View Full Version : dimarzio noiseless replacement help
05-28-2012, 04:32 PM
i really have to replace my some dimarzio noiseless pickups. they arent for me. i want old fashioned 60 cycle hum single coils. the huge problem is that my guitar will ONLY accommodate the slightly smaller dimarzio noiseless single coil. its a custom guitar i bought secondhand that was routed for those pickups I guess. my kleins i just bought are too wide from high to low string. any suggestions???? i cant route it. just cant do it, its a fatastic guitar but they should have routed it to allow use of any pickup. does anyone make a vintage style single coil that is dimarzio noiseless size. BTW same is true for the bridge humbucker: will only accomdate a dmz bucker w/o a cover. winders fee free to pm me! no winders publish dimensions online...
thanks to all
05-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Have you tried lowering the DiMarzios? Mine sound really articulate, punchy and modern when raised up near the strings, but very, very vintage when lowered. I keep them a bit in between, but if you have them at max height, lowering them might help.
When set low, mine are very, very close to the stock EJ pickups that came in it.
05-28-2012, 10:12 PM
i have actually already sold them, they were the virtual vintage blues set. i am leaning towards the area 67s since they get great reviews
05-29-2012, 05:49 AM
I like the Area 67s but am not sure what HB would go well with them in the bridge.
05-29-2012, 07:01 AM
What didn't you like about the VV blues? Too hot, too modern, too muddy -- what was it about them that you didn't like? I ask because you could easily step from the frying pan into the fire if you went with something similar to the blues set.
The 67s will be brighter than the 58, and the 61 will probably sound more like the blues than the others? Did you like the blues in the bridge?
A whole lot of folks go 58/67/61 (neck, middle, bridge). I have 58/58/61 and love it, but I don't have a tone control on the middle and I do have one on the bridge. In standard fare, if you're looking to go more vintage, all the boutique guys make something that would do fine, and I'd personally look at Klein or Lollar (though DiMarzio's True Velvets are reportedly very good as well).
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