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Offline Theobalt

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Dimarzio "equivalent" to the SD SH-5 custom?
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:32:05 am »
Hi!

This one is mainly for the sake of curiosity...

I have a Godin XTSA (mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and silvered maple body with poplar wings, which to the best of my knowledge is somewhat similar to a mahogany body, maybe a bit brighter IMO) and I am looking to swap the stock bridge pickup with a SD SH-5 custom. Something not too hot, to play a bit of everything from blues to thrash/doom/black metal stuff. Clean and high gain stuff...

Someone has any experience with Dimarzio pickups that could be "equivalent" to the SH-5? Yeah, I am aware they will not be identical, take note of the quotation marks...  ;)

Thanks!

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Re: Dimarzio "equivalent" to the SD SH-5 custom?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 03:58:04 pm »
A few things might be in the ballpark. But there is no equivalent.

Be the same if you asked Duncan for something like the Super D.
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Re: Dimarzio "equivalent" to the SD SH-5 custom?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 07:20:42 pm »
In the ballpark is very good! ;)

What would you see (hear?) in the ballpark?

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Re: Dimarzio "equivalent" to the SD SH-5 custom?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 07:07:37 am »
Iím not traveling down that rabbit hole today. LOL.

But essentially, the custom is a revved up PAF. Hit up the DiMarzio website and look for a moderate to high output ceramic based humbucker that fits the description.

And, of course, you can call the respective tech support for each company and get their take.
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