How are AllParts replacement Pups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Siggy, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Siggy

    Siggy Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    I walked in to a local music shop Saturday and found a "NEW OLD STOCK" Epi Rivoli. According to the Serial# it's a 1996. Cherry red.

    I've got a thing for hollow and semi hollows.(I have a 67 Coronado II, an Allen Woody and a DOT 6 string and just sold an older Hofner clone) so I checked it out and it played pretty nice. I wasn't planning to buy it, but the price was too good and the owner kept throwing freebies into the deal like strings and a gigbag.

    Got it home, tore it down cleaned it and set it up. I will say that the newer Korean guitars have a better fit and finish. This one had some rough spots on the bridge and nut and a little rough finish on the neck joint. is where I need advice.The Pup is kind of crappy. Very little tone variation and when I hit the coil button it distorts...and not in a good way.

    Searching this forum I see that there have been some poeple who replaced the stock Pup with the Dimarzio Model1 (11.31k ohms) with good results. The only drawback is it is black. The only other replacement I can find it ALLPARTS PU_0416-010 (8.0k Ohms) It does have a chrome cover and it's a little cheaper. Anyone have any insight on their pickups in general?

    I like the chrome, I just don't want to replace my old one with the same thing.