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    A friend gave me a DiMarzio Fred a few years ago, and I have never done anything with it. What are some guitars that bring out the best in this pickup?
    La plouc

  • #2
    Throw it in the trash

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    • #3
      Send it to me for disposal.

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      • #4
        i like the fred. i had one in the bridge of my rg550 for years and it kicked ass. it can sound good in lots of guitars. satch has been getting great tones for decades with it

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        • #5
          What a fantastic opportunity to ask this question. Is this accurate?

          The PAF Pro begat the FRED which begat the PAF Joe? Does the Tone Zone factor in at all or is that from a different branch entirely?
          Oh no.....


          Oh Yeah!

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          • #6
            I love how these build projects start with the most random parts like "hey what am I going to do with this strap button"?


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            • #7
              Inspiration comes in all forms and cannot be denied.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Securb View Post
                I love how these build projects start with the most random parts like "hey what am I going to do with this strap button"?
                Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                Inspiration comes in all forms and cannot be denied.
                Absolutely!
                Oh no.....


                Oh Yeah!

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                • #9
                  Internet lore will tell you basswood. I'll tell you a guitar that you already have and dislike the bridge pickup
                  Originally posted by crusty philtrum
                  Anyone who *sings* at me through their teeth deserves to have a bus drive through their face
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Securb View Post
                    I love how these build projects start with the most random parts like "hey what am I going to do with this strap button"?

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                    • #11
                      Fred Fred Fred....Ahhh, Fred.
                      For traditional old Tele players who finally summon up the courage to 'Cross the Big Muddy' into HB land...
                      Fred is like a home away from home.
                      It's like staying with related family when you're out-of-state.
                      Strange and different...yet somehow familiar at the same time.
                      Something about those unbalanced coils with a reasonable wind.
                      If you're not going to Floyd it...Put it in a Telecaster w/ 500k pots.
                      And when you play it, just remember The Big Muddy, and you've got it.

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                      • #12
                        It is muddy sounding?
                        La plouc

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                        • #13
                          Ha! No, that was a figure of speech only.

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                          • #14
                            You can put the FRED in just about any 25.5" scale guitar. A Strat with an Alder body will be ideal IMO. The Fred has quite a fat mid-mid tone, so could be too much if you have a already warm, or fat sounding guitar. IMO its better to put it in a balanced or semi-bright guitar and turn down the tone control if needed. It requires 500k tone, and 500k volume.

                            You need to adjust the height so its just high enough to loose any shrillness on the top end. I wouldn't recommend matching it with single coils, as they will be completely different in tone and output. HH or HSH config is the way to go with the FRED.
                            Last edited by Teleplayer; 02-24-2021, 12:47 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
                              What a fantastic opportunity to ask this question. Is this accurate?

                              The PAF Pro begat the FRED which begat the PAF Joe? Does the Tone Zone factor in at all or is that from a different branch entirely?
                              I read something interesting about the origin of the Tone Zone here:
                              https://forum.seymourduncan.com/foru...e-axis-pickups

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