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DIMARZIO DP165 THE BREED NECK

STOCK CODE: DIMDP165BK

DIMARZIO DP165 THE BREED NECK - BLACK - STEVE VAI HUMBUCKER PICKUP

$149.00

DP165

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.

Recommended For
Neck position in bolt-on trem guitars, bridge position in set-neck fixed-bridge instruments.

Tech Talk
The Breed™ is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro® pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jems. As a neck pickup, it has more than enough power to balance with high-output bridge pickups: it will work with The Tone Zone®, Super Distortion®, and Evolution® as well as The Breed™ Bridge Model. In the bridge position, it has a very warm, hot PAF® tone — really smooth, with nice harmonics.

Specs
Wiring: 4 Conductor 
Magnet: Alnico 5 
Output mV: 325 
DC Resistance: 10.39 Kohm 
Year of Introduction: 1997 
Patent: n/a