Originally Posted by Rich
I guess you didn't know you could send it to Dimarzio with $25 and they will replace it?
Very true Rich. :-)
Just a question . . . (to Typhoon777)
Where are you in relation to your amp when it squeals? Also, how much gain are you using? I've held brand new pups right in front of a speaker to show people that were complaining of microphony that they just CAN'T stand that close and expect things to not go nuts on them.
Almost all pups will go ape-sh!t on you if you have your 100 W stack on 11 and stand with the guitar 3" away from the speaker . . . often it's not even that the pup is microphonic, but that it's vibrating on it's springs and acting like a microphone diaphragm.
Also it seems that solid-state amps will cause otherwise fine pups to whine, I'm not sure of the physics of it, but I've seen pups that could stand a foot or so from an all tube stack with no problem but a small ss combo made them go insane.
My 520's bridge Evo used to whine, and it was brand new at the time, but after putting a small bit of foam under it I no longer have that problem (as long as I don't have everything on 10 and put the guitar in front of the speaker, that is
When I worked as a tech my boss had a 1964 Strat that is his main guitar, on stage he had ZERO problems with the pups, but when I cranked that thing through my Fender Super 60 (combo, but I used a 4X12 with it) and had the gain all the way up (just to screw with it, I don't usually play that way) if I was 3 FEET away from it the thing went nuts, but we didn't consider this a problem since that was really an extreme and not 'normal' playing conditions for him.
But, if you're having trouble just gigging with them, send them to Dimarzio for replacement, as Rich suggested. :-)