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Pickups for a mahogany body

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Alex_C, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Tele-Meister

    Nov 8, 2020
    Hey people,

    I have an old Ibanez 440S-II, circa '91. It is a mahogany body (S-S-S) bolted to a Carvin maple neck with an ebony board.
    The guitar plays really well. I mainly use it unplugged in front of the TV.
    It has Carvin AP-11 pickups which don't work with this guitar. It sounds ice-picky at full tilt. When I roll the tone off, it sounds a bit honky and lackluster. It's odd, but I think the pickups just aren't a good match. I like the AP-11's in an alder body guitar that I own, but not in this guitar.

    I mostly play rock and fusion. I may try the Dimarzio cruisers DP-187's. Any other suggestions for single coil sized pickups that work well with mahogany?
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