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Ellis Skelton

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Pickup swap for my Ibanez RGR652AHBF
« on: January 05, 2021, 06:15:48 PM »
Hi Pickup Enthusiasts,

I was looking for a good pickup combo for my Ash wood guitar.

The stock Dimarzio Fusion pickups sound muddy and have far too much low end and barely any mid frequency.

I play a lot of genres including clean stuff, rock, metalcore and metal. (I do Rhythm and lead I use a Boss RC-10R to loop to make full tracks)

I am set on the Holy Driver in the Bridge. for the neck I am unsure but so far am interested in the Aftermath and Emerald pickups.

I would like the neck pickup to be quite clear for when I play cleans but also be good for low and mid overdrive.

Are any of the neck pickups I have chosen good for that kind of thing? If not what would you recommend?

Look forward to hearing from you all :)

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Re: Pickup swap for my Ibanez RGR652AHBF
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 11:50:25 PM »
I would go for the HD-set. The neckpickup is more open and brighter than most contemporary neckpickups.
Of course you can mix different BKP's, but these matched sets are the results of a lot of R&D.

https://forum.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/index.php?topic=30491.0

https://forum.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/index.php?topic=37263.0

« Last Edit: January 05, 2021, 11:52:29 PM by Telerocker »
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Re: Pickup swap for my Ibanez RGR652AHBF
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 11:51:34 PM »
I would go for the HD-set. The neckpickup is more open and brighter than most contemporary neckpickups.
Of course you can mix different BKP's, but these matched sets are the results of a lot of R&D.

https://forum.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/index.php?topic=30491.0

https://forum.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/index.php?topic=37263.0

sorry, somehow posted twice.
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.

Ellis Skelton

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Re: Pickup swap for my Ibanez RGR652AHBF
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 11:35:21 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion I thought that to myself as well but after speaking to Chris from BKP I think I might go for the Mule in the neck position.

It seams to sound like a more mildish version of the HD and after hearing it I think that's what I've been looking for.

When Chesterfield goes back to tier 3 I can drop the guitar off at my local guitar place and get the new pups installed.

I'll let you know how it sounds when the builds completed.  :grin:

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Re: Pickup swap for my Ibanez RGR652AHBF
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:21:15 PM »
It's hard to go wrong with either the Holy Diver or Mule in the neck, good luck with the new pickups as and when you have them installed.