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Area 61™

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DiMarzio® has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for twelve years. Our goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups we heard from the 1950s and early 60s. We’ve played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. Naturally, we wanted to nail this sound, and we wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. The Area 61™ does it. It’s good in all three positions. It’s the perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58™ pickups if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.

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Recommended For

All positions.

Tech Talk

Over the last 10 years we’ve gotten literally hundreds of requests from guitarists asking for the Texas blues sound. This sound is centered on single-coils from the early 1960s, but it’s also based on heavy strings and strong hands. We can’t change your strings or your hands, but the Area 61™ captures the tonal bedrock this sound is based on. Like the Area 58™, the Area 61™ really responds to different pick attacks: played hard, it sounds louder and tougher than you’d expect from a vintage pickup, but it cleans up immediately by picking softer or rolling down the volume control. And like the Area 58™, its ability to cancel hum is superior to full-size humbuckers.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output mV: 142
DC Resistance: 6.43 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2006
Patent: 4,442,749 & 5,908,802

Tone Guide

Treble: 8.5
 
Mid: 4.0
 
Bass: 4.0
 

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Aurelien Budynek

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Song: Streets of Montmartre
Album: Out of the Sun
Band: Dare Devil Squadron
Guitar Used: Fender Stratocaster American Standard 07
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
 
 
Song: Chronicles of Sorrow Pt. 1
Album: Out of the Sun
Band: Dare Devil Squadron
Guitar Used: Fender Stratocaster American Standard 07
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
 
 

Carl Harvey

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Song: Waiting for Tomorrow
Album: Unleashed
Band: Carl Harvey Project
Guitar Used: ESP Vintage Plus
Pickup Used: Area 61™ - Neck
 
 

Christopher Occhialini

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Song: Jukebox
Album: Nine
Band: Husky
Guitar Used: Strat
Pickup Used: Area 61™ - Neck
 
 

Eric Wirsing

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Song: Curiosity Demo
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: Fender American Strat
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
Pickup Used: Virtual Solo™ -
 
 

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 -
 
 

Henrik Danhage

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

Neil Citron

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Song: Hair of the Dog
Album:
Band: Bang Tower
Guitar Used: Fender Tele
Pickup Used: Area T™ Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Area T™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Area 61™ - Middle
 
 

Serj Buss

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Song: Time
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used:
Pickup Used: Area 61™ -
 
 

Andy Timmons

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Art Rodriguez

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Bo Ramsey

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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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Ethan Meixsell

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Fredrik Pihl

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Jamie Humphries

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Jeff Coggins

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Joe Cefalu

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Joe Matera

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John Czajkowski

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John March

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Magnus Olsson

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Mattias Sonnemo

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Mr. Scott DiGioia

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Rich Robinson

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Rob Bailey

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Tim Quick

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