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    Default An ICX120 needs new pickups.....

    Yes, I know, replacing pickups in a guitar like this seems pretty ridiculous.
    But the guitar has a lot of sentimental value to me and I would like to be able to get a semi-reasonable tone out of it.

    The body wood is Basswood (Ibanez seems to like it a lot) with a bolt on maple neck, with a rosewood fretboard.

    I was thinking maybe something to the effect of a C5 in the bridge, with a 59 in the neck, typical play on PAF's, but I'm unsure of what horrors that might potentially unleash.



    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: An ICX120 needs new pickups.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tube Love View Post
    Yes, I know, replacing pickups in a guitar like this seems pretty ridiculous.
    Nah. All my guitars are cheap. They all respond beautifully to new Duncans. Go for it.
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    Default Re: An ICX120 needs new pickups.....

    Believe me, I will.
    And thank you for the reply.

    Is that sound to be a fair combination, considering the wood, etc?

    I'm really more of a blues kinda guy, but I sometimes branch out into a bluesy metal mix.
    think Danzig, without the ceramic harmonics, or muscles. ;P

    All being said and done, I'm considering dropping in a Tonepros bridge, if that might change opinions.

    I want to avoid any potential problems, as I know some pickups can be a little upset if you put them in the wrong guitar (The JB comes to mind)

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    Default Re: An ICX120 needs new pickups.....

    Wait for other opinions too, but a C5/59 would be a great combo. My first Duncans, actually. Still got 'em.
    Many people seem to end up defining their entire life by the work that they keep. They have no hobbies, are part of no meaningful social groups, and have few friends outside of work. After enough time spent like this, they seem to get to a mental place where they are incapable of escaping. After several decades in captivity, trying to release an animal back into the wild usually doesn't end all that well for the animal. It's very sad. GuitarStv

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