VV-Blues Bridge/Area 61 Neck - Suggestion for middle??

wrightdude

Member
Hi Folks,
Looking for a suggestion for a middle pup on my '04 am std Strat. Right now I have:

Bridge - Dimarzio Virtual Vintage Blues - 8.28K
Neck - Dimarzio Area '61 - 6.46K

What would work best in the middle with both of those? Priority is good blend for 2 and 4 position.

Most likely would stay with Dimarzio area or v-v series...

Suggestions?

Thanks!
 
I've been singing the praises of the Dimarzio VV Blues as a neck pickup for a long time.

Take the 61 and move it to the middle and get another VV Blues. The slightly lower output of the 61 in the middle will increase the quack in positions 2 and 4 AND you'll get a VV Blues in the neck position.
 

wrightdude

Member
I've been singing the praises of the Dimarzio VV Blues as a neck pickup for a long time.

Take the 61 and move it to the middle and get another VV Blues. The slightly lower output of the 61 in the middle will increase the quack in positions 2 and 4 AND you'll get a VV Blues in the neck position.
Thanks for suggestion! I think tho if I moved the VV Blues to the neck I'd want an even hotter one for the bridge....

But I'll count that as half a vote for another '61 (position 2 '61 mid/VV Blues bridge)
 

jackaroo

Member
Here's my '62 RI strat with DiMarzio VV pus straight into my JTM-45 Metro clone. I actually used the low gain input of the "Normal" channel for all clips. The EQ stayed the same on the amp...the only thing that changed was the volume 3, 6 and 10 and the guitars settings (pu changes as well as knob turning etc). I used my attenuator to tame the volume a bit and also for it's loop for the delay(2290). I used an oversized 2x12 Germino cab and 2 Scumnico speakers.

Area 61 neck, Area 67 middle (no tone control), Virtual solo for bridge...I really like the bridge pu btw. I have another guitar with the the Heavy Blues in the neck and I really like it too.


I really like the VV/Area line.


Clean
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056083
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056089

Crunchy
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056134
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056155
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056168
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056146
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056175

Cranked
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056097
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056117
 

wrightdude

Member
Here's my '62 RI strat with DiMarzio VV pus straight into my JTM-45 Metro clone. I actually used the low gain input of the "Normal" channel for all clips. The EQ stayed the same on the amp...the only thing that changed was the volume 3, 6 and 10 and the guitars settings (pu changes as well as knob turning etc). I used my attenuator to tame the volume a bit and also for it's loop for the delay(2290). I used an oversized 2x12 Germino cab and 2 Scumnico speakers.

Area 61 neck, Area 67 middle (no tone control), Virtual solo for bridge...I really like the bridge pu btw. I have another guitar with the the Heavy Blues in the neck and I really like it too.


I really like the VV/Area line.


Clean
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056083
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056089

Crunchy
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056134
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056155
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056168
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056146
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056175

Cranked
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056097
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7056117

Hey thanks for the clips! sounds GREAT!!! That solo sounds sweet at the bridge!

I think for this guitar the VV-Blues is as hot as I'd like to go, I've got a HSS too and would like this one to be the twangy one....

Tho that Pro sound you got is mighty compelling! (I need more strats!!!)

'67 might be a good choice for the middle! Thanks!
 

markj

Member
jackaroo, did you change any of the pots or cap values? I'm thinking of going with your exact setup and my strat is already wired with tone pots on the bridge and neck.

Thanks, Mark
 

jackaroo

Member
One of my strats has 250K pots all the way...the other has a 250 on the Vol and 500s on the two tones. They both sound really nice. I prefer the guitar with the blended pot values, but prefer the pickups in the other...either way, it's a great solution to single coil hum and anemic bridge pickups. The Solo is so great for strats.

J
 

markj

Member
One of my strats has 250K pots all the way...the other has a 250 on the Vol and 500s on the two tones. They both sound really nice. I prefer the guitar with the blended pot values, but prefer the pickups in the other...either way, it's a great solution to single coil hum and anemic bridge pickups. The Solo is so great for strats.

J
Thanks Jack. I'm on my way today to pick 'em up. Too bad you weren't a little closer to poughkeepsie. I could use some jazz lessons. Thanks for the info though :AOK
 
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wrightdude

Member
HA! well I ended up ordering a Virtual Solo.. those clips kept workin on me till I couldnt resist! should be here any day.... one day I am sure I will have one of each.... just need more strats so I can shuffle em up and deal em out!
 

markj

Member
HA! well I ended up ordering a Virtual Solo.. those clips kept workin on me till I couldnt resist! should be here any day.... one day I am sure I will have one of each.... just need more strats so I can shuffle em up and deal em out!
Me too - I just need to pop 'em in now.
 

Blue4Now

Silver Supporting Member
I have a VV Blues in my strat bridge with a VV2.1 in the middle and neck. Love this combo
 

wrightdude

Member
OK I got the Virtual Solo... WOW! it is massive! the first thing I noticed was the weight even before I took it out of the little plastic box! ha!

Tonewise, very similar to the VV-Blues, but MORE of it! esp low end. Right now its on a no-load tone pot and I do like it much better w/pot slightly engaged, will prob swap out the pot next....

I moved the VV-Blues to the neck and the '61 to the middle.... so ratio's are:

Bridge - Hottest (11.17K) Solo
Middle - Weakest (6.4K) '61
Neck - In between (8.28K) VV-Blues

havin lotsa fun w/this! Thanks for all the input!!!
 


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