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opening a new world of drive and power without the necessity of gouging a hole in the guitar body and ruining their instrument’s intrinsic value.DIMARZIO. Many of these models were designed to meet the specific requirements of some of the world’s top players.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE. DiMarzio® now offers a wide range of high-power humbuckers with unmatched versatility and sonic range to cover all styles of playing. The Tone Zone® DP155 & DP155F D Sonic™ DP207 & DP207F Evo 2™ DP215 & DP215F Steve Morse Model™ Bridge DP200 & DP200F D Activator™ Neck & Bridge DP219 & DP219F • DP220 & DP220F D Activator-X™ Neck & Bridge CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. DiMarzio® pickups allow guitarists to take a stock instrument and personalize it – customizing its sound to suit their individual tastes and playing styles.Super Distortion® DP100 & DP100F Dual Sound® DP101 & DP101F X2N® DP102 Super 2™ DP104 & DP104F Super 3™ DP152 & DP152F Evolution® Neck & Bridge DP158 & DP158F • DP159 & DP159F Steve’s Special™ DP161 & DP161F DiMarzio® The Breed™ Neck & Bridge DP165 & DP165F • DP166 & DP166F High Power Humbuckers Larry DiMarzio invented the replacement pickup concept in 1971 with the introduction of the Super Distortion® and Dual Sound® pickups – meeting the demand to drive British and American tube amps into stinging overdrive.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 3 DP221 • DP222 . Players could finally replace their stock pickups.

the Dual Sound® nicely fills the bill. boosted mids. try a Super 2™. And they don’t use batteries. you’ve probably seen him playing an Ibanez® Jem guitar with the word “Pogo” taped on the face. Since we were developing both pickups as a set from the ground up. and open sounding with surprising string . This is the sound you’ve heard for over three decades on platinum records. It’s got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger. In the last couple of years. but it has a wider dynamic range – hard picking will produce a lot of power. The Super 3™ pickup’s smooth highs allow you to turn up your amp's treble and presence without fear of thinning out your sound. Use the single-coil mode along with your neck or middle pickup for chopping rhythm tones. Then he wanted something a little more complex – the same basic tone with increased headroom and dynamics. It captures the character of whichever guitar it’s in. and the need for string balance. The D Sonic™ is more than just a one-sound pickup. they slice right through even the densest mix.DIMARZIO. The Neck model is designed to produce a highly focussed attack centered on the upper mid-range. The result is a sound that can only be described as blistering. D Activator™ Neck DP219 & DP219F D Activator™ Bridge DP220 & DP220F In 2006. The D Activator™ Bridge has an enriched harmonic quality and the notes want to sing. Super 3™ DP152 & DP152F Think of the Super 3™ as a Super Distortion® with more mid-range grind and chopped treble. so the pickup’s power doesn’t kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. the Dual Sound®) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive. and split-coil mode produces an excellent single-coil sound as well. but we've adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a powerful sound wide open with a surprisingly clean sound when the volume control is rolled down. Both the D Activator™ Neck and Bridge pickups were designed to eliminate the sterile edginess commonly associated with active pickups.Super 2™ DP104 & DP104F If you love the sound of a Super Distortion® in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too. classic humbucker sound to contrast with the hotter. The Super 2™ is just the pickup to clean up the overdrive sound of a mud-heavy 24¾’’ scale. Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickup’s power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. with serious treble response for single-note solos and standard tuning. Discover what thousands of great players know: the Super Distortion® is the best all-round high-power pickup ever made. too. and clean sounds have an almost “hi-fi” quality. If your guitar is warm sounding. It makes a great match with an Air Norton™. Steve’s Special™ DP161 & DP161F Steve’s Special™ is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design. this is your . The sound is powerful. we've developed totally new ways to combine power with clarity. with less magnet pull and output in order to balance perfectly with the Bridge model. wide-bar pole pieces give the X2N® a nasty. This makes Steve’s Special™ a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords. crisp tone choices at your control. screaming Evolution®-equipped guitars. The Evolution® pickups were originally designed with live gigs in mind. Steve’s Special™ takes the opposite path. dangerous look – and rightly so. Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The highest single notes have depth. from players as varied as Ace Frehley. Twin. then roar back in with the standard series position. The best way to describe the D Activator™ Neck pickup is that it is big. include a push-pull pot for series-parallel or single-coil operation and you have the Dual Sound®. Put one in the bridge position for a powerful jolt to the voltage the amp sees from your guitar. Super Distortion® DP100 & DP100F This pickup started a sound revolution. Our highest gain pickup was created to push tube amps into total overdrive.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. our patented design utilizes 4-conductor wiring to access two different single-coil sounds plus parallel humbucking mode. The extra flexibility puts cleaner. so that the sound kills on 10 and cleans up when the volume is rolled down.The Steve Morse Model™ Bridge delivers high output and a strong attack centered on the mids. even with extreme metal and high-gain amps. If you play your amp with scooped mids and intense overdrive. the X2N® will act like a sledgehammer. two-humbucker guitar or to add snap to a dark sounding 25½” bolt-on. because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive. The Super Distortion® has a perfect blend of power and tone: both single-notes and chords jump out of the amp and fill the room (or the track) with a wall of sound. but – if you’ve got the chops and a hot amp – your sound will burn. The balance of tones is classic – thick. so its brighter top and lighter bottom work to balance out the darker. more transparent sounds from your bridge or neck pickup without sacrificing wide. Evolution® pickups are not polite-sounding. but it’s got a warm and punchy mid-range coupled with a fat low end that rolls off before it can get muddy. Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat. And the X2N® still has versatility: single-coil and series-parallel modes are particularly effective.. Dual Sound® DP101 & DP101F Take a Super Distortion®. we adjusted the volume levels on the pickups so they are balanced. The end results are the D Activator™ Neck and Bridge. Using our patented dual-resonance design. Evo 2™ DP215 & DP215F The original Evolution® Bridge model did exactly what Steve Vai wanted it to do: kick butt and produce serious scream. for three additional sounds that are distinctive and versatile. and the 4-conductor wiring enables cool “notch tone” coil-splitting. The Breed™ Neck DP165 & DP165F The Breed™ Bridge DP166 & DP166F If you’re a fan of Steve Vai. They feature the same striking look as the X2N®. Inc. The Tone Zone® is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup. It's also a great pickup to use with distortion pedals – it drives them hard and allows full use of their tone controls. That way when you switch from the neck to the bridge. spreading the sound over a broad range. limited dynamics.prisoners. with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. If you need brighter. Replacement pickups simply didn’t exist before the invention of the Super Distortion® in the early Seventies. Strat ® is a Registered Trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. aggressive and louder. too. It’s also versatile: 4-conductor wiring allows instant access to Strat-like split and series-parallel modes. clean. Steve commonly switches between pickups mid-solo – playing the neck pickup on the high notes and the bridge pickup on the lows – so both pickups must be evenly-balanced over the entire fingerboard. big lows and fat highs. with which DiMarzio.face” humbucker. The Super Distortion® (and its original 3-conductor version. The D Activator™ Bridge pickup is about 25% louder than the D Activator™ Neck. when played hard. running out of headroom 4 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. The Tone Zone® DP155 & DP155F Have you ever heard a bridge pickup that made a guitar sound like a giant mosquito attack? If you’ve run into this problem. The D Activator-X™ Neck and Bridge models feature universal spacing for both standard and F-spaced applications. A bright-sounding guitar will go into total scream mode. The Super 2™ takes the classic Super Distortion® sound and slides the EQ up in favor of the high-end. The purpose is to shift the resonant points of the pickups to the fundamentals and harmonics that you want to accentuate from the guitar. Both pickups have our patented dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers.your . you don’t hear a drop in volume – also a frequent problem with active pickups. PAF Joe™ or PAF Pro®. which first resulted in the D Activator™. The bridge pickup is not as hot as the Evolution®. The magnetic field of the X2N® is very powerful and focused. the D Sonic™ is a high-output bridge humbucker designed for the extended low end and heavy chords that dropped tuning delivers. we took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if we could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages: cold sound. Lighten up on the lead tone in parallel operation. Al Di Meola and Paul Gilbert. Patented dual-resonance coils reproduce more overtones than you’d expect from such a fat-sounding pickup. The Tone Zone® is the solution. The neck pickup is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro® pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jems. With a little less power than the original Evolution®.MYSPACE. bright. singing crunch. in . and they’re not for the inexperienced. is not affiliated. Steve Morse Model™ Bridge DP200 & DP200F Steve Morse has a unique approach to playing guitar. In addition to the standard series humbucking sound. They use coils tuned to specific frequencies. Bass and treble frequencies are boosted while the mids are pulled back. The bridge pickup is tight. Evolution® Neck DP158 & DP158F Evolution® Bridge DP159 & DP159F The Evolution® Neck and Bridge humbuckers are the result of two years of research to come up with the right sound for a very demanding player: Steve Vai and his Ibanez® Jems. and open. Harmonics are easy to get. It is also designed to give more definition when Steve plays harmonics. and chords sound huge. but they have so much presence and definition that they’re great recording pickups. X2N® DP102 The X2N® is a “take . and they respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. The neck pickup is fat. the DiMarzio® X2N® has been the top choice for all-out power. Now we bring you the D Activator-X™ Neck and Bridge models. and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured. These are the pickups we developed for him. because the X2N® pickup’s power gives these sounds more authority than is possible with weaker humbuckers. and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. D Activator-X™ Neck DP221 D Activator-X™ Bridge DP222 For nearly 30 years. punchy and loud. and we designed his pickups to match his technique.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . and the crunchy mids ensure you won't get lost in the mix. Evo 2™ balances perfectly with the Evolution® Neck model and performs equally well with high gain and vintage amps. overtone-heavy information up by the fingerboard. D Sonic™ DP207 & DP207F Our first heavy humbucker of the 21st century. It works great in the bridge or the neck.

COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. The PAF® and Air Classic™ models set the standard for the classic 1950s humbucker sound. Though not high in output. and EJ Custom™ were designed for the player seeking different and original tones.DIMARZIO. with the ability to go from clean to overdriven sound by pick attack alone. The Humbucker From Hell®.PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck & Bridge DP103 & DP103F • DP223 & DP223F The Humbucker from Hell® DP156 & DP156F Bluesbucker® DP163 & DP163F Air Classic™ Neck & Bridge DP90 & DP190F • DP191 & DP191F EJ Custom™ Neck & Bridge DP211 & DP211F • DP212 & DP212F DiMarzio® Vintage Output Humbuckers Vintage output humbuckers are clean. they have great dynamics. well defined. 6 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. these are the pickups to play.COM/DIMARZIO_INC .MYSPACE. and open sounding. If pure tone is your goal. while pickups like the Bluesbucker®.

and it has an almost acoustic quality in the neck spot of a bolt-on guitar. The EJ Custom™ is available with exposed coils in all standard DiMarzio® colors and plated or unplated nickel covers at additional cost. Eric asked us if it could be made to sound like an old Gretsch® Country Gentleman guitar. long-legged or standard. We said. the sound is well defined – almost like a single-coil. In other words. We duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer. buffed with no plating. Inc.Strat ® and Gretsch ® are Registered Trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. three-dimensional sound that jumps off the string faster and stays true as it sustains. is not affiliated. slightly hollow sound that two single-coils produce. We use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire. it would sound a lot like a Strat® pickup.MYSPACE. They’re bright and have great presence without sounding thin. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge. it did not become muddy. This means any guitar with standard size humbuckers can now have the sound of P90s without altering the guitar in any way and without noise. He was surprised at how well they sounded with heavy distortion. making it extremely sensitive to playing dynamics. Airbucker™ technology was created to capture all of the best sonic qualities of vintage humbuckers while avoiding the technical problems. PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge DP223 & DP223F Here are the characteristics that make a great vintage humbucker: a soft magnetic field. it cancels some frequencies along with the hum. 8 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. because no matter how overdriven the sound.What if there was a humbucker that cancelled fewer frequencies? It would be brighter and cleaner: almost glassysounding. and don’t say you weren’t warned. We created The Humbucker From Hell® primarily as a neck pickup. We re-engineered the PAF® using our patented technology and Larry DiMarzio’s own 1959 DP103 & DP103F cherry sunburst Les Paul® as the reference. Splitting the pickup produces a sound similar to that of a Strat® pickup. We’ll build the PAF® 36th Anniversary any way you want it. Les Paul ® is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field. Air Classic™ Neck DP190 & DP190F Air Classic™ Bridge DP191 & DP191F We love the sound of late 1950s humbuckers. The Humbucker from Hell® DP156 & DP156F Because a conventional humbucker senses the string at two different places. the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. and our vintage worn cover that looks so authentic and broken in that you’ll swear it’s been hanging around since 1959. The Air Classic™ has the same sweet sound as a classic humbucker. is not affiliated. he has always played humbuckerequipped guitars as well.. Then it’s dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck and Bridge are available uncovered.DIMARZIO. and the type of cable – vintage single-conductor or 4-conductor. but we didn’t want to simply imitate them by using Alnico 2 or “aged” Alnico 5 magnets.You won’t believe how much it will open up the sound in the neck position of a Les Paul®.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. When Eric tried them. with which DiMarzio. full-size humbuckers. Inc. achieving the exact frequency response we want. Bluesbucker® DP163 & DP163F And now for something completely different: the Bluesbucker® looks like a standard humbucker. Why is it called The Humbucker From Hell®? Try it in the bridge position with a bright amp – but put in your earplugs first. with which DiMarzio. Larry’s Les Paul® has a uniquely amazing sound and it’s not only due to the pickups – it’s the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. but with about the same power as a PAF®. but Airbucker™ technology permits us to use a more reliable full-strength Alnico 5 magnet and still reduce string-pull to increase sustain and sensitivity. When a pair of these pickups are on together. just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did. but it’s also an excellent bridge pickup for trem-equipped bolt-ons. they achieve the open. but sounds like a P90 and cancels 60-cycle hum as effectively as the average humbucker. he said they were almost as clear-sounding as Strat® pickups. These pickups are not merely clones.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. After getting a new Les Paul® 1959 re-issue.. It is not only for set-neck 24-3/4” scale guitars. Patented Virtual Vintage® and Airbucker™ technology let the Bluesbucker® “see” a narrow string window like a true singlecoil. with very little drop in output. Choose the bobbin style – vintage glossy or modern matte. short-legged. perfect balance between warmth and clarity. the type of base – traditional. The result is an almost vocal. The cover is made from nickelsilver and our new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. For our PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck & Bridge we wanted to continue in the path of pioneers such as Seth Lover (designer of the original Patent Applied For humbucker) and create pickups that combine all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers. EJ Custom™ Neck DP211 & DP211F EJ Custom™ Bridge DP212 & DP212F Although Eric Johnson is best known as a Strat® player. The sense of touch and control this provides will offer you an unequalled ability to create your own sound. “No problem!” The pickups we designed are exact replacements for standard. and we also offer three types of covers – standard polished and plated. sweet tone. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge is hotter than the Neck.

CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. but most can be used in either position with great results.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.DIMARZIO.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 11 .PAF Pro® FRED® Norton® DP151 & DP151F DP153 &DP153F DP160 & DP160F Air Zone™ DP192 & DP192F Air Norton™ DP193 & DP193F Steve Morse Model™ Neck DP205 & DP205F PAF Joe™ DP213 & DP213F Mo’ Joe™ DP216 & DP216F DiMarzio AT-1™ DiMarzio® DP224 & DP224F Medium Power Humbuckers Medium-power humbuckers are the workhorses of the pickup world. Some of these models were specifically designed for the neck or bridge positions. There’s a very wide range of sounds in this category – from the attack and unique harmonics of Fred® to the sweet sound of the Air Zone™. They have both the power to overdrive a vintage amp and the clarity to define all of the notes with higher gain amps.

FRED® DP153 & DP153F We designed FRED® to bump the mid-range of the PAF Pro® EQ up a notch. which are really unusual for a neck humbucker. It’s even got cool harmonics. The same patented dual-resonance design used in FRED® and The Tone Zone® delivers a sound that’s hotter and “bigger” than any vintage model. and pick attack and dynamics are tremendously controllable and expressive. plus it has the big bass response and cool harmonics of The Tone Zone®. too. He has great touch. and it has been his first-line pickup ever since. so sustain is improved. but the unusual overtones create a sound with more crank and growl.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. PAF Joe™ DP213 & DP213F The PAF Joe™ is the latest neck pickup we developed for Joe Satriani. Combine it with a wide choice of neck pickups like the Air Classic™. The PAF Pro® makes an outstanding neck pickup in almost any guitar. he has been playing a DiMarzio custom bridge humbucker that has only been available on his signature Ibanez® guitar. Harmonics that humbuckers usually don’t reproduce started popping out. A pickup was needed that combined a lot of presence and “cut” with an open-sounding PAF® vibe. with more of the power and mid-range of the heavyweight Tone Zone®. Low notes have both snap and chunk. It’s got some FRED®-like harmonic overtones that can only be described as nasty. but we soon discovered that it’s a radically neat neck pickup. The combination delivers great versatility and control from rhythms to solos. or use an Air Norton™ in the bridge position with an Air Classic™ Bridge model in the neck position for a distinctive medium-output blues-rock sound. The outstanding characteristics of the DiMarzio AT-1™ are balance. FRED® has about the same power as the PAF Pro®. Through the use of Virtual Vintage® technology. and it’s an exceptional bridge pickup when high output isn’t required. Having more output makes the Mo’ Joe™ a perfect match for the PAF Joe™ in the neck position. Combine the Air Norton™ with an Air Zone™. CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. allowing the player to take full advantage of massive preamp gain without turning the sound to mud or fuzzy noise. PAF Pro® DP151 & DP151F The PAF Pro® was created when chopsintensive playing was first starting to happen. Joe describes this tone as being “tubular”. like a wah-wah pedal stopped in the middle. which makes the PAF Joe™ equally good for chords and single notes. Air Zone™ DP192 & DP192F The best way to describe the Air Zone™ is to say it’s a vintage version of The Tone Zone®. Joe asked us for a hotter and bigger version to replace the FRED® in his new Ibanez® guitars. The patented Air Norton™ magnetic structure reduces string-pull. We engineered the Steve Morse Model™ Neck specifically for this purpose. and there is a spike in the mid-range that gives the pickup a subtle “aw” vowel sound. with a dark. Steve commonly switches between pickups mid-solo – playing the neck pickup on the high notes and the bridge pickup on the lows – so both pickups must be evenly-balanced over the entire fingerboard. It’s also a great neck pickup for jazz players who need to get the hollow-body archtop sound from a solid body. It has more power than FRED® but it doesn’t sacrifice clarity or dynamics. clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies. warmth. Since 2001. smooth sound that is clean and uncompressed. Inc. Norton® DP160 & DP160F The sound of a Norton® is right between FRED® and The Tone Zone®. but not muddy. where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. PAF®. Joe first used it throughout the 2003 G3 tour. The tone is deep and warm. with whom DiMarzio. and we designed his pickups to match his technique. so high notes stand out without getting brittle. FRED® is really sensitive to changes in pick attack and control settings. but the sound is hotter and the focus is rock.DIMARZIO. and Air Norton™. Its name says it all. It achieves this blend with the same patented technology as the PAF® 36th Anniversary. all the harmonics that made FRED® so good are all there ready to jump out at the touch of a guitar pick.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 13 . DiMarzio AT-1™ DP224 & DP224F “A player’s player” is a perfect description for Andy Timmons. Mo’ Joe™ is used by permission of Mojo Musical Supply. particularly with overdriven amps and distortion units. It’s got the same low string-pull as our other Airbuckers™ for singing sustain. Joe Satriani was the first player to discover and exploit these qualities.Steve Morse Model™ Neck DP205 & DP205F Steve Morse has a unique approach to playing guitar. is not affiliated. with extra sensitivity and control. and it offers exceptionally good split and series-parallel capability. Treble response is tweaked. In 2005. We thought it would make a distinctive-sounding bridge pickup with high-gain amps. Norton® might be our most versatile bridge pickup. Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the PAF Pro® with those of a late 50s Gibson® humbucker. The transparency of its sound lets the PAF Pro® slice through heavy processing. and tone. It’s a great match for very hot amps. and it’s been his main bridge pickup ever since. but not distorted. but in the process.MYSPACE. Mo’ Joe™ DP216 & DP216F Joe Satriani has used Fred® as his main bridge pickup for years. and high-gain amps and rack systems were getting popular. The new model called the Mo’ Joe™ is all about tone and definition. PAF Pro®. Additionally. It’s hot. and clarity. Air Norton™ DP193 & DP193F The Air Norton™ started out simply to be the Airbucker™ version of the Norton®. but not as loud as a distortion-class humbucker. and its distinctive tone makes a great recorded sound for both penetrating solos and tight rhythm tracks. phrasing.The Tone Zone® or Steve’s Special™ in the bridge position for a perfect blend of power and tone. something unusual happened.

from the vintage chime of the PAF® 7 to the all-out attack of the X2N® 7. with which DiMarzio. we’ve introduced a wide range of models. Mini-Humbuckers and P90s occupy a middle ground between humbuckers and Strat®-style single coils. Inc. Evolution® 7 DP704 The Tone Zone® 7 DP755 PAF® 7 DP759 Air Norton 7™ DP793 D Activator™ 7 Neck & Bridge DP719 • DP720 D Sonic 7™ DP706 X2N® 7 DP705 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. Brighter and cleaner than most humbuckers but hotter and warmer than most Strats®.DIMARZIO. is not affiliated. Since then.MYSPACE.DiMarzio Minibucker™ DP168 DiMarzio Hot Minibucker™ DP198 DLX Plus™ Neck & Bridge DP162 • DP154 DiMarzio® DiMarzio Soapbar™ & Dog-ear DP167S • DP167D Virtual P90™ DP169 7-String Pickups •Soapbars •Mini-Humbuckers DiMarzio® started the 7-string pickup market when we made the first Blaze™ models for Steve Vai’s 7-string. the Ibanez® Universe. they are often the top choice for blues and country players. P90 Super Distortion™ DP209 The Tone Zone® P90 DP793 Blaze™ Neck..COM/DIMARZIO_INC 15 . Middle & Bridge Model DP700 • DP701 • DP702 Strat ® is a Registered Trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

with a leaner bass response so low notes sound more defined. soapbars have a slightly narrower magnetic window to “see” the strings. D Sonic 7™ DP706 Clarity. Because of their plastic cover. It incorporates lower magnet pull and coils specifically calibrated to reproduce the full impact of the low “B” string without any loss of tone quality or fidelity. DLX Plus™ Neck DP162 DLX Plus™ Bridge DP154 When DiMarzio® first decided to introduce a humbucking replacement for the “soapbar” and mini-humbucker. and killer harmonics. it has a very distinctive voice that has both vintage and modern qualities.DIMARZIO. And for players who experience occasional moments of sanity. the mini substituted articulation and openness for power. Blaze™ Bridge Model DP702 The Blaze™ Bridge Model bears a strong resemblance to the Steve’s Special™. It’s almost the same effect as adjustable high-fidelity speaker crossovers.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . PAF® 7 DP759 As the popularity of 7-string guitars has grown. “soapbar” pickups usually can’t be adjusted quite as close to the strings as standard humbuckers. more notes to play with and. and the high strings sing all the way up the neck. more power. The D Sonic™ combination of clean and heavy that works so well with high gain amps for both chords and soloing makes a great choice for a 7-string bridge pickup. versatile pickup in both neck and bridge positions. If you’re looking for pretty sound. and is designed to be a match for the Blaze™ humbuckers in split mode. open-sounding. humbucking soapbar pickup with the same sound and power as The Tone Zone® humbucker. the parallel humbucking and split-coil modes are available for cleaner and quieter sounds. this is it. High notes are always fat. stays even – all the way up the neck. and the Air Norton 7™ extends the same qualities to 7-string guitars. but not too fat (nobody wants the low “B” sounding like a tuba. In the bridge position. What’s the story with 7-string guitarists? They always want more: more strings. the sound is warm and well-defined – equally useful with clean or overdriven amps. We wanted to preserve some of the clean and open character of the original soapbar. The Tone Zone® 7 DP755 The Tone Zone® 7 is not merely an adaptation of the original Tone Zone®. The DiMarzio Hot Minibucker™ accomplishes this. Okay. Like all of our covered pickups. so we scooped out some of the mids to brighten up the low notes and we kept the power down to a reasonable level to avoid unnecessary sludge. In a word: it rocks. so – when he wanted the same sound from his 7-string — we couldn't say no. and clean sounds have an almost “hi-fi” quality. In overdrive mode. and it's a real trick to get a big.Blaze™ Neck Model DP700 This is the model originally designed for the neck position of the Ibanez® Universe. but not thin. In the end. Both come with 4-conductor cable for coil-splitting and parallel options. P90 Super Distortion™ DP209 A Super Distortion® in a P90 cover? Cool! DiMarzio’s Super Distortion® has been the industry standard since its introduction in the early 70s. it has 12 adjustable pole pieces and 4-conductor wiring for split and parallel humbucking modes. We wanted a hotter. and 4-conductor wiring offers effective split and dual-sound options. The two coils are tuned to different frequency ranges and output voltages. Many players have discovered the Blaze™ Neck is also a very good bridge pickup when playing with a serious amount of distortion – power chords retain more openness. because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive. and the tone CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. Like the original Super Distortion®.The Neck model has both power and clarity – the low “B” string stays solid and doesn’t sound like mud with extreme overdrive. with just enough bite to cut through the mix. so tone and balance can be tuned by adjusting pole piece heights. Both lows and highs are bright and clean. The Tone Zone® 7 comes with 4-conductor cable. We’ve also included 4-conductor wiring for greater sound options.The hot bass response gives the seventh string a lot of impact. not mud. The PAF® 7 comes with 4-conductor cable. the DiMarzio Soapbar™ & Dog-ear DP167S • DP167D Why do so many players love the old “soapbar” pickup? Probably because it’s the friendliest sounding single-coil ever. We’ve retained these qualities and utilized our patented dual resonance design to add even more clarity and musical character. while opening up the midrange keeps it from getting muddy. Our version of this classic pickup also punches up the mids and tightens up the lows.sound with heavy overdrive. but a new design from the ground up for 7-string guitars. Evolution® 7 DP704 The basic characteristics of the 6-string Evolution® Bridge model sound like a perfect description for a 7-string lead pickup: power. right?). Most players tune the seventh string to a low “B” (or even “A”). The new P90 Super Distortion™ is our highest-output humbucking “soapbar” replacement. the sound is very solid and harmonically rich. if the problems associated with active pickups – sterile sound and limited headroom – could be eliminated. The high strings sing and the low strings growl. low notes were solid and not tubby – they had an almost “piano” tone quality – while high notes were fat all the way up the neck. This also fits the description of a great 7-string pickup. Seven-string guitars are hard to amplify. don’t go here. but it’s not muddysounding. Like the original 6-string model. as if the sound itself were crowded inside the pickup. Combining the basic Evolution® design with Virtual Vintage® technology results in a 7-string pickup possessing crunching lows and intense highs. Not a hot pickup. and high output are the qualities that define the D Sonic™. lower-output pickup that performs like the classic humbuckers of the late 50s. Air Norton 7™ DP793 The 6-string version of the Air Norton™ has proven to be an effective. X2N® 7 DP705 The Tone Zone® P90 DP210 The Tone Zone® P90 is a high-output. Louder mini-buckers can sound muddy. Designed for the bridge position. It responds instantly to hard or light picking. The D Activator 7™ models do just that.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. thicker sound. so there’s a lot of cutting power. We’ve always thought this was a devastating combination. and we naturally wanted to reproduce this sound without 60-cycle hum. The Air Norton 7™ comes with 4-conductor cable. You can get everything from a good jazz sound with a clean amp to a wall . we got the message. and the low end stays hot and clear. The mids are scooped out. John Petrucci agrees. D Activator 7™ Neck DP719 D Activator 7™ Bridge DP720 Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound: powerful. The DiMarzio Soapbar™ comes in “soapbar” and “dog-ear” versions. The cover is included. and compared to full-size humbuckers. we found the best approach was to use our patented Virtual Vintage® technology to create the Virtual P90™. Low notes are bright. we found that many players wanted a pickup with more power and definition.of . it comes with 4-conductor wiring enabling seriesparallel humbucking or split-coil modes. Virtual P90™ DP169 The original single-coil “soapbar” design had a special sound. with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. and it gives players with guitars routed for P90-style pickups the ability to upgrade their pickups without any modification to the guitar. This enables the Blaze™ Bridge Model to handle both fast soloing and clean chords. of course. and single notes have a lot of clarity. The output of the Evolution® 7 is concentrated towards the upper mids and treble. the X2N® 7 is ridiculously loud. PAF® 7 is specifically designed for 7-string guitars. DiMarzio Hot Minibucker™ DP198 One reason the first mini-humbuckers were relatively quiet pickups was the small space inside the cover for the coils and magnet. so has the demand for a clean-sounding. The Neck model has almost as much power as the Bridge model. The neck position needed to be warm. The D Activator 7™ Bridge has the same loud yet clean sound as the best active humbuckers. but we also wanted the pickup to “speak” clearly. solid tone from the other strings without the seventh turning to mud. attack and presence.MYSPACE. so we reduced the mids on the DLX Plus™ a little while making the lows tight and punchy and the highs strong and defined. and both treble and bass are boosted. The result is that the DLX Plus™ has power. warm tone. In the neck position. The X2N® 7 is the answer. It’s both very warm and open-sounding. more bass response. We’ve taken both factors into account by slightly increasing power and broadening the magnetic field around the coils to allow The Tone Zone® P90 to sound as great as the original Tone Zone®. The low “B” string is all about attack. but we’ve totally redesigned the coils to capture the entire frequency response of all seven strings. He's had a lot of experience playing the D Sonic™ on his 6-string guitars. the DiMarzio Hot Minibucker™ is wax potted both before and after cover installation to eliminate microphonic squeal.. clean. and we dip the DiMarzio Minibucker™ in wax after the cover has been installed to eliminate microphonic squealing. The Blaze™ Middle single-coil is exceptionally tight. Blaze™ Middle DP701 DiMarzio Minibucker™ DP168 The classic miniature humbucker had a sound that was a cross between a vintage single-coil and a PAF®. Far from being a modification to a 6-string design. and incorporates some of the same technology employed in the Virtual Vintage® pickup series to produce a sound that’s both clean and open on the low notes and warm and rounded on the highs. If you’re looking for pretty crazy. No batteries required.

is not affiliated. Traditional single-coil pickers will love the True Velvet T™ and Twang King™ models. DiMarzio® ™ DiMarzio® Virtual Vintage® and Area™ Strat® and Tele® replacement pickups are much more than mere copies of forty . and Tele® 18 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.old pickups.. players looking for a heavier humbucking sound should check out the Super Distortion® T and the Tone Zone® T. Pre B-1™ DP112 True Velvet™ T Neck & Bridge DP177 • DP178 Super Distortion® T DP318 Air Norton T™ DP380 Fast Track T™ DP381 The Chopper T™ Bridge DP384 The Tone Zone® T DP389 Area T™ Neck (chrome cover) & Bridge DP417 • DP418 Virtual Vintage & Area Strat Replacement • Tele Replacement ® ® ® hum.MYSPACE.DIMARZIO. we’ve almost totally eliminated 60-cycle Area Hot T™ Bridge DP421 Twang King™ T Neck & Bridge DP172 • DP173 We haven’t forgotten Tele® players with different tastes.year .Virtual Vintage® Blues DP402 Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro DP408 Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 DP409 Area 58™ DP415 Area 61™ DP419 Area 67™ DP419 Virtual Solo™ DP420 Strat ® and Tele ® are Registered Trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. with which DiMarzio. Inc. while making many technological advances and improvements over the originals. We’ve also reduced magnet-pull on most models by almost 40 percent. For one thing. which improves sustain and intonation. We’ve kept the classic vintage looks and tone.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . either.

Treble response is smoother. and the wound strings have a dynamic quality that’s halfway between a humbucker and a P90. We've captured the classic bright and clean sound but totally eliminated the hum with our patented Area™ technology. Strat ® . That means thicker overdrive and more sustain from your favorite tube amp. there’s no noise. We accomplished this with a combination of controlled-tension coil-winding. Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 DP409 If you’ve heard the cliché that Alnico 2 means warm. Naturally. cleaner highs and tighter bass. Area T™ Neck (Chrome Cover) DP417 Area T™ Bridge DP418 We believe the Area 58™ and Area 61™ are a major step forward in the performance of hum-cancelling Strat® replacement pickups. Players have often complained that they’re too weak. Play softer. It’s a hot pickup with a strong attack in the bridge position.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. Area 58™ DP415 There are two major differences between a great vintage Strat® pickup and an average one: treble response and dynamics. louder. It also has about 25% more power than a stock Tele® bridge pickup. Area 61™ DP416 DiMarzio® has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for twelve years.We also tweaked the sound to take into account the fact that the Super Distortion® T will be installed in the classic slanted bridge position. the Super Distortion® T has 4-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes. These qualities are really useful for getting a fat neck position sound. but it will fill more space. We wanted pickups that captured the best elements of our favorite Broadcaster® and Telecaster® sounds – and then some. for players who want a very warm. and Broadcaster ® are Registered Trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. In other words.DIMARZIO. This is not a polite pickup. and the same patented Virtual Solo™ DP420 We've combined the best qualities of the Virtual Vintage Solo™ and Virtual Vintage® Solo Pro™ – high output and a full. The Area 67™ has the chime of 60s pickups. fattens up when you pick hard. special wire. A great one makes the sound jump out of the amp when you pick hard and drop way down when you play softly. The Area T™ Neck has the combination of clarity and warmth that Telecaster® players have always sought. Single notes have weight and presence. It’s the perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58™ pickups if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar. but not thin-sounding. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover. and the mids have a punch that’s almost unreal. And. and the attack is stronger. In particular. it has depth. punchier brother of the Fast Track T™. The sound is more detailed and controlled. Our pickup has way less magnet pull. warm sound – and pushed these qualities even further. You can really hear these qualities when you’re playing the Virtual Vintage® Blues. The new technology that went into these models has allowed us to make a similar advance with Telecaster® replacement pickups. with which DiMarzio. and the new technology allows us to include a vintage Tele® cover with no sacrifice in sound quality or power. Area 67™ DP419 The Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 was a watershed event in American music. the split and parallel humbucking modes are very useful. and has a special grade of Alnico 2 magnet to reduce string pull. there's no hum. of course. as well. Area Hot T™ Bridge DP421 What would a Tele® bridge pickup sound like if it had the same EQ as a vintage PAF®? If you’re a Tele® player and you think this is an interesting question. Inc. and the tone varies when the string is picked at different spots.your . is not affiliated. Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro DP408 The Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro uses the same ground breaking technology as our Area 58™ and Area 61™ pickups. but the sound is bigger. Play hard.and . Controlled-tension coil-winding. with two major differences. The low strings are as big and clean sounding as they are with the Twang King™. and the bridge model has a ferrous base plate. Like all of the Virtual Vintage® models. We’ve built in the same blend of power and tone that made the original Super Distortion® the worldwide standard for high-output humbuckers. It’s a tough sounding bridge pickup with warmer guitars. custom wire and hand-calibrated magnets give the True Velvet™ T real vintage sound. they hummed. the world had heard and felt the sound of a Strat® in the hands of a master. and works well with either 250K or 500K controls. and the closer it’s adjusted to the strings. and the 2 and 4 positions are light. It’s warm sounding. Air Norton T™ DP380 The Air Norton T™ is the Tele® bridge position version of the full-size Air Norton™. Like the full-size version. and hand-calibrated magnets. We’ve played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely. Both pickups are wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance. so there are no string alignment or magnet-pull problems. The Area 61™ does it. Fatter and louder than a vintage humbucker but not as overwhelming as a metal pickup.proud . and more dynamic sound than any comparable single-coil. It blends elements that shouldn’t be able to coexist: sizzle and warmth. smoky sound. The sound of a great vintage Tele® bridge pickup – if you can find one – is almost magical. As the rest of the Virtual Vintage® family. it’s dead quiet. and just don’t sound good. it’s not simply a PAF® reduced to Tele® size. The combination of medium output and harmonic bite are very effective for single-note soloing as well as chords. and there is more pick attack. and makes a good neck and middle choice to match with a full-size bridge humbucker. but they’re outstanding for the bridge position – particularly if you have a thin-sounding guitar or use light-gauge strings. and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original. we knew we had to do more than just copy a forty-year-old design. A great pickup is clear and bright. soft sound. the Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 is the top pick. The Area Hot T™ Bridge uses Alnico 2 magnets like our other Area™ models. And of course. but if outstanding hum-free performance is the goal. and that’s what inspired the Area 58™. Tele ®. Fast Track T™ DP381 The Fast Track T™ is hotter than most single-coil Tele® bridge pickups. It withstands hard picking and opens up when you’re playing with an overdriven amp. and we wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. We’re not talking imitation humbucker-sound here. It all means more sustain. Instead of shrinking away. yet woody-sounding.The Area T™ Bridge does what a great Tele® bridge pickup is supposed to do: the highs sing. so you can go from bang to twang at the flick of a switch. We've also reduced magnet pull by 40% for improved sustain and clarity. the lows snap. the sound jumps out of the speakers. the highs are smoother. the Alnico 2 magnetic field opens up all of the attack and definition of the low strings.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . and we’ve taken it to the next level with the True Velvet™ T Neck. it’s dead quiet. we wanted to nail this sound. The Twang King™ Neck solved these problems. and smooth sustain. there’s practically no hum at all. It can still cut through a mix.This was our goal for the True Velvet™ T Bridge. the lows are tighter. sharp attack. In addition.Super Distortion® T DP318 The Super Distortion® T offers the performance of the famous Super Distortion® in humbucking Tele® bridge direct replacement-size pickups. 4-conductor wiring provides parallel humbucking and split-coil modes. The Tone Zone® T DP389 The Tone Zone® T brings the performance of the famous Tone Zone® to a humbucking Tele® replacement pickup. It has a warm. We pulled this trick off by combining patented dual-resonance coils (less DC resistance than a standard Tele® single-coil) with twin-blade poles for less string-pull than standard rod magnets. right?). Virtual Vintage® Blues DP402 What do you need in order to play blues with a Strat®? The Virtual Vintage® Blues has more power and warmth than a typical single-coil. with a glassy sound closer to a stock Tele®.. the Fast Track T™ is a clear winner. True Velvet™ T Neck DP177 True Velvet™ T Bridge DP178 Tele® neck pickups are finicky creatures. The Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro replaces the Virtual Vintage® 54 and VirtuAL 2® middle pickups.MYSPACE. Our goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups we heard from the 1950s and early 60s. and its Alnico 2 magnets allow it to work very well in the neck position as well.The Pre B-1™ maintains a lot of the basic character of the Tele® bridge position. Pre B-1™ DP112 There are two kinds of Tele® players: country pickers for whom twang is king (we don’t make Twang King™ pickups for nothing. the more raw it gets. The best pickup we’ve ever heard like this was from 1958. and virtually no hum.This combination of qualities allows the True Velvet™ T to sound both pretty and tough. very well balanced. 20 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. dual-resonance design produces great harmonics. round sound. and the sound jumps out of the amp. The plain strings both sing and sting. Single-coils in 1967 were bright and very clean. and players of blues and rock who need less high-end snap and more low-end muscle. It’s good in all three positions. quiet tone and hard picking creates a harder. It may not look like a traditional Tele® bridge pickup. The Chopper T™ Bridge DP384 The Chopper T™ is the louder. and double wax potting ensures that it’s squeal-free. Twang King™ Neck DP172 Twang King™ Bridge DP173 When we decided to go for the vintage Tele® sound. too muddy. More power is concentrated in the mids and low end for a bigger sound with more crunch. If you want an in .face .of it sound. We’ve built in the tremendous mid-range and bass response of the original Tone Zone®. Naturally. When it was over. bright and quack-happy. It shares the same side-by-side coils and twin-blade construction as the Fast Track T™. we have the answer: it’s the Area Hot T™ Bridge. and chords have detail and dimension. Telecaster ®. Because it has the classic Tele® 6-magnet configuration. The Twang King™ pickups have unequalled response to pick attack: light playing produces a soft. and the sound becomes cleaner and quieter. prepare to be surprised. it’s a great way for Tele® players to get into all types of rock. but it has way more twang and snap than a humbucking pickup ought to have.

is not affiliated.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 23 .DIMARZIO. CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. with which DiMarzio. they conjure up a liquid. Inc.MYSPACE. and heavy-sounding models like the Fast Track 2™. We’ve got it covered with performance ranging from the classic HS™ and YJM™ to modern-sounding pickups like The Distortion® S and Tone Zone® S. Rock players can make Strats® as hot as they need with humbucking Strat® pickups. Middle & Bridge HS-2™ HS-3™ Air Norton S™ Fast Track 1™ Fast Track 2™ The Chopper™ The Cruiser® Neck & Bridge Pro Track™ The Tone Zone® S Super Distortion® S DP174 DP175 • DP275S • DP176 DP116 DP117 DP180 DP181 DP182 DP184 DP186 • DP187 DP188 DP189 DP218 Strat ® is a Registered Trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. as well as heavier models like the FS-1™ and SDS-1™. Cruiser® and Air Norton S™.. open sound and distinctive shimmering tone.FS-1™ SDS-1™ YJM™ DP110 DP111 DP217 DiMarzio® Strat Replacement • Humbucking Strat ® ® When players think about true single-coil Strat® pickups. Super Red Velvet™ True Velvet™ Neck. Years of research have resulted in the True Velvet™ and Red Velvet™.

The True Velvet™ Neck. Broadcaster®. We thought it would be neat to have a Strat® pickup that does both. while single-coil mode creates one of the best vintage tones around. The Chopper™ DP184  The Chopper™ is the louder. is not affiliated. but it has become most popular in the neck position of trem-equipped guitars for progressive music. you’ll have a guitar with calibrated. Fast Track 2™ DP182  It’s warm. even with full chords. (Thanks. string drop-outs or sustain-killing magnet pull. Pair two Pro Track™ pickups in the neck and middle positions with a Fast Track 2™ or any full-size humbucker in the bridge position for a heavy yet versatile rock sound. and the twin black blades mean there won’t be any problems with string-alignment or dropouts. Try a Red Velvet™ bridge pickup with a pair of True Velvet™ pickups for a sound that’s both classic and new. while others think it’s almost painfully bright.You can also put a whole set of Fast Track 1™ pickups in a Strat®-style guitar. The adjustable pole pieces don't pull as hard as regular rod magnets. HS-3™ DP117  We originally created the HS-3™ to be a warmer bridge-position companion to the HS-2™.of . Because of its patented design. The punch comes from the bottom-loaded Power Plate™. and smoother and fatter-sounding all-round.We combined this with a magnet stagger specifically designed to enhance string balance. and it maintains its tonal identity with high-gain amps and multiple effects. While there is still a strong resemblance to the HS-3™. Fast Track 1™ DP181  this is an excellent pickup to combine with medium-output humbuckers. and Bridge come standard with handground magnets and vintage cloth covered wire. it’s got a solid. low notes a little. because the sound won’t get muddy or messy. and a unique mid-range “growl” that’s a result of a hand-calibrated magnet structure. The Chopper™. Middle.on . In the bridge position. and makes a great bridge position combination with the Pro Track™. the HS-2™ has become popular for two distinct qualities: in humbucking mode.The True Velvet™ Bridge is just a touch warmer and louder than the Neck and Middle. but the sound of the Fast Track 2™ puts it right in the wide open.DIMARZIO. We originally designed it as a bridge pickup to combine with The Cruiser™ and Fast Track 1™. The Cruiser® Neck DP186  The Cruiser® Bridge DP187  The Super Distortion® S offers the performance of the famous Super Distortion® in a humbucking Strat® bridge direct replacement-size pickup. We also tweaked the sound to take into account the fact that the Super Distortion® S will be installed in the classic slanted bridge position. He also swears by our HS-3™. it’s friendly. it sounds like a vintage PAF® and will drop right into your Strat®. you probably won’t want to know about pickups with side . Combining it with a Pro Track™ or The Chopper™ in the neck position and The Cruiser® or Fast Track 1™ in the middle makes a guitar with an outstanding. balanced tone in all five switch positions. and warmth reminiscent of the best old soapbar pickups. For a bigger. The highs are less exaggerated and the bottom is deeper than most singles for a rounder. you can also install FS-1™ pickups in all three positions Strat® The HS-2™ has history behind it. When you combine the FS-1™ in the bridge with True Velvet™ in the middle and neck. with which DiMarzio.side coils.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. The Air Norton S™ is the Strat® replacement version of the full-size Air Norton™. It’s louder (about 25% more power) than a stock single-coil. Air Norton S™ DP180  If you’re a serious traditional Strat® player. or create custom sets with The Cruiser®. but Yngwie Malmsteen is a vintage Strat® collector. the YJM™ has more presence and brilliance. and the bass strings have a bit more chunk. SDS-1™ DP111 It might look like a Strat® guitar pickup. with a huge mid-range and bass punch and a strong resemblance to the Super Distortion®. You know who you are. If your guitar's bridge position sound is too edgy. The new model has 4-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes. Super Distortion® S DP218   indicates Humbucking Strat® Replacement 24 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.. darker tone. Its combination of medium output and harmonic bite are very effective for single-note soloing as well as chords. Harmonic overtones are right where you expect them to be from a “true” single-coil. and the FS-1™ is for you. You might not realize it from his music. this is a great blues pickup: combine it with The Cruiser® (neck) and a Fast Track 1™ (middle) for a solid mix. True Velvet™ Neck and Middle have the same specs except for reverse polarity on the middle pickup for hum-cancellation in the 2 and 4 positions. John!) The S version is also a very good bridge pickup for all types of rock. We also took into account the likelihood of installing The Tone Zone® S in the classic slanted Strat® bridge position.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . The Chopper™. YJM™ DP217  broad range of sounds from glassy to dark and heavy. and almost overnight the HS-3™ acquired the reputation of being a high-powered metal . Red Velvet™ DP174 The difference between a vintage Strat® bridge pickup sound and a classic Broadcaster® or Tele® tone is mostly a matter of attack and definition – the Strat® stings and screams. “everything . and Tele® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. It’s not any bigger than a single-coil pickup. The Chopper™. The Fast Track 1™ pickup’s power (double the output of a standard single-coil) makes it highly recommended in combination with medium . this is an excellent pickup to use with rack systems and high-gain amps. The HS™ series were the first humbucking Strat® replacement pickups we made in the early 1980s.tuneness” common to rod-magnet designs. The Pro Track™ has enough power for any pickup position. Taken together with the dead-quiet humbucking mode. It’s hotter than the traditional single-coil. More power is concentrated in the mids and low end for a bigger sound with more crunch. and he swears by his 50s and 60s axes. Inc. Pro Track™ DP188  The Tone Zone® S brings the famous performance of The Tone Zone® to a humbucking Strat® replacement pickup. and the mid-range is open and vocal-sounding. the sting from custom coil-winding and the True Velvet™ magnet stagger. gain. remedy the situation with an SDS-1™.not affiliated. more aggressive sound by and large. but it’s also a good neck pickup when you’ve got a hot humbucker in the bridge position. It shares the same side by .hot full-size humbuckers. HS-2™ DP116  The Fast Track 1™ is hotter and more muscular than The Cruiser®.11” school. and still no 60-cycle hum. and it’s also the standard neck pickup on his signature model Strat®. but not so easy if you also want the high strings to sound sweet above the 12th fret. This is our hottest single-coil sized bridge pickup – particularly useful when you need a tightly focused jolt of power to crank your amplifier into rich . punchier brother of the Fast Track 1™. Yngwie uses it in the neck and middle positions of his main guitars. but the SDS-1™ adds punch. We’ve built in the tremendous mid-range and bass response of the original Tone Zone®. This isn’t really the case – the HS-3™ is actually a smooth and relatively quiet pickup that produces a sweet overdrive tone without jagged edges. very well balanced. The dual-blade continuous magnetic field creates an even string balance with very little magnet-pull. Add a pair of True Velvet™ pickups for sparkle. particularly on the high strings. What Yngwie discovered is that these qualities combine perfectly with a heavily distorted amp. and Fast Track 1™. natural sound that’s cleaner and brighter than a conventional humbucker. so there are no misaligned poles or string-pull problems. so you can get the pickup closer to the strings for stronger output. It has 4-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes.side coils and twin-blade construction as the Fast Track 1™. But if you’re the player who’s up for something more modern with no 60-cycle hum. We've built in the same blend of power and tone that made the original Super Distortion® the worldwide standard for highoutput humbuckers. while the Tele® punches and sings. single-coil mode is not as noisy as a standard single-coil pickup.Strat®. so the transition between pickup positions is very smooth and natural. but it’s still very bright and clean sounding – not at all like a full-size humbucker. It’s got three times the output of an average single-coil. and the same patented dual-resonance design produces great harmonics. eliminating the “out . we designed The Cruiser® for you. warming up the higher frequencies and brightening the The Tone Zone® S DP189  True Velvet™ Neck DP175 True Velvet™ Middle DP175S True Velvet™ Bridge DP176 It's not difficult to make a vintage single-coil pickup that's clean and bright. FS-1™ DP110 Some players find the traditional bridge pickup sound clear and sparkling. and he’s always wanted a vintage magnet-stagger version to go with his best guitars. or a True Velvet™ in the neck and an FS-1™ in the middle for balanced tone choices. and Pro Track™.The True Velvet™ Bridge was designed to make this happen by tuning the coil to a frequency range that’s bright but not thin. Yngwie Malmsteen adopted it for his standard neck and bridge pickup. and makes a great bridge position combination with the Pro Track™. Since then. and this is it. and Fast Track 1™. It’s warm sounding. which produces great clarity. without the push needed to drive your amp. The HS-3™ is also versatile – it’s a noise-free pickup in a live situation or in the studio. and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original. The original Air Norton™ wasn’t designed for a specific position or type of guitar.

They’re all about warmth. Both pickups are humbucking with 4-conductor wiring. Although designed for passive operation. Gutsy mid-range provides growl when the bass is pushed hard. DiMarzio Model J™ DP123 DiMarzio Model J™ pickups reproduce the warmth and roundness of the traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound with increased power and humcancellation.The DiMarzio Model J™ pickup’s sensitivity and deep tone are also the perfect complement to fretless basses.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.middle basses. Double-stop glissandos and delicate violin-style vibrato speak with a classic. and included 4-conductor wiring to allow both series and parallel humbucking modes. Split P™ pickups are EQ’d to expand the range of your bass by extending both low.There’s only one word for this combination of qualities:“musical”. but a broader magnetic field lends more impact to individual notes and harmonic overtones. Each half of this unique double-blade P-style pickup is a complete humbucker. The DiMarzio Model P® accurately reproduces the sound of your bass with added gain and solid tone. Area J™ Neck DP247 Area J™ Bridge DP248 Area J™ Pair DP249 Been waiting for a bass pickup that sounds like a vintage J Bass® pickup and cancels hum? Your wait is over. or try an Ultra Jazz™ bridge pickup with a Split P™ in the middle position. but it’s a little louder and fatter-sounding. highs are more percussive. DiMarzio Model P® or DiMarzio® Model J™ pickups. Bridge & Pair DP120 DP122 DP123 DP126 DP127 DP145 • DP146 DP247 • DP248 • DP249 DP147 • DP148 • DP149 DP547 • DP548 • DP549 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. Will Power™ Neck DP145 Will Power™ Middle DP146 Billy Sheehan has used the original DiMarzio Model P® and Model One™ bass pickups for many years. DiMarzio Model P® pickups cut through the band without sacrificing bottom-end power. We’ve reduced the magnet-pull. Because of the demands Billy puts on his system. Split P™ DP127 Widen the sound of your gear with a Split P™ pickup. is not affiliated. but it has a very focussed attack. and the bridge pickup provides extended treble response that adds presence and cut. Ultra Jazz™ Neck DP147 Ultra Jazz™ Bridge DP148 Ultra Jazz™ Pair DP149 The hum-cancelling Ultra Jazz™ takes a traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound and really opens it up. you have the makings of a sound with earth-moving bottom and crisp. the Ultra Jazz 5™ both cancels hum and produces balanced power and frequency response across all five strings. and pole piece spacing is slightly wider for better string alignment with long-scale basses. pair a bridge position DiMarzio Model J™ with a DiMarzio Model P® pickup. The middle pickup supplies the punch and mid-range growl. fat tone of the DiMarzio Model P® plus the tight punch of the DiMarzio Model J™ open up the sound of any bass.. DiMarzio Model P® DP122 Breathe new life into any bass by replacing its stock pickup with a DiMarzio Model P®. Precision Bass®. Notes seem to ring longer. woody voice simply by backing off slightly on the tone control.and pick-attack. By sending the Model One™ to a rig with an 18-inch speaker cabinet and plugging the other pickup’s output into your regular gear. the Ultra Jazz 5™ also performs excellently with many active onboard preamps. It is not loud. you can effectively turn your bass into a woofer/tweeter setup with on-board control of sonic extremes. transparent high-end. singing tone. Combine the DiMarzio Model P® with a bridge position DiMarzio® Model J™ or Ultra Jazz™ to achieve any tone from a tight mid-range punch to a warm bottom-end with bright. we made several modifications to existing models in order to deliver even more of what he wanted. Choose the perfectly matched Ultra Jazz™ pair. Model One™ DiMarzio Model P® DiMarzio Model J™ DiMarzio Model P+J™ Split P™ Will Power™ Neck & Middle Area J™ Neck. What’s that sound like? Check out Billy Sheehan. Blade pole pieces also make the Split P™ very sensitive to finger.MYSPACE. This hum-cancelling two-piece pickup brings big.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 27 . It’s the monstrous sound he’s pioneered that’s made Rock shake for years. The additional power translates into a bigger sound that emphasizes the resonant character of the instrument. Inc. Gibson® EB is a registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corp. with instant response to either fingers or pick-style playing. but it’s been specifically designed to meet the demands of 5-string basses. Bridge & Pair Ultra Jazz™ Neck. sustain. and the mid-range is round but not muddy.The Will Power™ middle pickup is a P-style pickup with tremendous punch and mid-range power. especially in the upper registers.These are the exact pickups Billy uses in his signature Yamaha® basses. . Its dimensions are the same as the Model One™. Ultra Jazz 5™ Neck DP547 Ultra Jazz5™ Bridge DP548 Ultra Jazz5™ Pair DP549 The Ultra Jazz 5™ has many of the same qualities as the 4-string Ultra Jazz™.The lows are very clear and clean. punchy sound to Fender® Precision Bass®-style basses.and high-end response: a great way to get a broader contemporary sound from mid-rangy one . The warm. as the pickup “hears” the decaying note practically down to a whisper. By combining the Model One™ with Split P™. but that’s not the sound of vintage J Bass® pickups. and the highs are both smooth and open-sounding.pickup . and a clean. Harmonic overtones jump off the strings. is not affiliated. The Will Power™ neck model is very deep-sounding with great low-end definition. The overall sound is similar to the DiMarzio Model P®.the . The Area J™ captures all of those qualities.DIMARZIO. clear attack. For an even more varied choice of tones. P Bass®. Bass pickups are usually described with aggressive terms such as “amazing punch” and “thundering lows”. with which DiMarzio. smooth tone. It’s also quick. DiMarzio Model P+J™ DP126 The DiMarzio Model P+J™ set is our classic combination of a DiMarzio Model P® in the middle and DiMarzio Model J™ in the bridge position.. The double-blade design adds snap for crisp attack and emphasizes cool overtones for big.Fender®. with which DiMarzio. the Model One™ has found new life as a woofer/tweeter in multipickup bass setups. By means of a unique application of Virtual Vintage® technology. Model One™ DP120 Originally designed as a direct replacement for Gibson® EB series neck pickups. Bridge & Pair Ultra Jazz 5™ Neck. Jazz Bass® and J Bass® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. so it has power where it counts – at the center of the tone. Lows are deeper.

A slide volume control is included with the Super Natural Plus™ for easy adjustment while playing. which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. where our combination of incredibly crisp treble and tight bass response will allow acoustic players to deal with real world problems of feedback and muffled tone. with shock-absorbing foam lining the inside edges of the mounting brackets to keep the Super Natural Plus™ in place and protect the sound. If necessary. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network – to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted – and a 12-foot cable. the Elemental™ installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets. It installs easily beneath the strings. bronze. The sound is both warm and open. and there’s a convenient slide volume control and 12-foot cable. and it’s easy to experiment with the position of the Acoustic Model™ to determine the spot that achieves the best tone for your taste. There are individual adjustable poles for each string. Every acoustic guitar has its own balance of highs. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. constructed to be strong and durable.MYSPACE.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW. and the built-in 12-foot cable is thin and light. It’s sensitive to differences in picking attack. allowing simple installation and removal. Like the Super Natural Plus™. Super Natural Plus™ DP136 The Super Natural Plus™ is just what its name implies – it goes beyond ordinary-sounding acoustic pickups.COM/DIMARZIO_INC 29 . mids and lows. the Virtual Acoustic™ installs easily with foaminsulated mounting brackets. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. Acoustic Model™ DP130 Elemental™ DP134 Super Natural Plus™ DP136 Virtual Acoustic™ DP138 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.hole. and nylon string instruments. This makes the Elemental™ particularly suited to fingerpicking styles with small and medium-size guitars. easy-to-use soundhole acoustic pickup. the foam can be cut down to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. The pickup is built into a plastic cover molded to look like dark-grained rosewood. Like the Super Natural Plus™. The Acoustic Model™ works on all steel.Acoustic Model™ DP130 Elemental™ DP134 What comes to mind when you hear the Elemental™ are words such as “warm” and “friendly”. so it’s practically invisible. the Super Natural Plus™ is a hasslefree. It can also be semi-permanently mounted on the inside face of the guitar and connected to an acoustic endpin jack. and “hears” the change in tone as the right hand moves along the string length. The Super Natural Plus™ is voiced specifically for dreadnought-sized guitars. Simply put. A non-hardening putty is used to mount the pickup. reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic™ to capture the character of the particular instrument it’s mounted in.DIMARZIO. Virtual Acoustic™ DP138 The Virtual Acoustic™ uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage® line to create a pickup that’s practically noise-free – even compared to humbuckers. and the natural choice for outstanding acoustic tone. DiMarzio® Acoustic Pickups The Acoustic Model™ is a piezo-electric transducer that can be mounted in any location on the guitar’s top.

30 CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW. There’s also a Gallery where you’ll find more of Larry’s photos.At the risk of sounding a little puffed up.COM • OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.myspace.MYSPACE. Be sure to send us a friendship request if you visit. We’re always adding new items. web site information. videos.You can find our videos and comment about them on YouTube at www. It’s loaded with features about and interviews with DiMarzio endorsers.dimarzio. and a discography. Our Pickup Picker will help you explore the options based on the type of guitar you and sound bytes. music samples. the DiMarzio web Be sure to check out our Players page with original photos by Larry DiMarzio as well as the lowdown on the various artists’ so be sure to check back often. we can’t say enough about the DiMarzio web site. behind the scenes glimpses of photo sessions. www. We’re especially pleased to bring you FEEDBACK.COM/DIMARZIO_INC . the kind of music you play. We’re always adding new friends on MySpace at and the features you’re looking for in a pickup.

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