The Evolution® Neck and Bridge
humbuckers are the result of two years of research to come up with the
right sound for a very demanding player: Steve Vai and his Ibanez® Jems.
Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup
is fat, punchy and loud. The bridge pickup is tight, aggressive and
louder. Both pickups have our patented dual-resonance configuration to
reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers.
Evolution® pickups are not polite-sounding, and they’re not for the
inexperienced, but – if you’ve got the chops and a hot amp – your sound
will burn. The Evolution® pickups were originally designed with live
gigs in mind, but they have so much presence and definition that they’re
great recording pickups, too; they slice right through even the densest
The Evolution® neck model will work in almost all solid-bodies and most semi-hollow bodies as well.
Obviously, the Evolution® was designed for Steve's Ibanez® Jems,
but it can add a lot of punch and definition to Gibson® Les Pauls® and
similar set-neck guitars - even the lowest bass notes really jump out of
the amp, and feedback occurs easily with a wide range of harmonic
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Output mV: 294
DC Resistance: 13.04 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1993