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1994 Quantum pickups
Quantum pickups from the 1994 USA catalog Enlarge sprite

Quantum pickups are line of magnetic pickups for guitars which are designed and produced by Ibanez.

Quantum pickups were first offered in 1994 and were installed in a wide array of mostly mid-range and high-end Ibanez guitars until being phased out in the mid-2000s.

They were reintroduced in 2014.


List of Quantum pickups

Quantum pickups (6-string)

Quantum 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QM1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
DC resistance:15 KΩ
Description:Neck position ceramic, humbucking pickup with a full, clean tone.[1] It was commonly found in higher-end Japan/Fujigen made models. It was generally used in conjuntion with a QM2 (in a dual humbucker configuration) or with a QS1 and QM2 (in an HSH configuration).

It replaced the IBZ/USA pickups in the S540 series in 1995. It was available only on Prestige models starting in 1999 and was replaced by Dimarzio/IBZ USA pickups in 2005. (Image of the QM1).


Quantum Single 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QS1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Single coil
Position:Middle
Description:Warm sounding, punchy single coil pickup which offers a clean treble response. It was generally used in the middle position between QM1 & QM2 humbuckers in an HSH configuration.[1]


Quantum 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QM2
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
DC resistance:18 KΩ
Description:Bridge position ceramic, humbucking pickup. It offered a similar tone to the QM1, but with more output and excellent dynamic response.[1] (Image of the QM2).


Quantum 6

Quantum 6
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QM6
Year introduced:2014
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:RGR621XPB
Description:


Quantum 7 (7-string)

Quantum 7
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QM7
Year introduced:2014
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:RG7420 (2013–2016), RG7421
Description:Ceramic, humbucking pickup for a seven-string guitar. Provides accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.


Quantum 9 (9-string)

Quantum 9
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:QM9
Year introduced:2014
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:RG9, RG9QM
Description:Ceramic, humbucking pickup for a nine-string guitar. Provides accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1994 USA catalog, page 57, Ibanez.