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Axis Humbucker JS20S
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The Axis pickups series is a line of guitar magnetic pickups designed and produced by Ibanez.

List of Axis pickups

Axis Humbucker 1

Axis Humbucker 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH1
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AR250, JS100, JS600, others
Description:Usually found in the neck position with the Axis Humbucker 2 in the bridge position. A seven-string version was also produced.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[1]


Axis Humbucker 2

Axis Humbucker 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH2
Year introduced:1994
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:AR250, JS100, JS600, others
Description:Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Humbucker 1 in the neck position. A seven-string version was also produced.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes.[1]


Axis Humbucker 3

Axis Humbucker 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH3
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AXS42, DMM1, SAS32FM, others
Description:Responsive full sounding pickup with added output.[1]


Axis Humbucker 4

Axis Humbucker 4
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH4
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AXS42, DMM1, SAS32FM, others
Description:Increased treble responsive with added output.[1]


Axis Humbucker 5

Axis Humbucker 5
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH5
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:SA120, SA120EX
Description:Usually found in the neck position with the Axis Humbucker 6 in the bridge position.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[2]


Axis Humbucker 6

Axis Humbucker 6
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH6
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:SA120, SA120EX
Description:Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Humbucker 5 in the neck position.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes. Adjustable pole pieces.[2]


Axis Seven 1

Axis Seven 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH1-7
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AX7221, RG7321, S7421, others
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 1. Usually found in neck position with the Axis Seven 2 in bridge position.

Very responsive and full sounding; medium output with lots of character. Excellent for chording.[1]


Axis Seven 2

Axis Seven 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH2-7
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:AX7221, RG7321, S7421, others
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 2. Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Seven 1 in the neck position.

Full bass sound. Alnico 5 magnet provides excellent clarity in harmonics and individual notes.[1]


Axis Seven 3

Axis Seven 3
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH3-7
Year introduced:2012
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:ARZ307, ARZ307FM
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 3. Usually found in neck position with the Axis Seven 4 in bridge position. The AH3-7 is responsive and maintains clarity.[3]


Axis Seven 4

Axis Seven 4
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AH4-7
Year introduced:2012
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:ARZ307, ARZ307FM
Description:Seven-string version of the Axis Humbucker 4. Usually found in the bridge position with the Axis Seven 3 in the neck position. The AH4-7 has balanced tone with enough power for 7 strings[3]


Axis Single 1

Axis Single 1
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AS1
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/Mid
Magnet:Alnico 5
Used in:S370, SA160, SAS36FM, others
Description:Traditional sounding single coil pickup with Alnico 5 pole pieces. Complements Axis humbuckers[1]


Axis Single 2

Axis Single 2
Brand:Ibanez
Model no.:AS2
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/Mid
Magnet:Ceramic
Used in:SA160, SAS36FM, others
Description:Traditional sounding single coil pickup with increased output.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Pickups, Bridges and Neck dimensions, 2001 Ibanez USA catalog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pickup Character, 2007 Ibanez USA catalog.
  3. 3.0 3.1 ARZ307FM product description, Ibanez USA, archived March 2012
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