Great clips! I'm building a strat now and have 3 Dimarzio VV's waiting to go in there!I've been using the VV for years. I used them on my Strat for the Guytron clips I did a number of years ago. If you go to my MySpace http://www.myspace.com/chrisdelis the track "Chris' Bluez" was one of the clips I did that everyone seems to like the tone. It's the VirtuAl 2's in the neck and middle position and the Virtual Solo in the bridge. There are more clips on the Guytron site or mine. I also have the Areas in a guitar but I haven't had much time to use them as that guitar is in the shop. They are probably the most vintage sounding . They are great pickups and I use both true single coils and the VV.
Well I won't make a direct comparison from one to the other (to be honest I've tried many high quality pickups but I've never done any direct A/B'ing in the same guitar), but the ones I have in my Grosh are as good as any I've used. Have some Airbuckers in a 7-string Baker and those are pretty sweet too.So what you guys are saying is that the can hang with the best...Suhr, Lollar, Fralin. And I'm sure some of you have been through all the offerings and still find the Dimarzio's work best for you....??
I can only answer this by saying Dimarzio makes first-rate pickups with great sound and feel. Due to some of the places we play on a regular basis, noiseless is important to me. I have a couple of custom Suhrs, each with a single-coil in it. The other pickups are Suhrs---the Dimarzios work perfectly in those instruments.So what you guys are saying is that the can hang with the best...Suhr, Lollar, Fralin. And I'm sure some of you have been through all the offerings and still find the Dimarzio's work best for you....??