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DiMarzio DP103 PAF Humbucker Pickup

This humbucker pickup delivers tough yet warm vintage tone. The modern potting techniques help to eliminate unwanted noise. (12) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Classic vintage tone - a smooth, almost voice-like quality - the PAF has that intangible swell to the notes after attack. It possesses vintage output and breathes freely with an open, warm character. Played flat-out through non-master volume tube amps, the PAF recreates the deep character of the great plug-in, turn-up, and wail school of tone.

Modern potting techniques and tight, consistent winding eliminate squeal and microphonics, which are common to the originals. Here is solid tone for both neck and bridge positions. It balances well in the neck with hotter bridge humbuckers.

Recommended for neck and bridge positions in all solid, semisolid, and hollowbody guitars.

Tech Talk

There are 2 basic types of vintage humbuckers: those that have a hotter tone and those that have a softer, aged sound. The Air Classic has the softer sound, and the PAF is a little tighter and tougher - very useful for cleaning up muddy sounding neck positions. It's also good as a bridge pickup combined with neck and middle single-coils: not loud enough to overwhelm them, and bright enough to blend well.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.
- Wiring: Standard 4-conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output: 203mV
- DC Resistance: 7.65K
- Year of introduction: 1974
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 718-981-9286
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Overall: On the review that says "...Avoid Like The Plague, Cautionary Tale. Sounds like the reviewer used an incorrect wiring procedure. Each manufacturer uses different wire color schemes for hot/cold/coil tap, etc... Match wiring color for color between old pick ups and new pick ups is a common mistake even for a few guitar techs. A quick review of correct wiring is certain to fix the problem.
Style of Music: rock, country, blues, Christian,
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Overall: KNOW what your paying before you buy it. If you have a sound your looking for ...you research it and find the pickup that suits YOUR rig. This pickup does EXACTLY as it describes. If you expect it to do something different, that's on you. Another reviewer here brags about his years and years of experience, yet he takes his gear to "professionals" for repairs and upgrades. THIS PAF has recessed bass and high's, with a vocal and blooming midrange. Period! It is Dimarzio's take on the smoother, more laid back 50's Gibson PAF. It is similar in tone to what Eddie used early on ...but a little less power. Another reviewer here said ...he "heard" that the Seymour Duncan 59', the Gibson Classic and this Dimarzio were the same. Seriously? They are NOT, and only an inexperienced reviewer would state that. Seymour Duncan PAF's are a copy of a 50's Gibson PAF that had BIG bass, recessed mids, and bright high's . The Gibson PAF the other reviews is comparing here is a ALNICO II magnet ...ALNICO II!!! They have a unique sound compared to ALNICO V. To compare pickups with differend mags and expect similar results ...as Einstein said ...is insanity. The other reviewer here ...described the Dimarzio sound as thin and quacky!!! THAT sounds exactly like he or "his professional" installed the pickups OUT OF PHASE!!! IF you want a killer vintage quality pickup with a singing vocal range this pickup IS IT, at the best price in the market. IF you want to play DEATH metal with monster bass and cutting/bright highs ...you DON'T buy a vintage pickup like this. Finally, if YOU fail to do your research and don't know what your buying, then go on to flame the pickup and it's company ....as Einstein said ...is the definition of insanity.
Style of Music: Blue, R&B, Rock
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