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Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: PAF Joe
« Last post by Octacoil on February 19, 2020, 11:22:03 am »
Love the tone but hate the pick attack.

Sounds good in a 21 fret strat. If they could only release a Paf Joe v2 (with more pick attack lols)
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The Pickup Place / Re: Press Release : DiMarzio releases Fortitude Pickup
« Last post by darkbluemurder on February 18, 2020, 07:54:23 am »
Probably anything will be an improvement compared the PRS #7s. While I could tolerate the bridge pickup, the neck pickup is a low output mudbomb.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Slug/Screw PAF Joe!!!
« Last post by Octacoil on February 17, 2020, 07:30:24 pm »
Sure I'll drop by next Saturday and take pictures at the whole thing. I'm really curious about this. I had a PAF joe on one of my strats before and wasn't satisfied with the pick attack, so I replaced one side of the coil with screws from another dimarzio pickup (it was from an illuminator if I recall correctly) result was it had a very small little bump on higher mids. pick attack was still dull tho.

btw, I bought gravity storm bridge + dark matter 2 neck.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Slug/Screw PAF Joe!!!
« Last post by buddroyce on February 17, 2020, 07:22:16 pm »
That's really interesting. I'm actually wondering if someone just screwed up and the pickup was just mislabeled. Is there some way you could get the shop to let you see the back of the pickup to verify that it's a legit PAF Joe?
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The Pickup Place / Slug/Screw PAF Joe!!!
« Last post by Octacoil on February 17, 2020, 07:13:40 pm »
Went to my local guitar store last weekend and surprise a slug/screw PAF Joe!

see attached. afaik, paf joes come with hex polepiece. Does this one sound any different?
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Guitar Lounge / Darth Paul, my modified PRS S2 Standard 22
« Last post by littlebadboy on February 17, 2020, 02:28:21 pm »
My friend and I were working on this mod project. The goal was to spec it out to my liking. The PRS S2 series is a guitar line wherein the body was made alongside their core series stateside but outfitted with overseas electronics and other hardware.

Presenting "Darth Paul", a modified PRS S2 Standard 22 in satin black.

This was its stock form:



It now has the following:
DiMarzio D-Activator X bridge and neck
Schaller Megaswitch "T"
Emerson Pro CTS 1meg volume pot
C&K USA DPDT Mini Toggle Switches
Geesatis Open Black Humbucker Covers
CTS 250k SPST Split Shaft Push/Pull Pot
Pure Tone Jack (double contact)
PRS/Mann Vibrato Bridge (black nickel bridge with plain nickel saddles)


The Pure Tone jack has a different "feel" than a Switchcraft jack when putting the 1/4" cord plug into it. It has a very solid double "click" because of its design, as opposed to the normal single "click" of a Switchcraft jack.

The Schaller Megaswitch operates like a normal 3 way switch... rearward is the bridge p/u, middle position is both p/u's and frontwards is the neck pickup.

It has 2 mini toggles, the front switch is for the neck p/u, and the rear switch is for the bridge p/u. In the "downward" positions, the pickups are in series. In the upward positions, the pickups are in parallel. They give the guitar tremendous control over the guitars overall tone depending on what position the switches are set to, and what the Megaswitch is set to.

The tone control is normally out of the circuit. It is engaged when you pull the tone knob up. It is a 250k CTS pot with a .01uF CRL ceramic disc cap. It will give a clean tone, an overdriven "blues" tone, or a high gain tone. It will have the full potential of the p/u's output when the tone knob is "down" in its normal position, since the tone pot and cap are disengaged in that position.

The volume pot is a 1 meg . This will result in the most output the pickups are able to produce, short of wiring them directly to the jack! It also has a treble bleed circuit, with a 220k resistor and a .006uF cap wired in parallel.

It has PRS/Mann Vibrato Bridge in black nickel bridge, but I opted for the plain nickel saddles. The original Mann trem arm was also in black nickel but was too short for my liking. So, I used the original overseas trem arm in shiny chrome.

This is it! This should be the end of my GAS. Thank you so much, Dr.**** for designing and building my guitar circuit!





























I got this guitar used. So, it has battle scars. I like guitars with a story than a brand new guitar.



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Guitar Lounge / Re: "The Nita Strauss Syndrome"
« Last post by littlebadboy on February 17, 2020, 02:25:25 pm »
As I came to think about it, there has not been a guitar I owned that did not get any mods except for one.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Press Release : DiMarzio releases Fortitude Pickup
« Last post by Schneidas on February 17, 2020, 07:31:48 am »
I just bought the Fortitude yesterday for the bridge of my 2000 PRS Singlecut together with a Bluebucker for the neck position.
The current stock PRS Pickups No. 7 bridge and neck suck bigtime.
But I'm in Europe and I ordered them from banjomikez in the US so it will be another 7 - 8 days before I can drop them in.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Press Release : DiMarzio releases Fortitude Pickup
« Last post by Iron1 on February 15, 2020, 05:09:57 am »
Did anyone get one yet? If so, review?
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Super Distortion Van Halen 1 First Album Sound
« Last post by Mew on February 13, 2020, 11:25:37 am »
I had their pickups, and as I said, they sounded worse then Wilkinson. XD
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