ROCKSTARSPACE
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#1
what are you views on the ibanez stock pickups INF 1 and 2 combo, and the INF 3 and 4 combo. they advertise the 1 and 2 are "higher end". just wanted to see what you guys are thinking out there.
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#2
The INF pickups are hardly the worst stock pups that Ibanez use but most of the ibanez stocks aren't exactly wondrous: they get the job done but they're nothing spectacular.
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ROCKSTARSPACE
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#3
yeah but what is the difference between the 1/2 and the 3/4 combos? the more expesive guitars with inf's have 1 and 2, the lower end guitars have 3 and 4.
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#5
INF 1 and 2 have slightly more mids and output than the 3 and 4.
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#6
The Inf ! and II are awesome pickups. The III and IV not so much. They are better than the emg passives though. The I and II however are really good sounding.
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#7
^How awesome? Do they keep up with the likes of Dimarzio or Seymour Duncan quality or just better than your typical stock pickup?

Most of the time I try out Ibanez guitars with IFN slapped on it, I think they are gonna sound a tad crap. And hey, I'm right. Of course, it's just my own opinion.
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#8
The Inf 1 is ceramic and the Inf 2 is Alnico - I have them in my S470. I haven't tried the Inf 3 & 4, but the Inf 2 is very nice - high output, warm sounding, very good for a stock pickup. I don't use the Inf 1 much cos it's ceramic, but it's OK as pickups go. Try reading the user reviews of the pups:
INF 1 & 2:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Electric+Guitar+Pickup/product/Ibanez/INF1+and+INF2+Infinity/10/1
INF 3 & 4:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Electric+Guitar+Pickup/product/Ibanez/INF3+and+INF4+Infinity/10/1

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#9
I swapped them out of my S470 for EMGs because they had no bite.
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#10
well, i have a Ibanez XIPHOS with INFS 3 and 4 and i gotta say. WOW they have this high output(mid/highs) close to an active PU and with the right amp/settings. you dont really NEED to switch to active or the INFS 1&2 or the IBZ V7&8. these PERFECTLY fine stock pups are great a solid 7.5/10

its all about your amp and settings. i use that xiphos thru a peavy vypyr 100w
on the 6505 setting. the xiphos body has a BASSY sound kinda warm too. so these PUPS give it a small bite but a BLACKOUT PREAMP MODULAR for 50$ would do the trick
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#11
I thought that the xyphos came stock with d-activators, I could be wrong though. I have never been to keen on the INF pickups. I am a bigger fan of the V series pickups. Like others have stated they are probably not the worst and most tend to upgrade the pickups. Of course these are all gross generalizations, I don't have stats to back up my assumptions.
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#12
Those who believe that the infinity pickups are bad, do you remember the powersounds?

They're decent stock pickups, better than those of other brands but nothing special.
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Quote by jpmedina11
well, i have a Ibanez XIPHOS with INFS 3 and 4 and i gotta say. WOW they have this high output(mid/highs) close to an active PU and with the right amp/settings. you dont really NEED to switch to active or the INFS 1&2 or the IBZ V7&8. these PERFECTLY fine stock pups are great a solid 7.5/10

its all about your amp and settings. i use that xiphos thru a peavy vypyr 100w
on the 6505 setting. the xiphos body has a BASSY sound kinda warm too. so these PUPS give it a small bite but a BLACKOUT PREAMP MODULAR for 50$ would do the trick

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