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The Pickup Place / Evh frankenstein humbucker - dimarzio equivalent?
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:42:56 pm »
For anybody who have tried the frankenstein humbucker from EVH, how does it compare to dimarzio PAF models? Output and tone-wise

Bonus question: what single coil mid+neck would balance well with the frankensten bucker? I currently have fender CS54, and they sound a bit too bright and there’s drop in output when switching to the mid or neck position.
I mostly play the neck and neck+mid position

The Pickup Place / Dimarzio stack question
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:07:10 am »
Hi. I'm interested in getting a dimarzio virtual solo for the bridge position of my strat. The middle and neck pickups are fender Custom Shop 54 (non RWRP). Can I use my original pickup cover for the virtual solo? And would there be any phase issue when combined with the fender pickups?
Do I need to split the V.Solo for authentic 2nd position tone and would I need a superswitch in order to do that? Thanks.

The Pickup Place / Dominion vs. Super 3
« on: February 05, 2017, 08:49:26 pm »
Hi. I've been playing the dominion bridge in my ash 24,75' scale strat. It sounds great but I'm curious about the super 3. I've read that they are quite close,  the dominion being more open/less compessed. If anyone has played both in the same guitar, please tell me your opinion.

The Pickup Place / Re: Breed set
« on: October 09, 2016, 11:07:12 pm »
Breed set in my opinion has less bass but also warmer/less highs than a TZ. Maybe try the dominion set.

The Pickup Place / Re: Dominion in E-standard?
« on: July 27, 2016, 12:14:30 am »
I feel that the dominion bridge is designed/optimized for drop D, on standard E tuning the low end at first gets a bit too 'dry', but increasing the bass knob on the amp a notch took care of the problem really well.

I'm currently using the dominion set in my RG3120, I think they sound really great! I use them for anything: metal, rock, blues
The dominion bridge is like a tone zone with very tight low end and more immediate pick response.
The dominion neck perfectly complements the bridge pickup in terms of output and tone. It sounds like a warmer paf pro, but it shares the same fast pick response like its bridge counterpart so it never sound muddy or boomy at all, even when playing the low E or A strings on lower frets.

The Pickup Place / Re: Air Zone with less bass?
« on: May 30, 2016, 03:23:14 pm »
Here's the link to the low-end mod.

If you like the Air Zone apart from the "too much bass"-issue I'd really suggest you try this simple mod before buying a new pickup.

Highly recommend this mod! For my guitar I found the sweet spot to be around 0.01~0.015uf
Retains the fatness of my tone zone, just tighter, more cut, more harmonics

The Pickup Place / Re: Ebmm Silhouette bridge model?
« on: August 05, 2015, 01:48:29 pm »
I thought it is the virtual paf? They are quite bright and low in output, any PAF model would sound close, I think.

Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: Gravity Storm
« on: August 05, 2015, 01:45:06 pm »
Would you recommend this pickup for drop tunings?

The Pickup Place / Need pickup recommendations
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:15:50 pm »
I need some pickups for my new ibanez RG3120. It came stock with TZ/paf pro, I would like to try something lower in output, and more versatile.
how does the breed neck in bridge position compare to the AT-1, or the air zone? I like fat n chunky bridge pickups with tight bass. For the neck I think I'm going to put either the HFH or bluesbucker, or perhaps the 36th paf.

The Pickup Place / Tom anderson pickups?
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:50:00 pm »
Hi guys. Any opinion on tom anderson humbuckers? Particularly the H2+ and H3 model.
I kinda like how they look, but I can't find any review or clips. I have a basswood superstrat, which currently has a CL/LF set, I wonder how do they compare.
From what I read, they tend to be dark and bassy sounding, and have really good coil split tone.

Hi, How's the 2 & 4 position quack of the 61/58/67, compared to 61/67/67?

The Pickup Place / Re: what is your favorite pickup and why?
« on: June 24, 2014, 01:01:42 pm »
It depends on the application, for high gain/rock bridge pickup I like something that sound muscular with great clarity. Dimarzio crunch lab fits the bill really well.

I played several BKPs, and I really like the nailbomb and holy diver. They both had exceptional clarity. The nailbomb in particular had this crazy FRED-like harmonics going on, despite being almost as thick sounding as the tone zone. Very tight and compact bottom end as well.

As for single coil.. I played a fender John Mayer sig. today, and it's definitely the best sounding strat I have played so far. The pickups were fender "big dipper", which cost a lot of $$$ on ebay, although there are several replica from boutique winders.

The Pickup Place / Re: Paf pro vs FRED in the neck
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:45:46 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions! I will look for a paf joe then.

The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio pickup frequency confines??
« on: June 22, 2014, 03:35:38 am »
Unlike a speaker, I think a pickup's frequency response vary with your pick attack/playing style, etc.
Paf pro and the tone zone is a good starting reference, because they're so popular there's a good chance you will like them, and easy to resell if you don't.

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