DP160GG - Norton®
DP160FCC - Norton®
DP160FBC - Norton®
DP160FBK - Norton®
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Norton®

DP160

The sound of a Norton® is right between FRED® and The Tone Zone®. It’s got some FRED®-like harmonic overtones that can only be described as nasty, with more of the power and mid-range of the heavyweight Tone Zone®. The same patented dual-resonance design used in FRED® and The Tone Zone® delivers a sound that’s hotter and “bigger” than any vintage model, but not as loud as a distortion-class humbucker. Norton® might be our most versatile bridge pickup. Combine it with a wide choice of neck pickups like the Air Classic™, PAF® 36th Anniversary, PAF Pro®, and Air Norton™.

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Recommended For

Bridge position in all solid body guitars. Can also be used in neck position with higher output humbuckers.

Tech Talk

Norton® was originally designed to extend the tonal range and power of standard output humbuckers without going over the top. It's more modern than a PAF® sound: the benchmark Gibson® Les Paul®/Marshall combination yields more midrange crunch and high frequency pick harmonics than vintage-style pickups were capable of putting out. Norton® is really good for opening up the sound of mahogany set-neck guitars.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 352
DC Resistance: 12.62 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1994
Patent: 4501185

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 6.5
 

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
Worn Nickel Cover
Worn Gold Cover
Worn Unplated Cover
Chrome Tops™
Gold Tops™
 
 

Christian Wentz

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Song: Terrors of War
Album: Memoirs of a Broken Man
Band: Futures End
Guitar Used: Jackson Soloist
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
 
Song: Endless Journey
Album: Memoirs of a Broken Man
Band: Futures End
Guitar Used: Jackson Soloist
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
 

Henrik Danhage

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Song: Sea of Blood
Album:
Band: DeathDestruction
Guitar Used: Caparison H Danhage
Pickup Used: The Chopper™ -
Pickup Used: Norton® -
 
Song: Mark My Words
Album:
Band: DeathDestruction
Guitar Used: Caparison H Danhage
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
Pickup Used: Norton® -
 
 

Llexi Leon

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Song: City Falls
Album: Losing Faith
Band: Eternal Descent
Guitar Used: ESP Eclipse
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
Song: Sirian Overture Clip 2
Album: Eternal Descent
Band: Eternal Descent
Guitar Used: ESP Custom
Pickup Used: Air Classic™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
Song: Sirian Overture Clip 3
Album: Eternal Descent
Band: Eternal Descent
Guitar Used: ESP Custom
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
Song: Sirian Overture Clip 5
Album: Eternal Descent
Band: Eternal Descent
Guitar Used: ESP Custom
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
 

Nicola Fassi

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Song: Tower of Funk
Album: In Blue
Band: Nicola Fassi
Guitar Used: Rash Guitars Nicola Fassi Model
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Middle
Pickup Used: Norton® - Bridge
 
 

Chris Malone

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Joe Stump

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Marc Pattison

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Michael Bailey

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Neal Schon

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Rich Roger

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