DiMarzio D-Sonic 7 Pickup \m/

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  1. The Dark Wolf

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    :lol: Uh oh, here we go again, Nick.

    See my post about the DS7. In short, no, it's not as quiet as the Blaze. How much of an issue that will be for you or if you are able to overcome this issue if it is (Like I recently seem to have been able to do) is for you to decide. But Dimarzio themselves admit there is a noise issue, and they are working on it.


    It does sound goddamn great, though. :D
     
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    I think you mis-understood my question there TDW.

    I wasn't bringing up the whole 'hum' issue again:lol:
    I wouldn't even go there!:ugh:

    I was asking about the actual 'volume' of the pickup in comparison to the Blaze,although ,as i do so frequently, i didn't express myself clearly enough.
    Sorry!
     
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    Ahh, gotcha. ;)

    I'd say the volumes are nearly identical. The DS7 seems just a tiny, tiny bit louder. But basically the same.
     
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    Cheers Dude:yesway:

    I think i put to much bearing on DC resistances:scratch:

    With the Blaze being over 20ohms and the DS7 being just over 14ohms you'd (i'd)assume the Blaze would be way louder,but then that's probably got something to do with this false belief in the relationship between resistance and volume i always get sucked in by.:lol:

    I think i'm gonna' have to try me one of these there new-fangled DS7 thingies.:agreed:
     
  5. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    1) It's definitely pretty loud man. It definitely is powerful and pushes your amp well. I'd say it's similar to the Blaze if not a bit more.

    2) I bought it off eBay, from that 'BanjoMikez' guy, who many people here buy pickups from. He's awesome, has a great selection, and ships fast. I don't know if he ships to the UK, but he may. I believe I paid $74 USD for mine.
     
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    Thanks Nick:metal:

    I checked that guy on ebay but he has nothing at all at the moment on there.

    What's Eric's like for pickups?
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    I've never used him, so I'm not sure. People seem to speak highly of him though. As for BanjoMikez, yeah.. he just has colored DS7s in stock right now it seems, not the black one I bought. You could email him and ask if he has any though.

    Another place I've purchased pickups from in the past: http://www.gtrheaven.com/. They seem to have DS7's now.
     
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    I had a look at his ebay auctions and it appears he doesn't ship Internationally:wallbash:

    I just checked out guitar heaven too and they only ship continental US too:wallbash:

    I think i heard that Dimarzio (and many other companies in the US)only allow their dealers to ship within the Americas so that they can still do business in the UK and elsewhwere at stupid prices.

    Thanks anyway Nick:yesway:
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Well, I could always buy one for you and ship it to you.
     
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    Good suggestion Nick. Thanks dude:metal:

    I'll drop Eric an email and see what the score is with him and if it's no go i'll take you up on that offer.

    I'm pretty set on the DS7 in the bridge for this project RG7 i'm doing but i've still got a nagging Bareknuckle yearning goin' on in the back of my mind.
    Only prob is the BKP's are nearly three times the price of the DS7 and i ain't no rich person at the moment.:lol:
     
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    hey, i just bought a d sonic 7 + air norton 7 from banjomikez as well, he reserved em both black/black for me, and he shipped em as soon as he got them, best purchase..i can't wait to put them in my dc727c, this review made me so excited to put em in hehe
     
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    man I ordered the same couple too, I am waiting every day to get em :p:p:p
    cheers!!! post your oppinion pls :)
     
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    they sound killer man, they're so full of tone, i'm still getting used to them so I can't say too much, but you can't not like them
     
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    I'm going to put one of these in my Ibby RG7321FM with an Air Norton 7 in the neck position (John Petrucci anyone? LOL!)
     
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    This for mahogany sevens! Very clear and aggressive without being too much to tame down. It seemed a bit grainy in basswood though.
     
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    D-Sonic + PAF 7 is my go-to combo for 7-strings. My one variation is an EVO7 in the bridge position if I'm looking for something slightly different, but at the moment, the D-Sonic made it to my main guitars - very nice and more versatile than people give it credit for. :)
     
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    I can't say that the JB 7 is a tight pickup...I find it to be muddy and undefine.
    I hope the D-sonic 7 is WAY more tight and defined.
    But...I tried the JB 7 in a Schecter Blackjack with rosewood fretboard...
     
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    By the way, anyone fancy the left handed Schecter Loomis FR that is out now?
    I asked Schecter about putting the non-floyd model out too, but they said maybe next year...if the fans wanted it...
     

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