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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    Half air that ****er

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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by orpheo View Post
    I believe I can only half air it because of those polepiece issue. Or slugs. Whatever. But it's a neat idea. I don't have a bright guitar to stick it into.
    I have aired a tonezone. I don't understand why you couldn't. Just remove the metal spacer, should be more than enough room to properly air it.

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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    I meant that I can half air a tonezone, but not fully air it, so to say.

    @Ian ballard: I know that part about magnets, it's just easier and more convenient to talk in terms of 'an a8 will boost output and boost mids'. it's just easier that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGuitarCA View Post
    I'm intrigued by your articles on the TZ. I'll try your suggestions! Thanks much!
    No worries, I know that those articles have helped a number of people tame their Tone Zones.

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    I'll triple mod the tonezone.

    1. Airbuck mod.
    2. Steel hex polepieces instead of slugs.
    3. Alnico8.

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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    Try to air the Tone Zone, then it becomes an Air Zone which is less compressed, lower output and a bit less low end.
    Or just sell it and get an Air Zone.

    Not cool. Out of place in this forum.
    I thought it was funny.

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    selling the tonezone is a PITA. The market here is not like in the USA, guys. Selling and buying pickups, dimarzio's in particular (when it's not a superD!) its TOUGH. When will Americans learn that their way is not always the way abroad? Sorry to say this I just want a LITTLE bit more brightness and crunch because in general, the tonezone gets the job done, but not all the way.

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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by orpheo View Post
    I just want a LITTLE bit more brightness and crunch because in general, the tonezone gets the job done, but not all the way.
    Remove the tone knob.
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    Default Re: tonezone: nice, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by orpheo View Post
    its a tad too warm for my taste. Swapping mags is useless because the a5 is the one with least mids and most highs.

    Cutting the polepieces, swapping to a ceramic, hex polepieces. Those are the ideas i came up with. Other suggestions?
    Easy fix and why i have one in one of my charvels right now!
    The best two mods are the lone phantom .01uf cap is series with the TZ red wire or half air the TZ so the the magnet is only makin contact with the screw side and the air gap is on the slug poles(this slug bobbin is the culprit for that extra bass,mids and warmth the TZ has.
    I use my TZ half aired cause it sounds ridiculously close to a axis bridge pup in that it has all that clarity,punch,harmonics,sustain that the dimarzio axis has.
    the .01uf mod is great but you might as well just use a JB then since they sound VERY CLOSE to one another the half aired TZ does not really sound like the JB buy does have some of the great things of a JB

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