DP156BK - Humbucker From Hell®
DP156Chrometops - Humbucker From Hell®
 
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The Humbucker From Hell®

DP156

Because a conventional humbucker senses the string at two different places, it cancels some frequencies along with the hum. What if there was a humbucker that cancelled fewer frequencies? It would be brighter and cleaner: almost glassy-sounding. In other words, it would sound a lot like a Strat® pickup, but with about the same power as a PAF®. We created The Humbucker From Hell® primarily as a neck pickup. You won’t believe how much it will open up the sound in the neck position of a Gibson® Les Paul®, and it has an almost acoustic quality in the neck spot of a bolt-on guitar. Why is it called The Humbucker From Hell®? Try it in the bridge position with a bright amp — but put in your earplugs first, and don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Recommended For

Neck position in solid body guitars.

Tech Talk

Okay, we admit it — it's a strange name for a pickup that's not a mega-voltage monster, but try it in the bridge position with a really bright amp and you'll get it. What we really wanted was a super-clean neck pickup, because we've heard years of complaints about muddy-sounding humbuckers. This pickup is the cure. With some guitar/amp combinations, it can sound almost acoustic. With others, it's real Strat®-like. Aside from canceling 60-cycle hum, it bears very little resemblance to a standard humbucking sound.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 226
DC Resistance: 5.89 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1992
Patent: 4501185

Tone Guide

Treble: 8.5
 
Mid: 4.5
 
Bass: 4.5
 

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Domo Dixon

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Song: Global Warning
Album: Citizen Brain
Band: Gama Bomb
Guitar Used: Jackson modified
Pickup Used: The Humbucker From Hell® -
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® -
 
 

Paul Gilbert

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Song: B.R.O
Album: Technical Difficulties
Band: Racer X
Guitar Used: Ibanez PGM
Pickup Used: The Humbucker From Hell® - Neck
 
 

Andy Martin

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