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Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by bsharpflat, Dec 18, 2011.
Were the screamin greco's attempt at a Dimarzio Super Distortion sound?
No... they were stabs at the original PAF sound...
How could they use ceramics for that ?
Dry-Zs are alnco... S-82s replaced the Zs, but I really don't know much about them other than when the specs changed Boogie J took a hike because when they went into mass production mode the pickups were no longer what he designed and he wasn't gonna build 'em that way...
I thought the Dry 82s were the Z replacements?
DOH! You're right... I was thinking about the Dry 82s...
So screaming = super d?
That would probably be a safe bet...
Screamin'1982s have fairly low resistance and while the name suggests something else they are far far away from a Super D. There were Screamin', Double Trick, The Groove, and DRY1982 for the MC series. None were particularly high output.
Ah... cool... a definitive explanation... I wasn't even aware of Grooves and Double Tricks!
My experience with Maxon Pickups starts and ends with Dry Zs... I've tried several others but they never made much of an impression on me. I know Matty likes the PU2s so I've been planning on giving them another listen to...
Those are nice. Classic fuzzy rock tone, and a lot of fun to play. Not on par with DryZ's or other top tier pups, I'd put them in the category below, but definitely above the bar for acceptability. Can't go wrong with them IMO
PU2 bridge is a real rocker.
Neck is good too if you like a bright neck pup.
hade one pu2 in one burny wich I sold, really regret it today, both because of the great guitar and the the pup..
about screaming 82, would had been nice to know what therie thougts were about making it in the first place.. an low-output pup (7.4-7.6 k) with ceramik magnet? the name is right of course, screamingpearcing highs haha. I did try with alnico 2 in them and it was better, lacked a little high definition maybe, changed to alnico 3 and thats the best for them, a bit like an sd alnico II pro.
How do you guy's recongnize late MIJ Collection pickups considering they had no stickers or marks? I have 1990 Greco Terada (which I identified using this forum knowledge). Pickups look like those Srcreamin 82 in that thread but how one can be sure?
You need to take the covers off and check if the magnet is Alnico (metal-colour) or Ceramic (black). That is about the only way for sure.
I guess it is, but disassembling needs a lot of motivation and labour DC resistance of both my pickups are 7,5kohm. According to wikipedia "References of direct values of resistance: (...) Screamin: 7.9 to 8 kΩ. DRY 1982: 7.2 to 8.0 kΩ."
DRY1982 have similar readings so not much to tell you based on the resistance alone unfortunately.
Lots of motivation, maybe, but examining or even changing magnets is a piece of cake, especially if the pickups are uncovered.
If I can do it, anyone can.
I felt the set of Screamin 82s I had were tonally near a cross of a T Top and a Super D..
Screamin 82 with an Alnico II swap is planned. Just ordered some.