Anyone still using the classic Dimarzio Blaze pickups?

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  1. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    This. Or even better, swap the magnet of the Blaze for an alnico one. Good times for experimenting.
     
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    The DiMarzio Blaze I still think is the best sounding 7-string pickup DiMarzio has to offer. Some other DiMarzios models have a tighter bottom end and more definition, but usually at the cost of balls and fullness. I personally dont love ANY DiMarzios for 7-string, I think their best stuff is for 6-string, but if forced to use DiMarzios the Blaze would still be my go-to, as long as I had a good enough rig to make up for the flubby low-end (which I do). The new Dreamcatcher/Rainmaker 7s are actually not too bad.

    Personally, the best pickup I've ever heard for a basswood RG7 type guitar is the Bare Knuckle Nailbomb/VH2 combo (ceramic version). I had that in an RG7620 and it was incredible. It has a lot of the mojo from the Blaze, but just so much faster response and improved clarity.
     
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    Fluence of Shred SS.org Regular

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    The original 7 string blaze for the UV777BK, imho, are some of the best 7 string pickups available, and at the time, definitely the top tier then in 1997 for 7 string passive sets. The set is very balanced, versatile and you have almost everything you need for a 7 string rig, including a tight scooped sound for hi gain. Dimarzio nailed it out of the park, first try practically. For sure OP, good call!
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Merrekof SS.org Regular

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    Wasn't the Blaze the stock pickup for the RG7620??

    I have that guitar and I'm really not that fond of the stock pickups. Too boomy, muddy and too little mids for my taste. I was going to install a set of BKP covered Aftermaths in that RG7 but the covers were like 1 micron too big to fit the cavity.. :pissed:

    Well then I guess I like my guitars to sound like frogs and ducks :fawk:
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    No, they weren't. Those were the New7's mentioned above. But you're free to love ducks an frogs nevertheless :yesway:
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    I have a Blaze in the bridge of my 1527. I really enjoy it. Thick, chunky, low mids, with a nice articulation. It is kinda scooped, but that's fine cause I can just bump up the mid frequencies I want with my eq pedal. And I really like the cleans.

    I don't think I'll be taking them out anytime soon.
     
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    Dannyz SS.org Regular

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    Anyone tried a Blaze neck in bridge position? I've read that it's great if you want more output than a PAF7 without the scoopness/muddyness of the Blaze bridge.

    @zimbloth @FILTHnFEAR

    I'm gettin an RG 7321 and i want a nu metal-ish tone out of that guitar.

    My gain comes from an Orange #4 JR Terror (Rockerverb preamp) and a Bogner Burnley into a Plexi.
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    For nu-metallish tones, hi gain and cleans, a Blaze is perfect. My 1527 with the Blaze thru my H&K Tube 100 does old school Korn and Mudvayne all day. Not sure how the Orange will play with them though, as I have no experience with that amp.
     
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