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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Custom DiMarzios Just Arrived!

A little backstory first:

I've been nagging DiMarzio for a couple years now... asking if they'll make me a one-off set of 7-string DiMarzios with the chrome tops. More specifically, I wanted chrome tops on an Illuminator 7 bridge and Ionizer 7 neck.

They've always written back to me saying, flatly, "no."

They just don't offer any of their 7-string pups with the chrome tops, except for very special cases (ex: artists/LACS, and the UV77-SVR). The rest of us are out of luck. Same goes for gold-topped 7-string pups.

This year I got to go to NAMM for the first time, and I figured I'd take the opportunity to bug DiMarzio about this again, but this time face-to-face at their booth. To my utter astonishment, they didn't even hesitate and said "sure, we'll do custom chrome tops for you. Come sit down over here and we'll take your info."

Yesterday, these babies arrived...



I can't wait to put them in my RGD3127, which is white and already has chrome hardware. More chrome!

It's interesting: When I was just some faceless customer sending emails, they said no. But I walk into their booth at NAMM and suddenly I'm somebody. I guess that's what they call "the NAMM effect."
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It's easy to say no to an email. Who could say no to a face like that?
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A little backstory first:

This year I got to go to NAMM for the first time, and I figured I'd take the opportunity to bug DiMarzio about this again, but this time face-to-face at their booth. To my utter astonishment, they didn't even hesitate and said "sure, we'll do custom chrome tops for you. Come sit down over here and we'll take your info."

Yesterday, these babies arrived...

It's interesting: When I was just some faceless customer sending emails, they said no. But I walk into their booth at NAMM and suddenly I'm somebody. I guess that's what they call "the NAMM effect."
WhOohOo! Congratulations

Persistence won at the end.
Glad it all worked out at the end and that you didn't gave up.

I look forward to the pictures.
It is going to look really neat the White on all Chrome hardware.
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Speaking of, what did you ever do with that PAF Pro seven string?
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Speaking of, what did you ever do with that PAF Pro seven string?
I've still got it here, wrapped up safe and sound. To be quite honest, I don't think I'll ever install it in any of my guitars as I'd originally planned. I'm pretty content with my Ionizer 7 in the neck position of all my 7's. Think you'd want to take it off my hands?
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I'd definitely be interested - I'm pretty happy with the Sentient/Custom set in my Suhr, but the PAF Pro is one of my absolute favorite neck pickups, so I'm sure I could find SOMETHING to put it in. I'll shoot you a PM.
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I've still got it here, wrapped up safe and sound. To be quite honest, I don't think I'll ever install it in any of my guitars as I'd originally planned. I'm pretty content with my Ionizer 7 in the neck position of all my 7's. Think you'd want to take it off my hands?
Perhaps now Dimarzio will make you another PAF Pro 7? You have three custom Dimarzio 7 string humbuckers and you attended NAMM, which means you are not a "faceless customer sending emails." Also, asking for another PAF Pro 7 string humbucker is not unreasonable, especially since you already have one.
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Okay, got them installed today. I also replaced all the saddle lockdown (intonation) screws with stainless steel because... well... it was more chrome:

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