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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've Got the World's Only 7-String DiMarzio PAF Pro?

So, a couple years ago I scored an Ibanez RG2027X off ebay. When I pulled the DiMarzios out, the bridge pickup was hand-labelled DP-751:




Well, I couldn't find that model # anywhere online, so I wrote to DiMarzio and included the above photos. Their short reply was:

"Itís a 7-string version of the PAF Pro (DP151), with fairly similar specs. It was never released for production and retail sale."

Whoa, interesting. So, I'm wondering how this pickup got out into the wild. Maybe it once belonged to an artists or endorser? It's a nice-sounding pickup, but not to my liking for a bridge pickup due to the medium output. I may try it in the neck position of my RG1527 (I currently have an Ionizer 7 Neck in there), as I tend to like a brighter neck pickup.
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That's just awesome

No idea how it made it out the door, but definitely awesome!
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Re: I've Got the World's Only 7-String DiMarzio PAF Pro?

Stuff like this creeps out of Hoshino occasionally, but I wouldn't doubt that Dimarzio itself has somethings slip out, employee purchases, back pocket specials, etc.

I have 2/3 of 1 of the only 2 original sets of Blazes that were made by putting 2 cut 6 string pickups together. One set went to Steve, the other set was still in Bensalem and got out on an employee guitar.
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Re: I've Got the World's Only 7-String DiMarzio PAF Pro?

That is really cool! I suggest asking DiMarzio if they would be willing to make you a second one. (Plan on paying for it.) Matching sets of pickups are quite common but it's really hard to manage when only one exists. I'm sure your guitar students would agree! I'm sure the DiMarzio custom shop employees would agree too.
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Damn that's pretty awesome. the PAF Pro is a great pickup. I'm surprised that they never made a seven string version.
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Re: I've Got the World's Only 7-String DiMarzio PAF Pro?

I replied over on sevenstring, but I've heard of a handful of these made for endorser guitars - I know Dave Weiner had 1-2 guitars with PAF Pros in them, at a minimum. It's my favorite 6-string neck pickup so I've emailed Dimarzio a couple times about doing a seven string version, but so far no production one exists.
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I replied over on sevenstring, but I've heard of a handful of these made for endorser guitars - I know Dave Weiner had 1-2 guitars with PAF Pros in them, at a minimum. It's my favorite 6-string neck pickup so I've emailed Dimarzio a couple times about doing a seven string version, but so far no production one exists.
In that case, I find it strange DiMarzio has not made a production version. Perhaps one of their current 7 string pickups is a PAF Pro 7 from a "specs" perspective but simply called something else.
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I find it crazy too. I love the PAF Pro in the neck, and it's a cool bridge pickup too. I'd so be down with a seven string version for my Jackson. The PAF Pro would be perfect for it.
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I mean, doesn't hurt to shoot them an email about it - the Sentient/Custom is great, but a PAF Pro/Blaze set would probably make me pretty happy too.
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I recently emailed DiMarzio about getting a set of 7 string PAF Pro's made ( had no idea they had already did it till i found this thread today) and was told they would absolutely not do that (F*&King Pricks lol). The 6 string version is one of my favorite pickups ever so i figured a 7 string version would be just as awesome.
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I replied over on sevenstring, but I've heard of a handful of these made for endorser guitars - I know Dave Weiner had 1-2 guitars with PAF Pros in them, at a minimum. It's my favorite 6-string neck pickup so I've emailed Dimarzio a couple times about doing a seven string version, but so far no production one exists.
If i read correctly (I can not find the article) the "Chris Broderick" dimarzio set 6 and 7 string is a tweaked activator in the bridge and paf pro in the neck

the neck would be an alternative anyway cuz DP751's are few and far between

almost won a 7 string fred on ebay once upon a time , would love to pair those 2 up for a js7
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If i read correctly (I can not find the article) the "Chris Broderick" dimarzio set 6 and 7 string is a tweaked activator in the bridge and paf pro in the neck

the neck would be an alternative anyway cuz DP751's are few and far between

almost won a 7 string fred on ebay once upon a time , would love to pair those 2 up for a js7
I've since bought the pickup in the OP from webmaestro since he found something he liked more, and, embarrassingly, it's still sitting on my desk because I haven't had enough time to install it. I'm off this coming week, though, so I hope to get to it then.
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