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DiMarzio DP169 Virtual P-90 BK

Soapbar Pickup

The two coils have different frequency ranges and different output powers. The tone and balance can be calibrated by adjusting the height of the polepieces.

  • Recommended for neck and bridge position
  • Slightly rougher character
  • The highs have more bite, the lows more growl
  • Colour: Black

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Wiring 4-Conductor
Output Medium
Cover No
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck
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very nice!

03.07.2015
had a seymour duncan p90 which was great but sometimes too "thick sounding"
this has given me the option to still have that thick p90 sound without the overpowering qualities of a typical humbucker. Having the split coil also gives me more stratty tones akin to a single coil pickup, so very versatile!
Noiseless in p90 config, but not noiseless in single-coil wiring.
Buying a pickup without being able to try before you buy is a gamble but this was worth it. very pleased!
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Glow, 14.03.2017
In the beginning, it is extremely difficult to describe sound ... I bought this pickup because I was annoyed by the single-coil hum of the built-in P90. It is built in the neck position of a Fender Stratosonic (24.75 ", wraparound bridge, mahogany body), where the pickup provides an as well-balanced, warm sound Brillianz.

The installation is actually quite simple: who can solder and a little understand the function principle of the wiring, should come with the wiring. The mechanical installation is also unproblematic, but it must be taken into account that the mounting points in the body are different than for the standard P90. The included screws are the only point of criticism: these are made of rather inferior material, so the head quickly leaks out if you turn too tight ...
Whether that sounds like a P90 only without BRummen is difficult for me to judge, since the direct comparison is not possible. I would say yes, but with a clear tendency to humbucker sound.
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