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    Default Dimebucker & Bill Lawrence L500

    Are they very similar? I know dime used the L500 for a while before switching to the Invader and then now his own Dimebucker.

    The Dimebucker looks almost Identical to the L500 and Im wondering if it sounds the same.

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    Default Re: Dimebucker & Bill Lawrence L500

    I thought he used the XXL-500... a custom made pickup perhaps?
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    Default Re: Dimebucker & Bill Lawrence L500

    I belive it is an XL-500. I am not sure if it was the real Xl-500 or the copied one though. They are very different.

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    Default Re: Dimebucker & Bill Lawrence L500

    Here's a quote straight from the Seymour Duncan website:

    What pickups does Dimebag Darrell of Pantera use?
    Dime was on a tone quest for a long time before he and Washburn Guitars came to us. He had tried numerous custom wound pickups, but none were giving him the tone he was looking for. At the time Dime and Washburn came to us, Dime was using a custom wound pickup that he called an XXL-500. It was not available to the public. And it was still not giving Dime his tone. That's when Dime and Washburn turned to us. We started with Dime's best-sounding XXL-500 and then made numerous tweaks. We changed the magnet type, the wire gauge, the number of turns, and other factors. Dime tested the pickups on tour, so they got real world "arena" testing. After a few back-and-forth exchanges, we finally nailed his tone. And that's the SH-13 Dimebucker. It's the pickup that Dime uses and -- for the first time -- the pickup Dime uses is available to the public. It works great in Dime's solid state amps as well as tube amps. For more information about Dime and the Dimebucker, read his interview on this site. Dime does a great job describing the distortion quality of the pickup.
    If you click on that "interview" link, you have to scroll down a ways to get to the Dimebag Darrell part.
    Last edited by ArtieToo; 10-10-2004 at 07:42 PM.

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