#1
Hey! My birthday is coming up and my mom is gonna buy me a pickup for my guitar. I am going to buy the other one before putting them in. I have narrowed it down to:

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates

Seymour Duncan JB

Seymour Duncan '59

My guitar is a Ibanez SZ520. Amp is a Vox AC15. I like to play Funk, Jazzy stuff, Classic Rock, and Blues. I especially enjoy playing stuff from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Umphrey's McGee, James Brown, Grand Funk Railroad, the Beatles, etc. Which pickups should I go with and which position? Do you have any alternate choices? I looked at some Dimarzios but was not so pleased with the sounds on their website, although my computer speakers are pretty crappy. Thanks!

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Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#2
do not rely on website audio clips whatsoever, different rig from yours. I'd say 59

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#3
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do not rely on website audio clips whatsoever, different rig from yours. I'd say 59


'59 pickup in both positions? Also, I know not to rely on website audio clips, but how else are you to judge the sound differences b/t them?
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#4
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#5
I replaced the PU in my Schector with their Hot Rod Set SH-2 Jazz Neck SH-4 JB Bridge and I am satisfied with them
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Schecter Gryphon with Seymour Duncan JB Bridge and Jazz Neck PU's
Fender Superchamp XD Amp
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#6
I'd go pair of Pearly Gates.
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#7
Hmm...decisions decisions! Anyone else have the SZ that has replaced the pickups?
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#8
Getting a '59 for the bridge. What should I do for the neck?
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#9
The '59 is on its way! Tryin to decide between a pearly gates and a '59 for the neck. Anyone have any input?
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal
#12
The pickup I have on the way is a '59 for the bridge. I bought it from a member on here. Maybe this is a dumb question, but are pickups interchangeable between positions (neck/bridge) or built for one specific spot? I'm really leaning towards two '59s because I heard a local guitar player from a local forum's recordings with two '59s in his SZ720 and it sounded great!
Ibanez SZ520QM - Transparent Red
-Seymour Duncan '59 in the bridge/Coil-Tapped Pearly Gates in the neck
Synsonics Strat Copy with Hotrails Pickup in the bridge
Vox AC15cc Tube Amp
Vox V847 Wah
Digitech JamMan Looper
Cusack Screamer OD Pedal