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The Pickup Place / create Norton from a FRED and TZ?
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:07:07 am »
can I combine half of a Tone Zone and half of a FRED to make a Norton?
Like perhaps the screw coil from the TZ with the higher output of the FRED?
(other than one of the FRED's coils having hex screws instead of slugs).

I know this might be possible- is it?

signed,
missing Norton

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The Pickup Place / HFH/PafPro or BB/FRED
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:41:29 am »
H/H Strat- Alder body, rosewood fretboard, vintage trem.

Currently have 36th Ann/Tone Zone.
 Pros:
Love the middle position
Cons:
-want more clarity on low E string
-want less output on bridge pick up
-want more high end balance between neck and bridge pickups

I'm have all pick-ups mentioned above and I'm familiar with them.
I just wanted some other's opinions.
I use a cleanish crunchy blues tone

thanks

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The Pickup Place / (another) Dimarzio/Duncan polarity question
« on: June 25, 2016, 03:29:54 pm »
Dimarzio DP103 (36th neck)
Duncan Classic Stack (original one)

I know both DMZ's and DNCN's color code-
I just don't know if I need to reverse either pickup's hot/ground wires to match the polarity of each pickup.

I also know how to check it out but was just hoping to get it right the first time. I wanted to avoid having to re-do it after I assemble the pickguard (2 pickup guitar).

thanks


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The Pickup Place / Vanity- p'up cover colors!
« on: June 09, 2016, 02:23:57 pm »
I have an H/H Blacktop Strat I just converted to an S/S/S guitar with a new pickguard.
Black body, black pickguard, black knobs. . .
I now have 3 DMZ hum cancelling singles- Injector bridge, Area 61 (mdiddle), Area 58.
They all have white covers. I don't like the "Tuxedo" black/white look AT ALL.

Is there somewhere I can see the different color pickup covers on guitars in the real world?

I'm sure the available p'up cover colors on DMS's website aren't entirely the same as the actual covers.



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The Pickup Place / Dimarzio w/Duncan wiring color question
« on: June 08, 2016, 12:49:47 pm »
I have two Dimarzio Area pickups and a Duncan STK- S1n (original Classic Stack, not the new Stack "Plus").

I just want to wire them to a regular 5-way Strat lever switch.
I know the Areas are red- hot, green- ground, blk & wht together.

What wires for the Duncan do I use?

I have the basic color comparison chart- I just wanted to know how these specific DMZs and Duncans get wired.
Thanks in advance.
kurt

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The Pickup Place / -leanest DMZ neck humbucker?
« on: May 29, 2015, 12:22:24 pm »
Which one of these neck pick ups is leanest in the bass: Air Classic-EJ Custom-Paf Master-Bluesbucker- HFH?
 I think the DP 103 (36th) shouldn't be on this list.

I currently have the Paf Master and Bluesbucker and they're similar in the low end although the BB might be a touch leaner.
I had the HFH a while ago and had an EJ over 10 years ago and can't recall how they sounded. And I've never heard the Air Classic.

I'd consider putting an A3 in any of these (except the BB).
However, I don't want to "air" or "de-air" any of them. I've done that to many pick-ups and also have made hybrids (even DMZ/Duncan hybrids!) and I'm done with that- I ruin them too often.

As far as pick up height and screw/slug height, the "Air" pick ups just loose their sparkle if they are lowered, like I tried with the Paf Master.
I've even messed with every combination of bobbin/screw/screw height and removing some slugs...

I'd like to rule out split coil and parallel wiring because that just confuses the issue.

So, does anyone out there have some experienced opinions on this?
And, has anyone actually tried ALL of these pick ups?

Thanks for reading this lengthy post- I'll appreciate any feedback.
Thanks,
Kurt
F

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The Pickup Place / Bluesbucker sounds different in 2 Jaquars
« on: May 28, 2015, 05:35:03 pm »
The 2 guitars are not the same, but they're very similar.
Gtr 1- Squier VM H/H Jaguar
Gtr 2- Squier Jagmaster (H/H)

Similarities:
  Jag body style
  H/H (I tried  DMZ Bluesbucker in both neck positions)
  24" scale
  same neck (virtually)
  same nut

Differences:
  VM Jag- Basswood body
  Jagmaster- Alder body
  VM Jag- top load set bridge
  Jagmaster- Strat style vintage trem (bridge flush with body- springs all tightened)

Sound difference:
I recorded both guitars with a DM Bluesbucker (neck) DMZ Paf Pro (bridge)

Krazyness ! !
The Basswood body top load bridge Jag sounds waay clearer than the Alder vintage trem Jagmaster.

The Bluesbucker is muddier and has less clear high end on the Jagmaster.
This is crazy.  I'm not one to think the body wood has much effect on an electric guitar.
But the Bridge, neck style, scale length and pick ups account for most of an electric guitar's tone.

So I'm considering putting a top loader set bridge on my Jagmaster

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The Pickup Place / Neck Bucker anti woof question
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:49:21 pm »
I love the sound of humbuckers in the neck. But I cant find one that's lean enough on the E and A strings. I've owned an HfH, Paf Master n, and a Bluesbucker (and have tried many others).  I love the BB, but it's still slightly woofy (in bass notes). I know about messin' with screw/pole height and clipping the screws flush with the bass plate- still not enough.
I also tried remove the slugs from the E and A string (leaving just the screws) on some pickups.

For the hell of it I tried a Fast Track 1- too boomy.
What hum cancelling Strat pick-ups should I consider- Cruiser bridge model (no humbucker qualities?)- Satch neck (too bassy?)- Area 61?

I'm not sure I'd be happy with a pick-up much below 175 millivolts.

The guitar is a Jagmaster.
24" scale
Bolt on maple/rosewood 21 fret neck
Vintage Strat style vibrato
Alder body (I'm not big on the "tone wood" theory though)

Any thoughts?

Ray Barbee? fellow hater of woofy neck 'buckers

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The Pickup Place / PAF Master Neck recording
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:02:30 pm »
Here is a link to my ReverbNation page.
The first selection is called "Old Hag You Have Killed Me"
(which also contains "Old Hag with the Money"- both Irish tunes)

I alternate between the Neck and Bridge pick-up, and in the end I play with both pick-ups on.
I slightly degaussed the A5 in the PAF Master.
The bridge pick-up a 36th Ann. DP223.
THAT pick-up I have un "Aired" and put in a polished A4 magnet.


http://www.reverbnation.com/KurtKish

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The Pickup Place / De- Airing 36th set- HELP!~?*#!
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:33:33 pm »
The short of it:
The slugs that are used in the 36ths (Airbuckers) are regular DMZ slugs and ARE NOT not the type which are manufactured to be thinner on the bottom.
 (the DMZs I've de-aired had slugs which were thinner on the bottom)

I've aired and de-aired plenty of DMZs in my time. I wanted to de-air a 36th set (and put in A4s), but because of the slugs used, nothing works.

attempt 1)-
Putting a metal spacer on the screw side (after removing all 4 plastic rings) still leaves a gap on the slug side.

attempt 2)
I tried reversing the metal spacer (so the thicker side of the spacer is towards the magnet) and then the magnet won't quite fit between the 2 coils.
It is about 1/827365th too tight.
I tried to gently force the mag between the slugs and metal spacer (on the screw coil0- but too tight.

So has anyone de-aired a DMZ Airbucker that used normal DMZ slugs opposed to an Airbucker that uses slugs manufactured thinner on the bottom?

signed,
Confused in Pick-up Land

ps- DMZ magnets are slightly thinner (distance between slugs and screws) than Seymour Duncan magnets

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The Pickup Place / De- Airing 36th set- HELP!~?*#!
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:32:59 pm »
The short of it:
The slugs that are used in the 36ths (Airbuckers) are regular DMZ slugs and ARE NOT not the type which are manufactured to be thinner on the bottom.
 (the DMZs I've de-aired had slugs which were thinner on the bottom)

I've aired and de-aired plenty of DMZs in my time. I wanted to de-air a 36th set (and put in A4s), but because of the slugs used, nothing works.

attempt 1)-
Putting a metal spacer on the screw side (after removing all 4 plastic rings) still leaves a gap on the slug side.

attempt 2)
I tried reversing the metal spacer (so the thicker side of the spacer is towards the magnet) and then the magnet won't quite fit between the 2 coils.
It is about 1/827365th too tight.
I tried to gently force the mag between the slugs and metal spacer (on the screw coil0- but too tight.

So has anyone de-aired a DMZ Airbucker that used normal DMZ slugs opposed to an Airbucker that uses slugs manufactured thinner on the bottom?

signed,
Confused in Pick-up Land

ps- DMZ magnets are slightly thinner (distance between slugs and screws) than Seymour Duncan magnets

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The Pickup Place / 36th Anniversary DP103 and Bach Partita excerpt
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:33:15 pm »
Here's my first recording (that I'm satisfied) since I dedicated most of my playing time to classical pieces.
Thanks to Paul Gilbert for leading in this direction!
This is a DP103 in a Strat neck.
This piece is recorded with a clean, lush 'verb/delay sound.
I'll be posting another Bach piece with a saturated tone in a few days.

I can't figure out this site's method of uploading sound files- grrrrr.
-so you'll have to click on the link to hear it- sorry.
enjoy-

https://soundcloud.com/zoltankish/allemande-bach-partita-2-dm


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The Pickup Place / A3 AN?
« on: September 10, 2014, 02:03:27 pm »
I did a search and couldn't find anything.

I'm talking about an AN in the neck position.
I almost love that sound, but I'd like it a little less boomy-
including-

lowering the p'up-
the same as above with also raising the screw coils-
eq adjusting...

has anybody done any magnet swap in an AN for the neck position?

Thnx

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The Pickup Place / Humbucker from "HECK"?
« on: September 04, 2014, 04:10:02 pm »
Mid-ness = meanness to me (simplified), and with out a bit more mids than it has, the HfH only qualifies as a Humbucker from Heck.
Okay- it's a cute little joke, but I'd like to know if there's a good way to add a touch of mids to the HfH.

I was thinking of a magnet change.
I had in mind either an A4 or an A2-
any comments?

I know approx what each magnet will do to a pick-up, I just didn't know if anyone has tried a mag swap with an HfH.

Also, I really like how the hex screws pick up the vibrations. It adds a slight grittiness if I'm not mistaken. I've also own (or owned) a FRED, Super 3 and Evo Neck, all which have the hex screws.



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The Pickup Place / Bluesbucker/TZ?
« on: August 26, 2014, 02:51:48 pm »
I hope I'm not repeating this question.
I'm thinking of this in an H/H Strat.
I've been dying to try a BB- not expecting it to sound "exactly like" anything but just a cool sound of it's own.
I think I'd use a 250 tone pot for the BB.

So has anybody actually tried this combo, or have any input about it?

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