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DiMarzio IBZ pickups (also known as DiMarzio/IBZ) are specially designed and manufactured for Ibanez by DiMarzio in the US. DiMarzio created special pickups for RG, SA and S models.

Some early series of pickups were also branded as IBZ/USA.

DiMarzio IBZ RG

DiMarzio IBZ RG
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge/Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Humbucking pickup used for RG series Prestige models in bridge and neck position. According to DiMarzio, the neck pickup is fairly bright-sounding, similar to a DiMarzio Super 2 (DP104). The bridge pickup is a little louder and warmer-sounding, and resembles a cross between the DiMarzio Steve Morse Bridge Model (DP200) and the DiMarzio Super Distortion (DP100).
Harmonically alive with medium high output


DiMarzio IBZ RG-S
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Single coil pickup used for RG Prestige models in mid position.
Well-balanced sound with clear tone.


DiMarzio IBZ SA

DiMarzio IBZ SA-N
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Humbucking pickup used for SA series Prestige models in the neck position. Introduced in 2005 for the SA2020FM and also used for the 2006 SA2120FM.
Responsive, warm and fat sound with rich harmonics and overtones.


DiMarzio IBZ SA-S
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Single coil
Position: Neck/Mid
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Single coil pickup used for SA Prestige models in the neck and mid position. Introduced in 2007 for the SA2160FM.
Well balanced sound with clear tone.


DiMarzio IBZ SA-B
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Humbucking pickup used for SA series Prestige models in the bridge position. Introduced in 2005 for the SA2020FM and also used for the 2006 SA2120FM.
Provides expanded range of tone and powerful sound with clear sustain.


DiMarzio IBZ True Duo Bucker
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic/Alnico 5
Description: Humbucking pickup used for SA Prestige models in the bridge position. Introduced in 2007 for the SA2160FM.
Well-balanced sound with clear tone.


DiMarzio IBZ S

DiMarzio IBZ S-N
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Humbucking pickup used for S series Prestige models in the neck position.
Powerful-sounding with quick response.


DiMarzio IBZ S-S
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Single coil pickup used for S Prestige models in the mid position.
Well-balanced sound with clear tone.


DiMarzio IBZ S-B
Brand: DiMarzio
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Humbucking pickup used for S Prestige models in the bridge position.
Powerful-sounding with quick response. Enhanced harmonics and overtones.


DiMarzio IBZ USA

IBZ/USA F1

F1
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA F1
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck or Bridge
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: MX3, 540S, 540R, others
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Description: "Responsive, versatile humbucker with warm classic tone and output. Works well in neck or bridge positions."[1] "Recommended for a player working in a variety of musical situations."[2] Typically paired with the C1 in the middle and neck positions in an HSS configuration. The F1 is identifiable by the pole screws on each coil.

Available with black, white, green, pink or yellow bobbins in the USA Customs.[1]


IBZ/USA F2

F2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA F2
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck or Bridge
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: MX5, RG770, 540SLTD, others
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Description: "Like F1 but more output, enhanced midrange punch and rich dynamics. Recommended for bridge position."[1] "Perfect for hard rock, fusion or classic metal."[2]

Available with black, white, green, pink or yellow bobbins in the USA Customs.[1]


IBZ/USA F3

F3
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA F3
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: 540PHH, 540PⅡ-HH, others
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Description: "High output rock and metal bridge pickup with sledgehammer attack and extreme gain."[2]

Typically paired with the F2 in a dual humbucker configuration.

Available with black, white, green, pink or yellow bobbins in the USA Customs.[1]


IBZ/USA F3 Triple Coil

F3 Triple Coil
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA F3TC
Year introduced: 1990
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Wiring: 6 conductor (?)
Used in: USA Custom series
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Description: "Same as F3, but with the added versatility of switching between three coils."[1]

Available by special order in the USA Customs.[1]


IBZ/USA F4

F4
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA F4
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG750, RG770DX, others
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Description: "Full rich sounding neck position pickup. Excellent for high velocity rock and fusion guitar styles."[2] "Similar to the DiMarzio PAF Pro but with slightly increased output."[1]

Typically paired with the F2 and the C2 or C3 in an HSH configuration.

Available with black, white, green, pink or yellow bobbins in the USA Customs.[1]


IBZ/USA C1

C1
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA C1
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle/ neck
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: 540R, 540SC, others
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Description: "Stack pickup with the traditional single coil sound but without the noise. Dynamic sensitivity and depth."[1] "Traditional sparkling single coil tone without noise. Developed to provide dynamic sensitivity and depth. Fits all musical situations."[2]

Typically paired with the F1 humbucker in a HSS configuration or with F1 and F2 humbuckers in an HSH config.


IBZ/USA C2

C2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA C2
Year introduced: 1987
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle/ neck
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: 540S, RG770, others
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Description: "Noiseless stack with increased output and midrange punch. Complements mid-to-high output bridge pickups."[1]

Typically paired with the F2 humbucker in either HSS or HSH configurations.


IBZ/USA C3

C3
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: IBZ/USA C3
Year introduced: 1991
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle/ neck
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: S540FM, RG750, others
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Description: "Non-stack single coil. Complements F series humbuckers when used in the middle position."[1]

Typically paired with the F1 or F2 humbuckers in an HSH configuration.


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