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 #150295  by Lephty
 Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:22 am
I don't know the answer to your question specifically, but FWIW I have an Artcore AS8 (a "cheapie," in the neighborhood of $400), I replaced the stock pickups w/ Duncan "Seth Lover" pickups, and I freakin' LOVE the guitar. Probably not what you want if you're looking for a "Jerry" sound, but it's a great guitar, especially for the money.
 #150297  by lovetoboogie
 Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:22 am
If you have the Ibanez bug and are looking for an Artist, this is one of several that I have and is sonically superior to any new Ibanez stuff;

Price is flexible...

http://rvrb.io/1983-ar100-artist-e0p
 #150309  by JDB30
 Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:16 pm
Recycledsole wrote:thanks for the answers

can u get the "out of phase" tone with that guitar nicely?
If I understand correctly, it's really impossible to get that sound without installing a middle single coil pickup and also coil-splitting the humbuckers. there are several other factors, as well, including how they're wired. Michael Kaufman is pretty-much the expert here---he has the wiring diagrams.
 #150310  by hippieguy1954
 Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:23 am
You need the out of phase/series-parallel/coil split switch and you can get the tone with two pickups. I got great Bobby tone like that for years with a two humbucker Vantage. It might not be exactly period correct, but ya can nail Bobby tone pretty easy. The technique is the biggest part.
You do not need the vintage guitar although it would be nice just to have.