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The Vintage/ Single pickups (V & S) are a line of magnetic pickups for solid body electric guitars that are designed by DiMarzio and produced by Ibanez in Japan to the original DiMarzio specifications.

The Vintage pickups were partially replaced by the Infinity pickups on the entry-to-mid level models when production of those lines moved to Korea in 1994.

List of pickups

V (6-string)

V1

Vintage 1
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V1
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 10.8K
Description: Neck humbucker usually paired with Vintage 2 in bridge. Slightly overwound for beefy, traditional rhythm sound.


V2

Vintage 2
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V2
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 15.5K
Description: Bridge humbucker usually paired with Vintage 1 in neck. Even toned with tight leads. Smooth top-end and added sustain.


V2 / V-2
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
Description: Neck humbucker usually paired with Vintage 4 in bridge.


V4

Vintage 4
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V4
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Description: Bridge humbucker usually paired with Vintage 3 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
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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
Description: Designed to work with Single 2 and Single 3 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 (humbucker)

Vintage 7
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V7
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
DC resistance: 9.54K
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.


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
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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
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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.

V8

Vintage 8
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V8
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 15.45K
Description: Warm yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. Good harmonics without excessive brightness. Brighter than Vintage 2, not as bright as Vintage 6


V (7-string)

V77

Vintage 77
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V77
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
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
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ V87
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
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.


S (single-coils)

S1

Single 1
Brand: Ibanez
Model no.: IBZ S1
Construction: Single coil
Position: Neck/ middle
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 9.7K
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
Description: Traditional sounding single coil calibrated for neck position.


S3

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


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