Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Re: Which Dimarzio for Charvel (Alder Body)?
Welcome to Jemsite JP!!
Trying to nail Nuno's sound is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.......LOL
Nuno uses a TON of pre-amp gain and a lot of FX in the signal path. I don't know what your using for pedals (thanks for reading the sticky BTW). If you have a TS-9 distortion pedal, I would use either a MegaDrive (DP107) for Nunos slightly scooped sound or the SD-3 (DP152) in the bridge. The DP-107 will get you the closest but it has to be special ordered- they're only made on request. Here are some specs on the 107:
The MegaDrive™ (DP107) is still available in all colors and both spacings. However, it is similar in output and overall tone to the Steve's Special™, which is the main reason we no longer list it. The major difference is that the MegaDrive™ has a little more bass and midrange response, and the Steve's Special™ is a little more open-sounding. MegaDrive™ specs are: output 350mv., treble-6, midrange-5, bass-7, D.C. resistance 15.03K.
Your going to want a Pro-track (DP-188 ) in the neck for it's even response. It's the closest match to a PAF-Joe/Paf-Pro in a single space. It's fairly high output, so you'll have to play with the height a little to get a good balance with the bridge. It's a great sounding pup when split as well.