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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio LiquiFire Review
« on: July 13, 2024, 04:49:13 AM »
I like the Liquifire in the neck of Ibanez RG's and a PRS SE245 I have. Another neck pickup that is actually really similar, but a tad smoother is the Gravity Storm neck.

I haven't tried it before. Thanks for your addition btw :)

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« on: July 08, 2024, 04:57:46 AM »
Good luck making an educated purchasing decision based on DiMarzio’s DCR specifications. Thankfully they provide really good and reliable product information. Seymour Duncan should take notice.  8)
I agree with Duncans. In the timeline they change some specs or re-calibrate, i'm not sure what it is but the values may change. The real problem is inconsistancy. I have seen many DCR values in a huge range, especially overwound humbuckers like JB. On the other hand i have seen Dimarzios from 80s, 90s or 2000s and specs are in a much narrower range and totally understandable.

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« on: July 06, 2024, 04:59:38 AM »
I remember that chart and all of the Nazgûls being 666 mV. I also remember questioning the Full Shred Neck at 709 mV. I don’t have much confidence in any of it, to be honest. I’m not confident about SD’s published resonant frequency specifications either.

The list is not something you can trust fully. But it still is moething at least :) Nothing more.

The magnet, wire gauge and TPL are far more critical than DCR. DCR needs to die a slow painful death.
If it dies, pickup companies can't give any data. That's all they serve, unfortunately even for Dimarzio.

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« on: July 05, 2024, 07:10:40 AM »
Just to be clear, the PATB-3 is the lowest output version of the three bridge models. The published specs show 9.8k DCR (42AWG) and 6kHz resonant frequency (same Fr as the SH-1 59B).
Hey buddy, PATB-3 has more output than 59. Okay not the double of '59 but still has more meat than the '59 :)
There was once a project at Duncan about achieving output values in milivolts;
According to the values published (which i accept the result table is not all okay) TB-59 has 593 milivolts and PATB-3 has 694 milivolts.

And in search for a bright pickup, lower the DCR, higher the res. freq., better the results :)

Definitely "Humbucker from Hell". But it has slightly higher output so you may take it to the bridge or put HFH with lower distance from the strings.

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« on: June 06, 2024, 01:57:31 AM »
I had in the drawer JB/Jazz , so I tried them. Never liked JB by the way.
Of course , I have in mind also from SD Custom 5, and Parallel Axis PATB-3, just looking on the used marked to find a deal.
I have been always curious about Dimarzios, that's why would like to try some.

PATB-3 is a great kindo bridge pickup. One of my favourite Duncans for bridge. It has lows and good on highs.

59/Custom Hybrid: It is kindo bright but nothing like Screamin’ Demon.

If you can find, my favourite Dimarzio bridge pickup; Virtual Hot PAF;

And on of my latest achievements; Mojotone '59 Clone Hot.

Tonally those humbuckers can be considered similar. But! If you like to have more power but still bright, it is Steve Morse Bridge, DP200. As powerful as Super Distortion but much brighter. I have installed it on my full mahogany set neck guitar with 25" scale and totally nailed it.

The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« on: June 04, 2024, 09:41:13 AM »
I would like to ask for some pickup recommendations.
The guitar I try to save, is Ibanez Darkstome, a massive guitar, sapele body and neck, on the heavy side like LP. The problem I have with this one, is it sounds dark to my years, somehow mid heavy. I have tried different combinations form SD, Bare Knuckle, House of Tone pickups, but this quest to buy and try starts to get somehow expensive at the end.

Would you recommend some all-round pickup set or combination? Good cleans and overdrives, some distortion tones. Standard tuning.
This probably will be the last try before go into actives, so hopefully some ideas will come.

Thanks in advance

For the neck "Humbucker from Hell" and for the bridge PAF Pro or Fred

The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio LiquiFire Review
« on: May 13, 2024, 01:32:01 AM »
As always, thank you for your reviews!

Pleasure is all mine :)

The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio LiquiFire Review
« on: May 04, 2024, 01:49:43 AM »
I know it's designed for the neck position, but it might be an interesting bridge pickup if you want a bit more power than the 36th bridge without the typically more congested lower mids of many higher output pickups, and you find the PAF Pro too bright in the bridge position. Maybe the regular Norton fills that niche, though?

After i see the results from the Air Norton in the bridge, yes, LF has great potential for the bridge. I'll definetely try someday.

The Pickup Place / Dimarzio LiquiFire Review
« on: May 03, 2024, 08:35:29 AM »

I've published my Dimarzio LiquiFire Review on my blog. I hope you like it;

Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: FRED
« on: April 26, 2024, 07:39:38 AM »
Love the FRED in the bridge with a 250k volume pot - clear but not sharp highs, full mids, nice harmonics, a lot of fun to play.

I like it on warmer guitars. But on brighter guitars, i don't prefer.

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio Transition A4
« on: April 01, 2024, 09:11:35 AM »
Sounds good :) Thanks for sharing.

The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro Review
« on: March 11, 2024, 02:06:54 AM »
Nice review.  Always wanted to try a Super Distortion and wondering what to put in the neck of my HH Ibanez, found the answer.

Thank you. I hope review helps you to find right pickup :)

The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro Review
« on: March 11, 2024, 02:06:13 AM »
I could be wrong, but seem to recall that originally the PP was developed for Jazz/Rock guitarist Bill Connors. 

That is correct - that was mentioned in one of the 80s catalogues.

Cheers Stephan

Those catalogs... Finding them was hard to me but now it gets more difficult. We (dimarzio fans or users whatever) should scan what we got sometime...

The Pickup Place / Re: PAF Pro Review
« on: March 07, 2024, 03:15:20 AM »
I could be wrong, but seem to recall that originally the PP was developed for Jazz/Rock guitarist Bill Connors.  Connors played with all the fusion heavy weights, such as Return to Forever, during the 70's usually using a Les Paul Custom.  But during the 80's he started using Charvels. He had a brown sunburst single Hum Charvel strat, with a vintage style trem, and ebony finger board. He needed a pickup which could drive through a lot of processing, but still retain clarity and pure harmonics.
Buddy, seriouesly what he had done in the 1984 was awesome. I need to listen the whole album. Very impressive.

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