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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

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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  www.dimarzio.com.

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The Pickup Place / DiMarzio releases Sugar Chakra pickup
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:34:56 pm »
(note: I thought I had posted this last week but I can't seem to see it so I'm reposting this just in case)

Staten Island, N.Y., May 6, 2019 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Sugar Chakra™ (DP427) pickup for electric guitars. The Sugar Chakra™ was developed for Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

An iconic player needs iconic pickups; that’s why world-renowned guitarist, Phil Collen, has used DiMarzio pickups exclusively for over 40 years. When he asks a question that starts with “What if …?,” you make it happen!

Phil wanted a single coil sized pickup with the weight and attack of a full-sized humbucker, yet still retaining clarity.

Sugar Chakra™ is a thick, creamy pickup with crunchy mids, designed to feel like a full-sized humbucker in single coil form. The top end is smooth with mids that bite just enough to cut through the mix.

Phil road tested the Sugar Chakra™ on the G3 tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci. He says, “It’s just really clear and precise but it’s got all the balls and the fire power. It’s gonna be awesome as a new addition to the DiMarzio family.”

DiMarzio’s Sugar Chakra™ is made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $119.99 (MAP $84.99). For more information about the new Sugar Chakra™ pickup, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

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The Pickup Place / DiMarzio Notorious Mini Bucker & Igno Humbucker
« on: March 26, 2019, 06:34:41 pm »
Just got some press releases from DiMarzio

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DiMARZIO RELEASES IGNO™ HUMBUCKING PICKUP

Staten Island, N.Y., March 25, 2019 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the IGNO™ (DP285F) humbucking pickup for electric guitars.

The new IGNO™ pickup was developed for Scott LePage of Polyphia.

Polyphia’s sound is characterized by sleek, upbeat melodies and catchy hooks that have been described variously as progressive, djent, funky, melodic, EDM, and trap. They don’t quite fit into any existing category. Mostly they’re just having fun, making unique music that is inspired by stuff they love.

Scott LePage wanted a bridge pickup that had the power to dig in when needed. Alnico 8 was used to increase the output. The IGNO™ features DiMarzio’s dual resonance design with both coils scatter wound to produce a warm response that’s not too high in the mids. This keeps the clarity and separation between the treble and bass.

DiMarzio’s IGNO™ pickup features black bobbins with distinctive gold pole pieces.

DiMarzio’s IGNO™ Bridge is made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $129.99 (MAP $89.99). For more information about the new IGNO™ humbucking pickup, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

The IGNO™ is available in F-spacing only.

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DiMARZIO RELEASES NOTORIOUS™ MINIBUCKER BRIDGE, NECK & MIDDLE PICKUPS

Staten Island, N.Y., March 25, 2019 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge (DP283), Notorious™ Neck (DP284), and Notorious™ Middle (DP284S) pickups for electric guitars.

The new Notorious™ pickups were developed for Tim Henson of Polyphia.

Polyphia’s sound is characterized by sleek, upbeat melodies and catchy hooks that have been described variously as progressive, djent, funky, melodic, EDM, and trap. They don’t quite fit into any existing category. Mostly they’re just having fun, making unique music that is inspired by stuff they love.

Tim wanted the Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge to have moderate output in order to balance with his Notorious™ single coils in the neck and middle. This bridge pickup needed to have shimmering clarity and focus to capture his playing style. The Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge is the one that Tim likes to shred on.

Tim likes the clarity and focus of a vintage single coil in a 21-fret guitar and wanted to capture the same response and tone in his 24-fret signature guitar. The Notorious™ Neck and Middle single coils are voiced to roll off some treble to make up for the brighter location. Calibrated, degaussed Alnico 5 magnets capture the dynamics of vintage single coils. Tim says the Notorious™ Neck and Middle are “great for chords and ringing notes that hold through each other.”

The Notorious™ Neck and Middle are a splendid choice when you are searching for the dynamics of vintage pickups but prefer a smoother top end to even out some harshness in a bright guitar.

Tim shares that most of the time he’s on the fourth position, with the neck and middle pickups together, saying “I like to play Hendrixian-type riffs with it.”

The balanced output of DiMarzio’s Notorious™ pickups is calibrated to blend together, and all three pickups feature gold covers.

DiMarzio’s Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge, Neck, and Middle Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price for the Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge is $134.99 (MAP $99.99) and the Notorious™ Neck and Middle are $129.99 (MAP $89.99) each. For more information about the new Notorious™ pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.

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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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