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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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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Super Distortion Van Halen 1 First Album Sound
« Last post by nitro on February 13, 2020, 09:15:45 am »
Mighty mite are NOW made in the USA check
It out.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Virtual Solo
« Last post by darkbluemurder on February 13, 2020, 04:25:25 am »
Yes, because you can split it or put the coils in parallel, which may not be very useful with the others.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Virtual Solo
« Last post by Mew on February 12, 2020, 03:25:54 pm »
I did only hear that Chopper is most versatile of the 3, in Chopper, Injector Bridge, Virtual Solo group ...
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Super Distortion Van Halen 1 First Album Sound
« Last post by Mew on February 12, 2020, 03:24:36 pm »
MM does have pickups now. But they are cheap stuff from Indonesia. Something like cheaper version of Wilkinson pickups.

I doubt they had USA made pickups in 1970s.

I also think most likely someone else did build them. ;)
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Super Distortion Van Halen 1 First Album Sound
« Last post by Pumpkin on February 12, 2020, 11:23:09 am »
My understanding was, from reading a bunch about it as well, that he most likely used a Mighty Mite 1300 ceramic humbucker also called Screamer. That was a Super Distortion copy, specs over the internet state they're around the Super Distortion resistance as well 13 to 13.5 kohm, but the coils of the 1300 aren't as thick as Super Distortions, which would surely have an impact to the sound, which is easily seen if you google the images. I believe both are supposed to have a thick ceramic magnet. I found conflicting information about who was actually producing these for MM, should be Schaller, but some state it was actually Duncan. I don't think however MM actually ever built their own pickups, fwiw.

Oh and while I have no first experience with the 1300, owners compare it favourably to the Super Distortion, and state it sounds a bit brighter on the top end and leaner on the bottom. VH himself said so many different things it is nigh impossible to know for sure, though. Good luck.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio Virtual Solo
« Last post by darkbluemurder on February 12, 2020, 03:59:48 am »
I second mystique's description of the Virtual Solo and the Chopper, having had both in strats in the bridge position.

Cheers Stephan
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