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The Pickup Place / Re: Santana
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:32:47 AM »
Hhmmm.. Have you considered the Bluesbucker at all?
It might get you in that ball park you're looking at.

Strange that it's out of phase with the Super D but not the PAF. Sounds like either one of the humbuckers might be reverse wound or the PAF is also out of phase but you just don't notice it as much.

I'd say try flipping the wiring on the GFS single to see if that fixes the everything. Whether it would be better than the Duncan SSL-1 is hard to say but if flipping the wires on the GFS improves the sound, you'd give it a fair chance when comparing.

Guitar Lounge / Re: NGD
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:08:53 PM »
Congrats on the guitar! I had a M-1000 years ago and always found them to be great guitars! How much did that set you back?

The Pickup Place / Re: Santana
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:55:16 PM »
If anything I think you can get away with a warmer sounding pickup like an Air Norton or a Transition Neck.

I haven't tried using an SDS-1 in the middle but I can see it working out. You can always lower the pickup to reduce the output if you find that it's too hot.

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio wins double cream trademark battle
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:56:37 PM »
BKP has no issues doing double cream, so apparently it's either only US or too difficult to enforce elsewhere.

I guess the trademark is US only then. I doubt the folks at BKP would want to deal with the potential legal issues if the trademark extended over there.

The Pickup Place / Re: Tele neck PU to compliment Chopper bridge
« on: May 30, 2021, 01:50:33 PM »
I gotta admit. The Zhangbucker piqued my interest enough to go check them out too!

The mini bar (off topic & misc) / Re: When less is more
« on: May 30, 2021, 01:48:18 PM »
That's awesome!!! I love stories like these!

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio wins double cream trademark battle
« on: May 29, 2021, 08:44:51 PM »
I'm not too sure but I do believe I've seen some pickup winders sell them. God knows you can easily get them from China cause they have no problem ripping off companies there.

The Pickup Place / Re: DiMarzio wins double cream trademark battle
« on: May 29, 2021, 08:35:25 PM »
I'm not too sure if Patent Troll is fully applicable here. It would make sense if DiMarzio was trying to sue companies for an aged double white humbucker claiming a trademark/patent infringement but in this case, it's the other way around with someone else trolling DiMarzio.

I know that running this forum, I probably sound a bit biased but having done the whole legal trademark thing myself for one of my businesses, it is sadly one of the necessary evils of business in the modern world. Although I do understand that it does suck for everyone looking to get a double cream humbucker as it's not just as easy as just selecting it as an option, I honestly think it was a business great move by Larry DiMarzio to trademark the double cream humbucker the same way Pepto-Bismol trademarked their famous pink drink.

The Pickup Place / DiMarzio wins double cream trademark battle
« on: May 27, 2021, 04:44:23 PM »
I know it's a highly contested topic of debate as it's something non-DiMarzio users typically have against the company but apparently DiMarzio had a 4 year legal battle over the trademark double cream humbucker design and won!

While I personally do sometimes wish I could get a double cream humbucker from another company, as a business owner in the world of entertainment, I'm very happy for Larry DiMarzio and DiMarzio Inc. in general for successfully defending their Intellectual Property.

Here's the press release if you haven't seen it:

I get it. I just kind of get annoyed at the same old "story" you get from the endorsees about he newest product they are using. But hey, without that marketing there are a bunch of things that I love that I probably would have either missed or at least not tried. Worst marketing ever? The ads for the Boss Turbo Distortion. No description just a 80s metal chick in a shirt that didn't fit. Got my attention when I was 13, but I never had any idea what the Turbo Distortion actually did. Does it go from zero to fully distorted quicker than any other? I finally tried one and found it to be kind of a hidden gem in their lineup. footswitchable rhythm and lead settings.

Reminds me of the time D'Addario had the ad for their XL's with the slogan s*x selLs

Guitar Lounge / Re: Appreciation for Fret Work
« on: May 05, 2021, 04:24:46 PM »
You mean you sanded/filed down the last 8 frets more than the rest?

Everything you wanted to know about .... / Re: The Norton
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:51:09 PM »
I think one of the best descriptions of the Norton that I heard was "It sort of keeps everything you love about a Duncan JB and gets rid of the things you hate about a Duncan JB". I would tend to agree with that. It's like a JB with a little less of that upper mid spike that you either love or hate. At least to my ears.

I love that description of it!

The Pickup Place / Re: Al Dimeola Bridge
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:17:58 PM »
I have a bridge coming next week so I guess I'll find out first hand.

Let me know what you think of it. I'm still trying to find mine. I know I never got rid of it but where it's hiding at is another story. Should have never cleaned up my workbench.

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