DiMarzio DP151 PAF Pro Humbucker Pickup

Add gain to your high notes with this humbucker pickup. It enhances your higher end so it doesn't get lost in the effects chain.

The PAF Pro humbucker has the most transparent sound of the group of Modern Classic Humbuckers. That's not to say there isn't plenty of aggressive chunk in the bottom-end, because there is a spike in the mid-range that gives the pickup a subtle aw vowel sound, like a wah-wah pedal stopped in the middle. It adds drive to the high note bends and grind to notes on the low E string. The transparency of its sound lets the PAF Pro cut through heavy processing. Other pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. The PAF Pro is EQ'd to enhance, not fight, all the gain and processing it's sent through. The high-end is tweaked in a way that lets the pickup's character stand out regardless of how intense the situation gets.

The sound of a PAF Pro combined with a single-coil pickup in the middle position adds the versatility of the traditional glassy twang to any guitar. Using a 5-way pickup switch and backing off on the guitar's volume control gives you a range of tone from over the top to slashing funk rhythm. Recommended For: The PAF Pro is a dependable choice right across the board - neck and bridge positions, solid-body, semi-hollow, and hollowbody guitars are equally effective uses.

Tech Talk
This is a great building block pickup, because it's effective in many different situations. Try it in the neck position with a hotter bridge pickup - anything from a Norton to a Super Distortion will create a calibrated 2-humbucker matchup. As a bridge pickup, it's really effective with read more single-coils, because it won't drown them out with too much power, and it's bright enough to blend in tone-wise.
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Wiring: Standard 4-conductor

Magnet: Alnico 5

Output: 300mV

DC Resistance: 8.40K

Year of introduction: 1992
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, DP151, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DP151BK

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 718-981-9286

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (28 ratings)
Submitted December 2, 2007 by a customer from gmail.com

"Totally worth it!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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It's a keeper
Sound
It has great output and really cancels the hum! Sounds great though clean and distortion channels!
Features
The instructions offer a few alternative ways to wire the pickup including coil-splitting! Super rad!
Ease of Use
It's easy to install and would make any guitar sound better!
Quality
Haven't owned it long, but it looks like it'll last as long as anyone or anything else out there!
Value
Compared to other humbuckers, this was moderately priced. It's not cheap, but it's a very fair price offered by ZZounds.
Manufacturer Support
Don't need it.
The Wow Factor
It can really put out!

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Black, DP151, Bridge

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