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
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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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DP123 - DiMarzio® Model J™
 
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DiMarzio Model J™

DP123

DiMarzio Model J™ pickups reproduce the warmth and roundness of the traditional Fender® Jazz Bass® sound with increased power and hum-cancellation. The additional power translates into a bigger sound that emphasizes the resonant character of the instrument. The DiMarzio Model J™ pickup’s sensitivity and deep tone are also the perfect complement to fretless basses. Double-stop glissandos and delicate violin-style vibrato speak with a classic, woody voice simply by backing off slightly on the tone control.

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Recommended For

Neck and bridge positions. The DiMarzio Model J™ was designed to fit 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. The DiMarzio Model J™ set, DP123, consists of two pickups of different lengths, with the neck pickup shorter than the bridge pickup. The pickups are also available individually as DP123S (short) and DP123L (long) if your bass requires either one size pickup or the other. Please refer to the dimensions link for the correct choice for your bass.

Tech Talk

Unlike traditional Js, each Model J™ is individually humbucking. It's not a stack: each coil picks up one pair of strings. By doing it this way, we keep the resistance down, and the tone clean and clear.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 150
DC Resistance: 6.82 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1979
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 4.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 6.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
 
 

Dino Fiorenza

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John Conte

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DP122- DiMarzio® Model P®
 
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DiMarzio Model P®

DP122

Breathe new life into any bass by replacing its stock pickup with a DiMarzio Model P®. This hum-cancelling two-piece pickup brings big, punchy sound to Fender® Precision Bass®-style basses. The DiMarzio Model P® accurately reproduces the sound of your bass with added gain and solid tone. DiMarzio Model P® pickups cut through the band without sacrificing bottom-end power. Gutsy mid-range provides growl when the bass is pushed hard.

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Recommended For

Middle position

Tech Talk

Heavy sound with midrange emphasis. Aggressive sound designed to cut through dense tracks and loud situations.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 163
DC Resistance: 11.54 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1977
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 7.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
 
 

Billy Sheehan

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John Conte

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Josh Newton

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Juan Alderete de la Peña

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Takeshi Ueda

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Tony Incigeri

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DP120 - Model One™
 
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Model One™

DP120

Originally designed as a direct replacement for Gibson® EB series neck pickups, the Model One™ has found new life as a woofer/tweeter in multipickup bass setups. By combining the Model One™ with Split P™, DiMarzio Model P®, or DiMarzio Model J™ pickups, you can effectively turn your bass into a woofer/tweeter setup with on-board control of sonic extremes.

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Recommended For

Neck position, narrow 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: 11.31 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1976
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 7.0
 
Mid: 5.0
 
Bass: 8.0
 

Color Options

Black
 
 

Billy Sheehan

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John Conte

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