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Old 11-28-2007, 12:01 PM
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DiMarzio Nuno pickup


OK false advertising I admit - sorry!

But now that you're here I'd like your advice on what pickup will help me get close to Nuno's bridge pickup sound.

I knwo you'll all say a Bill Lawrence, but there are 2 problems with those pickups,

1) I don't know which Bill Lawrence is Bill Lawrence and which one or which model Nuno uses.

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2) It's highly probably I'll want a red, purple or blue pickup at this rate to go in an RG770DX

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:11 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


Bill and Becky are the orginal Lawrences and they still make pups. Those are/were the original pups in Nuno's guitars. I highly doubt they do colored versions but you can always do a search to find their # or email address (if someone else here doesn't post a link for you).

If you can find the specs on the original BL pup, match the specs to something from Dimarzio or Seymour so you can get the desired color. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:35 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


Yep, the B&B ones are the "real" ones, but Washburn is putting the BLUSA ones in the new guitars (and has been for a while). The one in Nuno's main N4 is a B&B, you can tell in some closeup pictures. I have a N6 that came with the BLUSA pickup in it, I put in a B&B L500-XL and like it better, but they are similar (Bill designed the originals and both companies are pretty much sticking to the original recipe, but the B&B ones seem to be made better).

As far as a DiMarzio, tough call, nobody really makes a pickup that is very similar. The BLs are very balanced without an excess of mids, highs, or lows, being that they are balanced, they do sound quite clear and a little bright. I would probably suggest a Steve's Special to get the clarity, highs, and openness of the BLs. My next choice would probably be a regular Norton, probably not as hot, but it is a very open and clear sounding pickup.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:13 AM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


If I remember right, I think there are 250k pots in the N series to help fight the brightness rgr referred to.

I had a new N6 for almost a year and the BLUSA sounded great. My brother now owns it and he also has an old Roadstar with an original in it that has a very smooth sound to it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


i have an n2 that has an l-500 in it...sounds like nothing else. very bright pickup. kinda thin because the bass is lacking, but sounds pretty good. has that nuno sound. kinda makes me wish i would have kept my old mp-1 for it. i have owned/played a ton of duncans and dimarzios and nothing that i have used from either company sounds like the lawrence.


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Old 11-29-2007, 12:25 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


Yeah, I had an N4. 2002 I think. Way too bright for me. I've got an N3 now with a Breed in the bridge and it sounds awesome.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:53 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


I'm pretty sure the pots in my N6 are 500Ks, no way to really check it without pulling the pickguard though.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:56 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


I'm not 100% sure either if they are 500k or 250k. It seemed like they are 250k since the overall output of my (ex) N6 was lower than my other guitars with 500k pots.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:13 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


my n2 has a 500k push/pull. now has a OFR and duncan 59, too(wish it were a 4-conductor 59, tho)

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Old 12-08-2007, 04:15 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


I remember playing a Nuno model back in the day (94-ish) and the BL pup in the bridge sounded really bad. On the other hand I have the same BL pup installed in one of my guitars and it sounds great.

I think like most guitars and pups, your mileage may vary depending on what your ears like. Hope that helps
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:03 AM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


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I remember playing a Nuno model back in the day (94-ish) and the BL pup in the bridge sounded really bad. On the other hand I have the same BL pup installed in one of my guitars and it sounds great.

I think like most guitars and pups, your mileage may vary depending on what your ears like. Hope that helps
What amps was he using at the time? I saw him back then too but I don't remember what he had onstage.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:32 PM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


you could always get a Dimebucker from Seymour Duncan and order it in different colors.

Or get an X2N from Dimarzio and order them in different colors.

they aren't the exact pickup Nuno uses but they are close and they give you the colors options yo wanted.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:25 AM
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Re: DiMarzio Nuno pickup


The Dimebucker only comes in black, no colors. It will be similar to a BL. Haven't tried an X2N.
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