DP166 - The Breed™ Bridge
Steve Vai
DP166BK - The Breed™ Bridge
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The Breed™ Bridge

DP166

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

Bridge position in solid body guitars.

Tech Talk

The Breed™ was designed to warm up and smooth out the sound of 25½” scale trem guitars. It's got a lot more power than a PAF®, but it also has a finer "touch" than high-output models. Picking hard will generate a lot of voltage, but a softer attack will clean up the sound of an overdriven amp.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 356
DC Resistance: 16.32 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1997
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
 
Mid: 9.0
 
Bass: 8.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
Black/Cream
White
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
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: 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® -
 
 

Jeries Alfreih

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Song: Screaming Priests
Album: The End
Band: The End
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM: JEM7DBK
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Magnus Olsson

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Song: What Ever It Might Be
Album: The Alchemists
Band: Magnus Olsson
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG3120
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Delay
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM7DBK
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Mark Fitzpatrick

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Song: Watch Over Me
Album: Craving Lucy
Band: Craving Lucy
Guitar Used: Gibson Les Paul Custom
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Therapy
Album: Craving Lucy
Band: Craving Lucy
Guitar Used: Gibson Les Paul Custom
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Mattias Sonnemo

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Song: Illusion
Album: Freakshow
Band: Timecode Alpha
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: You Have to Understand
Album: Freakshow
Band: Timecode Alpha
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Electric Frog
Album:
Band: Mattias Solo Project
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG
Pickup Used: The Breed™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

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
 
 

Addy Cradle

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Alessandro Benvenuti

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Art Rodriguez

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Devin Bronson

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Greg Howe

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John March

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Kiko Loureiro

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Llexi Leon

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Mr. Scott DiGioia

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Rikk Beatty

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Rolf Munkes

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Scott Bush

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Scott Hughes

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