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The Pickup Place / Best humbucker for both cleans and dirt?
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:53:43 am »
Hey guys!
I'm wondering which you consider to be the 2 pickups (neck and bridge) that has the nicest clean AND dirty sounds in the Dimarzio lineup, ie if you both want to play EVH riffs with maximum authority and get the most beautiful clean sounds possible, and also great split sounds. The perfect pair. What would it be?

Cheers,
/Kristian

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The Pickup Place / Duncan Custom 5 but with more mids?
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:29:29 am »
I've got a swamp ash 24-fret Solar guitar with a maple neck and a Floyd. The neck is a Duncan 59 with I really like but the C5 in the bridge is a bit too scooped in the mids for my taste. Is there a HB (SD, DiMarzio or other) which is close to the C5 in output and feel but with a tad more mids?

It's been a long time since I played a JB so I'm thinking about if that would be a good fit as well as my old DiMarzio favorites Transition (too hot?) and Tone Zone (too much?).

What say yee?

Cheers and happy new year to all!

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Anybody tried this? I'm a huge fan of the S2, its my favorite neck pu for shreddy stuff and Im thinking the Evo 2 could be an epic match in the bridge. Granted, it has (on paper) a bit less output but that shouldn't be anything that couldn't be fixed by adjusting pu height.

I've got the SD/S2 combo in one guitar and Super 3/S2 in another so I've got those two obvious combinations covered. Just looking for something more modern and mid-focused in the bridge. The Evo 2 seems like it could fit the bill perfectly.

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Center Stage / AT-1/Cruiser/Cruiser doing AC/DC-ish hard rock
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:05:03 am »
Just got my hands on an Ibanez Timmons sig model and had to record a short clip. Amp is a Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 40 Deluxe using the line out straight into Logic, no mic.

https://soundcloud.com/jazzfromhell/h-k-grandmeister-40-test-hard

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The Pickup Place / Bridge humbucker: Air Classic vs 36th Anni vs VHPAF
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:00:14 am »
I know there are a few old threads on this but I'd like some more input on how they compare to each other tone- and gainwise.
If you´ve played any of these and A/B'd please feel free to chime in.

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The Pickup Place / Ultimate HSS setup?
« on: March 29, 2017, 02:25:08 am »
Howdy,

I'm getting an Ibanez AT10P (Timmons model - 22 fret, Alder body, vintage trem) but since I'm not a huge fan of the AT-1 pickup nor the Cruisers I am going to swap em all out. I want versatility and authenticity. Good quack, great strat tones, good balance with the bridge HB. Musically it should be able to handle everything up to hard rock but with a focus on rock, blues, pop.

I've got a Virtual Hot PAF that will possibly go in the bridge but which singles will pair good with it? I'm thinking either 54 Pro (m) / HB2 (n) or Area 67 / 54 Pro. Nothing is set in stone, Im open to all suggestions.

Thoughts?

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The Pickup Place / Favorite bridge pickup for shredding?
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:00:05 am »
So, yes...which pickup do you prefer, and why, when you wanna do Shrapnel stuff like early Gilbert/Bouillet, Vinnie Moore, Macalpine, Tafolla etc? 

For me the neck pickup is always the Super 2, I think its unbeatable for that super-fluid, bubbly tone but I still am not 100% decided on the bridge pickup. The Tone Zone is a candidate for sure, and the Super Distortion as well but I want to hear from you guys. Anybody using the Evo 2 for instance? Ive never tried it but it looks intriguing. Would be cool to hear some comparisons on that, the TZ and SD, or any other favorites you might have.

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The Pickup Place / New bridge pickup for Ibanez SZ520
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:05:41 am »
As per the subject. It's a set-neck, mahogany body.
I want the fattest, bassiest pickup that DiMarzio has to offer. My initial reaction is always to go Tone Zone but I don't want to go there in this guitar so I'm thinking Breed.
Music is doomy metal in the Sabbath vein.

Any thoughts or other recommendations?

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The Pickup Place / New Petrucci pickups - Sonic Ecstasy
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:14:48 pm »
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/humbuckers/high-power/sonic-ecstasy-bridge

If JP's sound these days is anything to go by, I'll pass.

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Center Stage / Blaze Bridge and Transition/Satch Track metal clip
« on: January 06, 2016, 11:09:22 am »
Hey!
I recorded a quick metal clip with my Ibanez Universe doing all the rhythm guitars and my RGR465 with Transition/Satch Track for the solos. The Kemper profile is the MBritt CAA PT100.
Hope ya dig it!
https://soundcloud.com/jazzfromhell/mbritt-caa-pt100-louder-gtrs

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The Pickup Place / New to 7-strings. Need help!
« on: March 25, 2015, 04:12:12 pm »
I recently got an Ibanez 7-string Universe. I find the Blaze pickups a bit lacking, but I have a hard time putting my finger on why. A bit bland perhaps?

Anyway, what's YOUR favorite 7-string pickups for metal, and why?

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The Pickup Place / DiMarzio GH5?
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:19:44 am »
Im on a bit Greg Howe binge right now, and discovered that he has a custom pickup. Do you think this is something DMZ would build for anybody or is it just a pickup strictly for Greg?

I guess I maybe should just email DiMarzio directly  :)

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The Pickup Place / Cutting some bass on a '54 Pro?
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:34:17 am »
I've got a Strat I just loaded with Virtual Solo/Area 67/54 Pro pickups and while I really dig the individual sounds of each pickup combination they are a bit unbalanced in the bass frequencies. I mostly use just the bridge or neck positions and when I dial up a cool bridge tone the neck is way too bassy and the other way around - if the neck sounds good then the bridge is very thin.

I'm not gonna give up on this just yet so here is the question: is there something I can do that rolls of bass on the neck pickup? Wiring a capacitor? Or something else? How would you go about solving this?

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The Pickup Place / H-H...What's YOUR favorite way of wiring it?
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:38:13 am »
Im gonna have a TZ in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck and Im basically looking for ideas to hook em up and get loads of sounds! I want serial, parallell, coil split...as many options as possible......... BUT!!!....... I dont want to drill holes in the guitar so a 5-way super switch and some push/pull pots are all you can use, no mini switches. Ok, GO!!!!

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The Pickup Place / Neck PU to match TZ?
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:14:45 pm »
So....which one should I try? I want a shreddy neck PU with a great pick attack but I also need it to split well too. I'm thinking PAF Pro but please feel free to suggest other options. Guitar is a H-H Ibanez 24 fretter, basswood, maple neck.

I'd like a real bright neck PU tone, almost like a single coil but with the body and fullness of a HB. The neck tones on the early Racer X stuff I love so something close to that would be great.

I have the HFH in another guitar and I like it a lot but I'd like to try something different.

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