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Offline RayBarbeeMusic

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Re: Dimarzio Area Pickups for Telecaster
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2016, 10:55:21 am »
I settled on the hot T with a '54 pro in the neck.  As mentioned, the Area T was just too-low in output to balance with the bridge; the '54 is a great pickup matched with the hot T. 

The 615 is a bit twangier and sounded great clean, but with drive, even with a .001uf cap rolled almost all the way down, it was a bit thin.  The hot T solved that issue. If you're more traditional, the 615 nails it.

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Re: Dimarzio Area Pickups for Telecaster
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2016, 03:48:54 am »
I settled on the hot T with a '54 pro in the neck.  As mentioned, the Area T was just too-low in output to balance with the bridge; the '54 is a great pickup matched with the hot T. 

Indeed. The VV 54 Pro matches also perfect in the middle position with the Hot T.

The 615 is a bit twangier and sounded great clean, but with drive, even with a .001uf cap rolled almost all the way down, it was a bit thin.  The hot T solved that issue. If you're more traditional, the 615 nails it.

Good to hear something about the 615 because there is not much written about it. It seems it is the brightest of the Area models so it's probably not for me. I find the Area T bright enough.

Cheers Stephan
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