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Area 58™

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There are two major differences between a great vintage Strat® pickup and an average one: treble response and dynamics. A great pickup is clear and bright, but not thin-sounding. A great one makes the sound jump out of the amp when you pick hard and drop way down when you play softly, and the tone varies when the string is picked at different spots. The best pickup we’ve ever heard like this was from 1958, and that’s what inspired the Area 58™, with two major differences. Our pickup has way less magnet pull, and virtually no hum.

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Recommended For

Neck and middle, can also be used in bridge.

Tech Talk

The Area 58™ has obvious similarities to the Virtual Vintage® 2.1 it replaces, but there are several non-visible performance factors that have changed. Dynamic range and string definition are greatly increased, leading to improvements in both clean chord-playing and overdriven soloing. The Area 58™ is very sensitive to small height adjustment differences: close to the strings produces a fatter, slightly compressed blues tone and further away yields crystal clean sounds. The final improvement is in noise reduction. All of the Virtual Vintage® pickups have better hum cancellation than full-size humbuckers. Area 58™ and Area 61™ are even quieter.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output mV: 125
DC Resistance: 6.15 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2006
Patent: 4,442,749 & 5,908,802

Tone Guide

Treble: 9.0
 
Mid: 3.5
 
Bass: 3.5
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
White
Aged White
Mint Green
Blue
Green
Pink
Red
Yellow
 
 

Carl Harvey

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Song: Blox n Blues
Album: Unleashed
Band: Carl Harvey Project
Guitar Used: Custom Strat
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Neck
 
 

Harry Jacobson

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Song: Simple Minor Blues
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Strat®
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Bridge
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 -
 
 
Song: Rockinareas
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Strat®
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Middle
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
 
 
Song: Mary
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Strat®
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
 
Song: Brush with the Blues
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Strat®
Pickup Used: Area 58™ -
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
Pickup Used: Virtual Vintage® Heavy Blues 2 -
 
 

Jayson Chance

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Song: Area '58 Demo
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: G & L Strat
Pickup Used: Area 58™ -
 
 

Mr. Scott DiGioia

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Song: Brick Solo
Album:
Band: Me with Backing Track
Guitar Used: Fender® Strat®
Pickup Used: Area 58™ - Neck
 
 

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
 
 

Serj Buss

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Song: Rainha
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used:
Pickup Used: Area 58™ -
 
 

Andy Timmons

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Art Rodriguez

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Brad Delson

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Brad Whitford

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Carl Rydlund

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Dan Lawson

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Daniele Gregolin

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James Santiago

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Jamie Humphries

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Jeff Coggins

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Jeff McErlain

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John Czajkowski

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Lincoln Brewster

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Magnus Olsson

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Mattias Sonnemo

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Rich Robinson

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Tim Quick

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