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Do I have a defective Dimarzio Area 61?

taylorman22

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I just bought a Dimarzio Area 61 and two Area 58's. The 61 is for the bridge. Anyway, I'm having them installed by a tech and before he installed them, he checked the resistance with an ohm meter and he says the 58's are reading at 5.84 and 5.85, which is barely under what they are rated at (6.12) according to the Dimarzio site. The Area 61, however, is reading at 1.60 (rated at 6.46). He installed the 58's but held off on the 61 because he thinks it's defective.

Do you guys have any suggestions other than contacting Dimarzio to get it replaced?
 

good soil digital

Silver Supporting Member
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I just had the same exact setup installed in my strat... and the same exact problem... I sent the '61 back with a note saying the ohms were wrong... they sent me a new one (week and a half later... ugh) and it works like a charm.

Just got it back today.... WOW! it was worth the wait. I would recommend wiring it so your tone is on the neck and bridge with the middle wide open...


It sounds so killer

But ya, i would send it back.
 

taylorman22

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That sucks. I'm sure it will be worth the wait though. I'm having the tech wire if like Lincoln Brewster's. Back tone pot for the bridge, middle tone pot for the neck, middle pickup wide open. He's also installing a capacitor that will allow me to roll back the volume and retain the highs.

I bought the pickup from an online dealer in PA. I'm waiting to hear back from them since Dimarzio is closed for the weekend. Did you send yours back to the place you bought it or back to Dimarzio?
 

taylorman22

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Did you guys send them back to Dimarzio? If so, did they make you send it to them first before them sending one to you?
 

markj

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I'm going through this with a Virtual solo. It measures about 10.8 ohms cold. It's rated at 11.17 so it's a bit of a difference. The folks at Dimarzio said it wasn't a big deal and that the pups are measured just after production which means they're warm. Sure enough I heated it up by holding it in my hand and the ohms went up to 11.08. My other area pups seem to be on the money. I'm not sure if I should send it back or just put it in my strat.
 
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good soil digital

Silver Supporting Member
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i bought mine from a dealer in PA too... they told me they do not deal with any returns and I needed to send it to DiMarzio...

Sent it to dimarzio's New York address and then called them a few days later to confirm they got it.
 




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