DiMarzio 36th Anniversary pups?

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  1. AlvisX

    AlvisX Well-Known Member

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    I think for a lot of us , in the late 70s, these were our first reference to / experience with GOOD replacement pickups .
    They certainly made a difference in our Asian copies

    I feel like the reissue is right up there with the originals
     
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    I'm another fan of the 36th Anniversary PAF, I have them in several guitars. I'm having a hard time thinking of any full size humbucker I like better and the one I can think of (I'm a big fan of Lollar Imperials) costs a LOT more. IMO, it's hard to go wrong with the DiMarzio PAF.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Is every room in your house loaded with guitars and amps and you just walk room to room and jam on something different all day?
     
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    I was always from Seymour duncan and Gibson TTop pickup, but the 36th bridge I put it on a Fliying V Gibson and it sounds incredible in my Plexis ... very Judas Priest of the 80 '... AC / DC ... etc. Low-cost pickup is the best, I like it better than the 59 'of Seymour Duncan. Great pickup for little money.
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member

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    Those clips are in 3 different locations , on two different continents
    But yeah ,after 40 years of playing ,repairing,wheelin n dealin ,travelin' ...stuff piles up
    Like I said ,that IS my actual 10th grade guitar
     
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    A set of pick ups that i took a chance on and ended up loving them !!!!
    Will not ever sell , trade or part with for any reason .

    Suhr Doug Aldrich

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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I pulled the trigger on a set of 36s. Cream bobbins with black pole pieces. Taking a chance with lower output pups. Got the set for under $150.00. Should sound cool with a high gain amp. In the end I wanted bright and clear. Looking for a sorta unique sound for the original music we're writing. F spaced bridge and regular spaced neck pup. Found out my newer Gibsons need F spaced pickups in the bridge!
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    That's cause the sound comes from the guitar not the pickups. (mainly the wood)
    If you have a guitar that never sounds right (no matter what pickups) then get a different guitar.
    You need to start with a better sounding guitar.
    If the guitar does not sound great to start, then pickups won't ever fix that problem. Never has.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree! Learned that awhile ago between an 06' Gibby V and a 2012 SG Standard. Both guitars are gone. Pickups give you variations of that same sound.
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I bought this L-6S and no matter what PUs it sounded as dead as a stump. There was no way to make it sound good. Lesson learned the PUs don't make the sound.
    You can put $10,000 PUs on a crap guitar and it will still sound like crap. :lol:
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Differing pickups do sound different though. Big difference in magnets, especially comparing ceramic to alnico.....Never yet have I been able to warm up to a ceramic magnet. They always have a synthetic nature to me.
     
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    Pickups to a guitar is what a EQ pedal is to an amplifier.

    Neither by themselves can polish a turd, but they can take.."that's pretty good...I like it" to "oh yeah...now that's what I'm talking about"
     
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    Congrats, I think you will love them!! They may be classified as lower output but they still have balls and with the tone knob at 10 they should be as bright as you need.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the 36th Anniversarys: I had previously fitted a set of quite expensive Bareknuckle 'Mules' in my Epiphone Les Paul (and completely re-wired it with CTS pots, metal braided wiring, etc). I liked them, but a few years later decided to modify a Telecaster and put a 36th Anniversary in the neck positon...this gave a fantastic result and for quite a lot less than the BK ones.

    Fast forward to now, the Tele got sold (I put it back to standard first) and I've decided to put that 36th Annivesary neck and a freshly bought bridge version in my Gibson SG Standard. I want to replace the PCB/pots and 61T/61R pick ups, so they will all be removed (and stored away, just in case) and replaced with the 36ths and proper wiring.

    Delivery received today, to go with the parts I already have:

    Electrics upgrade kit.jpg
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I hope their thick enough.... I figured if the output was not enough I can always boost with a SD pickup booster pedal. I do play allot of like older school classic metal...even the original stuff is sort of in the same vein. Lots of pinch harmonics too...
     
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    You'll be fine, all my guitars have paf pickups and I can get gobs of gain and clear tone. Looking forward to hearing your review! :yesway:
     
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    I find mine plenty thick with all my amps. Sometimes I turn the volume down and the tone up a bit to get a slightly thinner sound...I really think you will be impressed or at least I hope so!
     
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    Nice...please report back after you put her through her tests!
     
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    Too bad you still don't have the Jube. Vintage output pickups and Jubilees get along. But congrats on the JVM.

    I think you will like them. And among PAFs the 36th have good out put. In a LP they should be thick enough.
     
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    What he said!
     

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