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How does DC resistance effect a pickups tone?

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So how does it affect it?
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It's just used to measure the windings, thinner wire has more resistance per foot, thicker wire has less resistance per foot. It's a reliable method for manufacturers use it to monitor how much wire/windings has been put on a pickup.

That's about it, the wire gauge, magnet, and other factors also come into play. It's not a measure of output!!!! If you think it is, why is the Super Distortion 13K and the Super 3 25K, yet they are about the same output?

For more info, read here: http://www.billlawrence.com/Pages/All_About_Tone.htm/Pickupology.htm

Usually (but not always) pickups with higher DC resistance are darker, more midrangey, and compressed. Of course with DiMarzio's asymmetrical windings, you can't really judge much by DC Res.
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