#1
I have an Ibanez RG series (H/S/H pickup arrangement). The pickups sound decent unless I jack up the treble on the tone knob. Then they get really harsh. I use a cheap amp ($200 Crate job), but it sounds the same through my Boss Micro BR. So I think the pickups are probably a large part of the problem.

But I have no idea what to replace them with. I would like to play several styles. Until I can afford a new guitar, which may be a while, this one needs to cover modern rock, classic rock, classic metal, blues, and jazz. The thing I love about the current pickups is that pinch harmonics are a breeze, and I'd like to maintain that aspect. I think with three pickups that such diversity shouldn't be too much of a problem, but again, I have no idea what to buy.

My budget is moderate, so don't go crazy with platinum covered, 24-karat gold-wound humbuckers, but I can do better than whatever you'd find at Wal-Mart.

Also, I have absolutely every intention of buying a nice amp as soon as I have the money, so please don't take the Crate amp into account when answering. I just want the guitar to sound good, and then I'll find an amp that sounds good with it.

Thanks in advance!
#2
Dimarzio Breed in the bridge. Great, open sounding pickup. Very versatile.


I like the Super 3 in the neck. The middle pickup is really a toss up though.
#3
yea id say dimarzio is ur best bet, maybe a seymour duncan JB/59 combo?
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#5
If you're in Europe, check out Bare Knuckle Pickups. I hear they're all the rage.

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Fishman pickups are more for acoustics you know?
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Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Dimarzio Breed in the bridge. Great, open sounding pickup. Very versatile.


I like the Super 3 in the neck. The middle pickup is really a toss up though.

I'd just go straight for a pair of Breeds, especially if harsh treble is an issue.
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I'd just go straight for a pair of Breeds, especially if harsh treble is an issue.


Right you are.


The Super 3 is quite bright and wouldn't really help the problem I guess.

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i like the old school Dimarzio PAF Pro pickups. has a meduim output. but still shreds. its GREAT for sliceing through the mix of a bunch of intruments. Great for High Gain amps

i have those is most of my guitars in the neck spot and a Dimarzio PAF Joe(joe satriani) in my Fender FMT telecaster deluxe neck spot.

i use a Dimarzio Fred(Mo Jo now by Satriani) in my bridge pickups on my Scheter C1 and fender strat. AWSOME pickup
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Seymour Duncan Hot rodded set, JB and Jazz/'59 screams versatility. Can't recommend any single coil since i have zero experience on them :p I'm all humbucker man.
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Seymour Duncan Hot rodded set, JB and Jazz/'59 screams versatility. Can't recommend any single coil since i have zero experience on them :p I'm all humbucker man.

The JB also screams treble which is the exact opposite of what the TS asked for,
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