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The Artcore Humbuckers (ACH) pickups are designed and produced by Ibanez.

As the name implies the Artcore Humbuckers were designed for the Artcore series of the hollow-body guitars. However they have also been used in several solid body models, notably the ART series as well as a few others.

Three types of models comprise this series: the ACH and ACH-ST (semi/full hollow body models) and the ACH-S (solid body models). As always, a few exceptions may occur.

List of pickups

Artcore 1

ACH1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:ACH1
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Used in:ART80
Description:Humbucking pickups, sometimes considered as a less expensive version of the Super 58 pickups found in the semi/full hollow body Artcore series.

Artcore 2

Artcore 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:ACH2
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Used in:ART80
Description:Bridge version of Artcore 1.


Artcore 1-S

Artcore 1-S
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:ACH1-S
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:ARX series, DN300, some ART series models
Description:Tight and trebly tone.[1] Unlike the Artcore 1 pickup, the Artcore 1-S does not have a pickup cover.


Artcore 2-S

Artcore 2-S
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:ACH2-S
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:ARX series, DN300, some ART series models
Description:Bridge version of Artcore 1-S.[1] Unlike the Artcore 2 pickup, the Artcore 2-S does not have a pickup cover.


ACH-ST

ACH1-ST
Model no.:ACH1-ST
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Description:Another variant of the ACH pickups.


ACH2-ST
Model no.:ACH2-ST
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Description:Another variant of the ACH pickups.


Super 58

Super 58
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE102[2]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:All
Magnet:Alnico-III
DC resistance:7.80 KΩ[2]
Resonant frequency:4.65 KHz[2]
Wiring:3-conductor
Used in:ARX500, AR300RE, JTK1, others
Super 58 pickup
Description:Covered pickup. Classic, warm and versatile. Handles both jazz and rock without feedback.[3]


Super 70

Super 70
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:YE100[2]
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge/ neck
DC resistance:7.72 KΩ[2]
Resonant frequency:5.30 KHz[2]
Wiring:3-conductor
Used in:others
Super 70 pickup
Description:Vintage style open coil pickup with bright, crisp tone and plenty of output.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Neck Dimensions and Electronics, 2006 Ibanez North America catalog, p. 118.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 1985 USA catalog, pages 40-41, Ibanez
  3. Pickup character, 2007 Ibanez Europe catalog, p. 93.
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