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DiMarzio D Activator Humbucker Guitar Pickup

Add a harmonic quality to your playing while eliminating the unwanted edginess with this humbucker pickup. It's designed to be used in the bridge and neck positions. (19) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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The D Activator(tm) bridge has an enriched harmonic quality and the notes want to sing. Both the D Activator neck and bridge pickups were designed to eliminate the sterile edginess commonly associated with active pickups. The D Activators use coils tuned to different frequencies. The idea is to shift the resonant point of the pickup to the frequencies of the harmonics that you want to accentuate from the guitar. The D Activator bridge pickup is about 25% louder than the D Activator neck. Since DiMarzio were developing both pickups from the ground up as a set, they adjusted the volume levels on the pickups so they are balanced. That way when you switch from the neck to the bridge, you don't hear a drop in volume, another common problem with active pickups.

Recommended For: Bridge, Neck

Tech Talk: An interesting fact about the most popular active bridge pickups is that they aren't incredibly loud. Instead, they have a strong, focused attack that hits the amp very hard and makes them 'feel' more powerful than they actually spec out to be. This is an important characteristic that they needed to capture with the D Activator bridge pickup. They also wanted to avoid the limiting effect that can occur with active pickups when they are played hard. DiMarzio's pickup is passive with a lot of headroom, and it responds quickly and accurately to changes in pick attack. A hard pick attack doesn't cause the signal to flatten out, and picking more softly or rolling the volume control down lets the sound clean up naturally. Like all passive pickups, D Activators require controls with a minimum value of 250Kohms. 500K is the standard all around value, and DiMarzio's 1Megohm tone control is best for long cable runs. zZounds is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.
Wiring: 4 conductor

Magnet: ceramic

Output: 470

DC Resistance: 11.41

Year of introduction: 2007

Patent#: 4501185
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 2 in
DiMarzio Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 718-981-9286
This item must be exchanged directly through the manufacturer if it is found to be defective, and can only be returned to us if it is unopened. details
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "More METAL for the Buck!"
Sound: I got this pickup on an Ibanez EX 370 I won off E-bay. I was surprised by the response I got win I cranked it up. This pickup can give you some sweet sustain on clean channels and on an overdriven channel with a Digitech Metal Master pedal it creates some great Metal sounds like Tommi Iommi's vintage sound to Nickelbacks cranking tones. Feature: The best feature I like about this pickup is getting the Active sound without having to feed it 9 volt batterys! Ease of Use: Couldn't be easier to use, it reacts to the force at which strike the strings. It gives you all the features of an active pickup with the wiring ease of a passive pickup. Quality: It's a Dimarzio! Nuff said! Value: Definitely worth the price considering what active EMGs or Duncans are selling for. Manufacturer Support: I know from past experoences that Dimarzio is great with customer support, whether your having problems with a product oe just need a wiring diagram. The Wow Factor: Its a sweet looking set of open coils all rivets no screw heads, looks great sitting above a Floyd Rose Bridge! Overall: Looks, Sound, Features, and Price make this pickup a great upgrade to any guitar and an excellent value!
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Metal, New Metal, Death Metal if it KRANKS, I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "These pups can KEEP UP and then some!"
Sound: In an Ibanez Xiphos these are PERFECT! Great PUNCH! Turn the volume down and they clean up fairly well! These pups are HOT and they scream when picked hard yet can also clean up with lighter picking which is good! Has a lot of bass along with mids so yeah they are perfect for metal! But I play blues and they can deliver the goods there also! I like them better than my EMG's as they have a fuller sound! Feature: SOUND! PERFECT!
Style of Music: All
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