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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do I ID my Dimarzio pickup?

I recently bought a very old RG560, and saw that the bridge humbucker didn't match the two singles. I popped it out, it looks just like the Evos I used to have, it says only Dimarzio and Made in the USA on the back. I checked their site, and most of their hums are visually identical. Is there any way to find out what pickup it is?
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There should be a "DP" number on there someplace...maybe a stamp on the back?

If you can find it, cross reference is at www.dimarzio.com.

If you can't find it, call them/email them and tell them about it - they're very helpful, knowledgable people over there.

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Most of the unmarked DiMarzio's I've seen turned out to be Super Distortions or PAFPros. It's easy to distinguish between the two by the size of their polepieces.
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There's basically two ways.

The number stamped on the bottom (should be a DP-### (3 digit number) and maybe an "F" at the bottom if F-spaced).

If no number, then just look through the site and compare it with pics.
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I checked it out some more, and there is no number at all on the back, stamped or otherwise. I hadn't thought to check, but it is definitely not f-spaced. As I mentioned above, so many of the pickups on Dimarzio.com are visually identical. I supppose it probably is a Super Distort or PAFPro. I'll probably replace it with something else, but without ID it's got no resale. The guitar was a great deal regardless.
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I'm no tech expert but if you can get to measure the DC resistance of the pickup you might be able to match it up to the figures on the DiMarzio website?
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 03:06 PM
 
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Not even a patent #? That's how i was able to distinquish the paf from the air norton that my shop was supposed to (and forgot to) swap between the 7620 and 2027 when they were changing the bridge pickups... lol. Thankfully, the paf compliments the Evo a lot better than i thought it would, so...

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I still think the paf pro is the ultimate match for the evo. Just my two cents though
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lol, swing by the thread i just started over in the 7-string forum. turns out it's a frickin' TZ. how the HELL did that get into the neck position??

anyway, they don't make a paf pro 7 YET... although i hear joe has the first, so...

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-31-2002, 01:37 AM
 
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Could it also be an air zone pickup? arent those neck position pickups as well
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-31-2002, 02:35 AM
 
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they make paf pro 7's and korn was I believe the first to have the first paf pro 7's not joe. joe has the first Fred 7. and those aren't available
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I'm just going what someone quoted off here as coming off dimarzio's websitem re: the paf pro thing. and i'm pretty sure Korn uses paf (NOT paf pro) pickups- that's what's spec'd in the k-7 model, anyway...

Can't be an Air Zone pickup- it's a 7-string pickup, remember?

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Yes, K7 has the PAF7 (not PAF Pro).
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vai had paf pro 7's made at one time didnt he? In like his prototype universes? He was still using paf pros in his jems then so it only makes sense??? who knows
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I have a 1988 Fender HM Strat - standard issue bridge humbucker was a DiMarzio Super Distortion - the bucker in mine has flat poles one side and flat head adjustable poles the other and is unmarked on the bottom - no branding, no model number - I thought Super Dees had hex pole pieces, so am confused as guitar does not look in any way modified.
I’ve also seen other HM Strats from that era with the same style bucker.

Anyone know what’s occurring?
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