What is F-spacing?

All of our full-size humbuckers except the X2N® and D Activator-X™ are available in two polepiece spacings. F-spacing refers to the wider of the two spacings. For proper string alignment and balanced output, F-spaced humbuckers should be used in the bridge position on all guitars with string spacing at the bridge of 2.1" (53 mm) or greater. On these guitars, if the nut width is 1-11/16” (43 mm) or greater, F-spaced pickups can be used in the neck position as well.

Why are there two different spacings?

A long time ago (in the 20th century, actually) the electric guitar world was divided between Gibson and Fender designs. One of the differences between the two was string spacing. In general, Gibson chose a narrower string spacing at the bridge than Fender, and therefore the polepieces on Gibson humbuckers were closer together than the magnets on Fender pickups. When guitar shops started installing humbuckers in the bridge position of Strats, it was obvious that the strings didn’t line up with the polepieces, and if the E strings were too far outside, the sound could suffer. Our first humbuckers followed the original Gibson spacing, and we call them standard-spaced. When we released our first humbuckers with wider spacing, Floyd Rose bridges were very popular. Floyd string-spacing is the same as Fender spacing, so we naturally called the new pickups F-spaced.

How do I know which spacing to use?

F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including post-1998 Gibson® and Epiphone® Les Paul®, SG® and semi-hollow guitars) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16” (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you’re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces.

Do some of your humbuckers come only in one spacing?

The X2N® and D Activator-X™ have solid bar polepieces that work in both normal and F-spaced applications, so these models have "universal" spacing.  All 7-string humbuckers are available F-spaced only. All Parker Fly replacement pickups are F-spaced only.

Is there F-spacing for single-coils?

All of our single-coil-sized pickups are designed for F-spaced applications.

What colors of DiMarzio® pickups can I get?

To find color availability please go to the PICKUP link at the top of the page and select the model you are interested in. All of the available colors for that particular pickup will be listed under Color Options.

Can I get a special color combination on a humbucker, such as blue and violet?

Yes, but be sure to specify which color goes toward the neck and which goes toward the bridge.

Can I get a color that is not listed here such as orange?

Colors that are not listed here are not available from DiMarzio® at all.

Can I get a DiMarzio® humbucker with a factory-installed metal cover?

Select the Pickups link at the top of this page and navigate to the model that you want. Scroll down to the Color Options section. If metal covers are listed in Color Options, then you can get this model with a factory-installed metal cover.

DiMarzio humbuckers with 12 polepieces in standard or F-spacing are available with a metal cover in polished nickel, satin nickel, buffed unplated nickel-silver or matte black for an additional charge of $23 List, or polished gold or satin gold for an additional $33 List. DiMarzio PAF®-style humbuckers are also available in a vintage worn nickel cover for $33 additional List Price, or in vintage worn gold for $43 additional List Price.

Other models, such as models with solid bar polepieces, are not available from our factory in a metal cover and are not designed for use with a metal cover.

Is there an extra charge for colors?

The List Price for DiMarzio® full-size humbuckers applies to black, cream and black/cream only. All other colors and color combinations on full-size humbuckers have a $10 higher List Price. Dealer prices may vary.

How long does it take to get pickups in colors?

Generally, orders for pickups in colors take an extra day or two to leave our factory.

Can I change my pickup's color?

Full-sized humbuckers with visible coils have a permanent, molded-in color that can not be changed. Most pickups for Strat and Tele replacement have replaceable covers that come in a variety of colors available here. Most other models have non-replaceable covers.

What is the "standard" color for DiMarzio® pickups?

Unless otherwise noted, the standard color for all full-sized Humbuckers, Soap Bars, Tele, Bass and Acoustic pickups is black. The standard color for all Strat replacement pickups is white. The standard finish on pickups with metal covers is polished nickel.

Do I have to use a "neck" pickup in the neck and a "bridge" pickup in the bridge position?

Terms like "neck" and "bridge" models aren't meant to be rules. The only rule that's good to follow is to not put a pickup in the neck position that's louder than the bridge pickup. String vibration is stronger at the neck position, so it may be difficult or impossible to balance neck and bridge pickups if the neck pickup is louder than the bridge pickup.

What are Airbuckers?

Airbuckers are full-sized humbuckers that contain a gap or space between the magnet and the polepieces. The distance is quite small, and may be filled with nothing but air or by some non-magnetic material. The purpose of the gap is to lessen the magnetic field over the pickup, which in turn lets the string vibrate more freely. This results in a purer, more open sound and improved sustain.

The other purpose of the “air” design is to reliably reproduce the performance of vintage humbuckers (1950s and 60s), many of which contain magnets weakened by age and mishandling. Weakened or "aged" magnets are inherently unstable, and therefore cause unpredictable performance. Airbuckers utilize stable, full-strength magnets, yet the magnetic field is the same as produced by an "aged" magnet, thus offering the performance advantage without the unpredictability.

What is a distortion pickup?

All magnetic pickups produce a clean signal with no distortion. Distortion is produced either in the amplifier or in effects pedals or rack effects. When a pickup is said to produce distortion, it indicates a pickup with high output, which more easily drives amplifiers into distortion. An amplifier with a totally clean channel or clean setting may not distort at all, even with a high output pickup.

Too much distortion?

It's also true that using a high-output or "distortion" pickup with the lead channel of a very high-gain amp may create an extremely distorted sound, to the point where individual notes have reduced definition and chords blur together. The best way to reduce the amount of distortion in this situation is by lowering your amp's preamp volume or first gain control.

I have humbucking pickups in my guitar, but I hear noise when I take my hand off the strings, and sometimes it's very bad in rooms with fluorescent lights or dimmers. What's the problem?

Humbucking pickups are designed to reduce low-frequency hum from the power lines at 50 - 60 hertz. However, there are often rooms with sources of noise at higher audio frequencies. This “hash” can be distinguished from “hum” by noting that it changes when you adjust your tone control, while line frequency “hum” hardly changes at all. Humbucking pickups do not completely eliminate this high frequency noise.

If the bridge or tailpiece of your instrument is grounded, most of this noise disappears when either hand is touching the strings or the bridge, so it shouldn't cause serious problems in most playing situations. You can further reduce the noise by shielding the control compartment and shortening excess wire in the compartment, although our experience is that the improvement is relatively small.

My local music store does not have the pickup that I need in stock, and they say that it will take several weeks to get it from DiMarzio. I can't wait that long. What should I do?

Usually, all products (including special colors and older pickup models that are no longer listed in our literature) are shipped within two weeks once we receive an order from an authorized DiMarzio® dealer.

However, if you are frustrated with the wait time and would like help finding another DiMarzio® dealer in the USA, please visit http://www.dimarzio.com/dealers and enter your zip code to find dealers near you. You can also visit http://www.dimarzio.com/dealers?online=show to browse dealers who sell our products online.

I live outside the U.S.A. Can you tell me which dealers in my area carry your products?

You can start by setting your location here: http://www.dimarzio.com/location. Once your location is set, click on the product you'd like to buy and look for the "Find a Distributor" or "Buy Now" button to find your buying options. 

Alternately, if you'd like to directly contact your national DiMarzio® distributor (where available) for more information, please visit http://www.dimarzio.com/distributors and select your country from the dropdown menu. 

Can I get a single-coil pickup in reverse polarity?

All of our true single-coil pickups are available with reversed polarity and connections at no additional charge.

Can I get a Strat replacement model without the magnet stagger?

Yes, we can make the magnets all the same height as a special order.

Can I get left-handed pickups for my left-handed guitar?

For most pickup models, you can use standard pickups in a left-handed guitar or bass. For the models where it makes a difference, you can get a special left-handed version at no extra charge. Those models are True Velvet™, True Velvet Bridge™, Red Velvet™, HS-4™, all Virtual Vintage® and Area Strat replacement models, Injector™ neck and bridge, Area T™ neck model.

The pickup model that I need comes standard with black polepieces, but I’d rather have the polepieces in chrome or gold. Can you do it?

We can do alternate polepiece colors on some models that have adjustable polepieces. Please call or email with your specific request. There is an extra charge of $15 List Price for alternate polepiece colors when available. Dealer prices may vary.

Can I get a DiMarzio® pickup with a custom winding or a different polepiece style from standard?

At this time we do not do custom winding or hardware. However, you may not be familiar with some of our older models that are no longer listed, and one of these models may be just what you need. Please call or email our technicians for advice.

One of your 6-string pickup models is just what I need for my 7-string guitar, but I don’t see it listed as a 7-string. Can you make one for me?

Our Blaze™ neck model is very similar to an Evolution® neck model. Our Blaze™ bridge model is very similar to a Steve’s Special™. The only other 7-string models that we presently offer are the Blaze™ middle and Blaze™ Custom models, the Evolution 7™, Tone Zone 7,™ PAF 7™, Air Norton 7™, D Activator 7™ Neck and Bridge models, Crunch Lab 7™, LiquiFire 7™, D Sonic 7™ and X2N 7™.

What type of pickups were used in the Eddie Van Halen MusicMan Guitar?

These pickups were only available as original equipment on the EVH MusicMan guitar.  MusicMan replaced the Van Halen guitar with a very similar model called the Axis, which uses the same pickups. The closest-sounding pickups we offer are the Air Norton™ for the neck position and the  AT-1™  for the bridge position.

DiMarzio®/IBZ pickups

The DiMarzio®/IBZ pickups are specifically designed and manufactured by DiMarzio® for Ibanez, and they are not available separately. Like all DiMarzio® pickups, they are made in our New York factory. Both neck and bridge pickups are high-output models. The neck pickup is fairly bright-sounding, similar to a Super 2™ (DP104). The bridge pickup is a little louder and warmer-sounding, and resembles a cross between the Steve Morse Bridge Model™ (DP200) and the Super Distortion® (DP100). The R1 single-coil is warmer-sounding than a typical vintage single-coil, and was designed to work well with the neck and bridge humbuckers when they are in split mode. It has a sound similar to that of the HS-2™ in split-coil mode.

I want to emulate the Vai pickup combination. What kind of single coil should I use?

Evolution® Middle single-coils that come on the Ibanez JEM are not ordinarily stocked at retail outlets, though some online dealers carry this model as the ISCV2. You can achieve a similar result by wiring an HS-2™ for single-coil operation only: black wire hot, red and bare wires ground, green and white not connected.

What pickups do you make for Parker Fly?

In addition to the Parker Fly Custom Neck model PHWP1 and Parker Fly Custom Bridge model PWHP2, which are currently standard on most recent Flys, we also offer Fly versions of the Humbucker From Hell®, PAF®,  PAF® bridge,  PAF Pro®,  PAF Joe™, FRED®,  Mo' Joe™, Norton®, Air Norton™, Air Zone™, Tone Zone®, Breed™ neck and bridge models, Air Classic™ neck and bridge, Bluesbucker™, AT-1™, EJ Custom™ neck and bridge models and LiquiFire™.

Can I get the ____ model that you made for a guitar company?

For additional information contact our tech department via email. Go to SUPPORT / Contact us.

I have an old DiMarzio® pickup that I’m trying to identify. Can you help?

The easiest way to identify an old pickup is to look for a model number on the back. Some of our early models were not identified by model numbers, and some of our OEM models have a different numbering system. See the question, "Do you still make...?" for a full list of pickup models.

We can usually help if you send us an email that tells us enough about the pickup. Please try to answer the following questions in your email.

- What style of pickup is it, such as full-size humbucker, single-coil, etc?

- If you can see the coils, does it appear to have molded plastic bobbins or do the bobbins look like a hard laminated material?

- What kind of polepieces does the pickup have? Solid? Slotted? Hex sockets? Blades? What color are the polepieces?

- On humbuckers, do the polepieces pass completely through the base and come out the back?

- If a humbucker, what is the base made of? Brass? Silver metal? Black metal? Circuit board?

- How many wires and what colors are they? Jacketed cable color? What kind of shield?

- What identifying marks are printed on the front and back of the pickup, and/or are there any stickers?

It may be possible to identify the model from this information. If not, we may also need to know the DC resistance of the pickup:

After taking note of all connections, unsolder the pickup wires from the guitar. You may leave the bare ground wire, if any, connected to the guitar if you wish. If this is a 4-conductor pickup which has the black and white wires soldered to each other and insulated with tape, you may leave the black and white connected to each other, but you must remove the tape from that connection so you can connect an ohmmeter probe to it.

Measure DC resistance at normal room temperature with an ohmmeter. Make sure you are not touching the leads with your fingers when you take the measurement. You should look for readings between 1 Kohm and 20 Kohm.

On single-coil pickups, measure between the two leads, usually black and white, and ignore the ground wire, if any.

On four conductor pickups, measure black and red, then measure white and green. Ignore the ground wire.

On humbuckers where there are only two wires plus a ground, measure between those two wires and ignore the ground.

On humbuckers where there is only one wire plus a shield, measure from the one wire to the shield.

For all other wiring formats, report all possible measurements that are not zero ohms or infinite ohms.

Should I use 250K or 500K controls?

Regardless of what type of pickups are in your guitar, higher potentiometer resistance values produce a little more power and treble response. Whether this is a good or a bad thing is a matter of individual taste. In the early days, Gibson used 500K controls and Fender used 250K, thereby starting the single-coil = 250K, humbucker = 500K theory. Even though neither company has stuck strictly with this formula since then, the theory lives on. You won’t damage your pickups or your amp by mixing and matching different value controls, and one of our current favorites is a 250K volume control and a 1 Megohm tone control, EP1202.

How do I connect a 4-conductor pickup?

For normal series-humbucking wiring, solder the black and white wires to each other and insulate that connection with tape. The red wire is the hot output and the green and bare wires go to ground, usually by soldering them to the back of a pot. If the pickup sounds "out-of-phase" when played with other pickups, use the green as hot and connect the red and bare to ground.

4 Conductor Wiring

For further instructions select the SUPPORT button at the top of the page and then select WIRING DIAGRAMS.

Does it matter which direction I install my pickup?

Most humbuckers are symmetrical and their sound does not change at all when installed backwards. Humbuckers that are not mentioned in this FAQ sound the same when installed in either direction.

Some humbuckers have a distinctly different sound if you turn them around. There is no right or wrong installation direction. The Bluesbucker® is brighter-sounding with the adjustable screw coil toward the bridge. The D Sonic™ and Crunch Lab™ models (6 and 7 string) and the MegaDrive™ are brighter-sounding with the solid bar coil toward the bridge. The Steve’s Special™ and Blaze™ Bridge model are brighter-sounding with the cable exit side toward the bridge.

Some humbuckers have just a slightly different sound if you flip them to the opposite direction. There is no right or wrong orientation, but it’s a matter of preference for such a subtle difference, if you can hear the difference at all. Models that sound slightly brighter with the cable exit toward the bridge include:

Blaze™ Neck
D Activator™ Bridge
D Activator™ Neck
Evo 2™
Evolution® 7
Evolution® Bridge
Evolution® Neck
FRED®
Mo' Joe™
Virtual P-90™

Models that sound slightly brighter with the cable exit toward the neck include:

Air Norton®
Air Norton® 7
Air Zone™
DLX Plus™ Neck
Humbucker from Hell™
LiquiFire™
Norton®
Tone Zone®
Tone Zone® 7

Single-coil size humbuckers with side by side coils have coils that are so close together that reversing the installation direction does not have an audible effect on the sound.

I have a pickup with adjustable polepieces. What are the adjustable poles for?

Polepiece adjustment is intended to balance the volume between individual strings. The factory setting works for most players. If you don't hear any imbalance between the strings, there's no reason to adjust the poles.

How high should I adjust my pickups for the best sound?

There is no specific distance that works best for everyone. We measure string height from the top of the polepiece to the bottom of the string when the string (usually the high or low E) is held down at the highest fret. For standard, full-size humbuckers, a reasonable starting point for the bridge pickup is at least 1/16" (1.5mm) from the high E and 5/64" (2 mm) from the low E. There are no recommended distances for the other 4 strings. Their polepieces should be adjusted (if necessary) by ear in relation to the volume established for the first and sixth strings.  Once the bridge pickup is adjusted to a useful distance, the neck pickup can be adjusted by ear for a good balance.
For single-coil pickups and all hum canceling single-coil replacements with Alnico 5 rod magnets, we’ve found the following formula works very well: at the highest fret (usually the 21st or 22nd), the closest recommended distances from the top of the magnet to the bottom of the string are:
Neck and middle pickups
low E 1/8” (3.2mm)
high E 3/32” (2.4mm)
Bridge pickup
low E 3/32” (2.4mm)
high E 1/16” (1.6mm)
The Virtual Vintage® 2.1, 2.2 and VirtuAL 2® models have low magnet pull, and so do the Virtual T™ and all of the Fast Track™ models, including the Chopper™, Cruiser® and Pro Track™. They can all be adjusted relatively close to the strings.  At the highest fret the closest recommended distances from the top of the magnet to the bottom of the string are:
Neck and middle pickups
low E 3/32” (2.4mm)
high E 1/16” (1.6mm)
Bridge pickup
low E 1/16” (1.6mm)
high E 3/64” (1.2mm)
These settings will provide a lot of presence and attack.  For a more open 1950s sound, try adjusting the pickups 1/32” (0.8mm) further from the strings.
What happens if I adjust my pickup too close to the strings?
The closer the pickup gets to the strings, the stronger the signal that's sent to the amp. However, getting a pickup close to the strings brings the magnetic field closer, too. If the magnetic field is strong enough, it alters string vibration enough to make the guitar sound out of tune, and it can also cause string buzz and reduce sustain.

Do you still make?

Below is a complete list of DiMarzio® pickups produced since 1972. If you are trying to find out what pickup you may have, the numbers are on the back, and this list may be used as a cross-reference.  Most are available to order today, however there are discontinued models that may be special ordered through the DiMarzio® Custom Shop (718-981-9286).

DP100 - Super Distortion®  - Available
DP101 - Dual Sound®  - Available
DP102 - X2N® - Available
DP103 - PAF® 36th Anniversary - Available
DP104 - Super 2™  - Available
DP105 - DLX-1™  - Not  Available
DP106 - SCHB™  - Not  Available
DP107 - MegaDrive™  - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP108 - VS-1™  - Not  Available
DP109 - TDS-1™  - Not  Available
DP110 - FS-1™  - Available
DP111 - SDS-1™  - Available
DP112 - Pre B-1™  - Available
DP113 - HT-1™  - Not  Available
DP114 - VT-1™  - Not  Available
DP115 - HS-1™  - Not Available
DP116 - HS-2™  - Available
DP117 - HS-3™  - Available
DP118 - HS3-T™  - Not  Available
DP119 - Class of ’55™  - Not Available  Use DP175 or DP175S
DP120 - Model One™  - Available
DP121 - Model G™  - Not  Available
DP122 - DiMarzio Model P®  - Available
DP123 - DiMarzio Model J™ - Available
DP124 - VP-1™  - Not  Available
DP125 - X2N-B™  - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP126 - DiMarzio Model P + J™ - Available
DP127 - Split P™  - Available
DP128 - Alchemy 101™  - Not  Available
DP130 - Acoustic Model™  - Available
DP131 - Acoustic 2™  - Not  Available
DP132 - Acoustic Quick Mount™  - Not Available
DP133 - Quick Mount Pro™  - Not Available
DP134 - Elemental™  - Available
DP135 - Super Natural™  - Not  Available
DP136 - Super Natural Plus™  - Available
DP137 - Acoustic Bass™ - Not Available
DP138 - Virtual Acoustic™  - Available
DP139 - Reference Acoustic™ - Not Available
DP140 - Active Acoustic™  - Not  Available
DP141 - Active Model P™  - Not  Available
DP142 - Active Model J™  - Not  Available
DP143 - Active Model P and J™  - Not  Available
DP144 - Shock Wave System™  - Not  Available
DP145 - Will Power™ Neck  - Available
DP146 - Will Power™ Middle  - Available
DP147 - Ultra Jazz™ Neck  - Available
DP148 - Ultra Jazz™ Bridge  - Available
DP149 - Ultra Jazz™ Neck and Bridge - Available
DP150 - Double Whammy™  - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP151 - PAF Pro®  - Available
DP152 - Super 3™  - Available
DP153 - FRED®  - Available
DP154 - DLX Plus™ Bridge  - Available
DP155 - The Tone Zone®  - Available
DP156 - Humbucker From Hell®  - Available
DP157 - MultiBucker™  - Not Available
DP158 - Evolution® Neck  - Available
DP159 - Evolution® Bridge  - Available
DP160 - Norton®  - Available
DP161 - Steve’s Special™  - Available
DP162 - DLX Plus™ Neck  - Available
DP163 - Bluesbucker® - Available
DP164 - DLX-90™  - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP165 - The Breed™ Neck  - Available
DP166 - The Breed™ Bridge  - Available
DP167D - DiMarzio Soapbar™ (dog-ear)  - Available
DP167S - DiMarzio Soapbar™ (soapbar)  - Available
DP168 - DiMarzio Minibucker™ - Available
DP169 - Virtual P-90™  - Available
DP170 - Blue Velvet™  - Not Available  Use DP175 or DP175S
DP171 - Blue Velvet™ Bridge - Not Available  Use DP176
DP172 - Twang King™ Neck - Available
DP173 - Twang King™ Bridge  - Available
DP174 - Red Velvet™  - Available
DP175 - True Velvet™ Neck - Available
DP175S - True Velvet™ Middle - Available
DP176 - True Velvet™ Bridge - Available
DP177 - True Velvet T™ Neck - Available
DP178 - True Velvet T™ Bridge - Available
DP180 - Air Norton S™ - Available
DP181 - Fast Track 1™  - Available
DP182 - Fast Track 2™  - Available
DP183 - Fast Track T™, Now DP381 - Fast Track T™
DP184 - The Chopper™  - Available
DP185 - Half Track™  - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP186 - The Cruiser® Neck  - Available
DP187 - The Cruiser® Bridge  - Available
DP188 - Pro Track™  - Available
DP189 - The Tone Zone S™  - Available
DP190 - Air Classic™ Neck  - Available
DP191 - Air Classic™ Bridge  - Available
DP192 - Air Zone™  - Available
DP193 - Air Norton™  - Available
DP194 - PAF Classic™ Neck  - Not Available  Use DP190
DP195 - PAF Classic™ Bridge  - Not Available  Use DP191
DP196 - Virtual PAF™ Neck - Not Available  Use DP103
DP197 - Virtual PAF™ Bridge - Not Available  Use DP223
DP198 - DiMarzio Hot Minibucker™ - Available
DP200 - Steve Morse Model™ Bridge  - Available
DP201 - Al Di Meola Model™ Neck - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP202 - Al Di Meola Model™ Bridge - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP203 - Rick Derringer Model™ Neck - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP204 - Rick Derringer Model™ Bridge - Available from Custom Shop
DP205 - Steve Morse Model™ Neck  - Available
DP206 - Brian May Model™ - Not Available
DP207 - D Sonic™ - Available
DP209 - P-90 Super Distortion™ - Available
DP210 - The Tone Zone P90™ - Available
DP211 - EJ Custom™ Neck - Available
DP212 - EJ Custom™ Bridge - Available
DP213 - PAF Joe™ - Available
DP214 - Virtual Hot PAF® - Not Available  Use DP223
DP215 - Evo 2™ Bridge - Available
DP216 - Mo' Joe™ - Available
DP217 - HS-4™ - Available
DP218 - Super Distortion S™ - Available
DP219 - D Activator™ Neck - Available
DP220 - D Activator™ Bridge – Available
DP221 - D Activator-X™ Neck - Available
DP222 - D Activator-X™ Bridge - Available
DP223 - PAF® 36th Anniversary Bridge - Available
DP224 - Andy Timmons Model AT-1™ - Available
DP225 - Billy Corgan Neck Model BC-1™ - Available
DP226 - Billy Corgan Bridge Model BC-2™ - Available
DP227 - LiquiFire™ - Available
DP228 - Crunch Lab™ - Available
DP230 - The Angel™ - Available
DP231 - The Angel™ Active - Available
DP232 - The Angel™ System - Available
DP233 - The Angel™ PZ - Available
DP240 - Vintage Minibucker™ Neck Model - Available
DP241 - Vintage Minibucker™ Bridge Model - Available
DP244 - Dominion™ Neck - Available
DP245 - Dominion™ Bridge - Available
DP247 - Area J™ Neck - Available
DP248 – Area J™ Bridge - Available
DP249 - Area J™ Set - Available
DP250 - Area P™ - Available
DP251 - Area P + J™ - Available
DP252 - Gravity Storm™ Neck - Available
DP253 - Gravity Storm™ Bridge - Available
DP254 - Transition™ Neck - Available
DP255 - Transition™ Bridge - Available
DP318 - Super Distortion® T - Available
DP380 - Air Norton T™ - Available from DiMarzio Custom Shop
DP381 - Fast Track T™  - Available
DP384 - The Chopper T™  - Available
DP389 - The Tone Zone T™  - Available
DP401 - Virtual Vintage® 2.1 - Not Available  Use DP415 - Area '58™
DP402 - Virtual Vintage® Blues  - Available
DP403 - Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues - Not Available  Use DP409
DP404 - Virtual Vintage® Solo  - Not Available  Use DP420 - Virtual Solo™
DP405 - Virtual Vintage® ’54 - Not Available  Use DP408
DP406 - Virtual Vintage® ’54 Bridge - Not Available  Use DP408
DP407 - VirtuAL 2® Neck – Not available Use DP416 - Area '61™
DP408 - VirtuAL 2® Middle - Not Available  Use  DP408
DP409 - VirtuAL 2® Bridge - Not Available  Use  DP409
DP410 - Virtual Vintage® 2.2 - Not Available  Use DP416 - Area '61™
DP411 - Virtual T™ Neck - Not Available
DP412 - Virtual T™ Bridge - Not Available
DP413 - Virtual Hot T™ Bridge - Not Available  Use DP418 Area T™ Bridge
DP414 - Virtual Vintage® Solo Pro - Not Available  Use DP420 - Virtual Solo™
DP415 - Area '58™ - Available
DP416 - Area '61™ - Available
DP417 - Area T™ Neck - Available
DP418 - Area T™ Bridge - Available
DP419 - Area '67™ - Available
DP420 - Virtual Solo™ - Available
DP421 - Area Hot T™ Bridge - Available
DP422 - Injector™ Neck - Available
DP423 - Injector™ Bridge - Available
DP424 - Area T™ 615 - Available
DP547 - Ultra Jazz 5™ Neck - Available
DP548 - Ultra Jazz 5™ Bridge - Available
DP549 - Ultra Jazz 5™ Neck and Bridge - Available
DP550 - Area J™ 5 Neck - Available
DP551 - Area J™ 5 Bridge - Available
DP552 - Area J™ 5 Pair - Available
DP700 - Blaze™ Neck  - Available
DP701 - Blaze™ Middle  - Available
DP702 - Blaze™ Bridge  - Available
DP703 - Blaze™ Custom  - Available
DP704 - Evolution 7™ - Available
DP705 - X2N 7™ - Available
DP706 - D Sonic 7™ - Available
DP707 - LiquiFire 7™ - Available
DP708 - Crunch Lab 7™ - Available
DP719 - D Activator 7™ Neck - Available
DP720 - D Activator 7™ Bridge - Available
DP755 - Tone Zone 7™ - Available
DP759 - PAF 7™ - Available
DP793 - Air Norton 7™ - Available
DP809 - Ionizer 8™ Neck - Available
DP810 - Ionizer 8™ Middle - Available
DP811 - Ionizer 8™ Bridge - Available
DP819 - D Activator 8™ Neck - Available
DP820 - D Activator 8™ Bridge - Available
DP859 - PAF® 8 - Available

What is the price?

The suggested U.S. retail price of our products can be found by downloading our PDF price lists. DiMarzio® dealers determine actual retail prices. Most dealers offer our suggested retail price. Prices outside the USA are generally higher due to import costs and VAT.

Where are DiMarzio® pickups made?

All DiMarzio® pickups are made in our New York City factory.

What's the difference between a Super Distortion® and a Dual Sound®?

In our current production, there is no difference whatsoever, but we include a 500K push-pull pot with the Dual Sound®. Our original Super Distortion® had 1 conductor plus shield. We introduced the Dual Sound® with three conductors plus shield to allow more wiring options. As guitar manufacturers and players became more sophisticated, the market demanded four conductors plus shield on all humbuckers, so both models now have four conductors, as do all of our full-size humbuckers.

What are "DiMarzio® black back pickups"?

Although "black back" is not a nickname that we have ever used, it commonly refers to the fact that some of our humbuckers have black base plates rather than brass or nickel silver. This is simply a cosmetic choice which does not affect performance, and it doesn't actually refer to specific models. However, the Breed™ and Evolution® models are built with black base plates as a standard feature.

My local music store had the pickup model that I wanted, but it was in a color that doesn't go with my guitar. I bought it anyway. Can I exchange it for the color I want?

If your DiMarzio® single-coil-size pickup has a replaceable plastic cover, you can order a replacement cover in the color you want.

"Right model, wrong color" does not qualify for a free exchange, which is intended only for performance issues. However, if you are a U.S. resident, if the pickup package is still factory sealed, if the pickup is of current production and if the color you wish to return is one of our standard or stock colors, we can exchange it for a non-refundable inspection and shipping fee of $10. Please obtain a return authorization number as directed in the question just above this one and enclose a U.S. Postal money order with the returned pickup. No other form of payment is acceptable for a color exchange. If after inspection we determine that the pickup package has been unsealed or that the pickup has been installed or otherwise is not in factory-new condition, the pickup will be returned to you and will not be exchanged.

I installed one of your pickups and it's not really what I expected. I think I should have selected a different model. What can I do now?

DiMarzio 30 Day Exchange Policy

We want you to be happy with your new DiMarzio® pickup. If you feel that your new pickup is not helping you achieve the tone and performance that you want, we can help through our 30-day exchange program.

1. If you are a U.S. resident, please call us at (718) 816-8112 any Monday through Friday between 12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM Eastern Time within 30 days of original retail purchase.  

2. Explain to our tech support staff what you were trying to achieve by installing a replacement pickup and what the actual results were. We will help you choose a more appropriate model and we will issue a Return Authorization number.

3. Please pack the pickup securely to prevent damage and write your Return Authorization number on the outside of the package. Return the pickup to this address. We recommend that you insure the package or ship it with tracking.

4. If the replacement that we recommend has a higher List Price than the pickup that you are returning, please include a check or money order for the difference in List Price.  

5. We need your original sales receipt which is dated no more than 30 days before our Return Authorization was issued.  

6. The returned pickup must be in “like new” condition except for the cable or wire leads, which may have been shortened and/or soldered. DiMarzio® will not accept any pickup which has been altered or damaged due to misuse or accident.  

7. Upon inspection and acceptance of your pickup, we will ship a replacement promptly without additional charge. We reserve the right to exchange your pickup for a factory refurbished model.  

Exchanges are limited to pickups of like kind (e.g., a humbucker for a humbucker). Color or finish changes are not permitted. Limit of one exchange per original retail purchase. Exchanges can not be conducted by email. This offer applies to U.S. residents only and is not available on prepackaged sets, prewired sets, or on DiMarzio pickups that came pre-installed in a new guitar.

 

Are DiMarzio® products covered by a warranty?

DiMarzio®, Inc. warrants that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship, and will repair or replace any part which (under normal installation and use) discloses such defects, if the product is returned to DiMarzio®, Inc. with all shipping charges prepaid and within five years from the date of purchase (or for cables, within the original owner's lifetime), and provided that the product, upon examination by DiMarzio®, Inc., discloses that it is defective. This warranty does not extend to any part of our products which has been damaged by misuse, accident, incorrect wiring, improper installation, use in violation of the instructions, tampering, alteration or repair outside of our factory.

What is a DiMarzio® ClipLock® Guitar Strap?

DiMarzio® ClipLock® Quick Release strap system is the most secure and unique fastening method available. The cornerstone of the ClipLock® strap is the heavy-duty acetal clip that allows you to change it easily from guitar to guitar with a little fingertip pressure, yet has enough holding power to meet military specifications.The ClipLock® fastens permanently between your guitar body and strap buttons with two sturdy brass bushings and extra-long screws (included). DiMarzio® ClipLock® straps adjust in length from 43 to 63 inches (110-160 cm), measured between the strap buttons.

Can I get extra strap ends to install on my other guitars so I can use the same strap?

Yes, order DiMarzio® part number DD2201 Extra Fasteners. For the extra-long version, order DD2202. For more information click on STRAPS > ACCESSORIES > Extra Fasteners or Extra Long Fasteners.

 

Extra Fasteners for ClipLock®

Extra Long Fasteners for ClipLock®

Your ClipLock® nylon strap is too long for me even if I adjust it short. Do you make extra short versions?

Yes, you can order an extra-short ClipLock® nylon strap which is about 3.5 inches (9 cm) shorter than our standard length. There is no extra charge.

Are DiMarzio products covered by a warranty?

DiMarzio® Inc. warrants that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship, and will repair or replace any part which (under normal installation and use) discloses such defects, if the product is returned to DiMarzio® Inc. with all shipping charges prepaid and within five years from the date of purchase (or for cables, within the original owner's lifetime), and provided that the product, upon examination by DiMarzio® Inc., discloses that it is defective. This warranty does not extend to any part of our products which has been damaged by misuse, accident, incorrect wiring, improper installation, use in violation of the instructions, tampering, alteration or repair outside of our factory.

What is the price?

The suggested U.S. retail price of our products can be found by downloading our PDF price lists. DiMarzio® dealers determine actual retail prices. Most dealers offer our suggested retail price. Prices outside the USA are generally higher due to import costs and VAT.

Are DiMarzio products covered by a warranty?

DiMarzio® Inc. warrants that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship, and will repair or replace any part which (under normal installation and use) discloses such defects, if the product is returned to DiMarzio® Inc. with all shipping charges prepaid and within five years from the date of purchase (or for cables, within the original owner's lifetime), and provided that the product, upon examination by DiMarzio® Inc., discloses that it is defective. This warranty does not extend to any part of our products which has been damaged by misuse, accident, incorrect wiring, improper installation, use in violation of the instructions, tampering, alteration or repair outside of our factory.

What is the price?

The suggested U.S. retail price of our products can be found by downloading our PDF price lists. DiMarzio® dealers determine actual retail prices. Most dealers offer our suggested retail price. Prices outside the USA are generally higher due to import costs and VAT.

Are DiMarzio products covered by a warranty?

DiMarzio® Inc. warrants that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship, and will repair or replace any part which (under normal installation and use) discloses such defects, if the product is returned to DiMarzio® Inc. with all shipping charges prepaid and within five years from the date of purchase (or for cables, within the original owner's lifetime), and provided that the product, upon examination by DiMarzio® Inc., discloses that it is defective. This warranty does not extend to any part of our products which has been damaged by misuse, accident, incorrect wiring, improper installation, use in violation of the instructions, tampering, alteration or repair outside of our factory.

What is the price?

The suggested U.S. retail price of our products can be found by downloading our PDF price lists. DiMarzio® dealers determine actual retail prices. Most dealers offer our suggested retail price. Prices outside the USA are generally higher due to import costs and VAT.

Where are DiMarzio® pickups made?

All DiMarzio® pickups are made in our New York City factory.

What's the difference between a Super Distortion® and a Dual Sound®?

In our current production, there is no difference whatsoever, but we include a 500K push-pull pot with the Dual Sound®. Our original Super Distortion® had 1 conductor plus shield. We introduced the Dual Sound® with three conductors plus shield to allow more wiring options. As guitar manufacturers and players became more sophisticated, the market demanded four conductors plus shield on all humbuckers, so both models now have four conductors, as do all of our full-size humbuckers.

What are "DiMarzio® black back pickups"?

Although "black back" is not a nickname that we have ever used, it commonly refers to the fact that some of our humbuckers have black base plates rather than brass or nickel silver. This is simply a cosmetic choice which does not affect performance, and it doesn't actually refer to specific models. However, the Breed™ and Evolution® models are built with black base plates as a standard feature.

Still need help?

 

Email us at [email protected]. We'll be happy to answer your technical questions by email, usually within one to two business days. If you are asking our advice on which DiMarzio® pickup model to use, be sure to include important information such as your guitar and amp model, playing style, what you don't like about your present pickup and what you would like to accomplish with a new pickup.

We offer telephone tech support between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET Monday thru Friday. Please call (718) 816-8112 or (800) 221-6468

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