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DiMarzio soapbar pickups in wooden shell? 800 usd each???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by natas, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. natas

    natas

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    i've seen one with logo and all. wondering what could be the model and how much do these cost
    owner says its 800 usd each!!! i can't believe it.
  2. mmbongo

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  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    They are the Alchemy 101, model DP128. Discontinued for a few years.
    I have them in one of my basses. Awesome pickups, very deep and straight tone.
    They were expensive back then, like $150 per pickup.

    [​IMG]
  4. natas

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    thanks brothers
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    i remember these! (never got to hear them)

    their whole selling point was that while preamps are fine, these were made to sound good totally passive. something about "batteries are for flashlights".

    never heard of them catching on, certainly never heard of them becoming valuable like that.
  7. natas

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    yeah the seller might be trying to get something more from me.he actually says now that it's not alchemy
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It doesn't show in the upper pic but they had the DiMarzio logo engraved indeed. Here are mine.

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    I'm inclined to say your seller is full of it. I'd still pay $150 used for a pair though. They're awesome.
  9. Alivefor5

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    I like your cool bovine background, and the bass.
  10. Jazz Ad

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