DP176BK - True Velvet™ Bridge

True Velvet™ Bridge


It's not difficult to make a vintage single-coil pickup that's clean and bright, but not so easy if you also want the high strings to sound sweet above the 12th fret. The True Velvet™ Bridge was designed to make this happen by tuning the coil to a frequency range that’s bright but not thin. We combined this with a magnet stagger specifically designed to enhance string balance, which produces great clarity, even with full chords. The True Velvet™ Bridge is just a touch warmer and louder than the Neck and Middle, so the transition between pickup positions is very smooth and natural. The True Velvet™ Bridge comes standard with hand-ground magnets and vintage cloth covered wire.

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Recommended For

All positions

Tech Talk

The True Velvet™ is a further development of our Blue Velvet™ line. We've re-tuned the basic frequency response to hone in on the strongest aspects of vintage single-coil tone. The best vintage single-coils emphasized a “sweet spot” where the sound is bright but not piercing. The True Velvet™ is tuned to this spot, making it equally effective for many playing styles, from the clarity of country music to the grit of Texas blues.


Wiring: 2 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 142
DC Resistance: 6.49 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2008
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 8.0
Mid: 5.0
Bass: 3.5

Color Options

Aged White
Mint Green

Sean Chambers

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Song: In The Winter Time
Album: Ten Til Midnight
Band: Sean Chambers Band
Guitar Used: Fender Stratocaster
Pickup Used: True Velvet™ Bridge - Bridge

Joe Cefalu

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Kessier Hsu

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Patrick Fetkowitz

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