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The Pickup Place / DiMarzio Transition A4
« on: April 01, 2024, 12:21:29 AM »
After trying the Transition bridge in two different guitars - a PRS Custom 24 and a Peavey Wolfgang - I decided I wanted a little less brightness and a slightly softer attack. The pickups sounds good out of the box but it’s just a little too hot in the high end. It sounds to me like a lower wound Super Distortion but with a little more mids and highs. It has that cool whomp thing that the Super Distortion has but I wanted to cool off the highs. I had some magnets around and decided to try a rough cast A4 and long story short, it did exactly what I wanted. It rounded off the highs and softened up the attack just a little and it still has that characteristic sound and feel, and still comes in around 11k. The stock pickup has a tall ceramic magnet and spacers which I had to remove, so you will have to take off the baseplate to do the mod, but it all went back together with no issues and I am glad I finally broke down and tried it. Btw the 36th neck with Transition bridge is great in the Wolfgang, much more versatile than the stock pickups.

The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio PAF 57
« on: April 01, 2024, 12:05:24 AM »
You’re welcome. I am really liking these. They are just really nice A2 “PAF” style pickups. Clear and sweet just the right amount of growl when needed.

The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio PAF 57
« on: March 03, 2024, 08:46:45 PM »
I did a couple of down and dirty demos of the new DiMarzio PAF 57 set. All guitar sounds courtesy of a Fractal FM3 Plexi 50 6CA7 patch with Ownhammer OH MRBW+MRCB BR IR.

DiMarzio PAF 57 Review:

DiMarzio 57 Redux: 36th vs 57:

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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio PAF 57
« on: February 26, 2024, 08:30:04 PM »
Relic White set incoming. Should be here this week.

The Pickup Place / Re: Man, I love dimarzios!
« on: January 26, 2024, 11:20:44 PM »
Agreed. I recently discovered the Transition bridge pickup which is just great.

The Pickup Place / Re: Virtual Solo for the win
« on: January 26, 2024, 11:19:05 PM »
The VS is my favorite Strat bridge pickup.

The Pickup Place / Dimarzio PAF 57
« on: January 25, 2024, 11:29:59 PM »
Update: See post #7 for demo :)

Has anyone heard these yet?

Everything you wanted to know about .... / DImarzio Area Magnet Swap
« on: November 26, 2023, 07:30:28 PM »
Has anyone ever done a magnet swap in an Area pickup? I would like to know what the Virtual Solo sounds like with Alnico 2 poles. Thanks!

The Pickup Place / Re: Any chance of a stickied DiMarzio Mods post?
« on: August 06, 2023, 01:15:28 PM »
Has anybody done and Alnico 2 or 4 in a Norton? It’s cool as is but in my PRS CU24 it’s a slightly bright and a touch honky. I think an A4 might be perfect, just curious if anyone has tried it.

The Pickup Place / Re: Mellowing out Air Norton neck in Charvel So-Cal?
« on: December 31, 2022, 11:40:19 AM »
Honestly, lowering the pickup should take away some of the top end and "mellow it out" a little bit. It's a cheap mod to try. ;)

The Pickup Place / Re: PAF 36th (Bridge) + PAF Pro (Neck) on a LP
« on: December 31, 2022, 11:36:17 AM »
Good to see this place is still going!

The 36th (DP103) neck and the Super Distortion (DP100) bridge have been a staple for me in Les Pauls and other guitars where I want that classic sound. The 36th is quite possible my favorite neck pickup of all. And I am a dealer for just about everybody and we wind our own pickups as well. Hard to beat the classic combo.

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