Author Topic: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900  (Read 2334 times)

Dave W

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2015, 11:53:19 AM »
Problem is, there are several Bart soapbars with proportions that are almost the same but have different measurements. For example the BB4CBC-B mentioned above is 3.46" x 1.42" while their T4CBC-B ("old Thunderbird") is 3.63" x 1.55" and their M4 series are 3.5" x 1.5". Any of them would work visually but I wouldn't want to order one assuming it's a drop-in fit without measuring first.

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2017, 12:36:19 PM »
Well, I had one of those Chinese Thunderbird pickups floating around and finally managed to do an upgrade. Fits in perfectly and sounds great too.  Vol and tone and a dummy pot for blocking a hole.

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 06:40:43 AM »
Cool! 

Is that a mirror pickguard? Was that aftermarket or came that way? Don't see those much...

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 11:06:10 AM »
Cool! 

Is that a mirror pickguard? Was that aftermarket or came that way? Don't see those much...

Mirror and aftermarket custom job. Because of...


It did turn out a bit more of a P-bass shape (On Philip's bass it spreads out more to the side) but looks fine so I left it like that.

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 04:43:28 PM »
Nice!

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Re: A replacement pickup for an Ibanez Roadster RS-900
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 07:23:51 AM »
That looks similar to what I did on my first 8 string (Warmoth neck, Mighty Mite body). Put a single EMG 35DC in the "sweet spot". Terrible pic, but it's all I could find.