DiMarzio suggestions please

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I have a PRS S2 Standard 22. I love it! The orig pups are great! But, I want more angst.

    I mostly play hard rock or metal. I like pronounced chugs or palm mutes and angry distortions. On the neck position, I like it to be bluesy but great cleans.

    I was thinking of the Seymour Duncan Custom 5 SH-14 bridge and Jazz. But, I have never tried a DiMarzio yet. So, I thought of trying 'em. What's a DMarzio model that sounds like the seymour models mentioned above?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The Andy Timmons model is really interesting, to me. It has been in my Les Paul, CU24, RL Vela, FrankenStrat, and maybe a couple of other guitars, but it didn’t stay. My FrankenStrat is 100% ash, not alder like AT’s, and the pickup sounded very good, but I wasn’t keen on replacing the Texas Specials in it, so that was more of the influence than liking the AT. Putting it in a chunk of mahogany could be interesting, but I have no assurances that it will have the mid/mid-low frequency balance you seek. Just an idea.

    Two others that are my favs...PAF Pro and the FRED...are not blisteringly hot, but may be worth a look.
     
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  3. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I have a set of Dimarzios that would do you right :)
    Dimarzio 36th Anv neck
    Dimarzio Tone Zone Bridge
     
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  4. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Thanks! I'll be listening to demos if they're of my liking.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I know you’re looking for DiMarzio, but look at the Suhr Doug Aldrich while you’re watching vids.
     
  6. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    If you are looking to branch out, I have a Tom Anderson H2+ in a project guitar that has always sounded quite aggressive.

    If you like I can put up a quick and dirty sound clip comparing it against one of these PRS pickups: RP, HFS, Dragon 2, 85/15, 57/08, 58/15

    Unfortunately the project guitar is Swamp Ash / Goncalo Alves / Pau Ferro, whereas the PRS are Hog / Maple / Rosewood for the most part. So it won't be totally apples 2 apples.
     
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  7. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I have a fred
     
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    Allstarrme New Member

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    It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a paf pro neck and a super distortion bridge. The super distortion is Similar to the Duncan custom.

    For a bit more modern the air norton and tone zone are huge sounding.
     
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  9. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I am currently looking at the Dominion bridge + Gravity Storm neck.

    Too many choices makes it complicated.
     
  10. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    +1 for the Tone Zone and Air Norton set...
    I also like their split tone...
     
  11. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I have to change directions and try the Lace Deathbucker.
     
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    littlebadboy New Member

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    Any opposing comments?

    I figured that they sound good here and read around that it is perfect for modelers because it gives you a clean and neutral sound as it is current driven compared to resistance driven others.

    Also, these guys likes it...





     
  13. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I’d want one just for the name...and the look!
     
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    littlebadboy New Member

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    I had "violent" opposition from another forum that is more metal based with regards to the Deathbucker...

    I think I'll just go back to Seymour Duncans that I am more familiar with. I'm looking at the Custom 5 bridge and Jazz neck.
     
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    mtnman82 New Member

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    I always seem to come back to the SD Jazz or '59 in the neck and a JB in the bridge...
     
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    littlebadboy New Member

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    Thanks everyone! I ordered a DiMarzio's D Activator X set. We will also modify the electronics having series/parallel than coil splits.
     
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  17. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Tone report when you get them installed!
     
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  18. Tony Hayek

    Tony Hayek Musicianship is Dead

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    Good old Super Distortions are fantastic, Tone Zone or Paul Gilbert Injector pups(AMAZING). I only use Dimarzio and do not like Duncan pups.
     
  19. Tony Hayek

    Tony Hayek Musicianship is Dead

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    The older I get, I am enjoying lower output pups these days. There is more clarity, less compression, they actually breathe.
     
  20. Tony Hayek

    Tony Hayek Musicianship is Dead

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    I have the Timmons set in one of my MM Luke Guitars and it blows away the Bare Knuckle that I had before which were WAAAY overpriced.
     
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