounds does the thin Maplecapped Mahogany body suit. I'm in love with the Ibanez S's playability, but I'd be wanting it for much bluesier stuff, my style is better suited to vintage fenders, and I'm wondering what kind of Bluesy cleans I can get out of an S530. (sounds ok clean through a Marshall TSL, but I've only played it once)



But why does it have to have a flame on the fretboad. Apart from that it's the most beautfiful guitar I can afford at the moment.
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#14
^ Get your facts right, that's an SZ series, not S.

SZ series are equipped with IBZ-SD (ibanez-duncan) pickups, the S520 doesnt.
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#15
Quite right you are, SZ520QMGAB to be exact. I managed to misread the original post, and then somehow quote that model number instead of the one I actually had in front of me. I shall flagelate myself with a ferret as punishment.
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D|------------------1-3----
A|--------1-2-3----
E|-1-4-----

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#16
It's no problem to fit EMG's in an S.
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