IBANEZ RGIM7MH replacement pups?

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  1. Masquerade

    Masquerade SS.org Regular

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    EMG808s are stock on this guitar and I'm looking to replace them.

    I'm interested in the Fishman Fluence Moderns but was kinda hoping they had a model in nickel not just black.

    I've heard stories of people using 7 string pups with soapbar covers but it leaves quiet a gab between the original mounting screws.

    Anyone had any experience with replacing angled pickups on a 7 multiscale?
     
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    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

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    A pair of blackouts?
     
  3. Masquerade

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    Not sure if it's just me but my experience with blackouts has been lack luster. I've had them as replacements for most of my active guitars but end up swapping them out to passive anyway because tone wise passive usually wins.

    In the end passive>active but I've never tried Fishman and willing to give it a try.
     
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    The last I talked to Seymour Duncan, they said they can pretty much put any pickup in the Blackout housing so it fits EMG routes. They said it would be a "floor shop custom" which is less expensive than a set of full customs. So that's always an option if you know of any SD pups you like.
     
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    I've asked about this before, and they can certainly do it. It is cheaper than going to the full Custom Shop, too.
     
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    Some of SD stock models come already shipped in active housing, like the pegasus, distortion, invader, nazgul and sentient. But the pole pieces won't line up with the strings on a multiscale.
     
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    KnightBrolaire gearwhoricus americanus

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    if you do want to go passive I have a set of custom shop soapbar black winters I'm trying to sell. Otherwise I'd say try out the moderns, they seem to be holding their resale value relatively well and most people on here who've tried em seem to like em.
     
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