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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking Les Pauls and the Dimebucker

Heyya guys...it's been a while and our beloved jemsite underwent some serious changes...hope everyone is doing well.

Now my friend and I have a have a big query for you guys...he has a Epiphone Les Paul with a mahogany neck and body and he's been thinking about getting a Dimebucker at the bridge position. He wants a tone that has enough angst to give him a great metal tone but also enough warmth to play nice melodies. He lives in Canada and right now there's a promotion where apparently he can get the Dimebucker at a decent price so that was an option...yet in general to get that versatile tone, what pickup configuration do you think he could use ?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 09:30 AM
 
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Re: Les Pauls and the Dimebucker

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm metal sound? I would go with a super distortion in the bridge with a paf pro in the neck. That is a randy rhoads configuration and sounds great. He could also go with a Tone Zone in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck. I have never tried the dimebucker but i know it is modelled after the L500 Bill Lawrence pickup. You may want to check out that pickup as the price will probably be lower.
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Re: Les Pauls and the Dimebucker

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm metal sound? I would go with a super distortion in the bridge with a paf pro in the neck. That is a randy rhoads configuration and sounds great. He could also go with a Tone Zone in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck. I have never tried the dimebucker but i know it is modelled after the L500 Bill Lawrence pickup. You may want to check out that pickup as the price will probably be lower.
i'd say no to the TZ or SD in all mahogany. there aren't enough highs, and there is an overload of mids in a wood that it is already about as middy as it gets. something along the lines of the Steve's Special or Super 2 if you want a Dimarzio.

as far as Lawrence's go, the L-500L or XL is what you are looking for. id stay away from the Dimebucker, as it is essentially the same pickup at twice the price.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 10:11 AM
 
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Re: Les Pauls and the Dimebucker

Yeah, I'd go for the Lawrence L-500 also. I read an interview with Dime in the summer, saying that the Dimebucker is essentially the same as the Lawrence L-500. He said he plays either, and hes not fussed.
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Re: Les Pauls and the Dimebucker

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i'd say no to the TZ or SD in all mahogany. there aren't enough highs, and there is an overload of mids in a wood that it is already about as middy as it gets. something along the lines of the Steve's Special or Super 2 if you want a Dimarzio.

as far as Lawrence's go, the L-500L or XL is what you are looking for. id stay away from the Dimebucker, as it is essentially the same pickup at twice the price.
The Lawrence Dime used was an over-wound XL-500 that he called the XXL-500. it's not available to the public, but the Duncan is apparently bang-on.

Tell your buddy to try a Duncan JB or Custom. They are practically made for Les Pauls.
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