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The Pickup Place / Re: FYI: ISCV2 Dimarzio Evolution Single
« Last post by nizz on February 02, 2019, 02:21:34 pm »
If it helps anyone, I bought a new ISCV2 and combined it with a MEGADRIVE and a PAF PRO in an HSH Rg-550 and it makes positions 2 and 4 totally quiet and sounds great.  I am using a CRL USA 5 way and followed the main diagram dimarzio will give you if you tell them you want 2 and 4 hum cancelling.  Easiest wiring I've done and the switch is 10 bux from sigler.

ALSO any of the colored covers from Dimarzio in their DM2001 kit will fit that EVO pickup perfectly.  I'm a huge ibanez nerd and like the desert sun yellow and pink pickup look.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Positions 2 and 4 with H S H.
« Last post by nizz on February 02, 2019, 02:17:09 pm »
Stephan - Thank you so much for your help.  I learned a lot from you and sincerely appreciate the time and wisdom bestowed upon me. I am now much better equipped to troubleshoot these phase issues and it has already paid dividends when I fixed one of my #2 positions which is now in phase and sounds great.

I also noticed when using my little .87 cent compass from China on eBay how (not sure if this is a RULE) every pickup I test which has the SCREW POLES on bottom has NORTH going up on compass, and when i test pups that have SLUG POLES on bottom it has the SOUTH going up on compass.  I assume this is how, for example, a JB bridge and a 59 neck in an HH guitar have the correct phasing when in middle position of a 3 way toggle?  If one were to flip one of the pickups upside down it would be out of phase and sound super thin when combined?

I am curious about one other thing going back to the 2 and 4 positions again...  It seems that some of my guitars that are HSH are nearly dead silent in 2 and 4 when combining a true single with a split humbucker where others are actually still slightly noisy in those positions, though nowhere near as nasty as the true single coil in position 3.  This must be a result of how hot each humbucker is that is combining with the single coil?

I still would be curious to know if there is a 'generic' 2 wire true single coil out there that will work with dimarzio's and be noise free in 2 and 4?  I know the ISCV2 Evolution works perfectly but at $50 a shot for a pickup I never actually play, I was hoping to find a turd pickup for $10 or $15 that would accomplish task.

Thanks!!



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The Pickup Place / Re: FYI: ISCV2 Dimarzio Evolution Single
« Last post by Modis on February 02, 2019, 07:17:42 am »

Model # ISCV2 (**NOT DP1116 which is the HS-2**)
DC Resistance: 12.54k
Output: 160mv
Magnet: Alnico 5

*note: this pickup is generally RWRP meaning it's wound backwards and will give you the hum-cancelling effect with your humbuckers if you have an HSH guitar with coil splits in positions 2 and 4*

Regards,

Budd
I contacted Dimarzio 6 years ago when I picked up an ISCV2 on thebay locally. The RWRP definition gets a bit lost in translation between different guitar brands. The ISCV2 from Dimarzio is wound Top Looking South Up Counter-Clockwise which makes it the same as a Fender neck pup.Not sure how this compares to the JEM S1
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickup used on Ibanez JEM middle position?
« Last post by Angelectrico25 on February 01, 2019, 08:14:10 pm »
Thanks to all for the help. At the end I went: Fred (Bridge), True Velvet (Middle), Paf Pro (Neck) and the result wasn't what I expected... Every pickup by itself has a sound that I love, but I feel they don't complement each other well, the Paf Pro sounds a lot louder than the Fred, I had to pull up the Fred too close to the strings, and lower the Paf Pro too low to try to get them at an even volume, but the sound is too different as well, the Paf Pro sounds really fat and bassy, but not a clear bass, the bass is too boomy and undefined, and the pickup sounds too loud, the Fred sounds weak, anemic, thin, skinny, without bass, no body, and less louder, with less gain, and the True Velvet sounds really nice on it's own, sounds beautiful, but maybe a little too bright. So I feel like any of the pickups complements each other in a good way, so now that I tried this set up I think I can make some changes to get a better balance. I was thinking: Paf Joe (Neck) a little less output, and a clearer more defined bass, Satchur8 (Bridge) more output, more bass and mids, more body, less highs, to see if they complement each other better, because now I have to much differences in tone and volume. And I don't know if it's a good idea to try another middle single coil with more output and less bright. I'm tired of thinking. Any suggestions?
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The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro/Air Zone not quite doing it for me
« Last post by DarthPhineas on February 01, 2019, 05:04:00 pm »
Gain is going to come from the amp.  Iommi is The Godfather of doom metal, used P90s, and for a super high gain saturated tone...for example .


 
Also, what speakers are you using?
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The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro/Air Zone not quite doing it for me
« Last post by NothingLeftInside on February 01, 2019, 03:21:23 pm »
Thanks for the insight. I'm thinking of getting the 36th anniversary bridge and trying it in the neck with the PAF pro in the bridge, and then vice versa. If I go with it in the bridge I'll probably buy the matching neck version. I almost bought a set of 36'es but I thought they wouldn't be "modern" sounding or hot enough.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio X2N
« Last post by Wouter92 on February 01, 2019, 01:17:00 pm »
My father had a multimeter laying around. He has some knowledge of electronics as well. We saw on the multimeter (like you said) that the switch in the bridge position was broken.

I immediately bought a new switch, all fixed!

Thanks alot for the good help!


Greetings

Wouter
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio X2N
« Last post by darkbluemurder on February 01, 2019, 09:20:40 am »
Put the selector switch in the position that activates the X2N. When you measure between the lug where the X2N is connected to and the volume pot input you should get a reading of zero ohms. If not, the switch is broken.

I forgot to mention: in that case the wire between the switch output and volume pot could also be the culprit but we can rule that out as you said your other two pickups work fine.
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio X2N
« Last post by Wouter92 on February 01, 2019, 04:54:43 am »
Hi! :D

Thank you for your quick respons. I will test this!

I'll also give an update.


Greetings from Belgium

Wouter
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The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio X2N
« Last post by darkbluemurder on February 01, 2019, 04:45:33 am »
Hi,

First of all, this is the correct subforum to post.

The picture is difficult to spot. I would first resolder the connection - even though I am quite experienced I sometimes do not get the connections as good as they should be. Reflowing the solder normally fixes this.

Do you have a digital multimeter? If not, you should get one. They are cheap but invaluable for troubleshooting guitar wiring problems.

Put the selector switch in the position that activates the X2N. When you measure between the lug where the X2N is connected to and the volume pot input you should get a reading of zero ohms. If not, the switch is broken.

If you get zero ohms, measure between the lug where the X2N is connected to and ground (e.g. the back of a pot). You should get 15k to 16k ohms. If not, the pickup is defect.

Good luck,
Stephan
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