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Offline chacheu

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Music Man St Vincent mini-humbuckers
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:47:15 pm »
Bought a Music Man St Vincent signature guitar with three Dimarzio “custom” mini-humbuckers.  This is the first and only guitar I’ve owned with mini-hums.  After doing some research, it seems there are two types of mini-hums.  One built like a miniature PAF with adjustable pole pieces, and the Firebird type with a no pole pieces visible through the cover.  The St Vincent pickups have the Firebird cover; however, if you look at Dimarzio’s website they show a minihimbucker with a Firebird cover but describe it as a PAF type sound.  I’m confused.  Does anyone know what style of pickup is in the St Vincent model. 

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Re: Music Man St Vincent mini-humbuckers
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 01:46:00 am »
The pole pieces are just part of the same design. If you look at the DiMarzio website under MINI when you look up pickups, you'll find the DP240-DP243 models. The first two have no poles showing the latter have one set of screw poles poking through the cover like a humbucker. They're the same size and you can retrofit any of those in your guitar.


The ones in your guitar are likely custom wound versions of the DP240 and DP241.
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Re: Music Man St Vincent mini-humbuckers
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 04:45:16 am »
Congratulations if these are the DP 240 in the neck and middle position. These are great pickups.

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Re: Music Man St Vincent mini-humbuckers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 05:49:08 am »
Meanwhile I picked up a set of these pickups. Neck and middle are the DP-168, bridge is probably the same as DP-198, even though it has a different model code on it (no DP-XXX). At least it matches it spec-wise.
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Area 67, Area 58, VV Pro 54, Injector n, HB2, Cruisers, VSolo, SDS-1, Area T set, Area Hot T, Virtual Hot T, Chopper, Chopper T, Bluesbucker, Breed set, Air Norton, SD, DLX+, DLX-90, DP240, DP198, VHPAF, AT1, Morse set, SD S