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HELP !!!!!!!! Dimarzio 127 P Bass pups !!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by peekypoo, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. peekypoo

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    Bought these from a TBer.

    Neck pup White, and green ,ground?

    Bridge pup Black , Red.. black wire is soldered to white neck pickup,, is this correct.. I wanted some feedback because I'm ready to dive right in..:help:




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  2. kreider204

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  3. SGD Lutherie

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    Red it hot, black and white together and green is ground for series connection.

    If the sound is too dark that way, try parallel, red & white = hot, and black and green = ground.
  4. peekypoo

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    Thanks for all the help guys..

    They sound dark but not to dark, love the thump.

    The tone knob seems to have little or no effect, I got the wiring kit from stewmac, and the capicitor is downright tiny, maybe go to a higher capacitor 0.47u or higher.
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Supporting Member

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    You mean .047µF. The Stew-Mac P bass kit comes with a .047µF capacitor. Don't worry about the physical size of the cap.

    If you aren't getting much high end from the bass, you wont hear much of a change with the tone control down. If you need more treble removed go with a .1µF cap.

    What kind of strings are you using?
  6. peekypoo

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    The strings are Fender Nickel plated, and fairly new.

    I can't really get any highs with the tone turned up.

    I will have to take some pics of the cavity..
  7. SGD Lutherie

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    Well either something is wired wrong, or as I said the pickup is too dark. That's why you wouldn't get much high end.
  8. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    DiMarzio recommends 500k pots for this pickup. A 250K, standard for Precision type basses, may be too dark sounding.
  9. peekypoo

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    I've just put these in my no name precision and they sound great - but I noticed it did have a 500k pot. The 500 is brighter than the 250. Easy swap to do and cheap as well.
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    You sorted mate? I did the same and found the instructins on the Dimarzio website. Since both PUs are the same you just wire them in series and all's fine. Boy these things thump.

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