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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dimarzio's for drop tunings

I play in Drop-D (mahogany body) and B Standard (walnut body) Caparisons, could anyone suggest a bridge humbucker and single coil space neck humbucker for these guitars?

I've heard the D-sonic is good for drop tunings but i'd like more opinions
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

What style of music do ya play?
D-Sonic's sweet and versatile. D-Activators are good if you like the responsiveness and attack of an active p/u plus they don't sound bland in clean mode...
Single coil neck? an FS-1 could do the trick... maybe a Pro Track as well.

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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

JB's are good in any situation IMO.
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

I play alot of progressive metal stuff, how about the X2N's? I know M.Romeo plays them but i don't know how they'll sound in B standard in a walnut guitar
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

Sounds like you might want a D-Sonic, it's got the range for lots of rock, metal, prog and the like.

it's a pretty versatile pickup, you can flip the bar side of it to shape it's sound into something you want.
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

Try my old favourite, the Bill Lawrence XL-500
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

DiMarzio says for D Sonic:

Our first heavy humbucker of the 21st century, the D Sonic™ is a high-output bridge humbucker designed for the extended low end and heavy chords that dropped tuning delivers, with serious treble response for single-note solos and standard tuning. The D Sonic™ is more than just a one-sound pickup, too. In addition to the standard series humbucking sound, our patented design utilizes 4-conductor wiring to access two different single-coil sounds plus parallel humbucking mode, for three additional sounds that are distinctive and versatile.
Recommended For: Solid body guitars, bridge position.
Tech Talk: Those of you familiar with DiMarzio® history will note the visual resemblance to our old MegaDrive™, but the design is completely different. Installation direction makes a noticeable difference in the sound, particularly with overdriven amps. With the solid bar toward the bridge, the sound is a little brighter and better-defined, and this is the direction we recommend for heavy strings and low tunings. With the adjustable polepieces toward the bridge, the sound is warmer and a touch louder, and we think this works best for standard tuning and more solo-oriented playing. Each coil has a unique tonal character, so the two split sounds are different, and parallel humbucking produces a third clean and bright sound.
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

I would look into a Dimarzio Super 3
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Re: Dimarzio's for drop tunings

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Try my old favourite, the Bill Lawrence XL-500
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