Replacing Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by antwon deserter, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. antwon deserter

    antwon deserter

    Mar 3, 2010
    I have an Ibanez SR 405 QW. I love it, except the pickups are arced, so the mids are overpowering while the lows and highs are weak. Because of this, I am thinking about getting new pickups. I have a few questions:

    1. What kind of pickups should I get? Its a 5 string, I play mostly fingerstyle hard rock/metal, but I also want a good upper fret tapping sound.

    2. How much does it cost to get them replaced by music stores like Best Buy, Kennelly Keys, or Guitar Center?

    3. If the people replacing the pickups somehow screw up and wreck my electronics, will they fix it free of charge?
  2. FallingUnknown


    Jan 23, 2011
    1. Bartolini.
    2. Like $50-100
    3. Don't get your hopes up.

    Best of luck, I plan on changing the pickups on my J-bass. Don't know how Bart's will be on it but based on my Ibanez BTB with Bartolini's, I'd say you can't go wrong.
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