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Hi,

Just received a new set of Dimarzio pickups to suit a HSS configuration.  I want to use it in my treasured 2006 Ibanez SA260FM guitar.

The pickups I have been given are:
  • a Transition Bridge humbucker
  • 2 x Tone Zone Rails

I have not been able to locate a wiring diagram the above HSS configuration with a master volume with a push/pull and a single tone control.  Still deciding what to use the push/pull feature for.

Is anyone able to help me here please?
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The Pickup Place / Re: Dimarzio PAF 57
« Last post by JohnnyGtar on June 12, 2024, 01:25:09 PM »
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The Pickup Place / Re: Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« Last post by alexh9 on June 11, 2024, 10:37:17 PM »
Having used the Air Classic neck, and the bridge model, and AC sets in a wide variety of guitars, I agree with just about every aspect of your review. 

I installed an air classic neck in an all mahogany, hard tail, strat with rosewood board, for somebody, so a fairly close match to your test guitar. We used the 36th neck in the bridge. The perfect set for that particular guitar. The AC neck in neck gave a lot of clarity and tonal balance. Plenty bright, but not in a bad way. Not a hint of mud or boominess. It balanced out well with the 36th "neck" used in the bridge.

A lot of people over look the ACs maybe because they don't think they will have enough power based on the published specs? In my experience they don't play weak though. And you would be hard pressed to find a pickup set more responsive to picking dynamics.

This looks like an interesting combo, especially the 36th "neck" in the bridge. Did you find the outputs of these two pickups matched well? Or did you have to adjust them to match?
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The Pickup Place / DiMarzio Granted US Patent For New Cover Shape
« Last post by buddroyce on June 07, 2024, 07:17:07 PM »
Just saw this in my inbox. It's a patent for a P bass pickup covers but I think it's actually an interesting design.

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DiMarzio, in collaboration with the legendary bassist Billy Sheehan, has invented a new shape and feel for Precision Bass® pickup covers that improves both playability and performance.

Using Billy’s vision for ramp-style surface shapes that minimized all the hard edges from the pickup casing, we've created a more comfortable playing experience. Taking this a step further, we relocated the height adjustment screws so that they are also below the surface of the pickguard, eliminating finger contact (see photo).

A by-product of our newly patented design is a shape that allows the twin hum-canceling coils to be adjusted closer to the strings. A secondary benefit from this is an improvement in both dynamics and string-to-string balance.

To celebrate our new patent, please enjoy 20% off the Relentless™ Middle, Relentless P™, Relentless PJ™ Pair, Sixties P™, and Sixties PJ™ Pair pickups for a limited time only. Use the code RELENTLESS20 at checkout on www.DiMarzio.com.

Precision Bass® is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instrument Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by nienturi 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.
https://www.tonejourney.com/post/seymour-duncan-parallel-axis-trembucker-3-patb-3-review

59/Custom Hybrid: It is kindo bright but nothing like Screamin’ Demon.
https://www.tonejourney.com/post/seymour-duncan-59-custom-hybrid

If you can find, my favourite Dimarzio bridge pickup; Virtual Hot PAF;
https://www.tonejourney.com/post/dimarzio-virtual-hot-paf-dp214-review

And on of my latest achievements; Mojotone '59 Clone Hot.
https://www.tonejourney.com/post/mojotone-59-clone-hot-review

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.

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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by gregr on June 05, 2024, 01:47:53 AM »
The Humbucker from Hell is similar to a Jazz in that it is very clear sounding. It is quite bright but also has some prominent bass, so in that sense it sounds bigger than a Jazz. It is also very clean sounding. It requires a fair amount of gain if you want a saturated tone.

In the bridge, the PAF Pro sounds sterile to me. That said it is very versatile.

I haven’t played a PATB-3 but I have no doubt that I would really enjoy one. The Custom 5 is a great pickup but I don’t know if it will give you what you want for that guitar, though it would be a marked improvement over a JB.

The Screamin’ Demon is bright pickup and is my go-to bridge humbucker. I had paired one with a Humbucker from Hell for a while but the HFH was replaced with a 59 Neck loaded with an A3 magnet. I tend to swap out neck pickups regularly, but I think the 59N with an A3 is a keeper. The Screamin’ Demon also pairs extremely well with a Full Shred Neck but that pickup doesn’t provide enough low end to suit my taste for cleans.

The 59 Bridge is a very bright pickup as are any of the other vintage output Seymour Duncans, including the Screamin’ Demon (which is also a vintage output pickup). I think the Perpetual Burn may also be a good candidate if you want something a tad hotter than vintage, perhaps on par with the PAF Pro, but I haven’t done any proper comparison. Between the two I prefer the sound of the Perpetual Burn over the PAF Pro in the bridge position.
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by apoplexia on June 04, 2024, 10:52:04 PM »
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.

I will check the recommended, Thanks
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by gregr on June 04, 2024, 10:37:44 AM »
Duncans tend to run brighter than DiMarzio. Which ones did you try?
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The Pickup Place / Re: Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by nienturi on June 04, 2024, 09:41:13 AM »
Greetings.
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
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The Pickup Place / Pickups for dark guitar
« Last post by apoplexia on June 03, 2024, 10:57:19 PM »
Greetings.
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 
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