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HS1 DN400
The HS1, an humbucker-sized, single-coil pickup on the DN400 Enlarge sprite

Other pickups made by Ibanez which don't belong to any regular line. Most of them are pickups from the late 80's, mid 90's and not much is known about them.

Some of them are very exclusive pickups which are found on non-standard series.

List of pickups

Old series

AH Special

AH Special
Brand:Ibanez
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge/ neck
Magnet:Alnico
Used in:AH10, AH20
AH Special pickup
Description:Custom wound for Allan Holdsworth's signature guitars. Features alnico magnets and custom coil winding for a clear, smooth, warm tone. All twelve polepieces are adjustable to allow maximum control over string-to-string volume.


Core-Tone

Core-Tone humbucker
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:3PU1PA0018 (neck) / 3PURCN4-BKN (4-conductor neck) / 3PURCCN4-CHN (4-conductor neck w/ chrome cover) / 3PU1PA0019 (bridge) / 3PURCB2-BKN (for 10.5mm bridge) / 3PURCCB2-CHN (for 10.5mm bridge w/ chrome cover) / 3PURCCB2-GDG (for 10.5mm bridge w/ gold cover) / 3PU1PA0112 (chrome covered bridge)
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge/ neck
Wiring:2-conductor or 4-conductor
Used in:CMM3, FR365 RC220, RC320, RC320M, RC365H, RC465HM, RC520, RC720, RC1720M
Description:Custom designed by Ibanez to provide a warm yet cutting sound.[1]


Core-Tone single coil
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:3PU1PA0111 (chrome covered neck)
Construction:Single-coil
Position:Neck
Used in:RC365H, RC465HM
Description:Custom designed by Ibanez to provide a warm yet cutting sound.[1]


G104

G104
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:G104
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Middle/ Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AT200
Description:Single spaced humbucking pickup. Single-coil clarity with louder output.[2]


G109

G109
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:G109
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico
Used in:AT200
Description:Warm tone with rich sustain.[2]


HB2

HB2
Model no.:HB2
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Description:Has one traditional coil and one with a blade. Can be found on the RG565
[It] delivers a "fat", harmonically active sound. The most powerful lead pickup in the American-Designed series.


HB10

HB10
Model no.:HB10
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Used in:RBM10
Description:


IBZ

IBZ front
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE108F[3]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico
DC resistance:12.31 KΩ
Resonant frequency:3.60 kHz
Wiring:4 conductor
IBZ neck pickup
Description:Triple magnet pickup for a hot, fat sound. Delivers clean mid-range punch. Cast plastic cover.[3]


IBZ rear
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE108R[3]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico
DC resistance:12.47 KΩ
Resonant frequency:3.95 kHz
Wiring:4 conductor
1985 Humbucker output graph
Description:Triple magnet pickup for a hot, fat sound. Delivers bright mid-range punch. Cast plastic cover.[3]


SB

SB
Brand:Ibanez
Year introduced:1983
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Any
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS100
SB pickups
Description:Covered, blade style single coil. Offers excellent output without exerting a strong pull on the strings for a clear and pure tone.[4]


SB1

SB1
Model no.:SB1
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Middle
Description:A single-coil-sized humbucker, twin blade, which often comes along with the HB2 humbucker (see above). Can be used in the neck position, like the RG565 or in the middle and neck positions as seen on the RBM series (Reb Beach signatures), like the RBM1.


SB2

SB2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:SB2
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Middle
Used in:542R, FGM400
Description:A single-coil-sized humbucker, twin blade like the SB1. Can be found in the neck/ mid position either with a SB1 in the bridge, or with Axis pickups in the bridge.


SB10

SB10
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:SB10
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Middle
Used in:RBM10
Description:A single-coil-sized humbucker, twin blade like the SB1.


SL Special

SL Special
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE109[3]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
DC resistance:13.72 KΩ
Resonant frequency:3.75 kHz
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS1010SL
Description:Custom pickup for Steve Lukather signature guitar. Similar to the Super 58 but with additional windings for higher output.[5]


Super 5

Super 5
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE153[3]
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Neck / middle
DC resistance:7.75 KΩ
Resonant frequency:5.25 kHz
Wiring:2 conductor
1985 Single-coil output graph
Description:Traditional molded pickup with six exposed polepieces. Cast inside to create a smooth, sharp tone.[3]


Super 6

Super 6
Brand:Ibanez
Year introduced:1983
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Any
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS405
Super 6 pickups
Description:Ibanez claims these were the hottest single coils of their type. They have a new magnet structure and twice the windings of a traditional single coil of their era. They deliver high output with clarity, fullness and excellent top end.[6]


Super Power 6

Super Power 6
Brand:Ibanez
Year introduced:1983
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Any
Magnet:Alnico
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS505, RS1500
Ibanez Super Power 6 pickup
Description:Hot single-coil pickup with a unique coil design which offers a wide frequency range.[7]


Super 7

Super 7 / Super 7F / Super 7FT
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE154[3]
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Neck / middle
DC resistance:4.05 KΩ
Resonant frequency:6.05 kHz
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS440
Super7F-Super7FT pickups
Description:Delivers warm, bright tone. 42 gauge wire and plastic cover. Offers powerful clear sound even at low volume. Polarity is reversed for middle pickup application.[3]

Offered with three separate covers with identical internals:
Super 7 has exposed pole pieces
Super 7F has a flat cover (hidden polepieces)
Super 7FT has a "tub" style direct-mount high tech cover which is designed to offer increased sustain.[8][9]


V2

V2
Brand:Ibanez
Year introduced:1979 (?)
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge/ neck
Wiring:3 conductor
Used in:DT555, RS400
Ibanez V2 humbucker
Description:Hot, high-output humbucker.[10] Delivers a combination of high output and solid upper midrange response.[11]

V5

V5
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE107[3]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge/ neck
DC resistance:16.5 KΩ
Resonant frequency:5.25 kHz
Wiring:4 conductor
Used in:RS440, DT250, DT350
V5 humbucker
Description:Delivers powerful mid-range punch.[3] Arched bladed bar (58mm x 5mm) balances each string and eliminate volume deterioration caused by string bending. Powerful magnetic field enables marvelous sustain and high output. Wax potting results in a smooth and warm distortion.[12]

The V7 is a single-coil pickup with a similar design.


V6F

V6F
Model no.:V6F
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Bridge
Used in:RG1421F, others
Description:


V7 (single coil)

V7 / V7T
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE155[3]
Construction:Single coil pickup
Position:Any
DC resistance:3.91 KΩ
Resonant frequency:6.15 kHz
Wiring:2 conductor
Used in:RS430
V7 single coil
Description:Delivers powerful, bright tone. 42 gauge wire.[3] Arched bladed bar (58mm x 5mm) balances each string and eliminate volume deterioration caused by string bending. Offers great lows and brilliant highs. Single-coil version of the V5 pickup.[13]

The V7T has identical internals as the V7 with a molded in-body direct mounting cover.[14]

This pickup is not related to the similarly named V7 humbucker.

Recent pickups

PP1-N, PP1-B
Model no.:PP1-N, PP1-B
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Bridge
Description:Introduced in 2009, along with the new Darkstone series (see DN500). The PP1 were re-named CAP-PP1 in 2011.

The tube pole-piece construction of the new pickups designed for the Ibanez Darkstone offers quick response, sparkling clarity and added harmonics for a humbucker sound.
At the same time, humbucker-sized single-coil pickups were also introduced in the Darkstone series, the HS1 pickups (see below).


HS1
Model no.:HS1
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/ Bridge
Description:Humbucker-sized single-coil pickups introduced in 2009 in the Darkstone series, along with the PP1 pickups (see above). Only two models use the HS1, the DN400 and the DN600.
[They] produce loud and crunchy tones that cut through for hard rock and punk styles.


Classic Elite
Model no.:Classic Elite
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:Introduced in 2014 in the Destroyer series. Only one model uses the Classic Elite pickups so far, the DT420. (other Destroyer models of the same year use a couple of DiMarzio Air Norton and DiMarzio The Tone Zone, to give a tone and mood reference).
[They] offer rich, nuanced tone with fat low-end..

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roadcore series, Ibanez Europe (website), archived from the original October 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2004 Ibanez EU catalog, Hoshino Gakki, 2004.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 1985 USA catalog (pages 40–41)
  4. 1983–84 Roadstar II & Artist catalog (page 15)
  5. 1985 USA catalog (page 10)
  6. 1983–84 Roadstar II & Artist catalog (page 11)
  7. 1983–84 Roadstar II & Artist catalog (page 9)
  8. 1986 USA catalog (page 30)
  9. 1985 USA catalog (page 6)
  10. 1983-84 RoadstarII & Artist catalog (pages 12–13)
  11. 1979 Electric guitar catalog (page 2)
  12. 1984 X series flyer (page 2)
  13. 1984 Roadstar II Deluxe catalog (page 3)
  14. 1985 USA catalog (pages 14–15)
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