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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 03:16 PM
 
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Right, Jim. I wonder if Tony Mac had a new pickup designed, for his signature model? Maybe that would let people at least have ONE good option.

Has anyone heard any news about his model yet?
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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 03:27 AM
 
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I completely agree with you guys about the standardization issue. Merely pointing out that it's not that big of a deal to make the mod even though you shouldn't have to.

Regarding Tony's Tone... I'll tell ya this guys... If the live in London DVD is any indication, his tone is defintely not my cuppa tea. But then again, I never really liked his tone anyway. Check out the tone on the DVD. See whatcha think.

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As mentioned, Carvin routes their 7 string pup cavities smaller then standard. However, Dimarzio 7 string pups have a plastic base that can be sanded to fit in the Carvin cavity without any routing.You can sand some of the base plastic material, and then open up the screw holes in the pup a little and it will drop in.

Duncan 7 string pups do not have a sandable plastic base and if you choose to go with Duncans, you will have to route the body.The same goes for EMG's too.
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post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 09:03 PM
 
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I use a Carvin M22SD in my Steinberger. It's standard size.
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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 11:09 PM
 
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I use a Carvin M22SD in my Steinberger. It's standard size.
Actually, Carvin pickups are smaller than most pickups. Which is why you can't fit other pickups in a Carvin (hole too small), but you can fit Carvin pickups in other guitars (small pickup can fit in a big hole)
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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 02:37 PM
 
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As mentioned, Carvin routes their 7 string pup cavities smaller then standard. However, Dimarzio 7 string pups have a plastic base that can be sanded to fit in the Carvin cavity without any routing.You can sand some of the base plastic material, and then open up the screw holes in the pup a little and it will drop in.

Duncan 7 string pups do not have a sandable plastic base and if you choose to go with Duncans, you will have to route the body.The same goes for EMG's too.
Well then, if you prefer Dimarzios, I guess it's not such a big deal then!

I remember a similar thing, in the Peavey Wolfgangs. If you want to use Duncans, you have to trim the legs.

I'd be MUCH happier only having to do something of this nature, than unknowingly have to route the guitar.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-04-2004, 01:21 AM
 
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I've played several Carvin DC727s. Played one last week that rocked my world! Best playing 7 I've ever touched. But... I didn't like the pickups. Hehe. That being said, the size difference between the Carvins and for example Duncans and/or Dimarzio pikcups is minimal. You don't have to 'take a chunk' out of the guitar. I'd guestimate it's about a 16th of an inch difference in the width and, perhaps, squaring the corners of the pockets a hair. That's it. Someone with absolutely zero experience could work this kinda mod with an emery board and a tiny chisel for the corners. Don't sweat the small stuff guys.

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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 02:21 AM
 
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Search back through this forum and you'll find a comparison of actual Carvin and Dimarzio pickup dimensions.

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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 03:12 PM
 
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You cannot fairly judge Tony's tone from the London DVD. I mean, it's all about Vai. The other guitars always sound thin on live recordings next to Vai's. Listen to every other official live release by SSV and you'll hear it immediately.
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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I've played several Carvin DC727s. Played one last week that rocked my world! Best playing 7 I've ever touched. But... I didn't like the pickups. Hehe. That being said, the size difference between the Carvins and for example Duncans and/or Dimarzio pikcups is minimal. You don't have to 'take a chunk' out of the guitar. I'd guestimate it's about a 16th of an inch difference in the width and, perhaps, squaring the corners of the pockets a hair. That's it. Someone with absolutely zero experience could work this kinda mod with an emery board and a tiny chisel for the corners. Don't sweat the small stuff guys.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YqqW...eature=related


That guy changed his pups for sure! It doesn’t look hard….right?
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 02:33 AM
 
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Re: Carvin DC727

yes maybe they should make the routes differently. Anyhow, the quality of there pickups is imo superior to anything I could see from other companies. just my opinion. Secondly, many people mod their carvins with other pickups without having to make any extra routes. so it would seem that this information is faulty. And Carvin 7's rock. just my 0.02 cents.
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Re: Carvin DC727

aham....the woods of carvin are simply HIGH QUALITY!
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Re: Carvin DC727

Holy thread revival Batman! From 2001 to almost 2010.

I owned a couple of Carvin guitars ( DC 127 and a fatboy Holdsworth model) and the pickups are just fine in general. Offcourse you can change them into whatever you like more form Joe Barden's to DiMarzio's. Most will fit just fine.
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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Re: Carvin DC727

yeah....fatboy it's a unique guitar and limited sound!!

on DC727 - 747 u can't change easily pick ups...u have to mod it
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Re: Carvin DC727

i also have a fatboy, umberstain quilted maple top mahogany back and sides ebony fretboard NIN. WOOT!!! Love it to death!
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