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The Axis pickups series is a line of guitar magnetic pickups designed and produced by Ibanez.

List of Axis pickups Edit

Axis Humbucker 1 Edit

Axis Humbucker 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AR250, JS100, JS600, others
Description:Usually found in the neck position with the Axis Humbucker 2 in the bridge position. A seven-string version was also produced.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[1]


Axis Humbucker 2 Edit

Axis Humbucker 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH2
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:AR250, JS100, JS600, others
Description:Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Humbucker 1 in the neck position. A seven-string version was also produced.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes.[1]


Axis Humbucker 3 Edit

Axis Humbucker 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH3
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AXS42, DMM1, SAS32FM, others
Description:Responsive full sounding pickup with added output.[1]


Axis Humbucker 4Edit

Axis Humbucker 4
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH4
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AXS42, DMM1, SAS32FM, others
Description:Increased treble responsive with added output.[1]


Axis Humbucker 5Edit

Axis Humbucker 5
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH5
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:SA120, SA120EX
Description:Usually found in the neck position with the Axis Humbucker 6 in the bridge position.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[2]


Axis Humbucker 6Edit

Axis Humbucker 6
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH6
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:SA120, SA120EX
Description:Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Humbucker 5 in the neck position.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes. Adjustable pole pieces.[2]


Axis Seven 1Edit

Axis Seven 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH1-7
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AX7221, RG7321, S7421, others
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 1. Usually found in neck position with the Axis Seven 2 in bridge position.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[1]


Axis Seven 2Edit

Axis Seven 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH27
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AX7221, RG7321, S7421, others
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 2. Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Seven 1 in the neck position.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes.[1]


Axis Single 1Edit

Axis Single 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AS1
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/Mid
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:S370, SA160, SAS36FM, others
Description:Traditional sounding single coil pickup with Alnico 5 pole pieces. Complements Axis humbuckers[1]


Axis Single 2Edit

Axis Single 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AS2
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/Mid
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:SA160, SAS36FM, others
Description:Traditional sounding single coil pickup with increased output.[1]

Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Pickups, Bridges and Neck dimensions, 2001 Ibanez USA catalog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pickup Character, 2007 Ibanez USA catalog.
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