#1
I own a Ibanez Sa series guitar and was thinking about replacing the pick-ups with some emg's.
The only thing is that my guitar (as some of you may know) has a bridge pickup which is a humbucker, but it can be switched to a single coil by pulling out the tone nob.
I was just wondering would emg-89 pickups work on the bridge of my guitar and would it still be able to switch to single coil if i did?
Any help is appreciated thanks
#2
Quote by tom_martin_123
I own a Ibanez Sa series guitar and was thinking about replacing the pick-ups with some emg's.
The only thing is that my guitar (as some of you may know) has a bridge pickup which is a humbucker, but it can be switched to a single coil by pulling out the tone nob.
I was just wondering would emg-89 pickups work on the bridge of my guitar and would it still be able to switch to single coil if i did?
Any help is appreciated thanks


Get a 81TW/89 combo.
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#3
Quote by tom_martin_123
I own a Ibanez Sa series guitar and was thinking about replacing the pick-ups with some emg's.
The only thing is that my guitar (as some of you may know) has a bridge pickup which is a humbucker, but it can be switched to a single coil by pulling out the tone nob.
I was just wondering would emg-89 pickups work on the bridge of my guitar and would it still be able to switch to single coil if i did?
Any help is appreciated thanks

I second the 81TW/89 combo. 89 in the bridge will be nice, but the 81TW will get you some nice strat and tele sounds in the neck position.
#4
I would chose Dimarzio's / Bare knuckles over EMG's anyday, sure EMG's do metal but aren't as versatile as the others listed imo
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#5
Quote by sharpant
I would chose Dimarzio's / Bare knuckles over EMG's anyday, sure EMG's do metal but aren't as versatile as the others listed imo

Coil-Tapping EMGs absolutely are. Sure, they can be a bit sterile, but that's easily corrected by pedals. I once saw a gentleman playing jazz on an EMG 81TW, and it sounded real nice.
#6
Should one need a pedal though? Not really :P
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#7
Quote by greyskyeyes
Coil-Tapping EMGs absolutely are. Sure, they can be a bit sterile, but that's easily corrected by pedals. I once saw a gentleman playing jazz on an EMG 81TW, and it sounded real nice.


Plus, Jazz cleans are what EMGs excel at in the clean department. I would be more impressed if he managed to get a really nice blues tone out of one.
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#8
IMO, EMGs are not versatile. they excel at metal and other heavy sounds, but for rock, blues, funk or any other kind of music where a good warm clean is needed, they suck. i'd say get some passive humbuckers like Seymour Duncans, Bareknucle, or DiMarzio.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#9
Thanks every1. But away from the matter of which puck-ups are best... will any pick up work on my ibanez?
#10
Any pickup will work, unless you try and mix active pickups (like EMGs) with passives. That takes some fancy wiring.
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#11
Dimarzios are apparently great with Ibanez guitars. Steve Vai uses them, Satch uses them and so does Yngwie.
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