DP161BK - Steve's Special™
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Steve’s Special™

DP161

Steve’s Special™ is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design. Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickup’s power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. Using our patented dual-resonance design, Steve’s Special™ takes the opposite path, spreading the sound over a broad range. Bass and treble frequencies are boosted while the mids are pulled back, so the pickup’s power doesn’t kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. This makes Steve’s Special™ a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds have an almost “hi-fi” quality.

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Recommended For

Bridge position

Tech Talk

Clean overdrive with high-gain amps. Steve’s Special™ is very effective in Dual Sound® and coil-splitting clean modes. For soloing, this is a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp: the mid-scoop in the pickup's sound keeps the initial pick attack clean, and the notes don't run together as much with legato playing, even with heavy overdrive.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 390
DC Resistance: 18.21 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995
Patent: 4501185

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
 
Mid: 4.5
 
Bass: 7.5
 

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™
 
 

Joe Cefalu

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Song: 4-Suckerpunch
Album: Fear Itself
Band: Joe Cefalu
Guitar Used: '88 Squier Strat
Pickup Used: Steve’s Special™ -
 
 

Rob Balducci

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Song: R U Divine
Album: The Color Of Light
Band: Rob Balducci
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG - LA Custom Shop
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Steve’s Special™ - Bridge
 
Song: Falling Water
Album: The Color Of Light
Band: Rob Balducci
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG - LA Custom Shop
Pickup Used: Steve’s Special™ - Bridge
 
 

Art Rodriguez

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Chris Brouelette

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Joey Concepcion

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Kessier Hsu

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Nacho de Andres

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Paul Warren

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