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The Pickup Place / Re: Winding and polarity of Dimarzio and SD single coils
« Last post by BluesJam on October 14, 2019, 06:26:53 pm »
Small, but a great company with outstanding products.  Boutique wonders is a just modern catch phrase with a higher price point.  I had Duncanís, by the DiMarzios work for me.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio or Fluence
« Last post by mysteryloaf on October 14, 2019, 06:24:39 pm »
Dig deeper in to the Fishman single space pickups. The ones that come with the HSS set are supposed to be hotter/beefier than the regular SSS Strat style options.

So I got a response from Fishman confirming that "the SSA/SSP pickups are voiced differently because they are designed to be used with an onboard humbucker. So there is a shift in the resonant frequencies to allow them to sound better with the humbucker pickups."

They didn't elaborate on how differently they are voiced. I asked for more details since I can't find any sound clips of these pickups anywhere on the internet right now. I also asked for a confirmation that they have the same two-voice setup: a Classic Strat voice, and a Hot Texas Strat voice. I have seen on another forum someone claiming they could not wire the pickups for that second voice https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/showthread.php?330877-Fishman-Fluence-HSS-config-with-SSA-SSP-and-Open-Core-humbucker. (Hope it's kosher to cross-post to another forum thread.)

I wish Fishman put a little more effort into marketing these particular pickups. There are no official sound clips to reference, and their marketing is muddled at certain points: The literature says they are "multi voice" like the SSS set, but there is no verbal description of what Voice 1 and Voice 2 sound like, so I feel like I am left making a bunch of assumptions.

They also also say they are voiced differently to match a humbucker bridge. But it's not immediately clear what that means in practice.

I am not really into the idea of paying a substantial premium for pickups when I don't understand their feature set, or don't get to hear how they sound beforehand. If I wasn't so infatuated with the sound of the Modern Bridge, I would have given up by now and gone with a different manufacturer for my HSS guitar.

I still may spring for a loaded pickguard SSS set for my proper strat, though. At least the sound of those pickups are well-documented.

I donít like batteries or pre-amps.  A boost pedal works too and much cheaper.

Preamps aren't important to me other than the benefit of being able to turn down the volume and preserving the tone. Boost pedals can't accomplish that. Otherwise I'm agnostic on active vs passive.

But what IS important to me is the tone of the Fluence Modern Bridge I played, and I'm willing to jump through a hoop or two to get that tone... if I can figure out what the heck I want to do about these single spaced pickup slots. Thanks for your input.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Winding and polarity of Dimarzio and SD single coils
« Last post by RavenMoon on October 14, 2019, 03:25:26 pm »
DiMarzio can make anything you need. When I worked there I was working on pickups for Ibanez, Ernie Ball, and just regular people that wanted something custom, usually bobbin color or polarity.
Itís actually a fairly small company.


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The Pickup Place / Re: Where to find 51.5mm spacer?
« Last post by RavenMoon on October 14, 2019, 03:19:16 pm »
That should work. DiMarzio uses metal shims on a few pickups. You can use key way stock for shims


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The Pickup Place / Re: Where to find 51.5mm spacer?
« Last post by Bucksears on October 14, 2019, 03:15:22 pm »
Wound up using a 3/32" x 2" cotter pin that straightened out and cut to fit magnet width. I put the magnet against the screws and used the straight cotter pin piece as a shim on the slug side; fit perfectly. It's magnetic, so we'll see how it goes.
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The Pickup Place / Camo Covers
« Last post by BluesJam on October 13, 2019, 11:59:25 pm »
I got a set of camo covers.  Iím impressed with the matte look.  Good job DiMarzio!
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup suggestions please!
« Last post by BluesJam on October 13, 2019, 11:56:19 pm »
Cool... that like an active pickup sounds.  It should give you a lot of bark and punch.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio or Fluence
« Last post by BluesJam on October 13, 2019, 11:53:09 pm »
I donít like batteries or pre-amps.  A boost pedal works too and much cheaper.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Winding and polarity of Dimarzio and SD single coils
« Last post by BluesJam on October 13, 2019, 11:49:14 pm »
Iím sure if you know your polarity they can make a pickup that matches.  Also, you need to know if the SSL is sound clock or counterclockwise too,  Personally, I prefer to keep the same brand in each guitar.  I have the FS1, which is similar to the Duncan ssl5.  The Dimarzio pickups are built differently too.  Duncan uses eyelets, DiMarzio wires in the coil, and then tapes the coil.  My FS1 is very quiet for a single coil, and personally I think itís a superior pickup.  I had Duncanís in a telecaster in the past and the hum was very audible.  The FS1 is the quietest single that I have played, the next is the HS4 wired in single coil, which was very quiet as well.
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The Pickup Place / Winding and polarity of Dimarzio and SD single coils
« Last post by Theobalt on October 13, 2019, 10:35:34 am »
Hi!

I was wondering about the polarity and the winding of Dimarzio's single coils. I already have a SD SSL-5 in a stratlike guitar, and I was planning to pair it with True Velvet pickups. So, a SSL-5 with a RWRP True Velvet should provide a hum cancelling combination, except if for some reason Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio use different polarity orientations and winding directions.

I have found on Seymour Duncan's website that the SSL-5 is south, top going. On the Dimarzio website, I have found concerning the True Velvet middle : "For technically-minded players, reverse polarity on our true single-coil Stratģ replacements is south up." Do I understand that the SSL-5 and the True Velvet Middle have the same polarity and winding, hence once paired they are not hum cancelling?

Besides, anyone has experience in pairing Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio single coils?

Thanks!
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