Best Pickups For Ibanez Guitars

Although I consider it my duty as a guitarist to own a Strat, Tele and Les Paul (and some day an ES-335 please, Santa), I have plenty of experience with all sorts of Ibanez guitars and all sorts of Seymour Duncan pickups. So I thought it might be fun to share some of what I’ve found.

Using Signature Pickups to Create Your Own Unique Tone

Most signature pickups, like the new Slash Alnico Pro II, are bought because people hope to achieve the singing, soaring sound that Slash is known for. However, when I first read about the Duncan Alnico Pro II, I wasn’t a guitarist that followed Slash’s career closely.

Slipknot Soundwave Festival Contest

In celebration of the huge festival that Slipknot is playing in Australia that is going on today, tomorrow and Monday – we are having a special contest to win a set of Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts.
All you have to do is post a short slogan that describes the EMTY Blackouts in the comments below. On Tuesday, we will take a look at the entries and select a winner who will receive a set of Mick Thomson’s EMTY Blackouts. The winning slogan will appear on the ad seen below and ran for three months on the Decibel Magazines website.

Voices of Metal – Dmitry Sukhinin of Defect Designer

Siberia is known as a large remote expanse of the earth that is unforgivingly cold. Even among this cold landscape, there can be hard metal with a brutal tone. This week we discover dedication, drive and death metal in Siberia with Dmitry Sukhinin of Defect Designer. In 2007 Defect Designer started with their 4-track promo…

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