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1985 Guild Pilot Passive Dimarzios

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by chetmz, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. chetmz


    Dec 4, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    I have an old Guild Pilot that has sat in the closet for a number of years. I pulled it out had a set-up done and am liking it as an occasional change from my '61 P.
    It is a 1985 (or so) with PASSIVE Dimarzio's. I checked with none other than the Guild expert Hans Moust who verified that although rare, some Pilots were sold with these pick-ups versus the far more popular EMG's.

    Anyone have any experience with these and know if they are equivalent to any of the new DiMarzio's?

    For those that are curious, the light body(poplar if I am not mistaken) passive pick-ups and the reverse position of the P pick-up vs Fender give it a very even tone. Also, the J produces no hum and actually balances quite well. Nice quartersawn neck too.
  2. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I bet that sounds awesome.
  3. chetmz


    Dec 4, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Bolophnic- I am not sure it would fit with the music you play...it is a pretty 'reserved' sound but yes it is warm and clear and in its own way, awesome.