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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-15-2017, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dimarzio to Seymour Duncans Swap

Hey Folks,
I am planning on installing new pickups in my RG752LWFX. It currently has Dimarzio PAF7 in both the neck and bridge positions. I wanted to swap them for Seymour Duncan Black Winter 7-string humbucker set. As many probably know, they have different mounting brackets (i.e. shape).

Do any of you have experience in switching between Dimarzios and Seymour Duncans? I am trying to asses how difficult it will be to install them myself versus paying a tech to shave the brackets on the Seymour Duncans. Additionally, i am assuming no re-routing or deepening of the cavity is necessary. Please let me know if my assumption is incorrect.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2017, 01:58 PM
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Re: Dimarzio to Seymour Duncans Swap

I've definitely tripped down tabs on Duncans before - heavy duty wire cutters will do it. You MAY need to drill out the screw holes for something larger as well. If you can solder them in yourself, you can probably handle it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2017, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the confirmation. Is there a known pickup maker with exact dimensions or adapters to bypass any mods to pickups or guitar?
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Re: Dimarzio to Seymour Duncans Swap

Your wiring will be different too. Red DiMarzio hot wire converts to black wire on SD pickups. From memory, then the red and white swap around from what black and white do on DiMarzios too.
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