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The Vintage/ Single pickups (V & S) are a line of magnetic pickups for solid body electric guitars that used in some Ibanez guitar models starting from the late 1970s.

List of pickups

Six string "V" pickups

V1

Vintage 1 / V1
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V1
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 10.8KΩ
Used in: full list
Description: Neck humbucker usually paired with V2 in bridge. Slightly overwound for beefy, traditional rhythm sound.


V2

Vintage 2 / V2
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V2
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 15.5KΩ
Used in: full list
Description: Bridge humbucker usually paired with V1 in neck. Even toned with tight leads. Smooth top-end and added sustain.


V2 / V-2 / Vintage II
Brand: Ibanez
Part no.: 3113CR (cream)/ 3113BK (black)
Year introduced: 1978
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge/ neck
Wiring: 3 conductor
Used in: DT555, RS400
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Description: Hot, high-output humbucker.[1] Delivers a combination of high output and solid upper midrange response.[2] If hot is the way you like it, you're sure to like the V-2. The V-2 has extremely high output with reinforced upper midrange response. The V-2 is designed to be played wide open.[3] It was developed for Paul Stanley's PS10 and was said to mimic DiMarzio's Super Distortion.

V3

Vintage 3
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V3
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Used in: full list
Description: Neck humbucker usually paired with V4 in bridge.


V4

Vintage 4
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V4
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Used in: full list
Description: Bridge humbucker usually paired with V3 in neck.


V5

V5
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: YE107[4]
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge/ neck
DC resistance: 16.5 KΩ
Resonant frequency: 5.25 kHz
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RS440, DT250, DT350, others
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Description: Delivers powerful mid-range punch.[4] Arched bladed bar (58mm x 5mm) balances each string and eliminate volume deterioration caused by string bending. Powerful magnetic field enables marvelous sustain and high output. Wax potting results in a smooth and warm distortion.[5]

The V7 is a single-coil pickup with a similar design.


V6

Vintage 6
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V6
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Output: Medium output
Used in: full list
Description: Designed to work with S2 and S3 in SSH configuration. Even toned, bright, cutting lead humbucker. Medium output with complete clarity


V6F

V6F
Model no.: V6F
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Neck/ Bridge
Used in: RG1421F, others
Description:


V7 (single coil)

V7
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: YE155[4]
Construction: Single coil pickup
Position: Any
DC resistance: 3.91 KΩ
Resonant frequency: 6.15 kHz
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: RS430, full list
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Description: Delivers powerful, bright tone. 42 gauge wire.[4] Arched bladed bar (58mm x 5mm) balances each string and eliminate volume deterioration caused by string bending. Offers great lows and brilliant highs. Single-coil version of the V5 pickup.[6]

The V7T has identical internals as the V7 with a molded in-body direct mounting cover.[7]

This pickup is not related to the similarly named V7 humbucker.


V7T (single coil)

V7T
Brand: Ibanez
Construction: Single coil pickup
Position: Any
DC resistance: 3.91 KΩ
Resonant frequency: 6.15 kHz
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: RS230, RS240, others
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Description: The V7T has identical internals and specs as the V7, but with a special molded cover to allow for direct in-body mounting rather than mounting to a pickguard or pickup ring.[8]

This pickup is not related to the similarly named V7 humbucker.


V7 (humbucker)

Vintage 7
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V7
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
DC resistance: 9.54K
Used in: full list
Description: Tight, but bright for a neck humbucker. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm.

Not to be confused with the single-coil blade pickup of the same name.


V8

Vintage 8
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V8
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 15.45K
Used in: full list
Description: Warm yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. Good harmonics without excessive brightness. Brighter than V2, not as bright as V6




Seven string "V" pickups

V77

Vintage 77 / V77 / V7-7
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V77
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Used in: full list
Description: V77/V87 custom designed pickups for down tuning. These pickups are specially designed for capturing more low-end by regenerating a wider tonal range. Instead of losing the low-end, they output it with rich, harmonic tone.


V87

Vintage 87 / V87 / V8-7
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V87
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Used in: full list
Description: V77/V87 custom designed pickups for down tuning. These pickups are specially designed for capturing more low-end by regenerating a wider tonal range. Instead of losing the low-end, they output it with rich, harmonic tone.




Six string "S" pickups

S1

Single 1 / Super 8A
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ S1
Construction: Single coil
Position: Neck/ middle
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 9.7K
Used in: S1 full list, Super 8A full list
Description: Traditional sounding, yet high output single coil with Alnico 5 polepieces for even string output. Designed to work with humbuckers in the split position. Its sound is described as "tight, but bright. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm."[9]

This pickup is referred to in some Japanese catalogs as the Super8A.


S2

Single 2
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ S2
Construction: Single coil
Position: Neck
Used in: full list
Description: Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for neck position.


S3

Single 3
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ S3
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Used in: full list
Description: Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for mid position.


S4

Single 4
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ S4
Construction: Single coil
Position: Bridge
Used in: 430SII, others
Description: Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for bridge position.


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