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DiMarzio DP415 Area '58 Single-Coil Pickup

Get varied, vintage tone with this '50s single coil pickup, designed to sound like a vintage Strat pickup. It can be used in the neck, middle, or bridge position. (7) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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There are two major differences between a great vintage Strat(r) 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 DiMarzio has ever heard like this was from 1958, and that's what inspired the Area '58(tm), with two major differences. DiMarzio's pickup has way less magnet pull, and virtually no hum.

Recommended For: neck and middle, can also be used in bridge

Tech Talk: The Area '58 has obvious similarities to the Virtual Vintage(r) 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 '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(TM) are even quieter. zZounds is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.
Wiring: 4 conductor

Magnet: AlNiCo 2

Output: 125

DC Resistance: 6.12

Year of introduction: 2006

Patent#: 4442749 & 5908998
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 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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Overall: I wasn't sure these would do the deal on my Strats. I had one kit with pretty noisy pickups and another Strat that has great pickups but the dual rails I have a re too powerful for the neck. Easy install on the pickguard mount, had to mod the pickup to have it fit on my wood mount small cut Strat. Made for a pickguard mount no doubt. I cut the overhang flange off the side and it fit in the Strat's carved pickup hole. I was afraid it was not going to fit and I was scared to cut on it, but worked out fine. Incredibly quiet pickups, as quiet as a full on HB. Once I adjusted my EQ's a real pleasing balanced sound, as good as good gets. Sounds great clean or gained up and you can move them close to the strings with very little string pull effect. Dig these pickups, my new standard single coil for the neck. I was impressed even using rather uber gain pedals or amp gain the pickups were articulate and great sounding no matter clean to dirt. Some great Trower thick DejaVibe tones I rendered as well.
Style of Music: heavy fusion
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"Sweet, edgy, bright, all kinds of sounds in these!"
Sound: Well these are replacing my stock mexican pickups, which were muddy, and very noisy. I previously bought thhe fender vintage noiseless pickups, partly because of the whole fender name, and NOISELESS part. They are noiseless, but seemed to lack character, at least for me. They did have lush harmonics on the bridge/middle selector, which i loved, and if i ever bought i twelve string strat id put the fenders in it. But heres where the fenders fell short, distortion, even really low distortion, bad monkey overdrive to be exact, so not much at all. They lacked everything from character to just plain sound quality. So i bought these area 58's and a 61 for the bridge, and couldnt be happier with them. Clear like a single coil should be, dead quiet, even with higher amounts of gain. You can get praticlly any sound out of these just by adjusting the hieght!! i have the 61 set close to the strings, seeing i mainly use it for distortion. They rock!! very edgy, just what i was looking for, i almost like it more then my gibson 57 classic pickup!! that tells ya something! the 58s are also very good in the neck and middle, and could be placed in the bridge despite what others might say, you can compansate for output by adjusting the pickup hieght. Feature: its a pickup, you can get all kinds of neat colors if you please. Ease of Use: I installed them in one hour, and this was the first pair of pickups i ever installed, so i think anyone with a soldering gun could handle this. Quality: id say top notch, the wire was pretty thin, idk if thats good or bad... Value: its a good deal if it what your looking for... Manufacturer Support: hopefully never have to deal with them The Wow Factor: i must say they do look pretty good in my sage green fender, with the creme covers, i want to get a pearloid pickguard to complement it all. Overall: Overall great pickups, im still tweaking the sound to how i want it, and i didnt give it straight tens cause theres always something better, and nothing is perfect! Hope this help you all out!!! God bless, Brandon
Style of Music: Christian,blues, rock, country, folk
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