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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2018, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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RG1570 and Dimarzios

I want to swap my pickups for some Dimarzios, but from what I understood from threads on the internet, it seems the RG1570 's cavities are too shallow for them (the stock pups are smaller in width too if I measured correctly). Has anyone ever encountered this issue with other RG's? What could I possibly do if I ever ordered a pair of Dimarzios that ended up too high?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 04:41 AM
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Re: RG1570 and Dimarzios

I have put many dimarzios into many RGs and have never had an issue

worse case you may have to shorten the adjustment screws if the route isn't deep enough
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-03-2018, 09:41 AM
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Re: RG1570 and Dimarzios

I'm thinking something similar. [I have a knocked-about {not by me...} RG1570 and a new RG652KFG-KB both basswood, latter has DP155 bridge.]

Something to bear in mind, is that both mount the pickups straight to the body, ie no pickup-rings and adjustment screws.

Elsewhere, I've seen it suggested that the cavity could be made deeper [not keen, personally - I've also heard you run in to the trem pocket.]

Another suggestion was to modify the pickup base-plate.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-03-2018, 03:27 PM
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Re: RG1570 and Dimarzios

From the DiMarzio site, it seems that the pole-pieces actually change the height dimension of the coils.

...but, having looked at a DP155F, it doesn't seem to...

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