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Infinity RG470AH
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Infinity pickups are a line of magnetic transducers produced by Ibanez and installed in several Ibanez guitar models. They were designed as a cheaper alternative for the DiMarzio IBZ/USA and are used in lower end models (including the GIO line) which are made outside Japan.

The first Infinity pickups were introduced in 1994. A second generation was rolled out in 2005.

Infinity pickups were discontinued in most (if not all) models in 2015. They were most often replaced by the new Quantum pickups.

Humbucking pickups Edit

Infinity 1 Edit

Infinity 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INF1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:Neck humbucker introduced in 1994 to fit in RG400 series models. Usually combined with Infinity 2 in bridge position and Infinity Single 1 in mid.

Versatile and responsive with warm classic tone and added output. Articulate rhythm sound, but retains its clarity and tightness when overdriven.[1]


Infinity 2 Edit

Infinity 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INF2
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Bridge humbucker introduced in 1994 to fit in RG400 series models. Usually combined with Infinity 1 in neck position and Infinity Single 1 in mid.

Enhanced midrange output. Alnico 5 magnet for individual string clarity. Excellent dynamics. Tight, driving lead pickup with excellent dynamics.[1]


Infinity 3 Edit

Infinity 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INF3
Year introduced:2005
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:RG350DX, RG370DX, others
Description:Neck humbucker introduced in 2005, replaced the Powersound pickups for the RG3xx and RG1xx models. Usually combined with Infinity 4 in bridge position and Infinity Single 3 in mid.

Provides the dynamic sound for chording and rhythm.


Infinity 4 Edit

Infinity 4
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INF4
Year introduced:2005
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:RG350DX, RG370DX, others
Description:Bridge humbucker introduced in 2005, replaced the Powersound pickups for the RG3xx, RG1xx models. Usually combined with Infinity 3 in neck position and Infinity Single 3 in mid.

Brilliant lead pickup. Warm sounding with good harmonics.


Single coil pickups Edit

Infinity Single 1 Edit

Infinity Single 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INFS1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Single coil
Position:middle
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC Resistance:8.15kΩ
Description:Single coil pickup introduced in 1994 to use as mid pickup with the Infinity 1 and Infinity 2 humbuckers in a HSH pickup configuration.

Designed to work with humbuckers in the split position.[1]


Infinity Single 3 Edit

Infinity Single 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:INFS3
Year introduced:2005
Construction:Single coil
Position:middle
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:RG370DX, others
Description:Single coil pickup introduced in 2005 to use as mid pickup with the Infinity 3 and Infinity 4 humbuckers in a HSH pickup configuration.

Traditional-sounding yet high output. Designed to work with humbuckers in the split position.


Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1994 USA catalog, Ibanez, 1994.
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