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hey, im thinking of replacing the pickups in my Ibanez s520ex with a D-Activator in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck.
I would be using it for mostly hardcore/metalcore (think as i lay dying, job for a cowboy, acacia strain, emmure, at the gates, norma jean, mortal treason)
and shred (mainly neoclassical yngwie/rhoads style)

is this a good combination? i mostly use my neck pickup for shredding anyway because i like that open but compressed liquidy tone which i read the PAF would only improve, and the bridge for the heavier, lower stuff.

if there are any other pickup combinations that hit a compressed shreddy tone and a brutal active like tone please enlighten me.
Ibanez S520ex
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