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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Humbucker suggestion?
« Last post by daz on Today at 04:07:23 pm »
I'm not the guy to tell you, but if you want accurate replies you might wanna mention the output level you want because thats a huge detail.
The Pickup Place / Dimarzio Humbucker suggestion?
« Last post by em07189 on Today at 02:06:06 pm »

I'm looking for a Humbucker for my Schecter.
The guitar is mahogany body and neck, with rosewood fingerboard.

I'm looking for a bridge humbucker that match  the following :

-Very tight bass responce
-Clear and definition
-fast responce to picking attack

What is the right humbucker to me?
The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: Who are the SDUGF members on here?
« Last post by 123RnR on Today at 11:41:09 am »
This forum sucks compared to the SD Forum. So sad! It's really a missed opportunity. Maybe this forum needs an official re-launch via colaboration with the Dimarzio Co.
The Pickup Place / Re: Tool/Adam Jones tone
« Last post by DarthPhineas on Today at 09:30:59 am »
Your rig is fairly close to what he has going on.

Maybe consider the Dominion.

Is there a certain aspect to the sound you’re wanting?  More complexity?  More low end punch?  More clarity?  More compression?
The Pickup Place / Re: 59 or air classic for HSS bridge?
« Last post by daz on November 17, 2017, 11:23:56 pm »
Ahhh, didn't think of that, thanks. Anyone have thoughts ion the airbucker for someone looking for a HSS strat bridge HB that doesn't overpower the heck out of the singles like the 36th did and sounds much more open and transparent?
The Pickup Place / Re: 59 or air classic for HSS bridge?
« Last post by marcwormjim on November 17, 2017, 11:16:56 pm »
I’d personally go with the Air Classic or Bluesbucker tried facing each way. Bear in mind that the 59 is arguably intended for only the boutique Gibson market (long LP mounting legs, Gibson spacing, “vintage braided two wire-only, etc.).
The Pickup Place / 59 or air classic for HSS bridge?
« Last post by daz on November 17, 2017, 09:12:05 pm »
Bought a 36th but i don't like it at all, as it's much too mid heavy and ootput os much hotter then i thought. I want more of a low output HB thats not way hotter then my van zandts in my alder rosewood SSS like the 36th is. I really want something thats very dynamic and clear with no nasal quality. A good description might be single coil clarity and dynamics to some degree with the fullness of a HB. The 59 appealed to me due to being a more true PAF design unlike the 36th, but then i saw the air classic and that slightly scooped mid and similar output made me think that might be the better choice than the 59. Any thoughts?
The Pickup Place / Re: Evolution in a Les Paul?
« Last post by Anthony on November 16, 2017, 09:42:31 pm »
Brand new to this site and just want to say the Duncan Sentient is one awesome neck Pup. I got mine paired with a Nazgul in the bridge. Mine is in a Epiphone Tribute and I am blown away TBH. I just wanted to try something different, and I am stunned at how awesome it sounds. The Sentient is like mixing the best of the 59 and Jazz. I dont even use a ton of gain, in fact, I actually backed off my gain a tad. Harmonics galore, one of my best choices in a while. The output isnt really as high as you may think either. For me, slays the 57s I had in the dust(mud)
The Pickup Place / Re: Any chance of a stickied DiMarzio Mods post?
« Last post by RayBarbeeMusic on November 16, 2017, 04:14:49 pm »
Well no response from mods on sticky so this may be forever lost, but:

Neck humbuckers, general mod to remove mud (note this is not nearly as noticeable with air buckers, so check for that before doing it)  Remove 3 poles under the bass string on the neck side coil.  If slug/screw config, I generally put the screws toward the bridge and knock out 3 slugs.  Pushing them out is not difficult; they'll slide right out of the bobbin with some pressure, and go right back in later.  Result:  Major reduction in mud on the low strings.  You end up with something approaching the tightness of a single on low string low notes, with the fatness of the humbucker on the high strings.  NOTE:  Adjust the poles on the other coil so that string balance is maintained.  The D and high E poles need the most raising, the low E not much at all, A and B somewhere in between.

Humbucker from Hell, change magnet to ceramic:  This requires removing one spacer as the stock magnet is a special size, thinner side to side.  Not hard surgery.  Result:  Stronger output, more articulation in the neck. Also benefits at that point from removing 3 poles as noted above. 

DP223 36th Anniv Bridge:  Change magnet to A2.  This is my current (by far) favorite pickup for the bridge of a strat with 250k volume pot.  Articulate sound with nicely vocal mids, no mud, removes the harsh high end from the stock A5 version.  I like this better than any bridge PAF, including the oft drooled over Tom Holmes.  Splits nicely with the middle pickup (I always leave the bridge coil active, if you're using Area middle this requires flipping magnet polarity on the 223, but since the mag is changing anyway, no extra work).

Super 2 in the neck: Remove all poles from neck side coil. Result:  Sounds like a big, loud single coil.  Loud enough to easily keep up with a mid range bucker in the bridge (Air Zone, AT-1, etc.).  Tight, bright, but with output no single can cop. 

More to come......
The Pickup Place / Tool/Adam Jones tone
« Last post by Fdamek on November 16, 2017, 01:40:59 pm »
Hey all,

I'm trying to attain an Adam Jones-ish(Tool) tone.
I've used the Duncan sh-4 that some people think he uses, but it sounds sort of 'weak' to me.
I prefer his later tone like in Rosetta Stoned, for example(as opposed to Undertow).

I'm open to trying some DiMarzio pickups, if anyone has any suggestions, throw them at me!

I play with a Gibson Les Paul Custom, and a 100 watt PRS Archon(Pretty Diesel VH4-esque), and a Mesa 4x12 with two v30's and 2 CL80's.

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