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DiMarzio DP416 Area '61 Single-Coil Pickup

Place this pickup in any of the 3 positions for awesome vintage tone. It also cancels hums like a full-sized humbucker pickup. (9) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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DiMarzio Area '61 Pickup White
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DiMarzio has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for eight years. DiMarzio's goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups DiMarzio heard from the 1950s and early '60s. DiMarzio has played several pickups from the early '60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. Naturally, DiMarzio wanted to nail this sound, and DiMarzio wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. This is it. It's good in all three positions, and it's a perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area '58s if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.

Over the last 10 years DiMarzio has gotten literally hundreds of requests from guitarists asking for the Texas blues sound. This sound is centered on single-coils from the early 1960's, but it's also based on heavy strings and strong hands. DiMarzio can't change your strings or your hands, but the Area '61(tm) 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.

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Wiring: 4 conductor

Magnet: AlNiCo 2

Output: 142

DC Resistance: 6.46

Year of introduction: 2006

Patent#: 4442749 & 5908998
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 718-981-9286
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Vintage sound+ no noise= very happy guitarist"
Sound: Terrific pickup! It's noiseless and it sounds just like a single coil. I have it in the bridge position along with two Area 58's in the neck and middle. I found keeping the pickups closer to the strings gives the best tonal qualities. They are alnico 2 magnets with reduced pull so they are able to be close to the strings as opposed to more hotter output stacked coils. Feature: Quality built in the USA Ease of Use: Very easy to install and they sound so much better than the Fender Custom Shop Fat 50's I had in before. The Area's are clearer and brighter and very vintage sounding. Quality: Made in the USA Value: Worth it though I wish they were a little cheaper...but worth it! Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with them but their instructions were great and the website is very helpful The Wow Factor: It cancels all the hum and they sound like vintage single coils so I feel spoiled right now. Overall: I don't think I will ever change these pickups since they sound the way I want and they canel all the noise and hum even better than my humbucker guitars
Style of Music: rock, blues
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Area Pickups Rock!"
Sound: Wanted the strat sound of Lincoln Brewster and got it! My Fender Classic Player 50's came with Fender American Vintage pickups with a reverse wound middle pickup for some noise canceling effect. The guitar sounded great, but just wasn't as bright as I really wanted. Installed Area 58's in the neck and middle and Area 61 in the bridge. The DiMarzios were instantly brighter with zero hum. Now when I play LB's "Let Your Glory Shine" or "All To You", I get all the chime without the hum. Great Pickups!
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