DP165BK - Breed™ Neck
DP165CC - Breed™ Neck
 
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The Breed™ Neck

DP165

If you’re a fan of Steve Vai, you’ve probably seen him playing an Ibanez® Jem guitar with the word “Pogo” taped on the face. Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with the hotter, screaming Evolution®-equipped guitars. These are the pickups we developed for him. The neck pickup is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro® pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jems. The bridge pickup is not as hot as the Evolution®, but it’s got a warm and punchy mid-range coupled with a fat low end that rolls off before it can get muddy. Harmonics are easy to get, and the 4-conductor wiring enables cool “notch tone” coil-splitting.

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Recommended For

Neck position in bolt-on trem guitars, bridge position in set-neck fixed-bridge instruments.

Tech Talk

The Breed™ is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro® pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jems. As a neck pickup, it has more than enough power to balance with high-output bridge pickups: it will work with The Tone Zone®, Super Distortion®, and Evolution® as well as The Breed™ Bridge Model. In the bridge position, it has a very warm, hot PAF® tone — really smooth, with nice harmonics.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 325
DC Resistance: 10.39 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1997
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
 
Mid: 7.5
 
Bass: 7.5
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
Black/Cream
White
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
Camo
Satin Nickel
Satin Gold
Red
Yellow
Black/White
Black/Blue
Black/Green
Black/Pink
Black/Purple
Black/Red
Black/Yellow
Nickel Cover
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
Chrome Tops™
Gold Tops™
 
 

Steve Vai

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Dimitar Nalbantov

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Song: Be On The Wing
Album:
Band: Dimi Nalbantov
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG Custom
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Neck - Neck
 
 

Howard Hart

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Song: Slow Race To Oblivion
Album: Thirst
Band: Howard Hart
Guitar Used: Peavey EVH Wolfgang and Performance
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: FRED® -
 
 

Milan Polak

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Song: Dreamscapes
Album: Dreamscapes
Band:
Guitar Used: EB MM Silhouette
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Green Demon
Album: Scarred to Perfection
Band: Milan Polak
Guitar Used: Music Man Silhouette Special
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Addy Cradle

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Alessandro Benvenuti

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Art Rodriguez

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Devin Bronson

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James McIlroy

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Magnus Olsson

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Mark Fitzpatrick

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Michael Bailey

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Mr. Scott DiGioia

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Rolf Munkes

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Scott Hughes

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