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my '88 rootbeer I bought awhile back (like new by the way, eatcherheartout) has a downside..(GOOD! you say... serves you right for rubbing it in!) The neck especially and the bridge pickup both at high gain settings has that microphonic monotone squeal that I always associated with unwaxed/ unpotted pickups.
Does anyone know if Dimarzio didn't pot their pickups in wax back in '88? I can always switch to some new ones and these do sound good until you get into some uber distortion and then they sqeal with the bestof 'em...
Anybody have a solution or idea on thes PAF pros?
 

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How close are the pickups to the strings? I had this on one guitar of mine and when I wound the pickups down (away from the strings) it got much better.
 

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Sometimes the wax loosens and causes the pickups to squeal. You might be able to take it to a nearby shop and the pickups re-waxed. I usually just get new pickups but with a tasty vintage piece like you have that's not an option.
 

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I recommend contacting the Dimarzio Tech staff. I had a bad coil on my JEM PAF Pro, and they were able to rewind it for $25 including shipping back. It works better than ever now. i've also asked them a million questions, all replied to promptly.
 

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Probably just need a repotting...

and how exactly does a vintage (non-existant, yet!) Jem taste? I have never thought about eating mine...
 
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