Ibanez sr800 japan pickup upgrade

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lukiluk, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. lukiluk

    lukiluk

    Oct 12, 2012
    Torino,Italy
    Hi,
    I have an Ibanez sr800 made in japan...great feeling,great action...but the sound...it's sterile...can you suggest a pickup upgrade? emg is worth?
     
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    AFRs or Regulated Lo-Z pickups? Two or three band EQ?

    FWIW, I'm happiest slightly dialling out some lows and highs on the two band EQ, allow more mids in, then it livens up a lot.
     
  3. lukiluk

    lukiluk

    Oct 12, 2012
    Torino,Italy
    3 band,AFR pickups
     
  4. donkennedyalbert

    donkennedyalbert

    Nov 19, 2015
    Hi! Did you ever resolve this? I’m considering the rolloff solution as well as replacing the pickups with emgs or barts.
     
  5. rolleharris

    rolleharris

    Nov 10, 2002
    Falun Sweden
    I put EMGs in my SR800.
    Wow. What a difference, it is now a tone monster
     
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  6. donkennedyalbert

    donkennedyalbert

    Nov 19, 2015
    very glad to hear - now I’m stuck between the PJAs and the PJAXs.. which ones did you get?
     
  7. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    I'm also interested in the PJAX set....
     
  8. donkennedyalbert

    donkennedyalbert

    Nov 19, 2015
    I got the PJAXs and had them installed. Picked up the bass today. OMG.

    Unbelievable sound!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    Did you swap out the pre as well?
     
  10. I put EMG's in my SR800 the stock pre is compatible..

    Leslie
     
  11. lukiluk

    lukiluk

    Oct 12, 2012
    Torino,Italy
    with Emg cut thru better?
     
  12. donkennedyalbert

    donkennedyalbert

    Nov 19, 2015
    no - used stock. sounds amazing.
     
  13. donkennedyalbert

    donkennedyalbert

    Nov 19, 2015
    definitely