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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by TARTANBLUESBOY on December 12, 2018, 04:19:13 pm »
Thanks.  Its certainly unusual and I had my doubts about it being a Dimarzio unless it was a special model of some sort.

But you are wrong about the 3 holes in the bobbins.  I have a good number of older Dimarzios from the 1970s and early 1980s and all have 3 holes in the bobbins. 
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The Pickup Place / Re: DP155 history
« Last post by buddroyce on December 12, 2018, 03:44:19 pm »
As mentioned a few posts above, the likelihood of both coils shorting is fairly low. The screw coils are waaaaay bigger than any that I've ever seen on a DiMarzio pickup. Coupled with the three holes on the bobbins which I've also never seen on a DiMarzio, I hate to say it but I don't think that's an actual DP155 or a DiMarzio product to begin with.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Low-output bridge humbucker suggestions
« Last post by buddroyce on December 12, 2018, 03:39:42 pm »
May I be the odd person to suggest the Humbucker From Hell?
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The Pickup Place / Low-output bridge humbucker suggestions
« Last post by marcwormjim on December 12, 2018, 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 December 12, 2018, 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 December 12, 2018, 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 December 12, 2018, 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 December 12, 2018, 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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