#1
My Dimarzio Super D only has 3.5k output? Whats wrong with it, it should have close to 14k.

Anyways what pickup should I replace it with? Im currently leaning towards a Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion. Opinions, anything I should know about this pickup?

Jamison
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Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#2
Check solder points? And that's not output, that's DC Resistance, which is basically the approximate number of wrappings of wire in it.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#3
Quote by Shinozoku
Check solder points? And that's not output, that's DC Resistance, which is basically the approximate number of wrappings of wire in it.



All soldering is aye ok captain

Yeah I know its something like that output is just the first think that came to mind...
Gear
Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#4
Quote by .Jamison
My Dimarzio Super D only has 3.5k output? Whats wrong with it, it should have close to 14k.

Anyways what pickup should I replace it with? Im currently leaning towards a Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion. Opinions, anything I should know about this pickup?

Jamison
It sounds like you've wired it in parallel instead of series. If the quoted DC resistance is 14k, that's 7k per coil. two 7k resistances in parallel will be 3.5k.
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Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
It sounds like you've wired it in parallel instead of series. If the quoted DC resistance is 14k, that's 7k per coil. two 7k resistances in parallel will be 3.5k.


looked at the wiring....Changed it to standard. Still its only 5.1...Way Way to low still.
Gear
Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#6
Quote by .Jamison
looked at the wiring....Changed it to standard. Still its only 5.1...Way Way to low still.
it was 7 minutes from my post to yours.

are you that fast, or are you full of it?
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it was 7 minutes from my post to yours.

are you that fast, or are you full of it?


Im full of it alright...just not what you think... Im bored out of my mind and the pickup currently is setting infront of me with a soldering gun and a multimeter...
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Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#8
Uhm... Do it again?
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#9
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
It sounds like you've wired it in parallel instead of series. If the quoted DC resistance is 14k, that's 7k per coil. two 7k resistances in parallel will be 3.5k.
while that makes sense numberwise, it would also mean that the pickup itself was somehow rewired for the coils to be in parallel.

just to make sure, you ARE measuring the pickups DCR correctly, right? Measure the pickup DCR of the pickup disconnected.
Last edited by al112987 at Jul 1, 2009,
#10
Quote by al112987
while that makes sense numberwise, it would also mean that the pickup itself was somehow rewired for the coils to be in parallel.

just to make sure, you ARE measuring the pickups DCR correctly, right? Measure the pickup DCR of the pickup disconnected.


Correct. The pickup is currently not in the guitar. And the multimeter is on the right setting.
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Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#11
Did you just get the pick up? New or used? Have you tried it in a guitar yet? Why do you have it out with a multimeter, curiosity or did you try it out and it didn't work right?
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#12
Quote by al112987
while that makes sense numberwise, it would also mean that the pickup itself was somehow rewired for the coils to be in parallel.

just to make sure, you ARE measuring the pickups DCR correctly, right? Measure the pickup DCR of the pickup disconnected.

Or he/she was looking at the wrong wire codes...

Just to clarify; you've got the pickup out of the guitar; white and black soldered together not touching then you're measuring DCR between red and green?

If this doesn't get you the right DCR then something is wrong... Have you blown a fuse in the DMM? How old are the batteries?

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#13
Quote by Shinozoku
Uhm... Do it again?
This ^

And this time disconnect the bare wire from any of the coil wires. You might have a short from one of the windings to the pole-pieces. With the coils in series you should get 14k. You should read infinite resistance between any of the coil wires and the bare or baseplate of the pickup. In this case, I suspect you won't, as one of your windings is probably shorted.
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#14
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Did you just get the pick up? New or used? Have you tried it in a guitar yet? Why do you have it out with a multimeter, curiosity or did you try it out and it didn't work right?



It is very old and has been in a guitar, but recently I've noticed the guitar has been sounding very thin and weak. I took out the pickup and measured the DC resistance and my dad, who is a 15 year experience electrical engineer thinks that it has been shorted out. He read through the wiring diagram and every was we wired the conductors it still doesn't give the 14k that it should.
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Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#15
If its VERY old, like seventies, I have a feeling the DCR was much lower on those ones. Only going by use experience but I has a guitar with one from '77 and when I put my Bill Lawrence (7.5k) in another guitar, it blew the one with the Super D away. O'm sure so,eome atound here will know the tech spec of the original ones.
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#16
no, more like early to mid 90s
Gear
Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#17
you have black and white soldered together and you're checking red (hot) to green (ground) ??? that's the dimarzio color coding...
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#18
Quote by nuthinbuttrubl8
you have black and white soldered together and you're checking red (hot) to green (ground) ??? that's the dimarzio color coding...



no ****..... its Dimarzio Super DIstortion......
Red(hot)
Green and bare(ground)
Black/white(solder together cause for coil splitting)
Gear
Schecter C1 Hellraiser FR
1967 Ventura Les Paul Copy
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead
#19
Yea but you could also be a *flubbing* retard and not know the proper color coding. I was just trying to help *removed expletive that rhymes with pip spit*
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