Dimarzio pickup help..

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  1. Smakutus

    Smakutus Member

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    What kind of Dimarzio pickup is this?

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    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Rossl

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    Looks like a dual sound or super distortion.
     
  3. Smakutus

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    It's got the allen wrench screws on both sides.

    Jeff
     
  4. Pete Galati

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    I can't read any model markings on the bottom, but a Super Distorsion would be marked DP100. Trouble is, that pickup looks like it's from the '70s, and my Super-2 from the '70s doesn't have a model number on the bottom. I don't think their PAFs did back then either.

    It's a 4-conductor cable, so my guess is that it's the Dual Sound version of the Super Distortion. Same pickup, different cable.
     
  5. Smakutus

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    All it says is "Dimarzio Pickups" "Made In The U.S.A." on it.. I was thinking Dual Sound too.

    Thanks guys,
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  6. Pete Galati

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    If you have a DMM handy, the Super Distortion I have sitting here measures about 14.3K

    A Dual Sound would have a real similar reading. Give or take whatever the temperature does to the pickup's reading.
     
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  8. Smakutus

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    It read 6.50 one way and 6.53 the other..

    Jeff
     
  9. sarge40

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    You measuring both coils in series with each other?
     
  10. Smakutus

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    I'm not sure.. I borrowed a meter from a friend and he told me how to measure them. I have it marked as W = 6.53, and the RB = 6.50.

    Should I have hooked them together to read the whole thing?

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    Jeff
     
  11. sarge40

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    On Dimarzios, connect the black and white wires and you can read the overall resistance using red as hot. Green and bare are the ground.
     
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    Hook or twist the black and white wires together and touch one probe to the red (hot) and one probe to green (ground).
     

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