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Offline Angelectrico25

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 06:07:37 pm »
Thanks, I think I'll keep the True Velvet, after a gig I had yesterday I'm really loving it, the Fred is the one that makes me more unhappy, I need more output and lows and mids, so it's the one I need to change first, my thoughts are: Satchur8, Tone Zone or Gravity Storm Bridge, and after that evaluate if I need to change the Paf Pro

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 08:11:29 am »
I like greenlion's suggestion and of these two I would select one depending on how much more output and compression is needed.

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2019, 07:10:50 pm »
I'm thinking Satchur8 because I'd like to keep a Satriani kind of tone and the Satchur8 have (at least on paper) everything I feel the Fred lacks: more output 375 is fine for me, more bass, more mids and less highs. And after trying that pickup see if I need to change the other pickups.

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2019, 04:55:44 pm »
Holy thread resurrection!

When I tried to have a Chopper put in my Jem's middle position a few months ago, I was told it couldn't be done because the Chopper was too tall, and with the cutout for the trem in the center of the body I needed a different, shorter pickup so I just left the stocker in there. This is a Jem 505, so one of the Japanese ones that had the IBZ pickups in it. Would an Area 61 pickup be shorter than the Chopper and fit in there? I want a different sound than I am currently getting and am going to swap all of the pickups in this guitar.
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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 05:56:17 pm »
If you are keeping the PAF Pro in the neck, a Tone Zone or Air Zone bridge works well with it.

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 09:11:30 pm »
I've got Bartolinis in that one now, but I have another with the Evos in it that I'm leaving stock. I'm looking to put an Air Classic in the neck and use a Steve Morse bridge I have already, but I want something clean, bright, and hum free for the middle slot. I just can't tell how tall the singles are by the available stats, and I know the Chopper was too tall. So, height is as important as anything else for that middle slot on the Jem (and I imagine a number of the RGs as well).

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Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2019, 10:36:14 am »
Saw an ad for a "Tall Single" pickup cover on Reverb that stated the following (which was close to exactly what I was looking for):

FITS: Virtual, HS series, Evolution Middle, FS-1, Area 58-61-67, Injectors and SDS -1.
Will NOT FIT: vintage Fender pickups or DiMarzio Class of '55, True Velvet or Red Velvet pickups.

These Tall DiMarzio Covers dimensions are as follows.
15 MM tall.
52 MM from center of hole E to E hole.
5 MM between each hole.
70 MM from end to end left to right.
17 MM width.


So, this is just for singles with pole pieces, I am guessing the ones with similar form factor to The Chopper won't fit either in a "short" pickup situation. Too bad about the Area '61 though, as that was the one I wanted. I will email DiMarzio and see if they have any hum cancelling "short" single coils.

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