Dimargio pickup confusion

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  1. Islandboy85

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    I have an 85 Ibanez Roadstar II that was modded by the previous owner. It got a Bartolini NTMB-918F preamp and DiMargio pickups. Beneath the neck pickup it has a sticker saying DP148, but DiMargio's website shows this as a single coil pickup. The ones on my bass are hum buckets. Anyone know what's up with that?
     
  2. line6man

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    Firstly, it's DiMarzio.

    DP148 is a humbucker. See here.
     
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Hum Buckets are the best kind of pickups for metal.
     
  4. Islandboy85

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    Sorry about the spelling screw up. Autocorrect. I thought hum buckets had two rows of pickups. The ones I have have both two rows as well as two magnets per string.
     
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  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    They are humbuckers, not humbuckets :)
     
  7. FretlessMainly

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    The only reliable trait of autocorrect is auto.
     
  8. Islandboy85

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    Piece if crap phone. I guess that's what I get for not proof reading.
     
  9. yodedude2

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    it's okay, just amusing...

    typically, humbuckers have two coils, one of which 'bucks' the hum. this second coil can be mounted pretty much anywhere: the traditional side-by-side configuration, the more modern "stacked" configuration, on the bottom of the instrument as a "dummy coil", etc.
     
  10. ReidK

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    Autocorrect sacks duck.
     
  11. Islandboy85

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  13. line6man

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    IIRC, DiMarzio pickups have covers that are not easily removable. If you do get them off, good luck finding a soapbar cover for them. That probably won't be easy.

    However, you could always do a traditional twin-Jazz pickup. Get two Jazz pickup covers and cut the mounting nubs off of one side, and then glue them together.
     
  14. DistortedBass

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    Actually, Dimarzio's aren't hard to get out of the casing. I've done many. Just press against the poles with a wrench until it pops out the back. The problem you will run into is that a the J pickup will need a 5 string sized soapbar cover to fit inside unmodified, and that may be larger than your cavity. I've done this operation myself. The bass in my Icon has dimarzio Js in under the soapbar covers.
     
  15. Islandboy85

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    Well I took it back apart. It looks like I missed an obvious clue. The one pickup in there is original. It has clipped wires. The one with epoxy around it is the pickup. He put one in the neck and one in the bridge pickups. Thanks guys for the help. Now at least I know what really is in this thing before I list it on ebay..
     
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