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Thread: JP16: DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups?

  1. #46
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    Wow, Pete, that looks great!

    Can you comment on how they sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Partial update, they fit with a good amount of loving - not for the faint of heart!

    "Not for the faint of heart!" =D

    Couldn't you order a full-black set? Or did you voluntarily go for the covered one?
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    Pete, did your pickup swap involve the same type of PCB baseplates and solderless connectors found on the EBMM Majesty? Or are the Sterling Majesty models soldered in the traditional way? How about the Sonic Ecstasies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    "Not for the faint of heart!" =D

    Couldn't you order a full-black set? Or did you voluntarily go for the covered one?
    When I ordered these they were only available with the covers.

    Quote Originally Posted by agt View Post
    Pete, did your pickup swap involve the same type of PCB baseplates and solderless connectors found on the EBMM Majesty? Or are the Sterling Majesty models soldered in the traditional way? How about the Sonic Ecstasies?
    The SBMM are soldered in the traditional way, and the Sonic Ecstasy pickups are like a normal 4-conductor pickup w/chrome cover.
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    Got it!! =D
    EBMM JPXI-6 Cardinal Red
    EBMM JP12-6 Cherry Sugar
    EBMM JPXVI-7 Black Lava
    EBMM ARTISAN MAJESTY-7 Rosso
    EBMM NOMAC MAJESTY (on order)
    IBANEZ JPM100-P1
    IBANEZ JPM100-P4
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    Not to pressure you...And then tone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevTN View Post
    Not to pressure you...And then tone?
    I'll be back in the store next week and will certainly do an A/B!
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
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    Comparing the tonality of the SBMM pickups to the DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups almost reads as if off the DiMarzio website


    Overall the Sonic Ecstasy pickups have a bit more output & are not quite as compressed as the SBMM pickups, which have a fairly even frequency response on top of a fat low end. The SBMM pickups are great for a thick "hot-rodded" classic set-neck sound while the DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy give a more articulate response with a bit of extra juice.

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    ----------------SBMM ------------------ Sonic Ecstasy
    Low end---- big, open, warm------------ not as big, tight and articulate
    Midrange -- even/slight upper scoop --- had more pronounced upper mids w/harmonics 
    Highs ----- fairly similar------------- a bit more clarity/definition.
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
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    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
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    Thanks for the follow up sonic report, Pete!
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    Thanks Pete...

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    are the cover removable?

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    The covers are first soldered on and then they are wax pottted. You could remove the solder joint to get the cover off but it would be a block of wax under there and not look very good. I bought a set, thought about removing the covers, but ended up returning them. I'm holding out for the non cover version.
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    EBMM Monarchy Majesty

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