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Anyone recorded a Dimebucker pickup?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Kellii, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Kellii

    Kellii Member

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    So I recently put a dimebucker in my FR320 to try it out. It seems to have the most piercing high end I've heard from a pickup (gets painful at times)but has more stable low end and less mud than the original FR pickup.

    Here's a wee clip(Updated Clip)
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/epki4bb2argvvto/Simple Metalcore Riff 4.mp3?dl=0

    Any of you had experience recording a dimebucker? And have you managed to get a good usable sound?
     
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    Yep, I absolutely love my dimebucker equipped guitar, it's my go-to for recording alongside my Jackson Kelly professional with some pickup I can't identify for the fucking life of me in it...

    Does tend to need a sizeable low pass on it though, lots of fizz and like you said, piercing high end off the Dimebucker. Such a tight low end though....
     
  3. Kellii

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    I Quite like the low end, I need to get more of it to shine through in my guitars.Shame about all the high's, they make it hard to work with. I find it sounds better with scooped tones , adding mid's muddies it up.

    Had a look on the internet and it doesn't seem to be too popular because of the high end. Found it hard to find any commercial recordings that use a dimebucker. Apparently Dimebag never used it he just helped design it.
     
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    I have one and hated it until I flipped it around. I read that he flipped his original pickups, and had the Dimebuckers made with that flip. Much less brittle in the highs.
     
  5. Kellii

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    Flipped it around? I wasn't aware that would change the sound of a humbucker, might as well try it out though haha.
     
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    Love that dimebucker but often ran into the same problems as you. Today I use the blackout ahb-3 emty pickup which is everything I wanted my dime bucker to be. I'd recommend it seeing how your asking the same questions I was asking back than haha.
     
  7. Kellii

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    I might invest in a set of blackouts in the future. I'm currently building a Les paul style guitar that I plan on putting EMG's in. It may become my go to recording guitar. Another Pickup I have lying about in an old guitar is a Seymour Duncan Invader pickup that I might switch too at some point.

    Any opinions on the Invader in a Mahogany guitar body?
     
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    If you have a trem spaced id recommend the synyster gates version of the invader. For some reason it has a bit more high end than the regular spaced version of the invader and sounds great in mahogany.
     
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    Great I may give the invader a go soon. It isn't the Gates version unfortunately but I'm sure he used to use the original version.

    Update the dimebucker test clip by the way.
     

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