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The Pickup Place / Low-output bridge humbucker suggestions
« Last post by marcwormjim on Today at 07:55:51 am »
Open to any brand, here. One of my heavier guitars came with a PAF Pro in the bridge, and I can’t lower the thing enough to tame it. I’m going to air it first, but relish an excuse to try a new pickup.

Ineligible suggestions include Air Classic, Bluesbucker, and EJ Bridge - I currently have them in other guitars.

I also have an old Carvin H22T that was transplanted between each new ‘main’ guitar for years, and has been out of rotation for a while. Anyone willing to help rekindle that romance is a hero.

Edit: I neglected to mention that I mainly use bridge pickups for lead sounds in the vein of EJ, Holdsworth, Lane, etc. In this particular guitar, I’m specifically looking for a weak humbucker.


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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by darkbluemurder on Today at 07:22:29 am »
With the DC coil readings, it is definitely not a Tone Zone, but some other pickup on a Tone Zone base plate. And the likelihood that both coils have a short in the exact same way is about zero.

Those screws do not look like anything DiMarzio ever made but they could have been exchanged as well.

But what model it may be I have no clue unfortunately.

Cheers Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by TARTANBLUESBOY on Today at 03:09:30 am »
Well spotted with the yellow wire, but its not coming from the pickup itself.  The pickup has the standard Dimarzio red/white/black/green/screen wiring.  When I bought the pickup the wires out were only about 2 inches in length, so I added a 4 core extension - but I could only get that in red/white/black/yellow/screen.  So the yellow wire is mine (on the extension), not from the pickup.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by corypheus on Today at 01:18:26 am »


There's a slim chance it's OEM (Fender) Paf PRO (as they came with adjustable+slug instead of two rows of hex) with baseplate swapped for ToneZone's, however just like in the other thread in my knowledge, Paf PRO was never released with three hole on front bobbins, and tbh the screws look totally funky,

I'd agree with marc here, I think it's not a real DMZ at all, but another neck pickup altogether.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by marcwormjim on Today at 12:41:40 am »
The real question is whether Dimarzio ever used yellow wires.

If I had to guess, your mystery pickup simply had the Dimarzio baseplate swapped onto it. Whether it was to fit in a guitar routed for the triangular mounting tabs, or for counterfeiting reasons, I canít say.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by TARTANBLUESBOY on December 11, 2018, 05:46:05 pm »
Here are some photos of the pickups.  Older one is first





And the new one





Thanks
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Guitar Lounge / Re: Tuning problems with Les Pauls
« Last post by gtrjunior on December 11, 2018, 01:21:34 pm »
I went and ordered the aged Gibson nut.

I emailed them and asked about the difference in the black/white....only difference is color.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by TARTANBLUESBOY on December 11, 2018, 04:49:12 am »
Thanks.

I too thought it was a coil short in the older pickup.  It's wired for coil tap (4 wires) and each coil measures about 4.3k.  I'm not sure how old it is.  The adjustable screws on the top of the pickup coil are far broader than I have seen on any pickup.

And yes the 8.5k pickup was in a guitar, but no real hum.  Just very toppy in the bridge position.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by darkbluemurder on December 11, 2018, 04:47:33 am »
Did you try the 8.5k pickup in a guitar, and if so, did you get a lot of hum? If the answer is yes, then the pickup is a Tone Zone with one coil shorted.

Cheers Stephan
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The Pickup Place / Re: Music Man St Vincent mini-humbuckers
« Last post by darkbluemurder on December 11, 2018, 04:45:16 am »
Congratulations if these are the DP 240 in the neck and middle position. These are great pickups.

Cheers Stephan
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