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Post by corsair on Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:46 am

I've just pinched the neighbours' DMM and had a measure up...

MMK75 - 8.21Ω, 4.09Ω split (spare; possibly Pantera 350/390)
MMK45 - 11.75Ω (APII U60)
MMK45 - 10.75Ω (APII U60)

Gotta say; those 45s are hot as - which would be neck, do you reckon? 10.75Ω??

And the 75 seems a little low; Damian - or anyone who has 75s, is this figure a true representation of the resistance?




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Post by bowenjaybee on Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:32 am

The MMK75's in my Rainbow 1 settle at 8.26 on the neck and 8.47 at the bridge

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Post by Westbone on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:51 am

That's why the 75's sound so, so sweet. Plenty of clarity. Smile
Much the same as old Gibson PAF's, around the 8.5 mark or thereabouts.

The pole spacing should be different on the 45's. Obviously wider at the bridge.

What's under the plastic cover on the 75? Post a piccy.

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Post by corsair on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:01 am

Oooops, sorry - meant to, eh; terminal brain fade happening here...


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Post by Westbone on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:04 am

Where did you find that little gem?

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Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:24 am

Purely for the sake of curiousity I'll ask.

Seems in general that humbucker paired guits will always be arranged with the slightly hotter hb in the bridge position. Just a case of "that's how we've always done it" or what?

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Post by Westbone on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:51 am

Not always the case. In the old days(those were the days,lol) they just put pickups in, any order, pole spacing was the same for neck and bridge, old Gibbo's did that for years. What!

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Post by corsair on Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:14 pm

Westbone wrote:Where did you find that little gem?

Bought it Dunedin, NZ, about 4 years ago; the bloke who was selling it said it came off a Pantera but didn't know what had happened to the rest of the guitar?!?! Rolling Eyes Shocked

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Post by Barry on Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:55 pm

Iceman wrote:Purely for the sake of curiousity I'll ask.
Seems in general that humbucker paired guits will always be arranged with the slightly hotter hb in the bridge position. Just a case of "that's how we've always done it" or what?
The usual explanation is that there is less string energy at the bridge (it doesn't vibrate as widely as the neck). To compensate, the bridge pup is hotter. geek

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Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Westbone wrote:
...An explanation of cause is not justified by reason Smile

Oiy!!! Tweaking my man C.S. is STRICKLY disallowed!!! No Mad Evil or Very Mad affraid

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Post by Westbone on Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:14 am

"Oiy!!! Tweaking my man C.S. is STRICKLY disallowed!!!"

Bollox,,,, lol!

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Post by fish on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:11 pm

Sorry to hijack your thread Corsair pirat

Barry wrote:The usual explanation is that there is less string energy at the bridge (it doesn't vibrate as widely as the neck). To compensate, the bridge pup is hotter. geek

That makes this a Neck p/up at 8.27

Which means I'm looking for a MMK75 with a reading of 8.47 + or should I stick with the Dimarzio at 12.75 :?:

Though advise is would be appreciated, a Bridge MMK75 would be even more appreciated & that's all I'm saying for a bit Very Happy

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