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The Vintage/ Single pickups (V & S) are a line of magnetic pickups for solid body electric guitars that are designed by DiMarzio and produced by Ibanez in Japan to the original DiMarzio specifications.

The Vintage pickups were partially replaced by the Infinity pickups on the entry-to-mid level models when production of those lines moved to Korea in 1994.

List of pickups

V (6-string)

Vintage 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V1
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Neck humbucker usually paired with Vintage 2 in bridge. Slightly overwound for beefy, traditional rhythm sound.


Vintage 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V2
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Bridge humbucker usually paired with Vintage 1 in neck. Even toned with tight leads. Smooth top-end and added sustain.


Vintage 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V3
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Neck humbucker usually paired with Vintage 4 in bridge.


Vintage 4
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V4
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Bridge humbucker usually paired with Vintage 3 in neck.


Vintage 6
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V6
Year introduced:1992
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Output:Medium output
Description:Designed to work with Single 2 and Single 3 in SSH configuration. Even toned, bright, cutting lead humbucker. Medium output with complete clarity


Vintage 7
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V7
Year introduced:1992
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:Tight, but bright for a neck humbucker. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm.


Vintage 8
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V8
Year introduced:1992
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Warm yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. Good harmonics without excessive brightness. Brighter than Vintage 2, not as bright as Vintage 6


V (7-string)

Vintage 77
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V77
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:V77/V87 custom designed pickups for down tuning. These pickups are specially designed for capturing more low-end by regenerating a wider tonal range. Instead of losing the low-end, they output it with rich, harmonic tone.


Vintage 87
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ V87
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:V77/V87 custom designed pickups for down tuning. These pickups are specially designed for capturing more low-end by regenerating a wider tonal range. Instead of losing the low-end, they output it with rich, harmonic tone.


S (single-coils)

Single 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ S1
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/ middle
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:Traditional sounding, yet high output single coil with Alnico 5 polepieces for even string output. Designed to work with humbuckers in the split position.

This pickup is referred to in some Japanese catalogs as the Super8A.


Single 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ S2
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck
Description:Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for neck position.


Single 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:IBZ S3
Construction:Single coil
Position:Mid
Description:Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for mid position.

Sources


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