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Offline larryd

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2007, 02:31:21 pm »
Hi Mr. DImarzio,

Welcome to the forum. I'm wondering which modern equivalents do the original PAF's in your 59 Les Paul sound like? Any info would be great as I plan on buying a Les Paul but really would like to get it as vintage sounding as possible.

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2007, 07:44:14 pm »
I'm currently designing a new vintage line that will replicate the pickups in my vintage collection.  It will be available in 2008.

Oooooohh.. Thanks for giving us that 'subtle' hint ;) I look forward to buying a set. Heck, I can't wait 'till it's out!! Just one question though, will it be hum cancelling or true to the originals and complete with the 60hz hum?

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2007, 11:59:46 pm »
I'm currently designing a new vintage line that will replicate the pickups in my vintage collection.  It will be available in 2008.

Oooooohh.. Thanks for giving us that 'subtle' hint ;) I look forward to buying a set. Heck, I can't wait 'till it's out!! Just one question though, will it be hum cancelling or true to the originals and complete with the 60hz hum?

The answer is both ... he said cryptically.

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2007, 10:36:50 am »
The answer is both ... he said cryptically.

 :-\ Hmm... do I sense maybe two versions??

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2007, 08:40:18 pm »
Would those be the Dimarzio Collection pickups that I see advertised in Japan?

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2007, 09:30:02 pm »
Musicianís Friend has posted 3 new videos of the photo shoot I did with Steve Vai for the cover of their December catalog. The Intro features about 20 minutes of the two of us chatting together after the photo session. The other videos give you shorter, behind the scenes looks at the making of the cover.
Use this link to check it out: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/vai" (You can also use this link to subscribe to the Musicianís Friend catalog if youíre so inclined.)
Thanks again to Steve, my crew, and the folks at MF ó Ken Sager, Erik Beyer and Bill Newman ó for making this so much fun.
All the best,
Larry DiMarzio


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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2007, 11:14:58 pm »
Sweet!! Thanks for the info mr. D!!

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2007, 11:24:04 pm »
Great video!! Thannk you Mr. DiMarzio!!

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2007, 11:32:12 pm »
Wow.. I didn't realize Larry Dimarzio did a lot of the guitar world and musiciansfriend photo shoots!! May I ask what kind of camera are you using??

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2007, 05:00:03 pm »
Wow.. I didn't realize Larry Dimarzio did a lot of the guitar world and musiciansfriend photo shoots!! May I ask what kind of camera are you using??

What ever he's using, it's probably really expensive.

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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2007, 09:00:11 pm »
Wow.. I didn't realize Larry Dimarzio did a lot of the guitar world and musiciansfriend photo shoots!! May I ask what kind of camera are you using??

Laryd has already been asked this, http://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=133.0.
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Re: Larry Dimarzio's 59 Les Paul!!
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2008, 08:42:22 am »

At this point, restoring the tuners would do more harm than good. The Grovers necessitated making the holes larger. Additionally, they keep the guitar in tune better than the original Klusons. There's a slight change in sound because of the Grovers' extra mass that I feel is an improvement. (This would not be the case with Fender guitars where I find that the lighter original pegs sound better.)

As for the vintage value, that was never a consideration for me. I've tried to collect the best sounding & playing guitars over the most original condition.

Agree. I have a Les Paul-SG 1961, which I bought in the mid-70s. It already had Grovers so the holes had been slightly drilled. The original magnets also had been changed to Alembic ceramics, which was offered by that company in the early 70s to put on some more bite for vintage pickups. After market pickups was not invented back then. ;) A while ago I decided to put back everything to orginal, and since I had  the original magnets I put them back in. I also wanted the guitar to have a original look, and thought about buying some old Klusons, before I checked the holes and realized they had been drilled. A set of vintage Klusons would most likely be un-stable there. So I found some Grovers 135N; the same size and construction as Grover Rotomatics but looking like Klusons. I aged them slightly with some white wine vinegar from the kitchen, it worked quite OK with nickel. Great look, perfect stability and function. And that guitar sounds great with the original magnets!