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Offline Belensky

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Turning Dimarzio Mud Lab into real Crunch Lab 7
« on: July 13, 2019, 02:24:33 pm »
7 sting version of Dimarzio pickups often uses base plate made of fibreglass with layer of cooper.
I'm not really good with physics but fibreglass and copper creates some kind if magnetic interference that makes pickup to sound a bit more muddy than 6 stings versions of the same pickup(that uses nickel silver base plate)
So by recommendation of my good friend, I decided to upgrade my Crunch Lab 7 and Liquefier7 with Nickel Silver Bass plates.
Now pickups have a bit more clarity and top end. I hope it helps some of you. It's very easy upgrade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JdK8R5AXUc
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 03:14:44 pm by Belensky »

Offline DavidSchwab

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Re: Turning Dimarzio Mud Lab into real Crunch Lab 7
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 02:42:44 pm »
Fiberglass will have zero effect on the tone.

Copper is more conductive than nickel silver (white brass) so depending on how think it is can dull the tone.

I use fiberboard baseplates with thin copper foil for shielding. I donít notice any difference.

By the way, I donít hear any difference in your clips.


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Re: Turning Dimarzio Mud Lab into real Crunch Lab 7
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 02:47:03 pm »
well I hear and feel difference, it's not so obvious on YouTube video, but it's definitely notable in person.   

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Re: Turning Dimarzio Mud Lab into real Crunch Lab 7
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 07:06:18 pm »
Did you change the strings when you changed your baseplates? That probably accounts for the difference you noticed.
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