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  • Dills
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    dimarzios sound good thats all that matters

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  • dr.barlo
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    Originally posted by Fusion1
    Yeah it might have been Stratdeluxer, I thought it might have been you or even Dr Barlo. I forgot it was a while ago.
    Yeah sometime ago when we were doing the hybrids the suggestion came from BachtoRock if I remember right. I have one in my drawer now. What do you wanna know about the tape?

    B

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  • TheGZeus
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    They don't make them to be altered.
    So?

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  • RG 2570
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    what is up with dimarzio GLUEING the bobbins down on the Super D?
    the glue the magnet on that model too

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  • Fusion1
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    Yeah it might have been Stratdeluxer, I thought it might have been you or even Dr Barlo. I forgot it was a while ago.

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  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by Fusion1
    It just appears silver from the flash. It's pretty much the same color black as the bobbin.
    Okay, that makes sense ...

    It took me some searching and finally somone on this forum steered me to the 3M #11 cloth tape, maybe some day I will find out what kind of tape this is too.
    Musta been Stratdeluxer ... I just use black electrical tape myself, but it doesn't look as good ... but whatever works.(Although you can use that coloured electrical tape as well).

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  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by ArtieToo
    Yeah . . . you might be right.

    Which they sprayed right after cleaning the strings with steel wool.
    Suddenly it's all becoming clearer ...

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  • Fusion1
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    It just appears silver from the flash. It's pretty much the same color black as the bobbin.

    I dunno I actually like the way this glazed cloth tape seems solid. Almost looks like that stuff they wrap to make casts out of.

    It took me some searching and finally somone on this forum steered me to the 3M #11 cloth tape, maybe some day I will find out what kind of tape this is too.

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  • ArtieToo
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    Originally posted by Kent S.
    Doesn't that look like sliver spray paint though, with cotton ball pieces stuck in the paint while it's was still tacky ...
    Yeah . . . you might be right.

    Which they sprayed right after cleaning the strings with steel wool.

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  • Fusion1
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    Like I said before someone doctored,butchered (call it what you will) this pickup. The fuzzy stuff is probably just dust that the macro lens exagerrated in detail. The tape surrounding the coils isn't stock, but it does look like a cloth tape of some sort but with more of a glaze, and lol it's not duct tape. When I first got this pickup I looked at it and I thought that white stuff was that spray on foam they sell in cans to seal up cracks. If very well may actually be that because wax doesn't usually look like this on other pickups, and I haven't bothered taking this one apart. I'm glad I got it for cheap cuz someone did a # on it...

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  • dr.barlo
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    And the magnet is kinda bigger no? Shouldn't it be thinner and wider?

    ???

    B

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  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by ArtieToo
    Looks like someone covered the coils with duct-tape.
    Doesn't that look like sliver spray paint though, with cotton ball pieces stuck in the paint while it's was still tacky ...

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  • ArtieToo
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    Looks like someone covered the coils with duct-tape.

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  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by Fusion1
    Here's a pic of a Dimarzio Paf Pro. I bought it used and the guy I bought it from said he sold it once before and the guy returned it saying it didn't work, so I think the guy tinkered with it somehow. But the pic shows that there are no spacers under the bobbins at all. Empty space and partial wax. There isn't the outer layer of tape around the 2 coils, but thats my guess is the previous owner butchered it.

    Well, that doesn't look stock ... and it does look a bit rough, but bear in mind that the wax only needs to saturate the coil windings themselves, any more is actually wasted (maybe a bit on the magnet is okay). What's with all that fuzzy looking stuff?

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  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by \m/(00)\m/
    the other day when i put in the 59 in my charvel to replace the super distortion, i experimented to see if i could take the ceramic magnet out of the super d and pout it into the 59. well to my unsurprise i couldn't do that, when i took the back off the pickup i noticed how cheaply it was made. wax everywhere, couldn't pull anything too far or wires might break and all that crap. now when i tried to put the dimarzio back together i screwed the screws in the coils were off balance. instead of being flat like it was before, the coils are now angled. even though it's only a slight angle it is just really cheaply made and it got me mad

    the duncan wasn't like that all, i even took the a5 outof the duncan for about 10 minutes and put it back in, and it's completely fine. sounds great too!

    while i'll still play dimarzio's but it looks like i'll never take a magnet out
    I've never had any problem swapping a magnet, and DMZ's tend to go back together just as easily as they come apart, if you screw any bobbin down to tight it will slant ... cheaply made ... nah, I don't think so.

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