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Offline sveto

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Patent numbers gone...
« on: March 23, 2021, 04:34:12 PM »
I wonder why DiMarzio removed the patent numbers from their website? It was a perfect technical resource, so that i could always see what pickups have Dual Resonance, VV or Airbucker Design, and have a ballpark idea if they will work with my rig.

Does anyone know where i could find this detailed technical information these days? For instance i would love to know what patent numbers the Dreamcatcher and Rainmaker have... I tried in the DiMarzio catalogue PDF, but it's omitted there as well.

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Offline darkbluemurder

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Re: Patent numbers gone...
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 04:07:20 AM »
Indeed it is no longer published. For older designs you can still get the information from older catalogs. As to why - I guess they don't want to freely give away their intellectual property, which would be absolutely legitimate.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Patent numbers gone...
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 04:09:59 PM »
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freely give away their intellectual property

They never did that, so i don't understand what you mean. If someone wants to steal their property they would open up a pickup and copy it.

A normal user just wants to know how a pickup will sound. I know that Dual Resonance will give me more harmonics, but can sound buzzier than a non-Dual Resonance humbucker. I know that an Airbucker will have a subdued attack feel (i hate that), but you don't hear it when you listen to a recording. And so on.
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Re: Patent numbers gone...
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 04:28:31 AM »
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freely give away their intellectual property

They never did that, so i don't understand what you mean. If someone wants to steal their property they would open up a pickup and copy it.

A normal user just wants to know how a pickup will sound. I know that Dual Resonance will give me more harmonics, but can sound buzzier than a non-Dual Resonance humbucker. I know that an Airbucker will have a subdued attack feel (i hate that), but you don't hear it when you listen to a recording. And so on.

That's correct - a "normal" user would certainly not dissect a pickup as (a) that would destroy it and (b) such user would not be able to make any use of the findings anyway. What I meant was that sometimes even a bit of information allows the competition to draw clues as to what they are doing, so I can understand why they would not give away such clues.

Yet I agree with you that offering the patent numbers (or even include the technology in the description) would help the user to choose a pickup - for the exact reasons you stated.
 
Cheers Stephan
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Re: Patent numbers gone...
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 03:38:29 PM »
Might be the patents have expired as well.

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Re: Patent numbers gone...
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 10:11:57 PM »
Google dimarzio patents or patent numbers.

Look up said numbers

Read all about the technology behind them. There are even diagrams!

Seriously though, I don't there is anything sinister going on there.