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I didn't even know there was a plug-in for that. Thanks for the quick comparison!

The Pickup Place / Re: Plz tell me about the Air Norton S
« on: July 06, 2019, 11:25:52 pm »
It's actually a great neck pickup. I used it in a 27 fret Caparison Horus before and it's got a lot of the characteristics of the full sized humbucker. Weirdly enough I do like it a tad better than the full sized humbucker as it has a bit less fat and a bit more on the top.

Although it might have been the position where it was placed because the neck pickup on the Horus is somewhere between where the neck and middle pickup would be on most guitars.

The Pickup Place / Re: Wiring advice for DP103-pickups
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:19:17 am »
If the original pickups were wired to the switch, just follow where the wires went originally.

The Pickup Place / Re: neck pickup for EVH Wolfgang standard
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:07:32 pm »
Depends on what kind of tone you want in the bridge.

The Pickup Place / Re: Wiring advice for DP103-pickups
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:06:06 pm »
The easiest way to do this is to swap each pickup one at a time. I used to draw everything on a piece of paper so I can remember where everything was (and still do with complicated stock wiring).

The black and white wires on the pickups are soldered together and then taped off with some electrical tape. The purpose of these two wires is to join the two coils together. You can do fancier wiring by keeping them separate but joining them and then leaving them alone is the simplest thing to do.

Take note of where your original pickups are soldered to. One side should be soldered to one of the lugs on the pot and the other on the back of one of the pots. Just soldered the green wire to the back of the pot where the old ground wires were. The red wire on the new pickup will go to the lug on the pot that your old pickup was soldered to.

Repeat for the other pickup.

Done. :)

The Pickup Place / Re: Metal pickups for chambered Les Paul
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:11:47 am »
I have a chambered Les Paul. I've never had any problems with high gain metal pickups. In theory the extra resonant chambers might cause problems, but I haven't found it to be true in practise though. I might just be lucky but I don't play live at full concert volume in a long time.

Guitar Lounge / Re: Thoughts and Opinions on Yamaha?
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:08:56 am »
Yamaha guitars aren't bad. If you were ok with the ESP-LTD line of stuff the Korean, Indonesian and Malaysian Yamaha models might actually even come from the same factory.

If you dig the shape and feel of the guitar but not the sound, there's a lot you can do by changing the pickups if you don't like the tone.

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio PG-13 Middle Pickup
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:02:35 am »
Just in case someone didn't read the description.

This is a Mini bucker to pair up with the PG13 mini humbucker set.

The Pickup Place / DiMarzio PG-13 Middle Pickup
« on: July 03, 2019, 01:59:37 am »
Got this from DiMarzio. New Mini bucker designed for the middle position


Staten Island, N.Y., July 2, 2019 -- DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the PG-13™ Middle (DP246) mini humbucking pickup for electric guitars.

The PG-13™ mini humbuckers were developed for Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big.

Being on the road with Mr. Big can be challenging when it comes to tones because there are so many different styles the band plays — acoustic ballads, heavy songs, fast songs, bluesy songs — and Paul needs pickups that allow him to achieve all of those sounds.

Paul wanted a middle pickup to add to the Neck (DP242) and Bridge (DP243) models to make a complete PG-13™ set.

To clear the way for picking, the middle pickup’s height needed to be set lower, but the pickup’s volume still had to be comparable to the neck and bridge pickups. We used a combination of rare earth (neodymium) and alnico magnets to increase the output of the PG-13™ Middle in order to level match the pickups. When combined with the PG-13™ Neck and Bridge, the PG-13™ Middle adds a nice new flavor that fills out the minibucker set.

The PG-13™ Middle features 4-conductor wiring, neodymium and alnico magnets, and height adjustment screws for the pole pieces.

DiMarzio’s PG-13™ Middle is made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $134.99 (MAP $99.99). For more information about the new PG-13™ Middle mini humbucking pickup, please visit our website at


I really dig the tones in those videos. I need to get myself a set of these pickups, but the question is... which guitar am I going to put them in?

The Pickup Place / Re: Are these switching options possible ?
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:01:24 am »
You’re going to have a Swiss army guitar with a lot of useless  combinations... for just because.  And many of them will almost be inaudible to the casual listener in a band setting.  Have fun and think about practicality beforehand. Maybe you should buy an Esquire or Les Paul Jr.  They’re simply the best in my book.

I've had swiss army guitars before with more pickup combinations that I can make use of and even if I did, it was nearly impossible to remember what the setting was. However, as useless as it was (and I'm going to admit there were a LOT of useless settings that to me sounded identical), I believe there's nothing wrong with letting someone experiment with things because first hand experience let's them make up in their own mind on what works and doesn't work.

One of the things we've always promoted here is experimentation and there's no reason to hinder anyone at it, because hey, maybe they stumble on something really awesome and are willing to share. The more feedback we have here the better.

As for the whole Esquire and LP Jr. thing. I think they're great guitars but I don't know if it's for everyone. I honestly don't think I could do them myself. I love my super strats with floyds and the screwed up part is that I barely even use the trem!. I stopped recommending specific guitars to people unless they're asking about it because I know a LOT of folks out there would not like my preferred guitars 'cause seriously... setting up floyds can be a pain in the ass but I like 'em for some unexplained reason.

The Pickup Place / Re: Foam under pickups
« on: June 27, 2019, 02:18:08 am »
I do find that even though foam can dampen signal, it can also trap signals as well. (I could be wrong, it's just my perception).

I've always preferred compression tubing over springs whenever I can, but that's just me.

Thanks for posting Darth. I was just about to make a post with the press release but it looks like you got to it before me!

I gotta see if I can get a sample for testing.

News & New Guys / Re: Dat New Boi
« on: June 24, 2019, 03:59:47 pm »
Welcome to the forums man!

The Pickup Place / Re: The Domperium...
« on: June 09, 2019, 12:05:08 pm »
I think you've just made a new variation on the Steve's Special which in this case would be the Strangeman86 Special!

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