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DiMarzio Model P and J (DP126 set) - 250k or 500k pots?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jcburn, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. What's everyone's opinion? Mine are hooked up with 250k pots and I find the low end is a little muddy and uncontrolled. How would 500k pots sound?

    For reference I'm a rock player and play with a pick. I like brightish, grindy tones with a hint of overdrive, but still like plenty of low mid punch.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I've soldered the P directly onto the jack before and I thought it sounded exactly the same as it did hooked up to 250k pots. A big low end is the hallmark of that set.
    PawleeP and jcburn like this.
  3. You can try 500K Ohm pots & if that doesn't work you can try wiring each pickup in parallel.
    jcburn likes this.
  4. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    I'd make you play an 800rb cranked up, hit the 3 cut switches on the left side to test a theory out, then spin the mid controls to confirm a suspicion.
  5. Cryptic!
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