Decided...gutting New Lp.

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    btw, for the hell of it I looked up the specs....on these pups. This is Dimarzios version of a BB4..like what I just took out. Not hot enough man...
     
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    Nope. Not a Burst Bucker at all. at all.
    And frankly unless you've bought them & tried them you have no idea.
    These are clones of the 59 PAF's out of Larry DiMarzios original 59 LP Burst.
    A5 Alnicos.
    They are as hot as any Seymour Duncan ive used including the SH-5.
    Suit yourself man were all different you know.

     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Dude, Dimarzio rates the 59 at 8.7 kO, SD C5 = 14.4 kO.
     
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    Doesn't change my opinion or my ears.

    The SH-5 is ceramic mag. The last thing you want with high gain amps is a super hot pickup.

    You seem stubborn & not open to suggestions. This isnt the first time.

    You also told me for {years} i couldn't get decent tones out of my stock JCM-DSL which i did in spades.

    Done here.

    Your guitar has nothing in it for me. Trying to be helpful.

    As usual its a bust.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Dan, the SD C5 'SH-14' employs a alnico 5 mag dude.
     
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    charveldan Well-Known Member

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    Yep it sure does. But the difference between an SH-14 & DiMarzio 36th Annivesary PAFs are night & day.

    Good luck with your search, tired of wasting my time.

    Used to think you liked good tone.
    I was mistaken.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    geezz Danny...ouch! lol
     
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    It's weird but i have a Duncan JB ( like 14k) bridge,'59 ( 8k) neck combo and they balance out well.
     
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    Guess i owe you an apology. Wanting the right pickups for a new guitar is an important thing.
    Ive re-wired my own guitars pickups since the 70's.
    Let us know what you decide to get.
     
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    The SH-14 Custom 5 and the 36th Anniversary pups are both terrific in a LP, just depends on what you’re looking for. I have had them both and they were my top two after trying so many different ones in the bridge.

    For the neck, the SD ‘59 and 36th Anniversary neck have been my favorites.
     
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    Ive run the SH-5 Duncan Custom & 59 in Les Pauls & Jackson guitars for 20 years.
    The 36th Ann DiMarzios. just have a better top end & overall balance & warmer sound.
    But plenty of gain like the SH-5.



    This is the only recording i have so far of the new LP with 36th Ann. To be fair i was running an attenuator the day before & i had the presence a little higher than normal. Usually go for a brown vs super brite tone.
     
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    What is your amp rig?

    Is that the Marshall or the boogie or pedals?
     
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    All 3.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    This will be the 4th SD pup I've tried. I've run SH-6s, JBs, SDist, Alt. 8, and the SH5. The only Dimarzios I've tried is the Tzone, which I love, and a neck pup, forgot which one (Dmz recommended) to mate with TZ which I don't like. All of the SDs, except the C5, I was okay with as I have no time with it yet. I like higher output pups as I want a hotter sound pushes the amp's preamp harder thus creating more natural overdrive... I can compensate by adjusting pup height, and gain settings on amp. Think of image editing...a poor image can only be enhanced or corrected to a certain degree, a better original image will end up better in the end. You can only do so much. Personally I still think Gibson makes great pickups...better then most. I also like a bright sound. The brown sound was never my thing. All of this is subjevtive. I think my issue with this LP is the wiring/design. Seems to suck out lower frequencies and warmth. Hoping the old school harness will eliminate this. I'm thinking then many pups will sound good. 498t is one of my favs! btw, even with it's stock wiring...the new LP still sounds better then the Vs. Just more cut and clarity. I have high expectations for this new LP. Plays great.
     
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    That clip sounds awesome Dan. Wow, very nice!

    I like DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan pups. In general, I find the DiMarzios have a little more "hair" to them and the SD's are clearer and a little more articulate. I also think the DiMarzios are a little warmer and the SD's can be a little more sterile.

    Not that one is better than the other, just different depending on what you are looking for.
     
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    I totally agree.
    Ive used Seymour, EMG & Gibson pups the last 20 years.
    The DiMarzio 36th Anniversary set came with my new LP.
    They do sound very nice, i rarely like new guitars out of the box.
     
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    Adrian what pups did you get ????
     
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    Adding shielding on a Gibson Les Paul is not neccesary due to the humbucker pickups, and will not stop interference picked up by components outside the shielding.

    I used Emerson pre-wired kits for my Les Paul and Epiphone Riviera. My second Les Paul will have the pcb replaced with an Emerson kit. I like the way they are put together and to me, the pots feel smoother. The Emerson LP kit is wired 50's, has a .022 and .015 cap. If you choose to keep your pots, I would recommend Emerson caps and pushback wire.
     
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    Do your V's have 500 and 496 pups in them?
     
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    I have a 2016 LP Std with the PCB board and it sounds ok. I will end up tearing it out like I did on my SG. The PC board quality itself isn't very good.... I know because I design them for a living. The '36's are a great pup for a LP. I have them in a '91 LP to stay. Toneman makes a great drop in harness using Bournes pots.
     
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