DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker BK

Bluesbucker Pickup

  • Designed like a standard humbucker
  • Sounds like a P90 but without connection problems
  • Colour: Black
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  • Blues Neck
  • RnR Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further Information

Active No
Wiring 4-Conductor
Output Medium
Kappe No
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck
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Humbucker with sinclecoil qualities for dynamic playing
julius__, 20.04.2020
I bought this pickup for my old Tom Delonge Squier Strat that came with an SD Invader in bridge postion (and only that). In the last 16 years the music I play changed profoundly and the high gain pickup didn't do it anymore, instead I needed something that support a more dynamic playing, something with more brilliance and where you can always hear the single strings. So the idea was basically to create a Strat Junior, similar to what you get in SG or LP format.
Since I don't own a guitar with a P90, I can't tell how well the Bluesbucker imitates one but I can state that my guitar feels so much more alive with it. Warm sounding when played softly but cutting through when I put some effort in it. It never get muddy, even when the amp starts to distort you still can hear single notes.
I can recommend this pickup for everyone who feels their humbuckers are too flat or they need something more in the direction of a singlecoil.

The pickup comes with screws, springs and instructions, the wiring is excellent, as is the waxing.

Packaging arrived in a timely fashion, even in these challenging times, thanks to the Thomann team!
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Great pickup exactly what I was looking for.
Brucie, 20.07.2019
I was looking to replace a humbucker in my neck position as I don't like the sound. I wanted a single coil, p90 vibe. I would say this is a little hotter than those, but it has a great warm tone. Very happy
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Best for a well-defined sound in the neck position
01.10.2015
This pickups works very well for a well-defined and clear sound in the neck position. PAF-type neck humbuckers often have muddy bass, lacking mids and highs that are hard to balance. This pickup fixes those issues. Bass is tight, mids are present and highs are bright, which makes the sound from your neck pickup actually useable aften setting your amp for the bridge pickup. Some say this is voiced like a P90. I don?t really agree, but it does sound great. I have this pickup in a Gibson SG and love it! As with all Dimarzio products the construction is excellent and the price is affordable.
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Un micro chaud et gras
Magister95, 23.04.2019
Je ne compte plus mes changements de micro, chez Dimarzio et BKP principalement (quelques SD ou Gibson à mon actif aussi). Je cherchais un micro manche pour une superstrat en acajou, pour s'associer à un dimarzio red velvet en central et un Hot PAF au chevalet : une belle polyvalance dans le registre vintage hot en somme.
Je ne suis pas quelqu'un qui change de micro au milieu d'un morceau mais je joue en revanche beaucoup sur le volume pour contrôler le gain (avec un treble bleed, bien sûr).
Dans cette position manche, le micro délivre ce qu'on attend de lui : un son fat P90, plutôt qu'un son Humbucker. L'attaque est assez douce et les médiums assez présents, ce qui crée une rondeur bienvenue pour le blues, le jazz ou des mélodies et des solos. Les harmoniques passent bien malgré la position du micro.
En revanche, le split ne m'a pas semblé très intéressant : il permet juste d'associer le micro avec un simple. Si vous cherchez un son vintage hot assez rond et chaud, c'est un micro à examiner de près.
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