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Let us know how it goes for you! :)

The Pickup Place / Re: Quantum pickup color codes
« on: February 22, 2019, 06:49:50 am »
Not too sure about the Ibanez Quantum pickups but it's not really hard to tell if you can show us a photo of what the wiring looks like right now.

In situations like this where I have no idea what the original color code is, I typically just figure out the switch first and work with the known color codes from the new replacement pickups. Haven't worked with the 3SWLSC switch but looking at pictures of it online, it doesn't appear to be any different than a standard 5 way switch found on a strat except it's all on one PCB instead of being on two wafers.

News & New Guys / Re: I'm doing a TED Talk!
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:11:46 pm »
Update: That livestream link is dead. I have a capture of the stream at

I absolutely love the bridge cruiser in the neck position. Its one of the few pickups that's never been changed out once I had it installed in a guitar. Would highly recommend it if you want something that's got the smooth bell-like tonality.

The Pickup Place / Re: The NORTON in the Neck or stick to a AIR NORTON?
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:22:45 am »
So you're looking for something fat and smooth to pair with the Zone Zone? The Air Norton+Tone Zone is a tried and true combination. Another good choice is the LiquiFire which I found to also work quite well with the Tone Zone.

The Pickup Place / Re: The NORTON in the Neck or stick to a AIR NORTON?
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:05:35 pm »
The Super2 and D-Activator neck would definitely be better contenders than the Norton.

The Pickup Place / Re: The NORTON in the Neck or stick to a AIR NORTON?
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:33:25 pm »
The Norton in the neck was my first aftermarket pickup swap I ever did (along with an Evo in the bridge). It's been forever since I last tried it but I don't remember it being all that bad. Best I could remember, when I finally tried the Air Norton in the neck, it was essentially a fuller fat version of what I already had.

Although I don't know if I would call it a crunchy neck pickup. The only thing I can think of might be the Breed Neck but that's only because it's very crunchy when it's in the bridge position.

The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: 1000!
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:11:16 am »
LOL Congrats! I need to find a way to give you a badge for that achievement!

The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro/Air Zone not quite doing it for me
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:05:50 am »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Norton... just cause you all know I love the pickup.

Thanks for the feedback. I think there are a few people that would find that feedback useful!

A Transition bridge maybe?

« on: February 12, 2019, 01:18:39 am »
Just bought you a drink!  Thank you for this site.

Thank you for your donation. It helps keep this place running. Ads aren't bringing in much since almost everyone has ad blockers now.

The Pickup Place / Re: Any chance of a stickied DiMarzio Mods post?
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:17:04 am »

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. 

I tryed your mod on my Les Paul : Super 2 neck pup, poles under the 3 bass strings removed. Works great as expected. Thanks for that awesome trick !

Actually this pickup has a PAF style cover installed, and I wonder what would be the result if I remove the poles which are hidden under the cover instead of the visible ones.
What do you think ?

I have to give this mod a try sometime. Sounds promising.

As for removing the poles under the cover, those are typically slugs and not screw poles so you're going to have a much harder time with those since they can't easily be screwed out. Worth a try though. Let us know if if you attempt it and it's results

News & New Guys / Re: Server outage
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:14:24 am »
Good to know things are working. I would hate to lose this place and no longer have a place to virtually hang out with you guys.

News & New Guys / Re: Server outage
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:37:56 am »
If anyone finds anything broken, please post it here and I'll look into it.

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