DP151FBK - PAF Pro®
DP151Chrometop - PAF Pro®
 
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PAF Pro®

DP151

The PAF Pro® was created when chops-intensive playing was first starting to happen, and high-gain amps and rack systems were becoming popular. A pickup was needed that combined a lot of presence and “cut” with an open-sounding PAF® vibe. The transparency of its sound lets the PAF Pro® slice through heavy processing, where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. Low notes have both snap and chunk, and there is a spike in the mid-range that gives the pickup a subtle “aw” vowel sound, like a wah-wah pedal stopped in the middle.

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Recommended For

All positions

Tech Talk

This is a great building block pickup, because it's effective in many different situations. Try it in the neck position with a hotter bridge pickup — anything from a Norton® to an X2N® will create a good two-humbucker match. As a bridge pickup, it's really effective with single-coils, because it won't drown them out with too much power, and it's bright enough to blend in tone-wise.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 300
DC Resistance: 8.4 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1986
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 5.0
 

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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Song: Butler's Bag
Album: Crossroads The Movie
Band:
Guitar Used: Charvel
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Bridge
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
 
 

Chris Buono

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Song: Fumble Fingers
Album: The Alchemists II
Band: Chris Buono/Dave Martone
Guitar Used: '88 Ibanez Jem 777
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
 
 

Dimitar Nalbantov

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Song: Dome of Heaven
Album: Hope Springs Eternal
Band: Dimitar Nalbantov
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG Custom
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
Song: Natural Course
Album: Hope Springs Eternal
Band: Dimitar Nalbantov
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG Custom
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® -
 
 

Ekaitz Garmendia

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Song: Cannibalistic Revolution
Album: Dimension of Pain
Band: Legen Beltza
Guitar Used: Dean MLF79
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
Pickup Used: X2N® -
 
Song: When the Moon Falls
Album: Dimension of Pain
Band: Legen Beltza
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG3120TW
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® -
 
 

Federico Miranda

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Song: En Aranjuez con tu amor
Album: Baula Project
Band: Federico Miranda
Guitar Used: Ibanez 540S LTD
Pickup Used: FRED® - Bridge
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
 
 

Howard Hart

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Song: Thirst
Album: Thirst
Band: Howard Hart
Guitar Used: Ibanez JS-100
Pickup Used: FRED® -
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Jarle H. Olsen

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Song: Enigmatic Mind
Album: Quadrasonic
Band: Jarle H. Olsen
Guitar Used: Carvin DC145
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
 
 

Larry Mitchell

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Song: Pony Ride Chapter 7
Album: Sonic Temple
Band: The Larry Mitchell Band
Guitar Used: Ibanez Blazer Custom
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Bridge
 
 

Magnus Olsson

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Song: Deliverance
Album: Frailty
Band: The Duskfall
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG3120
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Marcello Zappatore

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Song: Sceblasti
Album: La Ciliengina Sulla Porta
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 77FP
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
Song: Melodic Solo
Album: unreleased
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 77FP
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
Song: Chitarre Suit Op 1 for Fool Orchestra
Album: La Ciliengina Sulla Porta
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 77FP
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Mike Orlando

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Song: Horizons
Album: Sonic Stomp
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 777
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
Song: Old School Boogie
Album: Sonic Stomp
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 777
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Nacho de Andres

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Neal Nagaoka

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Song: Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
Album: The Crossing
Band: Neal Nagaoka
Guitar Used: Custom Carruthers Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
 
 

Richie Allan

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Song: The Author
Album: Heavy Metal Ninjas EP
Band: Heavy Metal Ninjas
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem7RB
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Bridge
 
 

Rikk Beatty

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Song: The Saint
Album: Pointing at the Moon
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JS1
Pickup Used: FRED® -
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Robert Rodrigo

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Song: Fury of the Universe
Album: Half Finger on the Moon 2007
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez RGT 3020
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® -
 
 

Scott Allen

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Song: Bodega
Album: From the Blindside
Band: Scott Allen Project
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur Custom Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
Song: My Bad Mojo
Album: What Lies Beyond Words
Band: Scott Allen Project
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur Custom Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
Song: Sapphire Sky
Album: What Lies Beyond Words
Band: Scott Allen Project
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur Custom Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
Song: The Grind
Album: What Lies Beyond Words
Band: Scott Allen Project
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur Custom Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
Song: U Want Some Of This
Album: What Lies Beyond Words
Band: Scott Allen Project
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur Custom Guitar
Pickup Used: PAF Pro® - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
 

Joe Satriani

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Paul Gilbert

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Alex Bodnar

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Angus Clark

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Art Rodriguez

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Aurelien Budynek

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Billy Sutherland

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Chris Rizzola

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Devin Bronson

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Doctor Know

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Doug Doppler

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Earl Slick

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Fabrizio Chiruzzi

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Fredrik Pihl

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German Schauss

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James McIlroy

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Jamie Brantley

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Jamie Robinson

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Jeries Alfreih

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Kessier Hsu

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Llexi Leon

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Mark Burkert

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Mark McGee

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Patrick Droney

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Richie Kotzen

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Scott Bush

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Scott Dalhover

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Scott Hughes

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DP148 - Ultra Jazz™ Bridge
 
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Ultra Jazz™ Bridge

DP148

The hum-cancelling Ultra Jazz™ takes a traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound and really opens it up. Lows are deeper, highs are more percussive, and the mid-range is round but not muddy. Harmonic overtones jump off the strings. It’s also quick; with instant response to either fingers or pick-style playing. There’s only one word for this combination of qualities: “musical”. Choose the perfectly matched Ultra Jazz™ Pair, or try an Ultra Jazz™ bridge pickup with a Split P™ in the middle position.

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Recommended For

Bridge position. The Ultra Jazz™ Bridge was designed to fit the bridge position of the original Fender Jazz Bass, which has neck and bridge pickup cavities of two different sizes. Some current basses use the same length pickup in both positions. Please refer to the dimensions link for the correct choice for your bass.

Tech Talk

The appearance of the Ultra Jazz™ is traditional, but the wide dynamic range and frequency response of the hybrid magnetic structure allows both vintage and modern sounds. As with the Model J™, hum canceling is achieved with each coil sensing a pair of strings, rather than a stacked design; even with a relatively high DC resistance figure, the Ultra Jazz™ has very strong, percussive highs and clean lows.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5 & Ceramic
Output mV: 250
DC Resistance: 12.3 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1996
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 7.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
 
 

James LoMenzo

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DP145 - Will Power™ Neck
Billy Sheehan
 
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Will Power™ Neck

DP145

Billy Sheehan has used the original DiMarzio Model P® and Model One™ bass pickups for many years. Because of the demands Billy puts on his system, we made several modifications to existing models in order to deliver even more of what he wanted. These are the exact pickups Billy uses in his signature Yamaha® basses. The Will Power™ Neck Model is very deep-sounding with great low-end definition.

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Recommended For

Neck position, medium string spacing.

Tech Talk

Warm, full tone, no mud. For maximum high-end response, try 500K controls. For even brighter and cleaner sound, try switching the coils from series to parallel: the volume drops a bit, but the midrange really opens up and acquires a more acoustic quality.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 200
DC Resistance: 12.21 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 7.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 7.0
 

Color Options

Black
 
 

James LoMenzo

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Song: The Last Bass Player on Earth
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Yamaha BB Custom Shop Model
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Middle - Middle
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Neck - Neck
 
 

Billy Sheehan

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Josh Newton

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DP146 - Will Power™ Middle
Billy Sheehan
 
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Will Power™ Middle

DP146

Billy Sheehan has used the original DiMarzio Model P® and Model One™ bass pickups for many years. Because of the demands Billy puts on his system, we made several modifications to existing models in order to deliver even more of what he wanted. These are the exact pickups Billy uses in his signature Yamaha® basses. The Will Power™ Neck Model is very deep-sounding with great low-end definition.

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Recommended For

Middle position

Tech Talk

The differences between the Will Power™ and the Model P® are subtle. High notes are a little fatter. The midrange is a little more intense, making the overall attack more intense (not that the Model P® has ever been accused of being too polite). Lows are about the same as the Model P®, but again, a little more intense.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 175
DC Resistance: 11.45 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 8.0
 
Bass: 8.0
 

Color Options

Black
 
 

Billy Sheehan

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Song: Elevate Intro
Album: The Winery Dogs
Band: The Winery Dogs
Guitar Used: Yamaha Attitude Ltd. II
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Middle - Middle
 
 
Song: Elevate Solo
Album: The Winery Dogs
Band: The Winery Dogs
Guitar Used: Yamaha Attitude Ltd. II
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Middle - Middle
 
 
Song: Opus D' Funk
Album: Johnny Hiland
Band: Johnny Hiland
Guitar Used: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Bass
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Middle - Middle
 
 

James LoMenzo

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Song: The Last Bass Player on Earth
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Yamaha BB Custom Shop Model
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Middle - Middle
Pickup Used: Will Power™ Neck - Neck
 
 
DP147 - Ultra Jazz™ Neck
 
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Ultra Jazz™ Neck

DP147

The hum-cancelling Ultra Jazz™ takes a traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound and really opens it up. Lows are deeper, highs are more percussive, and the mid-range is round but not muddy. Harmonic overtones jump off the strings. It’s also quick; with instant response to either fingers or pick-style playing. There’s only one word for this combination of qualities: “musical”. Choose the perfectly matched Ultra Jazz™ Pair, or try an Ultra Jazz™ bridge pickup with a Split P™ in the middle position.

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Recommended For

Neck position. The Ultra Jazz™ Neck was designed to fit the neck position of the original Fender Jazz Bass, which has neck and bridge pickup cavities of two different sizes. Some current basses use the same length pickup in both positions. Please refer to the dimensions link for the correct choice for your bass.

Tech Talk

The appearance of the Ultra Jazz™ is traditional, but the wide dynamic range and frequency response of the hybrid magnetic structure allows both vintage and modern sounds. As with the Model J™, hum canceling is achieved with each coil sensing a pair of strings, rather than a stacked design; even with a relatively high DC resistance figure, the Ultra Jazz™ has very strong, percussive highs and clean lows.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5 & Ceramic
Output mV: 250
DC Resistance: 12.3 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1996
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 7.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
 
 

Anthony Corley Sr.

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DP138 - Virtual Acoustic™
 
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Virtual Acoustic™

DP138

The Virtual Acoustic™ uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage® line to create a pickup that’s practically noise-free — even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic™ to capture the character of the particular instrument it’s mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus™, the Virtual Acoustic™ installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes.

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Specs

Wiring: 1 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
DC Resistance: 6.02 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1998
Patent: 5980998

Color Options

Black
 
 

Wayne Eagles

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DP134 - Elemental™
 
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Elemental™

DP134

What comes to mind when you hear the Elemental™ are words such as “warm” and “friendly”. It’s sensitive to differences in picking attack, and “hears” the change in tone as the right hand moves along the string length. This makes the Elemental™ particularly suited to fingerpicking styles with small and medium-size guitars. Like the Super Natural Plus™, the Elemental™ installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance, and there’s a convenient slide volume control and 12-foot cable.

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Specs

Wiring: 1 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
DC Resistance: 1.76 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1994
Patent: 4501185

Color Options

Black
 
 

Eric Johnson

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DP136 - Super Natural Plus™
 
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Super Natural Plus™

DP136

The Super Natural Plus™ is just what its name implies — it goes beyond ordinary-sounding acoustic pickups. The Super Natural Plus™ is voiced specifically for dreadnought-sized guitars, where our combination of incredibly crisp treble and tight bass response will allow acoustic players to deal with real-world problems of feedback and muffled tone. The pickup is built into a plastic cover molded to look like dark-grained rosewood.

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Specs

Wiring: 1 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
DC Resistance: 8.05 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1996
Patent: 5530199

Color Options

Rosewood
 
 
DP127W - Split P™
 
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Split P™

DP127

Widen the sound of your gear with a Split P™ pickup. Each half of this unique double-blade P-style pickup is a complete humbucker. Split P™ pickups are EQ’d to expand the range of your bass by extending both low- and high-end response: a great way to get a broader contemporary sound from mid-rangy one-pickup-in-the-middle basses. The double-blade design adds snap for crisp attack and emphasizes cool overtones for big, smooth tone. Blade pole pieces also make the Split P™ very sensitive to finger- and pick-attack.

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Recommended For

Middle position

Tech Talk

The Split P™ ability to reproduce both subtle dynamics and the full range of electric bass frequencies is particularly useful with fretless basses and modern bass amps. Biamping will demonstrate this pickups ability to reproduce top end, but the broad magnetic window of the dual-blade design enables the highs to stay fat and full.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 250
DC Resistance: 19.16 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1992
Patent: 4501185

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 8.0
 

Color Options

Black
White
 
 

Dino Fiorenza

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Song: La promessa del Beduino
Album: Favole per Adulti
Band: Gianni de Chellis
Guitar Used: Vester Bass
Pickup Used: Split P™ - Middle
 
 

Chris McCarvill

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Jay Bentley

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Josh Newton

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DP130BK - Acoustic Model™
 
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Acoustic Model™

DP130

The Acoustic Model™ is a piezo-electric transducer that can be mounted in any location on the guitar’s top. A non-hardening putty is used to mount the pickup, allowing simple installation and removal. Every acoustic guitar has its own balance of highs, mids and lows, and it’s easy to experiment with the position of the Acoustic Model™ to determine the spot that achieves the best tone for your taste. It can also be semi-permanently mounted on the inside face of the guitar and connected to an acoustic endpin jack, so it’s practically invisible.

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Specs

Wiring: 1 Conductor
Magnet: -
DC Resistance: n/a
Year of Introduction: 1979
Patent: n/a

Color Options

Black
 
 

Dino Fiorenza

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