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 #109047  by 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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 #109053  by 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!

(English major joke...) :lol:
 #109055  by 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.

peace,
waldo
Duh! :oops:

Thanks, W.
 #109095  by 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.

peace,
waldo
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 :-) )
 #109103  by 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.
:smile: :smile: :smile:
 #109106  by 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".
 #109109  by 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:


peace,
waldo
 #109112  by 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:


peace,
waldo
Thank you Waldo! Excellent clarification! :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #109117  by TI4-1009
 Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:21 am
Agree and agree. Group hug! Thanks W.