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  1. zoso623

    zoso623 Senior Member

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    still looking for some dry z pickups anyone interested in selling ? Thanks
     
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    $2K plus shipping anywhere on earth.

    BFC-168 "Custom order" MIJ Bacchus Flying V Custom. Wine red, silly light weight. 2 piece body, 1 piece neck, 100% stock with cert, case, etc. only one known to exist in wine red, stock colors were black or white. i'm just not playing it and i'm not a collector so...

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    I talk to the guy about the Zs hes dreaming on his pricing for the condition...Still looking for some Dry zs so let me know if anyone has some ..
     
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    Thanks wulfman .They look pretty beat up ..I'm patient and I'm not going to make someone rich tho .LOL....Sometimes people can be unrealistic with prices ...Thanks
     
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    Good luck finding a set under $500!
     
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    Wolf no way under 500 ...But im not going to pay a 1000 dollars .The last ones i bought 2 years ago was 625 ...I will pay up to 700 would be my limit ..The madness has to stop just like the original PAFs they jacked the price up so high now no one is buying them. They were victims of their own success..This hunt will be to finish something for a special person who deserves them....... ..Thanks ..
     
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    I'll agree that the prices are ridiculous, but if no-one were buying them at those prices, the prices would no longer be that high - supply and demand. So people are buying them for those crazy inflated prices, they might be just a bit embarrassed to tell people how much they spent on a set of old magnets.
     
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    Agreed! Much more over $500 and it makes more sense to get a guitar with them already installed. I guess that is why the SA-1200 went for 300,000 yen last week. There are apparently some good reproductions made by by Electric City for much less.
     
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    +1. I've heard rumours that the super58s in the late 70s/ early 80s Ibanez artists were basically the same as the Dry Z. Is this true? Could get the same Dry Z tones without the crazy prices if that's the case. Only going off the fact that they're both made by Maxon and some super 58s had the same stamping.
     
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    I wouldn't read too much into that. There could have been some factory mixups but the design of the DRY-Z was separate and ongoing from 1979-1980. There were a couple of guys involved, Jun Takano (who still winds pickups under the K&T name) and a Fujigen engineer called Ushimaru. The 58's came out earlier. Could be that they used the same special sauce in both recipies...
     
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    OK someone suggested and I will consider a set of dry 82 ...anyone have a set of those they are willing to sell ... .Thanks
     
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    Dunno how close Double Tricks get, but they do get the "ghost note". How would you compare 'em to Zs Wulfie?
     
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    The thing about DRY-Z as installed in Greco guitars from 1980-81 is that they used 300k volume and 100k tone pots. When those are on 10, you get a similar circuit to what on 500k pots is around position 8-9 volume and 6 tone. I found that they can be pretty bright when in a 500k circuit but you have all kinds of options to work with. For Double Tricks I found they are a bit weaker sounding but have a similar tone signature. Perhaps it is a different and weaker magnet? It would be good to see some recordings done of the pickups in the same guitar and set up. The only DRY-Z I have now are in this Greco, and it has the same 300k 100k pots.
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    nfs weep by K and T sound pretty close to me....
     
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    And only cost about $1200 for a new set!
     
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    Woah Woah Woah!!! Back this up,,,$1200 for pickups? Wow, some people really just have way too much spending bread.
     
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    then my Crews KTR LTD with a set already installed seems like a pretty good deal right? And it's already in europe...
     
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