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    hello everybody

    i need some new pickups for my ibanez sz320 (the one with the maple top)
    i want a clear warm sweet tone with some bite
    styles are blues and classic rock (led zeppelin,cream, GNR)
    i was thinking of a pg or aph set
    i like the pg in the neck but i'm affraid it might get too bright in the bridge
    any other sugestions ?

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    Re: pickups for my sz320

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    i'm now thinking of putting a c5 in the bridge and the pg in the neck
    would this work out for this guitar ?

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    • #3
      Re: pickups for my sz320

      A good friend of mine uses a SZ520QMBBL as his main axe (awesome guitar, and is in see thru blue ) and he put a DD in the bridge that that thing is awesome! But since you are going to the classic rock tone I think a custom is worth a try a JB might be a little over the top on output.

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      • #4
        Re: pickups for my sz320

        Sly_D used to have one of those, I think... Maybe it was a higher model I forgot.

        I remember he tried quite a few different pups in there, a c-5/PG neck set was one of them...

        I'll PM him for you
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        • #5
          Re: pickups for my sz320

          thanks

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          • #6
            Re: pickups for my sz320

            Originally posted by Fiber-Optics
            A good friend of mine uses a SZ520QMBBL as his main axe (awesome guitar, and is in see thru blue ) and he put a DD in the bridge that that thing is awesome! But since you are going to the classic rock tone I think a custom is worth a try a JB might be a little over the top on output.
            I don't know I think the Custom and JB are fairly modern. I'd go with a Custom Custom/Alnico II Pro set. I love the Custom Custom in mahogany bodies, it almost seems to be made for that sweet vintage classic rock sound with a bit of bite
            Jackson USA '98 Custom Shop KE2 w/ Duncan TB-4 JB(b) & Jazz(n)
            Gibson '87 Flying V Designer w/ Duncan Screamin' Demon (n) & Bill Lawrence L500XL (b)
            Fender '70 Stratocaster w/ stock pick ups

            VHT Ultralead plugged into a
            Marshall 2x12 Vintage
            Bogner Shiva oversized 1x12 cab (Celestion Classic Lead 80 loaded)

            (80's Gibson Dirty Finger pick ups (b&n) on the side)

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            • #7
              Re: pickups for my sz320

              Hey waix!

              I had a SZ720 and tried many pups in there. Of course, it's a matter of taste, but here's what I tried with comments:

              1) Custom / PG: My favorite. People ***** about ceramic, yet your ears will like it.

              2) CC / PG: Creamier, but I hate the spongy base of the CC. Can be your deal if you really look for a creamy yet biting set.

              3) C5 / PG: Forget it, the C5 is OK for rhythm but sterile for lead. This is personal of course.

              4) 59 set: Great bridge, hate the 59 neck... too bassy.

              I also tried a DMZ Super Distortion (great but a little too much) and Fred (great in both B and N - one of my fave DMZ).

              There, if I still had the guitar, I'd probably go for a Custom/PG or, for a little more vintage sound, a 59b/PGn.

              Hope this was more helpful than confusing
              Sly_D
              Toneologist
              Last edited by Sly_D; 12-30-2004, 04:32 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: pickups for my sz320

                k thanks i've decided on the 59bridge and the pg neck

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