Re: Old Dimarzios' Equivalents?
I've used the Double Whammy and a Tonezone... I think between the 2 of them, the Double Whammy does retain the TZ's modern slant, but iwth tighter bass. The DW has the most amazing chug of all the Dimarzios I've tried... the eq is just made for it! Its quite scary to have that kind of chug on a medium output pickup,
I've tried a Megadrive but not a Steve's Special, people on this forum have been saying the MD has a touch more mids than the SS. Since I did get to try an SS, I'll comment on the MD. I thought it was a very generic sounding pup in the bridge. Like, a very standard tone unlike an Evo2 or Tonezone. However, in the neck... Ah.. I liked it better (though still generic sounding) because the 2 different coils offer very different tones! I rem I liked the screw pieces facing the neck, and splitting to it for a more single coilish wet / hollow tone, while the bar coil had more muscle and punch.