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DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

Hey guys!

I just bought a DiMarzio D-Sonic 7 for my RG7620 and have a Liquifire 7 on it's way but I noticed something about the D-Sonic. . . . .

The baseplate is plastic. Is it supposed to be? Because I know that my Super Distortion's is brass.

Will the Liquifire 7's be plastic as well?
And how much does it affect tone?

I'm not worried but I'm not quite settled either, you know what I mean?

Thanks a ton guys!
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

I just installed a Liquifire for a six string and the baseplate is definitely not plastic. I don't see why it would be any different for a seven string.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

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Hey guys!

I just bought a DiMarzio D-Sonic 7 for my RG7620 and have a Liquifire 7 on it's way but I noticed something about the D-Sonic. . . . .

The baseplate is plastic. Is it supposed to be? Because I know that my Super Distortion's is brass.

Will the Liquifire 7's be plastic as well?
And how much does it affect tone?

I'm not worried but I'm not quite settled either, you know what I mean?

Thanks a ton guys!
My Evo7's are the same way........it looks like a silicone circuit board with no circuit on it.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

Every DiMarzio I've got has a metal baseplate.



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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

Gentlemen, see it to believe it.

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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

I have some of both.
Dimarzio has changed the design of many pickups without telling over the years.
When they make these changes, they say that the they are suppose to sound the same.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

Sound is one thing but this doesn't feel very solid at all. Don't want my pickups breaking, you know? I'm not too worried though. Pickup tabs don't take on that much pressure.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

I would think this definitely would have an effect on the tone or more accurately the Magnetic field in front of the pickup. Seems odd and worth investigating further.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

That is some cheap ass garbage right there, return it immediately.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

it's not plastic... it's wax; ya know the stuff that "eliminates microphonics"?
I'm pretty sure most Dimarzio 7's have a wax-base however, you can "custom order" the same 7 string pup with brass plates if it really matters - i personally don't unless we're talking about handmade pups
last time I saw Dimarzio 7's with brass plates were the Blaze pups from a UV; old or new and stock pups from some 762X's.

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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

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it's not plastic... it's wax; ya know the stuff that "eliminates microphonics"?
I'm pretty sure most Dimarzio 7's have a wax-base however, you can "custom order" the same 7 string pup with brass plates if it really matters - i personally don't unless we're talking about handmade pups
last time I saw Dimarzio 7's with brass plates were the Blaze pups from a UV; old or new and stock pups from some 7620s.

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That doesn't make any sense. Not only would a wax base be very fragile, the wax that the pickups are potted in is paraffin wax and would melt the pickup during the potting process.

Also, my Evo set is brass bases too, as is every single dimarzio picture I've ever seen on this forum.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

"wax" might not be the right term but it is what it is. I don't work for Dimarzio but i'm sure it's some sort of proprietary "wax formulation" cause it's not soft like candlewax, that's for sure

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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

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That is some cheap ass garbage right there, return it immediately.
That seems a bit extreme. I mean hell, it's not like we're talking about Guitar Heads pickups or something. This is DiMarzio. I'm sure they know what they're doing. I only asked out of cunfusion. Not distress.

I emailed DiMarzio about it. Just have to wait for a response now
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

I have a brand new set of green Dimarzio Blaze 7s sitting here waiting to be installed. I got them perhaps a week ago and opened the case today. They are the same as yours. It feels like a composite plastic baseplate. It feels very strong to me. I'm not worried about any kind of breakage. And it actually shouldn't have much of any effect on the performance of the pickup.
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Re: DiMarzio baseplate question. . . .

OK, it seems that these baseplates have copper as well as shielding on the backside (the side facing the pickup) so they are actually shielded better than a brass baseplate. I won't complain about that, but i wonder if the screw holes on the ears will break/become stripped earlier than a metal plate?
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