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The Ibanez Hot Grinder (HGD) and Short Tracer (ST) pickups are designed and produced by Ibanez.

The Hot Grinder/Short Tracer combo is usually found on the S series. Besides, the SV series also makes use of the Short Tracer, combined this time with the True Duo pickups.

List of pickups

Hot Grinder pickups

Hot Grinder 1
Model no.: HGD1
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Neck humbucking pickup introduced for the S5470 and similar in 2008.
Hot, but sharp enough to hear pick bites the strings


Hot Grinder 2
Model no.: HGD2
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Bridge humbucking pickup introduced for the S5470 and similar in 2008. Has one traditional coil and one with a blade.
Hot, but sharp enough to hear pick bites the strings


Short Tracer pickups

Short Tracer 1
Model no.: ST1
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Magnet: Neodymium
Description: Single coil mid pickup introduced in 2008 as a mid pickup for the S5470 and SV5470F and similar.
Strong magnet provides full output in low profile setting.


Short Tracer 2
Model no.: ST2
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Single coil mid pickup introduced i 2009 as a replacement for the Short Tracer 1.
Alnico magnet provides full output in low profile setting.


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