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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

i've listened too most of the audio samples on their website and i still dont know which one to get, its hard to to compare pickups when each audio sample is playing something different power chords, solo runs blues/heavy metal. etc

can anyone help here? i just want pickups with awesome crunch (dream theater, godsmack, metallica) and can also achieve good harmonics (i want my guitar to scream!!)

my rig, rg2570 (basswood) mesa boogie f-50, both sorta have a bassy tone so should i only pick pickups with high treble/low bass?

basically just recommend me pickups better than my dimarzio/ibz lol
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 06:38 AM
 
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

I haven't tried all of Dimarzio's pickups but by far my favorite from the ones I have tried is the Breed, it's very versitile and gets a lot of love around here.

Are they still running the exchange policy if you are not happy ? it's a bit of a pain soldering but it's worthwhile bearing in mind
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

check out my vids on youtube

www.youtube.com/chickenbum
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

Actually the Dimarzio/Ibz should be pretty good for playing metallica since it is only a tweaked SD.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

have you thought about EMG's ?

I have an 81/85 set in my washburn which I really like
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

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i've listened too most of the audio samples on their website and i still dont know which one to get, its hard to to compare pickups when each audio sample is playing something different power chords, solo runs blues/heavy metal. etcl
Yeah the clips on Dimarzio's site suck.

Anyway, I'd go with Tone Zone - FS-1 - Paf Pro. Or you could just give the Dimarzio/IBZ's another chance, they really aren't bad.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

cool anymore?
from what i heard from the site, i really like the x2n (prob because i LOVE stone sour lol)
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

A Norton with a high gain amp like a Mesa is killer. You don't need monster pups to get what you need from an F-50. Just try a norton and if you don't like it swap it. Dimarzio lets you trade pups within 30 days. I've done it a few times and it's easy.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: sigh, still dont know which dimarzio to go with

i dont think that applies here in australia?
anways i find the harmonics with my dimarzio/ibz crappy, they dont even squeal, sounds more like a weak natural harmonic
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