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Modifying pickups – PAF Pro on steriods

One of my first forays into modifying pickups was swapping the stock Alnico 5 magnet with a ceramic magnet in a DiMarzio PAF Pro. In the end the problem I had with this modification was that I found I had too much treble, and the pickup was a bit too …

DiMarzio Tone Zone – review

In the quest to make my Ibanez 20th Anniversary RG550 RFR really roar I decided to take on the DiMarzio Tone Zone. I had previously installed the DiMarzio PAF Pro in the bridge position, and as I mentioned in my PAF Pro review I found that it just didn’t drive …

Ibanez RG550RFR – new pickup install

I’ve mostly been an EMG pickup user over the last 5-6 years. I decided that when I got my Ibanez 20th Ann RG550RFR that  I wanted to load up some passive DiMarzios for something different. I started off with a DiMarzio PAF Pro in the bridge position, and whilst I …

DiMarzio PAF Pro – review

Since its release in 1986, the DiMarzio PAF Pro has become a standard pickup in many people’s guitars. It’s since been superseded by an army of similarly voiced pickups, but it still has its place in the pickup world. It is a medium power pickup according to the DiMarzio website, …

Modifying pickups – continued

This is a follow-up on from my initial post about modifying pickups. The “distortion” ceramic pickup magnet I ordered from Ormsby Guitars arrived this week. A big thanks to Perry Ormsby for all his assistance regarding pickup magnets. On first inspection I noticed that the new magnet was a little …