#1
I just got a DiMarzio humbucker and it has writing on the bottom.
Does it matter whether I install it with the text right side up (wire coming out of the top half) or if I install it with the text upside down (wire coming out of the bottom half)
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#2
yes it does, but I have no experience with DiMarzios so I can't help you figure out which way to put it in, but I'm sure someone who knows will show up eventually.
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it will give u a different sound i put in upside down
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put it writing up, it's just common sense man


actually, while that is pretty common, there are pups that don't follow that.
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I just want to make sure which way it is supposed to go in "normally" cause it's a hassle fitting the pickup into the body with the strings still on it.
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The voicing of most pickups is different from high end to low end. There are actually a lot of guys that like inverting their pickups to get a little more warmth on the high strings and a little more edge on the low strings.
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#8
alright. I will just see if I like it the way I put it in.
thanks for the help.
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#9
try it both ways to see which you prefer. if it has one set of slug coils and one of screws, though, the convention generally is that the screw coils go closest to the bridge in the case of the bridge humbucker, while they go closest to the neck in the case of the neck humbucker...
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#10
When you say 'writing' do you mean the brand name DiMarzio or something else totally? I'm not familiar with DiMarzio but my Duncans say Seymour Duncan on top and it was pretty obvious which way was up.

I have heard of people installing them upside down. Where's Roc?

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#11
For Dimarzios, the conventional way is to put it in apparently upside down in the bridge (so that you can read the writing on the underside of the pickup from the neck's point of view and the right way up in the neck.

Hope that helped.
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