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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

Hi,

The seller of my XV500 (see the NGD here : http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/x-...gd-117828.html )
send it to me with an extra pickup which is stamped DP150 (Double Whammy)
It seems to be a very particular pickup, but I cannot find any info on the DiMarzio site

Maybe I've bad eyes ? or can you tell me more about this one ( for what use ?)

thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

From memory: It was a bridge humbucker designed for Floyd Rose equipped guitars. Many thought these systems sounded thin, and this humbucker was supposed to counter the thin sound.

Try it and see if you like it!
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

yep !thanks ! I see it's a pu with LOTS (<-with a magnifier) of mids

I'd like to know for what use it was built (<- correct in English ? )
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

Haven't had the pleasure myself, and it's discontinued but:
"http://en.euroguitar.com/accessory/dimarzio/humbucker/double-whammy-dp-150/111308.html"
Technical specifications DiMarzio Humbucker Double Whammy DP 150 :
330 mV (Bass 4 / Mediums 9 / hi 5)

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=191&now=18
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

ah cool Danix ! I didn't know it was in the Ibz catalog I have for a long time !

So I suppose it was in a few Ibanez models, but which ones ?
I also suppose it's a so particular one that it has been discontinued for too much "unusuality"

The more I search, the more I think it's a PutItInYourGuitarAndSeeWhatYouCanDoWithIt-style pickup !
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

It was in the Vinnie Moore model, don't know of other Ibanez models.
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

Vinnie Moore with his model with DP150 Neck and Bridge,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bz9m...ayer_embedded#!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

I also heard that the Double Whammy was discontinued because it wasn't quite doing what Dimarzio had intended. I've heard it rumored that the Tone Zone is the reincarnation, which is more along the lines of what they were hoping to accomplish with the Double Whammy. I like the Double Whammy, it is very full sounding.
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

I have a double whammy for many years now, I prefer it in neck position, the sound is very open. In bridge position, the mids are overwhelming to me, a bit like the super 3.
Try it (in both positions) and let us know what you think about it!

By the way, the double whammy is still available through DiMarzio custom shop. You can even find websites selling it without any problem
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

I know this thread is from a few months ago, but I have been trying to figure out why some other pickups don't sound right to my ears when playing thru my rig and I just confirmed from DiMarzio that the specs on this pickup are:

DC resistance 15.90Kohms, output 330mv, treble 5, mid 8.5,
bass 7. The magnet is Alnico 5. (EQ is different than what is listed above)

I have one in my Charvel and I love it. But the reason I love it is because I had to EQ my rig (scoop the mids way down) to compensate for the extreme mids from the pickup.

Now almost every other pickup sounds off to my ears since my rig is specifically EQ'd for this pickup.

The next closest DiMarzio's to this pickup are the Tone Zone (DP155) and The Breed Bridge (DP166) if anyone is interested.
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

Agent540, did you test the double whammy?
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

no, it's still in my possession but not used
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Re: DiMarzio Double Whammy ?

Test it and let me know what you think about it!
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