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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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70's DiMarzio Dual Sound Experts please...

Hi, I have a '77 Dual Sound i bought new back then.

i did the coil-cut as per the directions which came in the box. Did that cut off the coil away from the bridge? (Pickup was orientated with wire exiting HB towards volume pots in the normal fashion.)

I'm putting it in a different guitar and the bridge location is a little further up. So i want to keep the active coil in the same place under the strings as the former guitar. If the active coil was nearest the bridge, all i would need to do is turn the DS around and add more connecting wire.

2nd question: In early 80's i put a chrome cover on it using an epoxy glue. Well i took the cover off and the glue reacted with the bobbin tops, crinkling them. I think i can sand off about 2MM with the hex screws out & get it flat again. I would appreciate any info of anyone who's sanded the old ones; what grit to use etc.... 2ndly, Any way to impregnate the bobbin surfaces with a plastic conditioner and shine it up to get somewhat of the original look?

Mine has silver tape around the coils. Not sure if that was added by a repair guy for sound-proofing, i cant remember. was black tape stock back then?

One more: do the hex screws need to be all the way down to touch a bar or something? (I could not find any construction diagrams on-line.) I never see pics of them raised so assume they need to be all the way down... In all these years I've never messed with them. Reason asking is whatever i sand away on top, may want to file away bottoms of screws to keep flush top. Noticed there was no more room to go down as they are.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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Re: 70's DiMarzio Dual Sound Experts please...

I advise you to contact DiMarzio directly, they're the best to answer your questions
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