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The Pickup Place / Re: D-Activator neck purchased, needing a Bridge?
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on February 20, 2020, 06:53:54 pm »
Maybe a D-Activator X? I used to have a set and it was pretty chunky, to the point where I just kept it wired in parallel the entire time.
The Pickup Place / Re: D-Activator neck purchased, needing a Bridge?
« Last post by greenlion on February 20, 2020, 05:33:22 pm »
I can't think of any Dimarzio that goes better with the D-activator Neck than the D-activator Bridge...
The Pickup Place / Re: Press Release : DiMarzio releases Fortitude Pickup
« Last post by Schneidas on February 20, 2020, 07:58:20 am »
...the neck pickup is a low output mudbomb.
Absolutely, I agree 1000%!!! It was so muddy in my first PRS Singlecut (2006) that I almost thought the guitar was a problem. When I changed the 7's to Bareknuckle SILO's, I really discovered how well the neck pickup can sound.
My newly acquired '00 Singlecut, had exactly the same mudbomb neck pickup problem (and uninspiring bridge). I just wanted a different flavor for the '00 (hence the Fortitude & Bluesbucker).
The Pickup Place / D-Activator neck purchased, needing a Bridge?
« Last post by Wrath of nature on February 19, 2020, 09:13:24 pm »
Looking for more powerful bridge pickup. Metal influenced from Half step E to Standard C. The Evo 2 has been great but after a beefier yet maintaining clarity like a Evo 2, saturation rich like my D-Activator I had in Alder. Does D-Activator beef up in Mahogany? Get smooth like chunkier Crunch as to more bright crunch ?

It's for a Mahogany maple cap/maple neck/ebony board setback 25.5" Floyd rose.

I snagged a D-Activator neck since I can't make a PAF pro, Air Norton sound better then Alder overall.

I just had huge testing with Evo 2 and Evo neck but I couldn't get more in downtuning.

If I could name my tones I chase, In Flames Clayman album, Megadeth older or new, Exodus Exhibit A Atrocity album, to Van Halen, and Ozzy.

Sevendust, Godsmack, Deftones, Korn and anything where I can add overdrive if need be. I play weird big bends, strong harmonics bizarre strummed chords. The Evo paved the way and had a split coil also. 
The Pickup Place / Re: Any chance of a stickied DiMarzio Mods post?
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 06:37:02 pm »
I might try the 1/4 air mod. Thought of this idea today.

Cut the metal spaced in half then only air the three coils for bass strings. In theory, this should take off some bass from the bass strings.

What do you guys think?
The Pickup Place / MOD Idea! 1/4 Air mod!!!
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 06:22:48 pm »
Instead of removing the spacer on one of the coils, why don't just cut the spacer in half and only "air" the three coils for the bass strings?

I might actually try this. I need a tonezone.
The Pickup Place / Re: JP Neck Pickups
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 04:53:44 pm »
Cool. So far I have only tried the illuminator. Sure I have heard samples online but also want to hear it from players that have experience with those.

+1 karma!!!
The Pickup Place / Re: JP Neck Pickups
« Last post by HarlowTheFish on February 19, 2020, 04:25:58 pm »
Air Norton to me sounds like a jazz box - it's warm, thick, a little boomy, and somehow produces a godly lead tone when you give it a bunch of gain. Not my favorite personally, but really good when paired with something equally thick like a Tone Zone so you can set your amp up with less bass and compensate for both.

Liquifire was kinda like an AN with a bunch of the low end just chopped off, so you can still get that godly lead tone paired with a brighter bridge pickup. Still not super my thing, but IMO it works in a lot more situations than the AN.

The Illuminator and Sonic Ecstasy set are my favorites of the bunch - a lot of mids, sweet but present treble, and a very controllable low end (despite how much of it there is). The Illuminator is a bit brighter and snarlier, while the Sonic Ecstasy is a bit thicker and gruntier, with a touch less treble - think cranked AC15 (Illuminator) vs. cranked Tweed Junior (Sonic Ecstasy).

Haven't had a chance to try out anything with the Rainmaker yet, so I don't wanna give you bad advice on that, but the samples I've heard sound kinda disappointing to me, like a step backwards.
Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: Humbucker From Hell
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 03:00:03 pm »
I had bad experience with humbucker from hell in a 22 fret alder strat. Sounds muddy and doesn't cut through live. That guitar have steve's special bridge. Its like the guitar switches off whenever I use the neck pickup clean or overdriven.
The Pickup Place / JP Neck Pickups
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 12:30:57 pm »
Air Norton
Sonic Ecstasy

Anyone kind enough to share your experiences with those? I'd like to know the differences as well as the direction of his tonequest.
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