Electric Guitars/v2 pick-ups


just bought a ibanez st50 with 2 v2 humbuckers being a novice not sure if i should leave them in there or get some more dynamic pick ups or will i ruin the guitar ive read good things about the v2 pups but mine although great sustain are slightly muddy sound

Hi Alistair,

Thanks for your question.

A lot of folks like Ibanez v2 pickups. Some don't like 'em at all. I'd say it's up to you, if you don't like them, then go for the upgrade. As long as you have a qualified guitar repair technician handle the installation for you, it will be fine. Just make sure you don't do it yourself, unless you are 100% confident about it.

Best Wishes,


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