somthing not right...pick ups

dmraco

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I have installed a Dimarzio Super.  this is their super distortion with "chopped treble."  It is in a mahogany bodied LP.  however when playing it sounds like my amp is a tin can...SOOO BRIGHT!  This is supposed to be a rocker...not a twanger.  since I am new at wiring...where should I start.  I used 500K pods.  I am thinking maybe switch to 250K because it does shound better when turning down the tone, but I loose some of the bite.

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JamesL

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What wiring diagram did you use? I think you got some wires wrong...

I did this the first time I used dimarzio pickups... I followed the Duncan wiring diagram but didn't realize that the two manufactures have different wire coding...
 

dmraco

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it was out of phase...I already fixed that...I sed a duncan diagram for dimarzio pUs  Still tinny...
 

JamesL

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Sure you have the right wires in the right places? Remember that Duncan's wires are different colors from Dimarzio's...

If that's not the problem maybe a faulty pickup or pot?
 

dmraco

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it is like that with both neck and bridge PUs.  I will tripple check the wires...then swap out the pod.
 
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guitlouie

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The first time I wired my first Warmoth, I had the hot and ground reversed on the output jack.  Sounded like it was at the end of a tunnel.
 

dmraco

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guitlouie said:
The first time I wired my first Warmoth, I had the hot and ground reversed on the output jack.  Sounded like it was at the end of a tunnel.


did that too.  I had a tech at Sam Ash look at it.  He thinks its the pod too.  Question...Volume seems OK.  DO I need to swap all pods or just the tone?
 

mayfly

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Hmmm I dunno - I'm not sure that any pot will have that a dramatic affect on frequency response.

Did ya give it a try yet?
 

Nick Ellingworth

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It could be the tone pot but equally it could be the tone capacitor, if both of these are at a certain ratio the tone control would become a high pass filter so it would only let the bright treble tones through and all the bass stuff would be blocked.
 

StockwellGuitars

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Definately sounds like the pickup is accidentally tapped.  (only 1 coil working).

Oh...woops...I'm not allowed to give out advice or opinions on here...because I run a repair business...my bad. :(

In any case...could you post a picture of your wiring?
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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StockwellGuitars said:
Definately sounds like the pickup is accidentally tapped.  (only 1 coil working).

Oh...woops...I'm not allowed to give out advice or opinions on here...because I run a repair business...my bad. :(

In any case...could you post a picture of your wiring?
Settle down, no need to take offense from people you don't know.
 

dmraco

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i will post a photo.  I used a .022 capacitor...that is what dimarzio recomended.
 
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