PAF 7 bridge in neck? /w Nazgul in bridge

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  1. Annonnymous

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    Hello!
    I found a DiMarzio pickup made for Ibanez guitars for a really low price (haven't bought it yet, though!) - 30 euro!
    It's a bridge pickup and the owner says it sounds like a typical PAF.
    My question is, will it sound good on neck (since it's a bridge pickup), what to expect and will it suit well with my SD Nazgul?
    Also, I want to use it for clean stuff etc.
    Thank you!
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I've had the PAF7 in the neck of a 7620 and it's a good all-around pickup, especially for cleans :yesway:
     
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    The paf is a great neck pickup. I really enjoyed it until my guitar was destroyed by a tech and I had to get rid of the entire guitar. The downside to pairing it with a high output bridge is there is a bit of a volume imbalance when pickup switching. The Nazgul is really hot and the paf is pretty low output. If you don't mind that then go with it.
     
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    For 30 euro you can't go wrong I guess, the thing is will the volume drop significantly if I switch the pickups in a song?

    P.S. Is the DiMarzio a legit DiMarzio if it was made for Ibanez? Or it's a shitty Ibanez pickup like the ones that come with the Prestige models and everybody hates?
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    No, the PAF7 is a regular Dimarzio model :yesway:

    I had mine paired with both a Blaze Custom and an Evo in the bridge position at different times, both of which were fairly high output. I don't think the volume difference was a big deal or particularly dramatic, especially if you change your playing style for cleans anyway :2c:
     
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    It doesn't say Paf on the pickup, the guy selling it says that it sounds like a Paf. The pickup says DiMarzio and Made in USA on the back.
     
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    check the DP number, go to dimarzio.com and look up 7 string pups. easy.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Got any pics? Probably a New 7 ripped out of an RG7620/RG7621.

    Not all DiMarzio OEM pickups received "DP" designations, and few of those that do actually have stickered on the bottom.
     
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    The Dimarzio PAF7 is only made in 1 version and its used in both the bridge and neck positions...
    Overall, its a nice pickup and I think it works better in Basswood than it does in Mahogany
    Best of Luck...
     
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    That's the pickup. No number. In case it's a New 7, is that a bad thing? How does it compare with the PAF, how will it sound with the Nazgul and for cleans by itself?
    Btw the guitar is Basswood. It's a Schecter Omen 7
     
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    Dude, the new 7s are the tits! Dont get rid of it!
     
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    That's not a PAF. PAF's have flat head pole pieces. Still probably worth keeping if it was cheap. Underneath it says B2 so it's likely a stock pickup
     
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    I haven't bought it yet. I thought it was a good deal but then I saw some New7's go for like 25$ a set and realized 30 euro for 1 isn't that great of a deal.
     
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    get the new 7s. they are amazing
     
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    What kind of a sound to expect should I put that bridge pickup in the neck position and pairing it with a Nazgul on the bridge?
    I know it will be an improvement over the stock mud-shite Schecter "pickup", but other than that, I know nothing about these pickups. I know nothing about putting a bridge pickup in the neck position as well. Will it be brighter?
     
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    The only bridge pup I've ever put in the neck of a guitar was a Dimarzio Cruiser in my old rg560 so i cant say for sure but what I meant by my comment was that I want you to get the New 7 set for 25 bucks. They are hard to come by even though they sound really good.
     
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    Oh, I don't even remember where I saw it. Maybe even here, but I'm from Bulgaria and it'd cost me as much as the pickup/set to get it delivered here from somewhere else.
     

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