DiMarzio 36th Anniv. PAF's - Honeymoon Praise

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  1. freaksho

    freaksho Supporting Member

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    finally got a set in my LP after months of talking & asking about 'em, backorders, etc.

    so far these appear to be a great replacement for the stock 498/490. more open, articulate, balanced and sweet - just like everyone said they'd be. yes, obviously a little less gain but so far i haven't missed it at all. i'm not a modern metal player but i do like hard rock and vintage heavy tones. these seem to fit the bill and the budget nicely. i haven't tried them with a band yet so have yet to see what they'll do at higher volumes, but i expect good things.

    thanks to all for the advice.
     
  2. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice. I've been thinking about getting some of these. I really like the video that DiMarzio has on youtube that actually compare these pickups with a 59 Les Paul with stock pickups. For the money they are worth a shot.
     
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    How would you describe the highs/treble? Are you rolling off much with the tone controls? These sound like great pups but haven't heard much first hand commenting. Thanks!
     
  4. GeLoFi

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    I've got one in my strat, I love it...clear, open, articulate, and smooth.
     
  5. freaksho

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    well, believe it or not i'd say the high end on these is really about perfect for me - no issues. i usually keep the tone controls full up, except for smooth & creamy lead tone or clean jazzy tone on the neck pup.

    worth mentioning that my amp is a bit on the mumbly and darker side (Shiva) so i was wanting the new pups to be brighter. and they are, but not too much. but bright enough that i don't have to keep the treble, mids and presence knobs so high anymore.
     
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    they are more smooth than bright.. nice and punchy/tight lows.. really great pups clean and driven
     
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    I was just thinking about these. Are they close to classic 57, or BB3 in output???
     
  8. freaksho

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    i don't know. haven't tried either of those. less output than the 498/490 set is all i can say, but that's pretty obvious.
     

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