The Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker is an electric guitar pickup that helps you make your own metal massacre tone. It uses a powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades to generate a t... Read More
The Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker is an electric guitar pickup that helps you make your own metal massacre tone. It uses a powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades to generate a take-no-prisoners attitude. The secret to Dime's crunch is the small amount of metal mass in the core of the pickup. This allows both high D.C. resistance and a high resonant peak. The result: a high-output, aggressive humbucker with lots of treble bite and clarity, combined with punchy bass response and exceptional dynamics. The SH13 Dimebucker is perfect for hard rock and heavy metal.
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Long Live Dimebag!
This pickup NEEDS POWER! If you have a weak preamp, this pickup might not be for you. If you have a preamp that can pump some high gain, you will find that you...Read complete review
This pickup NEEDS POWER! If you have a weak preamp, this pickup might not be for you. If you have a preamp that can pump some high gain, you will find that you can get those super ultra evil feedback pinch harmonics like the king. We miss ya Dimebag, thanks for a cool pickup!
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I have one of these in my Piphone Les Paul, sure it looks silly but the sounds are really nice, I will say one thing though, Its not what I expected, I had...Read complete review
I have one of these in my Piphone Les Paul, sure it looks silly but the sounds are really nice, I will say one thing though, Its not what I expected, I had high expectations, and its too bad, now I want the Invader pickup.
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I originally purchased this pickup about 4 years ago, and have enjoyed it so much, that I have utilized it in 3 of my guitars. Currently I have it installed in an ESP DV8R-SE and it's a beast. I use a digital effects processor, a Fish n' Chips EQ and an Orange Micro Terror for practice (however, will mike this up for bigger venues) and a Line 6 150w Spider IV/ Marshall 4x12 vintage. This pickup was built for metal, and has the most effective attack of any pickup I have ever used in the past (SD JBs, EMGs and DeMarzios). It's not bad for Blues, but as a Jazz pickup... WOW! Very unique! It's very chimey for cleans, but utilizing your tone knob will bring a fair amount of warmth to your tone. When overdriving and distorting, this pickup is in a class of it's own. Each note sings... and the chug is distinct and heavy. I highly recommend this pickup for anybody who wants "over-the-top" power and control of their tone. Don't be deffered if you think this pup is just for metal... it is a full range pickup. Don't hesitate adjusting your effects loop and amp settings, because you WILL find your tone with this pickup!
I use this pickup in all my guitars it sounds equally as good in my Jackson Randy Rhodes V as it does my Dime Bag Dean ML I also installed one in a Dean Razorback that didn't come with one as well as my Jackson warrior they all give a slightly different tone even though 2 out of 4 are wired the same way! But this pick up is so versatile I can play ANYTHING and it sounds great not just metal but blues jazz classical etc. the range and possibilities of this monster are ENDLESS! I like to think of it as Dimes final gift to us! THE POWER OF TONE BABY!
I bought the dimebucker online after reading a few reviews and watching a few demo's and I was absolutely blown away... I had my heart set on the EMG 81x, but this thing just blows it away. I play alot of speed and heavy metal, but my band does just about everything, and the dimebucker does it ALL better. I have one in my Schecter c1 Elite, and it took the tone of the original bridge PU from "eh okay" to "crying, screaming beautiful," and not just for metal either, but all kinds of clean and even reggae sounds too.
While everyone claims it has low bass levels... it gets more bass than my neck pick up and my old bridge pick up don't even come close to the bass it gets... the treble? Amazing!! Harmonics? Incredible, sustained, and clear! Response? Active like clear!! ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!! DIMEBAG WOULD BE PROUD!!!!
u can feel dime bag darrel in this pickup. not doubt!! i put it in the other day and its amazing. clean high output sweetness. its clean when i want and evil with the press of a button. great tone and clean
I bought this to replace an EMG HZ on my ESP KH-JR. The tone is very rich and heavy. The pickup sounds fantastic with distorition or without. It is an amazing pickup and if you think you need a new bridge pickup go for this one.
got this bout a week ago, and im in love with it. i put it on a trace warbeast with the floyd and some high voltage strings and my harmonics are golden. buy it
I went to my local guitar shop looking for an L500R. They didn't have any but the owner insisted that I try a Dimebucker. I figured it was just a copy of the L500R. I got it and wired it into my trusty Ibanez and was a little disapointed at first. I didnt like the tone. It has too much treble and too crunchy for style of music my band plays. Its not an L500R. If you want to sound like "PANTERA Dime" dont buy this. If you want Damage Plan Dime then get it. That being said, once I realized that I started changing all my settings around realy started to love this Pup. Its one of the hottest passive pups i have used. It sounds killer clean and under high gain you can squeal harmonics like mad, but it realy shines when you lay down some classic riffs with a little dirty overdrive. You can shread on this dont get me wrong, It just dosnt have the lowend I was looking for. It may just be my set up. I ended up putting it into a Mexican Strat and couldnt be happier with it. Again, If you want the pantera sound Buy an L500R. If you want a great Pup with a high output, great cleans and crisp solos under high gain, then buy this.
This pickup is extrememly sexy (in an instrumental way, aside from people). It rules the classic. Classic sound with this dog all the way. This animal has a bold sound with plenty of bass...coming from a guitar. It is not only beautiful, it is bold with concise fullfilling distortion my friend, you will not regret.
i just put this pickup in my dean ml and holy moley its is just amazing awesome highs and amazing pinch harmonics i cant say nothing bad about this pickup
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