Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby broesau » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:29 pm

This may have been asked before, but has anyone found a pickup with similar characteristics to a Super 80?
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby mkaufman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:54 pm

Why not use the Super 80?

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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby broesau » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:49 pm

I've got a guitar I'm trying to put together on a budget and don't want to shell out the money for Super 80s
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby Grateful Dad » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:51 pm

I don't know how much you want to spend but a pair of Super 80's are on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ibanez-Artist-Super ... 20b6f9a9c5

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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby mkaufman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:03 am

I think you can get them for less.

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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby broesau » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:00 am

What are the specs on the Super 80s? Are they a ceramic magnet? I know the dimarzio virtual PAF is what is in the Cowboy reissue, but I don't think they are really clones of Super 80s.
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby alcorelectric » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:21 am

From the research I've done
The super II comes close:
Ceramic mags approx 8.5kohms
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby JonnyBoy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:41 am

Or if you are into alnico the Eric Johnson Custom is very similar to the super II with a AlNico twist (resistance/ tonal winding)... like a strong and bright PAF, they have happily surprised me tone wise...


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They are along the lines of a "Vintage output" level too which may be what you are looking for. The Super II's are still may favorites hands down for all styles of music, Plus a regular super Distortion sounds way better in the bridge than putting a Super II there, imo.
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby broesau » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:21 am

The super II and super 80 don't seem to sound similar at all to me. The super 80 seems to have more of a glassy tone, but that might be from it being in single mode. Maybe I'll try a virtual PAF and a Super II. Anybody have any opinions on the Ibanez V2 pickup? I had an Ibanez Studio years ago and it had V2 tri-sound pickups that I thought sounded close to the Super 80, although the Studio had a 2 band on board EQ.
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby alcorelectric » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:52 am

The V2s are very hot PUs 13kohm iirc
I think the virtual pafs have been discontinued
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby alcorelectric » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:57 am

Strummin played my st300 (Ibanez) that had the virtual pafs in it.
It very much had the "Weir" sound.
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Re: Is there a pickup similar to Ibanez Super 80?

Postby strumminsix » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 am

alcorelectric wrote:Strummin played my st300 (Ibanez) that had the virtual pafs in it.
It very much had the "Weir" sound.
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Indeed and thanks again! It did but really way too hot for my tastes.
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