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News & New Guys / Server outage
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:28:47 am »
Just wanted to apologize for the server outage over the weekend.

The datacenter that this server is hosted on ran into some hardware failures and even though we have been migrated to a new machine, both the logical database and the database server had problems with corrupted data/files so that just magnified the issue.

Hopefully everything is working now.... *Hopefully* I still haven't tested to ensure everything works yet.


-Budd

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News & New Guys / I'm doing a TED Talk!
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:24:11 am »
Guys!

I'm doing a TED talk on November 11th, 2018 at Penn State Berks. It won't be guitar or pickup related but very something that's very general. Event is sold out but here's the live stream link, figured I'd share it with you guys here!

https://livestream.com/tedx/psuberks?fbclid=IwAR1_U0zAWmMGKKUr2H5t8PQ2K9yooNO3-6PZ23tCU29KpTUNLWU3iZu8r7Y

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The Pickup Place / RICHIE KOTZEN STRAT® REPLACEMENT PICKGUARD
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:07:08 pm »
Just got this press release from DiMarzio

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DiMARZIO RELEASES RICHIE KOTZEN STRAT® REPLACEMENT PICKGUARD

Staten Island, N.Y., October 4, 2018 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Richie Kotzen Strat® Replacement Pickguard (FG2108PWA10) for electric guitars.

Known for his playing style that mixes rock, blues, jazz, fusion, and soul, Richie Kotzen is a stellar singer, songwriter, and guitar player. Although he was primarily known for playing Telecaster® in the band Poison, Fender Japan released two signature Richie Kotzen Stratocaster® models in 1996 that came equipped with DiMarzio pickups.

Featuring electronics modeled on Richie’s signature model Stratocaster® by Fender Japan, the Richie Kotzen pickguard has solderless connectors for easy installation on any guitar with a standard 11-hole pickguard.

It comes with a 5-way switch, and the custom pickups are wired as single coils but will also be humbucking in the 2 and 4 positions. The center pickup has a reverse magnet.

These pickups are medium gain, so they’re very articulate. Even with distortion, each and every note can be heard. The tone is punchy and percussive with that bright Strat® transparency.

The Richie Kotzen Strat® Replacement Pickguard features white pickups and is available in Pearl White.

DiMarzio’s Richie Kotzen Strat® Replacement Pickguard is made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $469.99 each (MAP/Street Price $299.99). For more information about the new Richie Kotzen Strat® Replacement Pickguard, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.


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The Pickup Place / Official Press Release: Pandemonium
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:55:52 pm »
Got this last week and finally found the time to post it here. I'm very tempted to give these humbuckers a try.

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Staten Island, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Pandemonium™ Neck (DP276F) and Bridge (DP277F) humbucking pickups for electric guitars.

The new Pandemonium™ humbuckers were developed for sensational guitarist Nita Strauss. Nita is known for hard rocking metal. She wanted a modern take on a classic rock sound.

The coils on the Pandemonium™ Neck Model are tuned far enough apart to create clean, open mids with sweet highs and lows. It can go from smooth solos to pristine, dynamic chords.

The Pandemonium™ Bridge Model is a modern take on the classic rock pickup, with a big voice that covers a lot of ground. The coils are tuned to slightly different frequencies to capture both solid lows and warm highs. The Pandemonium™ Bridge Model is equally at home with power chords and solos.

DiMarzio’s Pandemonium™ humbucking pickups feature a custom pickup grill designed especially for Nita. Nita’s logo design is cut all the way through the black metal cover, allowing the Double Cream™ bobbins below to show through.

When you’re on the road playing different venues as much as Nita is, you discover exactly what works and what doesn’t. You can rest assured that the Pandemonium™ humbuckers will perform because they’re 100% road tested by Nita.

DiMarzio’s Pandemonium™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $199.99 each (MAP $139.99). For more information about the new Pandemonium™ pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

The Pandemonium™ humbuckers are available in F-spacing only.

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The Pickup Place / HELP KEEP THIS PLACE RUNNING!
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:22:26 am »
Hey Folks,

I've been running this forum since 2008 and for the most part, the expenses of keeping this place running was paid for out of my own pocket. For a short while I've been able to offset some of the costs with the ad revenue generated by the Google Ads but with the advent of ad blockers and what not, that revenue source is practically non-existent.

Recently health issues have put me into disabled status permanently resulting in fewer hours that I could clock in at work (which translates to less income) and I've been trying to cut down all my costs possible. This forum does not get any financial support from DiMarzio Inc. or any other company and I plan to continue keeping this place running as long as I can.

Instead of trying to force people to turn off their ad blockers or something like that, I'm just going to go old school and put this place back on running off donations.

So I'm just going to request that if you enjoy your time here, please consider making a donation.


MAKE A DONATION
http://www.dimarzioforum.com/donate.php

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News & New Guys / Server upgrades
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:24:06 am »
Did some server upgrades over night.

Some things may break. Please let me know here if something went wonky and needs to be fixed.

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The Pickup Place / DiMARZIO RELEASES PAF® 59 NECK & BRIDGE PICKUPS
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:48:49 pm »
Just got the press release from DiMarzio. Looks like they're expanding their vintage line up. Makes me wonder how different they are from the PAF 36th.

DiMARZIO RELEASES PAF® 59 NECK & BRIDGE PICKUPS

Staten Island, N.Y., July 19, 2017 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of PAF® 59 Neck (DP274CR) and Bridge (DP275CR) hum-canceling pickups for electric guitars.

These days, it seems as if everyone’s looking for the legendary sound and dynamics of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups. Utilizing Larry DiMarzio’s 1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul® for reference, DiMarzio used the same materials as 1959, gifted ears, and decades of winding experience to create the new PAF® 59 pickups.

Larry says the PAF® 59 Neck and Bridge models were built following an “old family recipe.” We started with a 2-½-inch degaussed Alnico 5 magnet. The 42 AWG enamel wire coils are un-dipped and scatter wound. They’re tuned to capture the guitar’s voice and dynamics without coloring it.

The PAF® 59 Neck and Bridge models feature Double Cream™ butyrate bobbins on our long-leg nickel/silver base plate just like the originals.

All materials are made in the U.S.A. to the tolerances of the best of the 1959 pickups.
The PAF® 59 Neck model is very responsive, and harmonics leap out. Combined with the PAF® 59 Bridge model, it’s got that smooth, overdriven, classic arena rock sound.
Like the vintage “Patent Applied For” pickups, the PAF® 59 Bridge model has perfect harmonic range with exactly the right amount of oomph. It has a subtle roll off on the top end that sweetens the highs in the bridge position.

The PAF® 59 Neck and Bridge models have the open dynamics, bright attack, smooth midrange, and rich bottom end, along with the creamy distortion of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups.

DiMarzio’s PAF® 59 Neck and Bridge pickups are made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $129.99 each. For more information about the new PAF® 59 Neck and Bridge pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

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News & New Guys / Site Service Disruption
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:45:29 pm »
Hey Folks,

The upstream provider for the server is changing and I'm slowly migrating everything over so there may be some hiccups with the site.

If the site goes down, please come back later.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Budd

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The Pickup Place / MOVED: Twang King Set Sale
« on: February 05, 2017, 03:26:40 pm »

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News & New Guys / Forum updates
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:15:36 pm »
Been doing my rounds to updating everything and finally made me way around to updating the forum software here on the DF. Some of the changes include

-Tapatalk plugin updated. No idea who uses it, but I've updated it just in case.
--Tapatalk plugin disabled. Trying to sort out why creating new posts take a while.
-Core forum software patched up and up to date.
-Backend system upgraded.
-Added support for memcaching to improve the forum performance.

If there's anything that's broken on the site, please let me know here so I can fix it.

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Just got this press release in my inbox. Looks like DiMarzio just released another pickup, this time another acoustic pickup. Here's the press release

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DiMARZIO RELEASES THE BLACK ANGEL™ PIEZO FOR ACOUSTIC GUITARS

Staten Island, N.Y., December 22, 2015 – Responding to requests, DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of The Black Angel™ Piezo for acoustic guitars.

The Black Angel™ Piezo (DP235) is a stand-alone pickup that delivers a beautiful, natural acoustic guitar sound. It retains all the percussive resonance of the body, plus the transparent clarity of the strings. The Black Angel™ Piezo uses our new stratifying technology that stacks our piezo elements between layers of maple, spreading the energy across the entire sensor array. DiMarzio's approach is organic capture — eliminating the need for a built-in battery, preamp, EQ, or digital modeling.

The Black Angel™ Piezo attaches easily to the guitar’s internal bridge plate (inside your guitar) with our quick alignment bracket, and can be mounted with hide glue, super glue or any woodworking adhesive.

The Black Angel™ Piezo comes with a Switchcraft® stereo endpin jack so it can be easily paired with The Black Angel™ Magnetic Soundhole Pickup (DP234). Mixing the ambient qualities of the piezo with the great bass response and harmonics of the magnetic delivers a huge, live sound.

DiMarzio’s The Black Angel™ Piezo is made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $159.99. For more information about The Black Angel™ Piezo, please visit our website at  www.dimarzio.com.

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News & New Guys / Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays 2015!
« on: December 22, 2015, 03:49:28 pm »
Hello Hello!!!

Just wanted to drop by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays this year! Thank you everyone for making this place what it is, it wouldn't be the same without you all. Looking forward to seeing what kind of gear people get for the holidays :D

Cheers,

Budd

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The Pickup Place / New DiMarzio Eclipse 8
« on: October 19, 2015, 04:06:52 pm »
Just got this press release from the folks at DiMarzio. Too bad they don't make this in a 7 string version.

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DiMARZIO RELEASES ECLIPSE 8™ NECK & BRIDGE PICKUPS FOR 8-STRING ELECTRIC GUITARS

Staten Island, N.Y., October 19, 2015 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Eclipse 8™ Neck (DP813) and Bridge (DP814) hum-canceling pickups for 8-string electric guitars. The Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups were designed for and with Javier Reyes, who uses them in his signature JR-608 by ESP.

Whether he’s gigging with Animals As Leaders or Mestis, Javier Reyes is a marvelous player. His diverse style contains elements of progressive metal, classical, jazz, and Latin sounds. With his masterful playing, Javier is on the cutting edge of extended-range 8-string guitars.

The Eclipse 8™ Neck Model is a unique combination of design elements. The coils are tuned to different frequencies with different inductance loading to create the unique Eclipse 8™ sound. The pickup has an output level similar to that of a PAF® but with a radically different sound. Lows and mids are very transparent, and the highs have the kind of glassy chime most often associated with single-coil pickups. Javier requested a neck pickup that allowed the lower and higher strings to be fairly equal in level so that the melody would be present as well as the extended chords underneath. The Eclipse 8™ Neck Model has outstanding headroom, and is equally effective with hyper-clean and heavily overdriven sounds.

Versatility is one of the primary elements of Javier’s sound. He wanted a bridge pickup that was great for clean and for semi-driven, and at the same time for high gain with a lot of punch. It also needed to be very responsive to how he picks. The Eclipse 8™ Bridge Model is hot, but it isn’t super-saturated. It has very clean lows and mids that maintain clarity even with extreme gain through the entire 8-string frequency range. Solos sparkle, and palm-muting really pops. Javier often uses the split-coil option, which is very clean and open sounding without brittle highs.

DiMarzio’s Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups are made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $139.99 each. For more information about the new Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

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Just got this from the DiMarzio marketing team. Gotta love Joe.

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Staten Island, N.Y. – DiMarzio, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new video with guitarist Joe Satriani. Filmed by Larry DiMarzio himself, the video spotlights Satriani showcasing his limited edition series of Ibanez® JS25ART guitars. Each is unique and features art hand-drawn by Satriani, along with his signature DiMarzio® Satch Track™ Neck (DP425) and Mo’ Joe™ (DP216) pickups.

The video can be viewed and shared here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhhaDGoJsdU

Joe Satriani’s upcoming album, Shockwave Supernova, will be available July 24th, 2015 on Epic Records.

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The Pickup Place / Custom Wound Axis Pickups
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:51:09 pm »
OK, I know this might be old news but I just discovered that the cheaper AX40D from the cheaper EBMM Sterling line actually has the custom wound DiMarzio's in them. Tempted to buy one to gut out the pickups and use as a beater guitar.

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