For 15 years I've played '90 Jackson Fusion Pro w/factory pick ups and it sounds great. I'm not a collector and I don't have the budget to buy new equipment very often so I'm not very schooled in various hardware. I just purchased a brand new Ibanez RG2570EVSL with DiMarzio IBZ's and it sounds like a throaty fart cannon w/ no low end chunk or high end brightness. I play hard rock and melodic metal using arpeggio sweeps and low to high trick picking. My Jackson has great dynamics w/ chunky low ends and bright high ends. I'm at the edge of sending this guitar back but it plays great; I like the scale of the neck better than my Jackson and I've been told new pick ups would do the trick. I haven't got a clue what to buy or even where to start. Just reading thru the posts on this forum has enlightened me greatly. Any suggestions to help me on this would be so awesome and greatly appreciated.
"Ibanez used lightweight basswood for the RG2570EVSL which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. Right in between alder and mahogany in sound character, bass wood offers a good balance of highs and lows. Equipped with DiMarzio pickups in the versatile H-S-H configuration and a locking Edge Pro tremolo. Additional features include: shark tooth inlays; 24 jumbo frets; 5-piece maple/walnut neck; 5-way switch."