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The Pickup Place / Re: 2019 new models
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:15:32 am »
DiMarzio may have poor marketing, but Larry does take  some great pictures🤔

The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:40:08 pm »
Nah.... the Chas set was replaced by the Janie Hendrix  Experience Hendrix ď back up the Brinks TruckĒ set.   They say that this setĒis more Bank for your buckĒ

« on: August 11, 2019, 02:22:00 pm »
Sounds like DiMarzio is the-inventing their image with period correct pickups, sort to speak.  It would be nice Iíd they did period correct versions of their original pickups from the 70ís

The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: August 03, 2019, 04:16:56 pm »
News flash....... DiMarzio buys the Jimi Hendrix Strat and files numerous patents on every component.  Larry files an enforcement order on Seymour Duncan stopping production on all Guitar Fetish made Hendrix pickups that are costing consumers $300.    I love fake news!

The Pickup Place / Re: Limited Edition Duncan Hendrix Pickups
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:13:50 pm »
After this Seymour is going to offer the following Jimi Hendrix box sets!:madness:

1) Wind Cries Mary Set

2) National Anthem Set

3) Foxy Lady Set

4) Are you Experienced Set

5) Reverse engineered Monterrey scorched set

6) Band of Gypsies Set

7) Posthumous Jimi Set... covers all new works of Jimi

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for my guitar ...
« on: July 29, 2019, 06:10:36 am »
The Satch Track is rated 245 output and the Fast Track is rated output is 191.  The neck pickup is more powerful than the middle, so youíre going to lower the neck pickup and raise the middle to balance the output.  I would opt to getting a new pick guard and get 3 rails.  First, they are all mini humbuckers and it will give you more room to pick.  I donít like it when pickups get in the way because it limits where I can play along the string.   How about Satch neck 245,  Chopper middle 260 , and Super Distortion S bridge 325.   Then you can wire them in parallel/series switching to get full and Strattier sounds.  You also get more focused tone because the magnetic window is smaller than on a full size humbucker.  In any case, thatís a mighty Strat set.

The Pickup Place / Re: neck-thru pickup help
« on: July 22, 2019, 01:33:33 pm »
That should sound sweet.

The Pickup Place / Re: Phil Collen PC1
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:43:29 am »
Yeah... PC1 definitely a modern Strat sound, and I bet the pickup will be an improvement over the HS2.   Regardless, itís a perfect rock platform.  The PC1 was not in Kochís wheel-house, but it does county licks well.

The Pickup Place / Phil Collen PC1
« on: July 21, 2019, 11:57:26 pm »
Wildwood and Greg Koch did a great job demonstration the Jackson PC1.  Greg got done great spankiní tones out of the DiMarzioís.

Today, I decided to do place a FS1 into the bridge position of a custom ting oiled guitar.  As I was adjusting the pickup the screwdriver fell out of my hand and dented my guitar top.  I wasnít a pleasant moment.  After doing some research I found out that a wet rag and and iron would steam the dent out.  I tried it and it worked!  I lightly sanded the area and re-tung oiled the guitar.  The guitar looks brand new.  All the repairs and refining took 45 minutes.  Tung oiled finishes are the best, IMHO.  So easy to repair.

SRV....often imitated but never duplicated.  Music is so much more than gear.  Your hands are a key ingredient, unfortunately no custom pickup manufacturers can replicate that.

The Pickup Place / Re: Cap for ash guitar?
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:14:50 am »
An .0047 will give variations of a cocked wah tone.  Probably would be great for soloing textures

Yes.....there were no replacement pickups and you had to work with what you got.  No excuse for underperforming or poor sounds from instruments.  People worked through the problem.  Thatís why lots of older artists have numerous amps to color the sounds.  A guitar will react differently when using a vox, Marshall. Fender or a pignose

The Pickup Place / Re: Cap advice for rebuild
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:00:03 pm »
.01 orange drops would give you a lot of range of tone without getting too muddy on 0.  Look for 50ís style wiring so the volume and tone controls will be more interactive.

Believe it or not, Schaller Golden 50ís is a nice pickup.  I had them on a Heritage Guitar.  My main guitar uses an inexpensive $40 DiMarzio FS1ís.  So does the Edge, and he can afford anything or custom made.  Sometimes, I think manufacturers should put mirrors in pickup packaging, 80% of sound issues are with the user.  Ebay and You Tube filled with boutique builders.  I saw a Beatles tribute band and they did their shows with Epiphones and Gretschs through Vox amps with very little guitar effects.  Itís sounded great.  Gear choices are key in getting a great sound. 

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