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Shaun
07-04-2003, 01:18 AM
HOw do I know that my neck pickup is compatible with the dimarzio evolution bridge pickup I just bought?

And how do I know the DC resistance of a pickup?:confused:

Someone please enlighten me!!

szulc
07-04-2003, 02:22 AM
You measure the DC resistance with an OHMMETER.
The only real consideration for pickup compatability is to make sure the output level of the neck pickup is balanced with the output of the middle and bridge pickups. You can also consider the polarity if you are planning on using the pickups together but you can revers the wires or magnet to change that.
Mostly you just want the level of each pickup to be about the same.

Shaun
07-04-2003, 04:57 AM
When you say output of the neck and bridge pickup must be balanced, what do you actually mean?

Thanx for the reply!:)

szulc
07-04-2003, 11:28 AM
You want the level (volume) of each pickup to match when you switch between them.