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PostSubject: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:43 pm

One of my favorite pickups, and I have been using them off-and-on since the 80's. Awesome tone, high output, and the adjustable pole pieces make it easy to dial in the output levels of each string with ease.


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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:20 pm

I'm sold on DiMarzio Model Ps--I always know what I can get from them and when you don't have a tone control, they can have so many voices. I'm really interested in trying the Will Power pickups and I think that the Will Power P would be perfect in the bridge pickup housing on my Roadstar. Ever tried them?
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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:36 pm

I haven't, but I have heard a lot of really great things about them.

If you decide to try them out, let us know how they work for you! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:43 pm

I will! I love that Roadstar to death, but I don't use it as much as I could because the pickups/electronics are just kinda weak. They don't sound the way the bass could sound. I'm thinking two adjustable-poled P pickups. I'll pop the covers off of them and mount them inside the wacky housings that hold the Ibanez Deluxe P/Js to preserve the very tidy look of this instrument.

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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:45 pm

Exactly the same concept as when I loaded the Model J coils into my Yamaha's P casings. I think that's an excellent idea, Martin! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:52 pm

That's what I was thinkin'! What a Face

And I might try a Will Power in the bridge position for maximum coverage...that is if the pole pieces are adjustable. Are they? confused

The idea was kinda inspired by trying a BC Rich Mockingbird bass with the two P pickups and only the one in the bridge was working, which was stock--a DiMarzio P. The person who sold it tried to replace the neck P with a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder, but they did a hack wiring job. Anyway, the DiMarzio in the bridge sounded SO good! Since I want my current basses to be the best they can be and there are many ways I want to improve them and many ways I can improve them, I thought that my Deluxe Roadstar would be the perfect to try and give that BC Rich setup.
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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:56 pm

Oh man! I always loved those old BC Rich basses that used two sets of P pickups!

To answer your questions about the pole pieces, here are the two Willpower variations.

Model DP145 for the neck:



Model DP146 for the middle:


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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:01 pm

I don't know if the Will Power P has adjustable pole pieces under the covers or if they are static like those on my Charvel...

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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:03 pm

My guess would be no, since it's a pain to uncover the coils, tweak the pole pieces, put the cover back on, test the bass, pull the covers back off, tweak the pole pieces, put the covers back on, etc., etc.

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PostSubject: Re: DiMarzio DP122 Model P   Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:13 pm

Yeah...probably. Wish Hans were online more What a Face
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