Tous les avis sur DiMarzio DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary
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L'avis de Phil7292"Vintage et brillant"
L'avis de DIMA2B
Dès le premier essai, je l'ai trouvé bien meilleur que le micro d'origine, qui n'était pas mal, mais manquait de coffre, et que le SEYMOUR DUNCAN SH2n JAZZ MODEL que j'avais installé il y a deux mois. Le SH2 était très bien, avec de la dynamique et du grain. Mais le DP103 est plus subtil, plus doux quand on attaque à peine ou que l'on baisse le volume, avec une grosse dynamique dès qu'on attaque, mais pas avec le "pic" en début d'attaque qu'on a systématiquement avec le SH2. EN clair, en jouant avec le volume et le médiator sur un canal bien saturé (LANEY à lampe et TONELAB LE dans mon cas), on passe d'un son à peine crunch très naturel à une disto généreuse, onctueuse et flûtée.
Les graves sont solides mais ne bavent absolument pas. Les aigus sont doux et consistants. Les solos avec des bends dans les aigus font ressortir un son bien "tubulaire" totalement jouissif. J'en arrive presque à faire mes rythmique sur l'aigu et à partir en solo sur ce grave.
Cette semaine, j'ai installé un split. On obtient un son de simple riche, équilibré, très exploitable en rythmique clean et en solo saturé. En combinaison avec le micro aigu splitté lui aussi (un DP223, le 36th Anniversary chevalet), on obtient un son bien piqué, nickel pour faire des cocottes. Cela ne vaut pas des simples sur strat. Sûrement, mais on a son de micro simple crédible qui n'est pas gadget.
Le sustain de la gratte est meilleur avec le DP103 et le DP223 qu'avec les micros d'origine ou le duo SH2n et SH2B.
Je l'ai acheté sur le net d'occaze aux states en version "worn nickel" (en gros en capot nickel vieilli) pour 70USD. J'estime donc que le rapport qualité/prix est très bon.
Je referais ce choix sans aucune hésitation. Ce micro est impeccable pour à peu près tout à mon avis, et excellent pour du blues ou des trucs façon SANTANA sur une gratte en acajou. Couplé au DP223 en aigu, on obtient un parfait équilibre.
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L'avis de mike.corrieri.3 (contenu en anglais)"Nails the PAF tone in my historic gibson"
So anyway, I called Dimarzio, and ordered a set with "vintage aged" nickel silver covers, and put them in my guitar. I actually had some small difficulty as the covers were square cornered, but I called dimarzio and got some help.
The result was pretty dang amazing, all I can say folks is you owe it to yourself to try them for yourself. They sounded more legit in this guitar than the original burstbuckers, wolftones, marshallheads, and throbaks. I didn't compare them to my set of True 60's ($450 pickups wound by Fralin for RS Guitarworks), but I did not want to yank those out of my other lester. However, I will say this guitar does sound better.
So here's some finer analysis:
The burstbuckers have that scrambled eggs sound (don't know what else to call it, that mid scramble sound)... these don't.
Wolfs and Marshalls... TOO HAIRY. Great sounding pickups, but real PAFs don't have hair, at least not the good ones.
Throbaks - they are exceptional, but they lack some of the woody-warmth on the neck pickup of the real ones I have played. The bridge was as good or better, but didn't pair well balance wise with the dimarzio neck, the output was louder. I do find an odd artifact in the lower mids on the throbaks, it sounds good, but I hear it every time I do low bends getting a vowel sound on my rig. Nothing bad though.. to be honest I like it, they deserve the reputation of more PAF than PAF.
The Dimarzios. Oh yes, oh yes. How do they make these so cheap? Turned down they clean up wonderfully, without losing that balanced tone or getting muddy, but cranked up through a cranked plexi, they sing, with the trade mark midrange tone, wonderful harmonic overtones. Not as open sounding as the wolfs or marshalls, but no hair... - the originals have a slight compression when pushed, and these nail it. The neck pickup deserves praise above and beyond the set itself - probably the best PAF neck pickup made since 1960, it just spills over in woodiness, the bass does not become muddy or overwhelming, just a perfect balance.
The value for price is ridiculous - making these pickups a no-brainer. When I first heard that dimarzio was going to compete with boutique pickup makers I laughed. I guess the value of the many years of experience of this company cannot be understated. What is impressive is they did not follow the sheeple, and replicate all the additional inflated-aspects of the PAF that have become the bread and butter of most boutique winders, they did a tone reset right back to '59, with the benefit of having real unmodified 59s in an exceptional example burst, to compare to.
Bottom line: If you want the tone, here it is.
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L'avis de RiceEatin2010GT (contenu en anglais)"It has that real old PAF sound"
L'avis de tjon901 (contenu en anglais)"Vintage style Dimarzio"
L'avis de James... (contenu en anglais)"The closest you are going to get in this price range"
When Dimarzio came out with these I was very very skeptical. I've used dimarzio's with success before, but that was in high gain applications. I've never looked at them as being a good provider of low gain pickups, or even very high quality pickups. Just an okay manufacturer. However, my friend told me I needed to try these. He said they were the real deal, so I figured it couldn't hurt to put them in my Les Paul standard.
I found out later that Larry Dimarzio did some pretty heavy research to make these. He actually simulated the aging of the magnets. On top of that he made sure the materials were all correct and the winding was done right. It makes sense because well...they sound spot on. I've played a lot of high end PAF clones and these are right up there. They just have that tone. Creamy, sweet, mid gain PAF tone. They are well balanced and clean up great. The cleans in the neck are ace. The bridge roars like a PAF should.
You really need to try these in a Les Paul to get the full effect. They were made for that function and they thrive in one. The value is tremendous. They have the boutique tone for a third of the price.
L'avis de Hatsubai (contenu en anglais)"Amazing PAF Neck Pickup"
DiMarzio really did an amazing job with this pickup. It’s so good that it’s scary. This is one of those pickups that sounds awesome no matter what guitar you put it in. The neck has this low end that just blooms, and the high end on this warm. It reminds me almost of an Air Norton without the muddiness. It has more clarity than the Air Norton and PAF Pro, too. There’s no nasty compression going on that messes up your tone.
Just like the bridge pickup, this is aimed at the more low output pickup crowd. If you’re looking for a pickup more suited for metal, you probably won’t be looking at this pickup as it won’t compress like the other high gain pickups out there. However, it can still do an awesome 80s rock/metal tone going on with the correct guitar. Don’t forget, most of the pickups used back in the early 80s were just regular Seth Lover PAFs in Gibsons.
If you’re looking for a low to medium output neck pickup that sounds like a vintage PAF, sounds open and has tons of note clarity, I highly recommend checking this pickup out. It’ll fit with nearly any tone wood, and it’ll work great with both Les Pauls and Strats alike. The best thing is that it doesn’t cost a ton of money like so many other boutique pickup manufacturers out there.