So I have two Ibanez guitars with factory Ibanez 7 string pick-ups.
One I got a long time ago some im not sure excatly which model it is...
It's an Ibanez RG series seven string thats like a sparkly red / pink color. Might be like this one...
Ibanez Rg 7420 Seven String Electric Guitar, Rare | Ibanez RG
However mine is more shiny red than that flat red tone, even though it may be the same guitar....
Then I found these two guitars..I think mines got to be one
RG7420 & RG7620 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Couldnt see any difference between the two except the colors, so im not sure which one it may be except to say I bought mine around 2002 and it is sparkly red / pink color w/ black headstock and has floyd rose trem.
Anyway getting to the pickups. I have the stock pickups in there and they are notorious for sounding like crap(at least the older 7 string ibanez RG series pick-ups)...a squeel is not possible with these pickups.
I was wondering if anyone has a specific pickup configuration for this guitar, whether it actually be the RG7420 or RG7620. Should I get two emg 707's or one for the high end and keep the original for the low end tone? Or does anyone like any other pickup configurations? I am currently playing lots of "Djent" So I like punchy clear tone that can also reproduce low tones really well also. Has anyone tried any other types of pick-ups with this guitar?
I also recently bought the RGD PRESTIGE seven.
Ibanez.com | Electric Guitars | RGD2127Z
Anyone have good pickup thoughts about this one?
I wanted to come here to see what you all think because I recently found out that EMG makes three models of pickups (81-7, 60-7 and 707) for seven strings and maybe 707's are not best replacement for both pickups on both guitars.
Or should I be fine to get 2 sets of 707's and just call it a day?
The way they play:
Between the two, the older model (red / pink RG) has always had amazing resonance. It is really heavy and has lots of natural volume, you can play it without an amp and it just rings with tone because the body is so thick. The newer model (RGD Prestige) doesnt have as much natural resonance because the body is much less thick / resonant. However the RGD Prestige does have jumbo frets and I have it downed tuned like 3 steps and it still has decent tone at the low end. Possibly these factors will give you inormation like pickups that react better to guitars with natural resonance as opposed to longer fretboard / less resonance? Im not sure if that info helps or not...