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The Pickup Place / Music Man Luke LIII - New Custom Bridge Pickup
« on: August 16, 2022, 03:09:57 AM »

has anybody already reviewed (and maybe measured) the new Music Man Luke III Custom Bridge Pickup? I would be interested in the differences to the DiMarzio Transition Bridge. In the Ernieball forum I found someone stating that this pickup measures 17K (8.5K Split) with an A5 Magnet. Sounds like balanced coils in a value range that is known from another mystic DiMarzio Pickup. Is that just coincidence?


The Pickup Place / DiMarzio EBMM Music Man Axis Bridge Humbucker
« on: August 11, 2022, 10:51:16 AM »
Again Music Man Axis Pickups ...

based on the post I was curious to understand what is going on with the DiMarzio Music Man Axis Humbucker set, especially the Bridge Humbucker. There are many statements made that the coils of this Humbucker are balanced. When measuring my set I found a quite huge offset between the coils (Slug: 8.3K DC, Screw: 9.1K DC). The inductance (measured at 120Hz with Peaktech 2165) of the two coils is quite opposite in difference (Slug: 3.8H, Screw: 3.6H). I would have expected the inductance to be closer, if not greater for the screw coil (based on the higher DCR). This leads me to a few questions:

1. If the coils were balanced, why would I see such a huge difference in resistance and inductance?
2. Other people's measurements are much closer (e.g. Darth Phineas). Why is the difference so huge in my set (It is actually quite high to be explained by manufacturing tolerances in my opinion)?
3. What would be the inductance of each coil in @darthphineas set?
4. Maybe too theoretical: could the offset I see in my humbucker actually make a difference sound wise compared to one that shows more balanced measurements?

Hope this is not too technical ...

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