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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

I'm going for one in the middle position, however the models are Bridge and Neck, which should I use for the middle position?
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

Neck, as a rule of thumb.

Nothing wrong with using the bridge version though. You'd have to lower it a fair bit to get the balance right between the pick ups, which helps if you find the middle pick up getting in the way, but means that it wont necessarily be at the right height for the best tone.

Go for the neck model.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

It depends on what you have in the actual bridge and neck positions.

The bridge model will have a higher output - that's what I'd go with.

I have a Virtual 2 bridge model between an Evolution Bridge and PAF neck and it compliments both nicely.

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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

Which one do J-customs come with?
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

Usually, the neck pickup is also suitable for the middle position.

However, beware if you need a RW/RP pickup! (That will depend on the wiring you will have.)
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

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Which one do J-customs come with?
Blue Velvet
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Blue Velvet
RW/RP?
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

sorry, i have no idea what RW/RP stands for.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

reverse wound / reverse polarity

You may need it depending on the wiring. You have to ask for it when ordering.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

Well the wiring will be:
Evo neck
Blue Velvet
Tonezone

Going into a 5 way switch, one vol and one tone knob.
Nothing fancy at all.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

I have a Blue Velvet neck in the middle of my S540LTD. Usually people do what Fender does and Fender seems to use the neck and middle pickups interchangeably.

You never need RW/RP. Most Strats dont have it and while you will lose some hum, you will also lose some of that Fender "quack". You may not even need to worry about it with a humbucker in the bridge.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

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Well the wiring will be:
Evo neck
Blue Velvet
Tonezone

Going into a 5 way switch, one vol and one tone knob.
Nothing fancy at all.
Give that you may be better with the higher output from the blue velvet bridge. In my first answer I was wrongly assuming you were using other singles too. But, even better would be a red velvet.

rw/rp will be humbucking when combined with other singles or split humbuckers (if you wire it right) and gives a more modern tone than non rw/rp would. Less traditionally strat like, which is purely a matter of taste. You are unlikely to use those pickup combinations with high gain so I wouldn't let the hum cancelling benefits dictate your preference.
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

Hmm, well I don't want anything too complicated and I'm not like an all the time high gain player, I'll be playing anything from SRV to Steve Vai, from wes montgomery to Rory Gallagher, I'm a very versatile guy.
I'll end up with the neck one most likely.
But upon reading another thread, that said the ToneZone was very muddy in his basswood RG, will it be too muddy in my S470? (mahogany).
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

As i said before, the PAF in the Neck sounds really nice...

Between two hot pickups, I'd definitely take the bridge model - it'll cut better and give you better output when you split the hum with the middle.

Trust your uncle Kenny. Been using this combination with great success for years...i'm not giving you information out of 'the book'.

I'll make you some audio samples if you like
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Re: Dimarzio Blue Velvet.

they just discontinued the blue velvet.
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