Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby redeyedjim » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:42 pm

Yeah, when I did my Kramer/Tiger build a few months ago, I used a Super II in the middle and a DualSound in the bridge, as I was worried that a Super II in the bridge would be too harsh. I'm very happy with this arrangement, for whatever that's worth.
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:40 pm

"Is it ever used?"

Will YOU ever use it? There is your answer.
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:48 pm

tigerstrat wrote:"Is it ever used?"

Will YOU ever use it? There is your answer.


Wow- that was passive-agressive!

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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby Jon S. » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:28 pm

waldo041 wrote:
Jon S. wrote:I'm looking for, but haven't found, reliable documentation of Garcia trying a SD 'bucker in the bridge slot. Anyone?

the super distortion is the exact same pickup as a dual sound and he did use the dual sound.

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Duh! :oops:

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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby TI4-1009 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:25 pm

waldo041 wrote:
TRG wrote:So I had this exact same question in regard to going about the mod to get the middle pickup split. Does it matter which one is active when split...do I want to ensure that it's the one closest to neck, bridge...does it matter?


closest to the neck. the dimarzio stamp should be upside down with the wires on the cavity side. physically orientating the pickups like this with the wiring schems will produce the neck side coils active. middle is not as noticeable as the bridge is when the bridge side coil is used.

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Not to resurect an old discussion, but for us leftys, to get the same coil active we need to reverse this and have the wire side positioned away from the cavity- right? (I think I finally got hippieguy to agree :-) )
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:03 am

No, because if I let a lefty play my Jerry/schecter the same coils are live when split!. The bottom line is just make sure the coils closest to the neck are live when the pickup is split.
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:37 am

Here we go again.... ( Groundhog's Day was last week......)

When that lefty flips your guitar over to play it "lefty", the wire out of the pickup is now facing "up"- facing away from where the cavity would normally be on his "lefty".
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby waldo041 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:55 am

TI4-1009 wrote:Here we go again.... ( Groundhog's Day was last week......)

When that lefty flips your guitar over to play it "lefty", the wire out of the pickup is now facing "up"- facing away from where the cavity would normally be on his "lefty".



actually he was correct!
hippieguy1954 wrote:No, because if I let a lefty play my Jerry/schecter the same coils are live when split!.


he stated, when a lefty flips a right handed guitar the wiring is still cavity side which is absolutely true. but you are absolutely correct when placed in a left handed guitar, the dimarzio wiring will be away from the cavity to get the neck side coil active when split . :smile:


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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby hippieguy1954 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:07 am

waldo041 wrote:
TI4-1009 wrote:Here we go again.... ( Groundhog's Day was last week......)

When that lefty flips your guitar over to play it "lefty", the wire out of the pickup is now facing "up"- facing away from where the cavity would normally be on his "lefty".



actually he was correct!
hippieguy1954 wrote:No, because if I let a lefty play my Jerry/schecter the same coils are live when split!.


he stated, when a lefty flips a right handed guitar the wiring is still cavity side which is absolutely true. but you are absolutely correct when placed in a left handed guitar, the dimarzio wiring will be away from the cavity to get the neck side coil active when split . :smile:


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Thank you Waldo! Excellent clarification! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Super II in bridge really needed? Is it ever used?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:21 am

Agree and agree. Group hug! Thanks W.
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