infiniti Posted March 20, 2005 Report Share Posted March 20, 2005 Hello peeps, I just recently bought an Ibanez SZ and love it to bits. Buuuuuuuuuut, when i got to rehearsal, the bridge 'bucker did nothing but scream distorted feedback at me (yes yes yes, i know a 5150 at half gain is very disorted.....). I took the guitar back to the vendor, and got one which was a little less noisy, but still a bit poo pickup wise. I spoke to Hadsock and they advise that it's a common thing with the SZ pickups, and that the newer Ibanez/Duncan pickups were slightly better that are in the latest SZ models. I though arse to farting around further, so decided to modify the guitar to my spec. I usually use S/D JB pickups, but got an EMG 81 dirt cheap. Now on to the real question........ Is it a pain to wire this myself (i'm ok with an iron!) and can the tone pot that is with the 81 (25k instead of the standard 250-500k am i correct????) control the neck passive pickup. HELP!!!!!!!! PS, did anyone elde buy/try an SZ and think th pickups sucked?!?! Love the guitar, but elecronics are poo poo poo... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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