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For Pickups made exclusively for Ibanez by DiMarzio, see DiMarzio IBZ pickups.
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DiMarzio is an American company that specializes in producing a wide range of guitar pickups. The models listed here are factory-installed on Ibanez guitars. This list does not represent the full range of DiMarzio pickups.

Pickup descriptions

Air Classic

Air Classic (neck)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP190
Year introduced: 1995
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 206 mV
DC resistance: 8.34 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM401, FRM250MF, others
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Description: Vintage output. The Air Classic™ has the same sweet sound as a classic humbucker, but Airbucker™ technology permits us to use a more reliable full-strength Alnico 5 magnet and still reduce string-pull to increase sustain and sensitivity. The result is an almost vocal, three-dimensional sound that jumps off the string faster and stays true as it sustains. The sense of touch and control this provides will offer you an unequalled ability to create your own sound.[1]
Air Classic (bridge)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP191
Year introduced: 1995
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 226 mV
DC resistance: 8.62 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM401, FRM250MF, JCRG13BP, others
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Description: Vintage output. The Air Classic™ has the same sweet sound as a classic humbucker, but Airbucker™ technology permits us to use a more reliable full-strength Alnico 5 magnet and still reduce string-pull to increase sustain and sensitivity. The result is an almost vocal, three-dimensional sound that jumps off the string faster and stays true as it sustains. The sense of touch and control this provides will offer you an unequalled ability to create your own sound.[2]


Air Norton

Air Norton
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP193
Year introduced: 1995
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 270 mV
DC resistance: 12.58 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JPM100, RG652K, many others
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Description: Warm, open-sounding pickup. The tone is deep and warm, but not muddy. It’s hot, but not distorted. It’s even got cool harmonics, which are really unusual for a neck humbucker. The patented Air Norton™ magnetic structure reduces string-pull, so sustain is improved; and pick attack and dynamics are tremendously controllable and expressive.[3]

This pickup is relatively common on Ibanez Prestige and J Custom models; usually installed in the neck position combined with Tone Zone in bridge position.


Air Norton S

Air Norton S
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP180
Year introduced: 2007
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: Any
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 280 mV
DC resistance: 11.21 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RGR465M, RG3XXV, XPT700XH, others?
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Description: Medium output "warm sounding, very well balanced, and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original." Despite the name it does not have the air gap between the magnet and the pole pieces that is typical of DiMarzio's "Air Bucker" pickups.[4]


Air Norton 7

Air Norton 7
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP793
Year introduced: 2001
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck / Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 260 mV
DC resistance: 13.34 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG8127F, RG8427F, others
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Description: In the neck position, the sound is warm and well-defined — equally useful with clean or overdriven amps. In the bridge position, the sound is very solid and harmonically rich. In overdrive mode, it has a very distinctive voice that has both vintage and modern qualities.[5]

Ibanez generally uses this pickup in the neck position, paired with a Tone Zone 7 in the bridge position.


Air Zone

Air Zone
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP192
Year introduced: 1995
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge (primarily)
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 323 mV
DC resistance: 17.49 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG1302, KRG1502, KRG1502M‎, others?
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Description: The Air Zone can be described as a vintage version of the Tone Zone. It offers an ultra-fat PAF tone with wide dynamic range and increased sustain.[6]


Area '61

Area '61
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP416
Year introduced: 2006
Construction: Single coil (stacked/ noiseless)
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 142 mV
DC resistance: 6.43 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2016–2017), others?
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Description: DiMarzio has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for twelve years. Their goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups from the 1950s and early 60s. They’ve played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. They wanted to nail this sound, and to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. The Area '61 does it. It’s good in all three positions. It’s the perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58 pickups if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.

DiMarzio set out to mimic the Texas blues sound. This sound is centered on single-coils from the early 1960s, but it’s also based on heavy strings and strong hands. We can’t change your strings or your hands, but the Area '61 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.[7]


Area '67

Area '67
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP419
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Single coil (stacked/ noiseless)
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 120 mV
DC resistance: 5.86 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FRM150, others
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Description: Strat pickups in the late 1960s used full-strength Alnico 5 magnets. The patented magnetic field of the Area models is more efficient and focused than it is on “true” single-coils, which allows the use of Alnico 2 magnets instead. There's much less magnet pull, but no loss of output. This is a major advantage in the neck and middle positions, where sustain and intonation can both suffer if the strings are exposed to strong magnetic fields. In the bridge position, the patented technology of the Area '67 produces a sound that's very bright but not brittle.

The Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 was a watershed event in American music. When it was over, the world had heard and felt the sound of a Strat in the hands of a master. Single-coils in 1967 were bright and very clean. And, of course, they hummed. DiMarzio has captured the classic bright and clean sound but totally eliminated the hum with their patented Area technology. They've also reduced magnet pull by 40% for improved sustain and clarity. The Area '67 has the chime of 60s pickups, and the 2 and 4 positions are light, bright and quack-happy.[8]


AT-1

AT-1
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP224
Year introduced: 2001
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 320 mV
DC resistance: 16.50 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: AT10P, AT10P, AT100, AT100CL, AT300, others?
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Description: The outstanding characteristics of the AT-1 are balance, warmth, and clarity. It achieves this blend with the same patented technology as the PAF 36th Anniversary, but the sound is hotter and the focus is rock.

The AT-1 is a custom pickup designed for Andy Timmons.[9]


Blaze

Blaze Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP700
Year introduced: 1990
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck / Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 280 mV
DC resistance: 15.8 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: Seven-string pickup designed for Steve Vai's Universe series. Warm but not too fat with scooped out mids to prevent muddiness.[10]


Blaze Middle
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP701
Year introduced: 1990
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 200 mV
DC resistance: 13.46 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: Single coil, 7-string pickup designed to match the Blaze humbuckers in split mode. Bright and even sounding with both lows and highs which are bright and clean.[11]


Blaze Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP702
Year introduced: 1990
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 380 mV
DC resistance: 20.75 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: Seven-string humbucker inspired by the Steve's Special. The mids are scooped out, with both treble and bass boosted.[12]


Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP170
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Single coil
Position: Neck/ middle
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 120 mV
DC resistance: 6.08 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: "A full-bodied, balanced take on the single-coil offering exceptional string balance. The Blue Velvet overcomes the problem of string balance that afflicts most single coils. The vintage magnet stagger wasn't made for light strings with a plain G, so DiMarzio recalibrated it in order to make the strings balance better. The Blue Velvet guitar pickup also features a new winding technique that gives the guitar attack, while keeping that famous single-coil sound. Offers very clean and bright bass strings with relatively warm-sounding treble strings."[13]

Common pickup for Ibanez Prestige and J Custom models, usually as mid pickup with a DiMarzio Air Norton (neck) and DiMarzio Tone Zone (bridge). Was discontinued by DiMarzio in 2009, replaced by the True Velvet.


Breed

Breed Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP165
Year introduced: 1999
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 325 mV
DC resistance: 10.39 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77V, JEM7EAFX, JEM7D, JEM72K, others
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Description: The Breed neck offers a fat, classic humbucker sound. It gives a tone which is a bit fatter and louder than the PAF Pro.[14]


For the single-coil Breed Single, see DiMarzio IBZ pickups.


Breed Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP166
Year introduced: 1999
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 380 mV
DC resistance: 20.75 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77V, JEM7EAFX, JEM7D, JEM72K, others
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Description: The Breed bridge is not as hot as the Evolution, but delivers a warm and punchy midrange and a fat low end.[15]


The Chopper

The Chopper
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP184
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: All
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 260 mV
DC resistance: 9.16 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS24P, others?
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Description: The sound of The Chopper is a cross between a single-coil and a full-size humbucker, with more body than the single and more clarity than the humbucker. Excellent choice to fatten tone and increase power of Strat bridge position. More power is concentrated in the mids and low end for a bigger sound with more crunch. It features side-by-side coils and twin-blade construction, so there are no misaligned poles or string-pull problems.[16]


The Cruiser

The Cruiser Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP186
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: Neck or middle
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 140 mV
DC resistance: 3.13 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: AT10P, AT10P, AT100, AT100CL, ATZ100, AT300, full list
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Description: If you’re a serious traditional Strat player, you probably won’t want to know about pickups with side-by-side coils. But if you’re the player who’s up for something more modern with no 60-cycle hum, string drop-outs or sustain-killing magnet pull, DiMarzio designed The Cruiser for you. Harmonic overtones are right where you expect them to be from a “true” single-coil, and the mid-range is open and vocal-sounding. It’s hotter than the traditional single-coil, and the bass strings have a bit more chunk; this is an excellent pickup to combine with medium-output humbuckers, and it maintains its tonal identity with high-gain amps and multiple effects.

The obvious question about The Cruiser is “How does it compare to a single-coil sound?” DiMarzio's feeling is that the unwound strings (“E”, “B”, and “G”) are very close, and the wound strings (“D”, “A”, and low “E”) are a little fatter-sounding than a true single-coil. This is really effective for getting open-sounding chords, because high and low strings sound more spread out from each other. Having a total magnet pull that's about 40% less than standard single-coils also means The Cruiser can be adjusted much closer to the strings for more power than stock pickups can achieve.[17]


The Cruiser Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP187
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 143 mV
DC resistance: 5.75 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: ATZ100
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Description: The Cruiser Bridge "is hotter than the traditional single-coil, and the bass strings have a bit more chunk; this is an excellent pickup to combine with medium-output humbuckers, and it maintains its tonal identity with high-gain amps and multiple effects."[18]


D Activator

D Activator Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP219
Year introduced: 2007
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 385 mV
DC resistance: 7.22 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: XPT700, IC500, full list
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Description: Trebly with high output. "The sound is powerful, clean, and open, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The best way to describe the D Activator™ Neck pickup is that it is big, bright, and open sounding with surprising string - to - string balance."[19]


D Activator Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP220
Year introduced: 2007
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 470 mV
DC resistance: 11.41 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: XPT700, IC500, RGR465M, full list
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Description: Balanced sound with high output. The D Activator Bridge "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."[20]


D Activator 7

D Activator 7 Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP719
Year introduced: 2007
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 380 mV
DC resistance: 6.98 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: XPT707FX, IC507, full list
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Description: Seven string version of the D Activator. It "has both power and clarity — the low “B” string stays solid and doesn’t sound like mud with extreme overdrive, and the high strings sing all the way up the neck."[21]


D Activator 7 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP720
Year introduced: 2007
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 460 mV
DC resistance: 11.40 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: XPT707FX, IC507, full list
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Description: Seven string version of the D Activator. It "has the same loud yet clean sound as the best active humbuckers, and killer harmonics. The low “B” string is all about attack, not mud. It responds instantly to hard or light picking. In a word: it rocks."[22]


D Activator 8

D Activator 8 Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP819
Year introduced: 2011
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 360 mV
DC resistance: 9.94 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: Eight string version of the D Activator. It "is open, clear and very responsive. It maintains its sound character even with massive amounts of gain, and it’s also bright and articulate with clean amp settings."[23]


D Activator 8 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP820
Year introduced: 2011
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 450 mV
DC resistance: 11.48 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: full list
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Description: Eight string version of the D Activator. It has "a wide frequency response", while being "very articulate and dynamic, and not muddy."[24]


D Activator-X

D Activator-X Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP221
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Humbucking (bar style)
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 300 mV
DC resistance: 11.29 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: DTT700, XPT750, others?
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Description: Powerful wide open sound; designed to produce a highly focussed attack centered on the upper mid range. It "is designed to produce a highly focused attack centered on the upper mid range, with less magnet pull and output in order to balance perfectly with the Bridge model."[25]


D Activator-X Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP222
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Humbucking (bar style)
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 500 mV
DC resistance: 14.51 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: DTT700, XPT750, others?
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Description: Powerful wide open sound with strong lows and mids; slightly lower output than the classic X2N. It offers "a powerful sound wide open with a surprisingly clean sound when the volume control is rolled down, even with extreme metal and high-gain amps."[26]


Dark Matter 2

Dark Matter 2 Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP266F
Year introduced: 2016
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 275 mV
DC resistance: 8.29 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77WDP, others?
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Description: High output humbucking pickup developed with Steve Vai specifically for the JEM Woody. It offers a more organic tone with softer highs and less raw power compared to earlier Vai-influenced models.

It features a laser-cut pickup cover with interlocking gear patterns.[27]


Dark Matter 2 Middle
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP267F
Year introduced: 2016
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 200 mV
DC resistance: 7.33 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: JEM77WDP, others?
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Description: High output single-coil pickup with a modern sound emphasizing balance and smoothness with a slight softness on the top end.

It has a satin nickel cover.[28]


Dark Matter 2 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP268F
Year introduced: 2016
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 330 mV
DC resistance: 9.19 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77WDP, others?
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Description: High output humbucking pickup that blends clarity and warmth while avoiding both mud and shrillness.

It features a laser-cut pickup cover with interlocking gear patterns.[29]


Double Whammy

Double Whammy
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP150
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 330 mV
DC resistance: 15.90 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: 92UCGR1, others?
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Description: "Heavy midrange punch with sizzling harmonics and overtones."[30]

DiMarzio has stopped producing the Double Whammy, but it can still be custom ordered. The Tone Zone and Breed offer a similar tone.


Dual Sound

Dual Sound
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP101
Year introduced: 1974
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge (or any)
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 425 mV
DC resistance: 13.68 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: USA Custom series, others?
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Description: "Hot output, smooth overdrive. Like the DiMarzio #Super Distortion but with coil tapping."[30]


Evolution

Evolution Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP158
Year introduced: 1993
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 294 mV
DC resistance: 13.04 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM7V, STM1, RG-USA, others
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Description: Specially designed for Steve Vai's Ibanez JEM models. Dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbucking pickups. It "is fat, punchy and loud."[31]


For the single-coil Evolution Single, see DiMarzio IBZ pickups.


Evolution Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP159
Year introduced: 1993
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 404 mV
DC resistance: 13.84 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM7V, STM1, RG-USA, others
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Description: Specially designed for Steve Vai's Ibanez JEM models, introduced in 1993. Dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbucking pickups. It is "is tight, aggressive and louder."[32]


Evo 2

Evo 2 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP215
Year introduced: 2004
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 375 mV
DC resistance: 14.02 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77 (Floral Pattern 2), others?
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Description: Compared to the Evolution it has "the same basic tone with increased headroom and dynamics, so that the sound kills on 10 and cleans up when the volume is rolled down."[33]


Fast Track 1

Fast Track 1 / Fast Track
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP181
Year introduced: 1991
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: All
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 191 mV
DC resistance: 5.78 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FGM200, USA Custom, others
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Description: "The Fast Track 1 is hotter and more muscular than The Cruiser, but it’s still very bright and clean sounding — not at all like a full-size humbucker. The dual-blade continuous magnetic field creates an even string balance with very little magnet-pull, eliminating the “out-of-tuneness” common to rod-magnet designs.[34]


Fast Track 2

Fast Track 2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP182
Year introduced: 1991
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 321 mV
DC resistance: 18.07 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: SJCRG1, others?
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Description: "It’s not any bigger than a single-coil pickup, but the sound of the Fast Track 2 puts it right in the wide open, 'everything-on-11' school. It’s got three times the output of an average single-coil, with a huge mid-range and bass punch."[35]


FRED

FRED
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP153
Year introduced: 1989
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge or Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 305 mV
DC resistance: 10.38 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS1, JS1000, RG1508, RG3180, others
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Description: Similar to the PAF Pro with added mid-range.[36] Used by Joe Satriani in bridge position for his JS signature guitar models until the introduction of the Mo Joe.


FS-1

FS-1
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP110
Year introduced: 1974
Construction: Single-coil
Position: Any
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 160 mV
DC resistance: 14.23 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: several Paul Gilbert signature models
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Description: Louder, smoother and fatter-sounding single coil pickup.[37]


Gravity Storm

Gravity Storm Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP252
Year introduced: 2012
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 290 mV
DC resistance: 12.56 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77P, others?
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Description: Designed for Steve Vai. The flavor of The Gravity Storm Neck model is sweet and warm, but the texture has an edge to it. It has the depth of a humbucker with some of the bite of a single-coil.

It has a throaty quality that sounds like a cross between a humbucker and a single-coil.[38]


Gravity Storm Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP253
Year introduced: 2012
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 340 mV
DC resistance: 15.19 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77P, others?
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Description: Designed for Steve Vai. Steve described the sound he wanted from his new Gravity Storm Bridge Model pickup as “a thundering cloud of ice cream”.

The Gravity Storm tone is about depth and warm highs and mids. It's very much a plug and play pickup — it doesn't require a lot of tweaking to get a great sound. Because the highs are very fat, it's possible to increase treble response on your amp without losing tone and sustain on the high frets.[39]


HS-2

HS-2 or HS2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP116[40]
Year introduced: 1980[40]
Construction: Single coil (stacked)
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5[40]
Output: 90 mV[40]
DC resistance: 14.97 KΩ[40]
Wiring: 4 conductor[40]
Used in: JS1, others
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Description: "In humbucking mode, it’s got a solid, natural sound that’s cleaner and brighter than a conventional humbucker, while single-coil mode creates one of the best vintage tones around."[40]


HS-3

HS-3 or HS3
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP117[41]
Year introduced: 1980[41]
Construction: Single coil (stacked)
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5[41]
Output: 93 mV[41]
DC resistance: 23.72 KΩ[41]
Wiring: 4 conductor[41]
Used in: FGM100, others
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Description: "Smooth sounding stack pickup with medium output. More bass, less treble than the IBZ/USA C2."[30]


Humbucker From Hell

Humbucker From Hell Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP156
Year introduced: 1992
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck (see description)
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 226 mV
DC resistance: 5.89 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM400, PGM500, JPM100, others
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Description: The Humbucker From Hell was designed to eliminate the muddiness that some humbuckers can exhibit to produce a sound that is "brighter and cleaner: almost glassy-sounding." It "has an almost acoustic quality in the neck spot of a bolt-on guitar." It can also be used in the bridge position for a much meaner sound[42]


IGNO

IGNO (Scott LePage signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP285F
Year introduced: 2019
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 8
Output: 385 mV
DC resistance: 12.69 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: SLM10, others?
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Description: Scott LePage wanted a bridge pickup that had the power to dig in when needed. Alnico 8 was used to increase the output. The IGNO features DiMarzio’s dual resonance design with both coils scatter wound to produce a warm response yet not too high in the mids. This keeps the clarity and separation between the treble and bass.[43]


Injector

Injector Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP422
Year introduced: 2010
Construction: Single coil (stacked)
Position: Neck (primarily)
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 160 mV
DC resistance: 8.56 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FGM100, others?
DiMarzio Injector Neck.png
Description: The Injector is a signature pickup produced by DiMarzio for Paul Gilbert.

The Injector neck model has a modern rather than a vintage sound. It’s warmer and louder (160mV output) than a typical vintage single-coil and — of course — it’s hum-canceling. It’s also faster. The Injector neck model tracks high-speed solos at high gain without becoming either thin or muddy, and has a very full, well-balanced, clean sound. It has about 40% less magnet-pull than standard single-coils, and this is essential for the superior speed and dynamic range with which this pickup responds to pick attack.[44]


Injector Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP422
Year introduced: 2010
Construction: Single coil (stacked)
Position: Bridge (or neck)
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 185 mV
DC resistance: 11.35 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FGM100, others?
DiMarzio Injector Bridge.png
Description: The Injector is a signature pickup produced by DiMarzio for Paul Gilbert.

The Injector bridge model is one of DiMarzio's hottest hum-canceling models (185mV output) with six individual Alnico magnets. The sound is not like a vintage single-coil: highs are bright but not glassy, and lows are solid and defined. It was designed to work equally well with rapid single-note arpeggios and power chords without becoming muddy or compressed. It has about 40% less magnet-pull than standard single-coils, and this is essential for the superior speed and dynamic range with which this pickup responds to pick attack.[45]


Ionizer 8

Ionizer 8 Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP809
Year introduced: 2013
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 345 mV
DC resistance: 8.40 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: TAM100, TAM10, others?
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Description: These pickups were designed for Tosin Abasi. "It’s warm and open like a vintage humbucker, solid and tight like a modern metal pickup, and performs like a classic single-coil in split mode."[46]


Ionizer 8 Middle
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP810
Year introduced: 2013
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 145 mV
DC resistance: 6.00 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: TAM100, TAM10, others?
DiMarzio Ionizer8Middle DP810W+G.png
Description: "It’s clean, bright and well balanced."[47]


Ionizer 8 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP811
Year introduced: 2013
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 440 mV
DC resistance: 12.69 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: TAM100, TAM10, others?
DiMarzio Ionizer8Bridge DP811W+G.png
Description: "The Ionizer 8 Bridge Model has a low resonant peak that warms [up the sound of the unwound strings], and the high “E” doesn't sound thin, even at the upper frets."[48]


Norton

Norton
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP160
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 352 mV
DC resistance: 12.62 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG2540ZEXA, others?
DiMarzio Norton DP160BK.png
Description: "The sound of a Norton is right between FRED and The Tone Zone. It’s got some FRED-like harmonic overtones that can only be described as nasty, with more of the power and mid-range of the heavyweight Tone Zone. The same patented dual-resonance design used in FRED and The Tone Zone delivers a sound that’s hotter and “bigger” than any vintage model, but not as loud as a distortion-class humbucker." DiMarzio says the Norton "might be [their] most versatile bridge pickup".[49]


Notorious

Notorious (Tim Henson signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP284G
Year introduced: 2019
Construction: Single-coil (Tele-style)
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 7.85 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: THBB10
DiMarzio Notorious neck DP284G.png
Description: Tim Henson likes the clarity and focus of a vintage single coil in a 21-fret guitar. He wanted to capture the same response and tone in his 24-fret signature guitar. The Notorious™ Neck and Middle single coils are voiced to roll off some treble to make up for the brighter location. Calibrated, degaussed Alnico 5 magnets capture the dynamics of vintage single coils. Tim says the Notorious™ Neck “is great for chords and ringing notes that hold through each other”.

The Notorious™ Neck is a splendid choice when you are searching for the dynamics of a vintage pickup but prefer a smoother top end to even out some harshness in a bright guitar.

Tim shares that most of the time he’s on the fourth position which is with the neck and middle pickups together. “I like to play Hendrixian-type riffs with it”.[50]


Notorious (Tim Henson signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP284SG
Year introduced: 2019
Construction: Single-coil (Tele-style)
Position: Middle
Magnet: Alnico 5
DC resistance: 7.85 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: THBB10
DiMarzio Notorious middle DP284SG.png
Description: Tim Henson likes the clarity and focus of a vintage single coil in a 21-fret guitar. He wanted to capture the same response and tone in his 24-fret signature guitar. The Notorious™ Neck and Middle single coils are voiced to roll off some treble to make up for the brighter location. Calibrated, degaussed Alnico 5 magnets capture the dynamics of vintage single coils. Tim says the Notorious™ Middle “is great for chords and ringing notes that hold through each other”.

The Notorious™ Middle is a splendid choice when you are searching for the dynamics of a vintage pickup but prefer a smoother top end to even out some harshness in a bright guitar.

Tim shares that most of the time he’s on the fourth position which is with the neck and middle pickups together. “I like to play Hendrixian-type riffs with it”.[51]


Notorious (Tim Henson signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP283G
Year introduced: 2019
Construction: Mini-bucker
Position: Any (bridge on THBB10)
Magnet: Ceramic
DC resistance: 11.96 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: THBB10
DiMarzio Notorious bridge DP283.png
Description: Tim Henson wanted the Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge to have moderate output in order to balance with his Notorious™ single coils in the neck and middle. This Bridge pickup needed to have shimmering clarity and focus to capture his playing style. The Notorious™ Minibucker Bridge is the one that Tim likes to shred on.[52]


Mo' Joe

Mo' Joe
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP216
Year introduced: 2006
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 320 mV
DC resistance: 9.76 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS2410, JS25ART, others
DiMarzio MoJoe DP216RD.png
Description: The last few years have seen Joe develop a new signature tube amp and start using heavier-gauge strings more often. Both developments emphasized the importance of the Mo’ Joe having a high degree of string separation without sounding sterile or processed. We got this by slightly increasing the distance between the center frequencies that the coils are tuned to, without increasing DC resistance. The result is a pickup that’s both hotter and more articulate.[53]


PAF 36th Anniversary

PAF 36th Anniversary Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP103
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 250 mV
DC resistance: 7.31 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2016–2017), EKM100, others
DiMarzio PAF36thAnniversaryNeck DP103BK.png
Description: This pickup offers a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity and the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone.

The PAF 36th Anniversary was designed to mimic the tone of an original 1959 Gibson Les Paul. The result is a pickup that is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did.[54]


PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP103
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 285 mV
DC resistance: 8.60 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2016–2017), EKM100, JCRG13BP, others
DiMarzio PAF36thAnniversaryBridge DP223BK.png
Description: This pickup offers a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity and the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone.

The PAF 36th Anniversary was designed to mimic the tone of an original 1959 Gibson Les Paul. The result is a pickup that is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did.

The PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge is hotter than the Neck. It is not only for set neck 24¾” scale guitars, but it’s also an excellent bridge pickup for trem-equipped bolt-ons.

The PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge model has the best qualities of the Virtual PAF bridge and Virtual Hot PAF pickups and then some. It’s as loud as the Virtual Hot PAF, but has as much low-end and midrange definition as the Virtual PAF Bridge Model. The highs are actually bigger and smoother than either model. The 4-conductor version also splits very well. Single-coil mode is bright, but not at all sterile-sounding.[55]


PAF 7

PAF 7
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP759
Year introduced: 2000
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 220 mV
DC resistance: 7.23 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: K7, APEX1, RG752, others
DiMarzio PAF7 DP759BK.png
Description: Seven-string version of the classic PAF pickups. Produces "a sound that’s both clean and open on the low notes and warm and rounded on the highs."[56]


PAF 8

PAF 8
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP859
Year introduced: 2012
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 260 mV
DC resistance: 7.66 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG852MPB, others?
DiMarzio PAF8 DP859BK.png
Description: Eight-string version of the classic PAF pickups. "The extended frequency response of 8-string guitars works very well with a pickup that is neither very bright nor very bassy. The EQ of the PAF 8 was specifically tuned to match this response. It has a sparkling clean sound, and maintains clarity and picking dynamics with a heavy, overdriven sound as well."[57]


PAF Joe

PAF Joe
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP213
Year introduced: 2004
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 272 mV
DC resistance: 8.26 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS1200, JS1200L, JS2 (2005), others?
DiMarzio PAFJoe DP213W.png
Description: The PAF Joe is a pickup DiMarzio developed for Joe Satriani. Satriani wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the PAF Pro with those of a late 50s Gibson humbucker. He describes this tone as being “tubular”.

What does “tubular” mean? In this case, it means making low notes “speak” more clearly while giving high notes a rounder voicing. This accomplishes two goals: chords have better definition, and single notes at higher fret positions remain warm-sounding rather than getting thinner. The PAF Joe has slightly less power than the PAF Pro.

Through the use of Virtual Vintage technology, clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies, which makes the PAF Joe equally good for chords and single notes. Satriani first used the PAF Joe prototypes on the 2003 G3 tour.[58]


PAF Master

PAF Master Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP260
Year introduced: 2014
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 193 mV
DC resistance: 7.37 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM80P, others?
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Description: The PAF Master Neck has a great balance of full, richness with a throaty tone but it’s not too fat and notes still come through nice and clear, with beautiful smooth and creamy highs. It has just the right amount of windings to allow the pickup to sing, sustain and still be articulate.[59]


PAF Master Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP261
Year introduced: 2014
Construction: Humbucking
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 4
Output: 278 mV
DC resistance: 7.69 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM80P, others?
DiMarzio PAFMasterBridge DP261BC.png
Description: The PAF Master Bridge is a pickup that is quiet, bright, and very dynamic. It reacts to playing, and sounds good when playing more than one note at the same time. Picked hard, it has a beautiful, snarly, thick, rockin’ tone. While it's not a loud pickup, it feels hot because of its fast and aggressive response to pick attack.[60]


PAF Pro

PAF Pro
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP151
Year introduced: 1986
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck or Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 300 mV
DC resistance: 8.4 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JEM77, JS1600, RG3270, others
DiMarzio PAF Pro.png
Description: Based on the classic PAF, but more power, clarity and string balance.[30] Open sound with a lot of presence.


Pandemonium

Pandemonium
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP276F
Year introduced: 2018
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 297 mV
DC resistance: 12.24 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JIVA10, JIVAX, others?
DiMarzio Pandemonium neck DP276F.png
Description: The Pandemonium offers a modern take on a classic rock sound. The coils are tuned far enough apart to create clean, open mids with sweet highs and lows. It can go from smooth solos to pristine, dynamic chords. It features a custom pickup grill designed especially for Nita Strauss with the logo design cut all the way through the black metal cover, allowing the double cream bobbins below to show through.[61]


Pandemonium
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP277F
Year introduced: 2018
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 415 mV
DC resistance: 13.74 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JIVA10, JIVAX, others?
DiMarzio Pandemonium bridge DP277F.png
Description: The Pandemonium offers a modern take on a classic rock sound. It has a big voice that covers a lot of ground. The coils are tuned to slightly different frequencies to capture both solid lows and warm highs. It features a custom pickup grill designed especially for Nita Strauss with the logo design cut all the way through the black metal cover, allowing the double cream bobbins below to show through.[62]


PG-13

PG-13 Neck (Paul Gilbert signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP242
Year introduced: 2017
Construction: Mini-bucker
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 135 mV
DC resistance: 9.73 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FRM200, FRM300, PGM333, others?
DiMarzio PG-13Neck DP242.png
Description: "This is a mini humbucker with a big sound. Expect smooth treble response with an even amount of low end to back it up. The coils are individually tuned to capture overtones that resemble a single-coil yet maintain low-end definition. The DP242 Neck model is slightly fatter and creamier than the Bridge model, making it great for Jazz and Blues solos. Its lower output and smaller size help keep it from getting muddy."[63]


PG-13 Middle (Paul Gilbert signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP246
Year introduced: 2018
Construction: Mini-bucker
Position: Middle
Magnet: Alnico 5 & Neodymium
Output: 200 mV
DC resistance: 12.11 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FRM300, PGM333, others?
DiMarzio PG-13Middle DP246BK+N.png
Description: "The PG-13 Middle is a powerhouse for a minibucker. It’s clean enough to work in all positions. The magnetic field is pretty hearty, so it will growl as it gets closer to the strings. It does a fine job tracking the tone of the guitar wherever you place it."[64]


PG-13 Bridge (Paul Gilbert signature)
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP243
Year introduced: 2017
Construction: Mini-bucker
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 145 mV
DC resistance: 12.62 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: FRM200, FRM300, PGM333, others?
DiMarzio PG-13Bridge DP243G.png
Description: "The PG-13 Bridge is wound to produce more bite than the neck version, giving you that extra throttle when needed. For a compressed, sparkly sound, Paul likes to turn off all his distortion pedals and turn on a flanger. Even though it's the bridge pickup, The PG-13 is still warm, and not too trebly.[65]


Pro Track

Pro Track
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP188
Year introduced: 1996
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: Any
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 275 mV
DC resistance: 7.70 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS2400, JS2400L, others?
DiMarzio ProTrack DP188W+N.png
Description: Twin-blade, hum-cancelling single coil. Sound is described as "warm", "friendly", and "like a vintage PAF".[66]


Red Velvet

Red Velvet
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP174
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Single coil
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 180 mV
DC resistance: 8.52 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: JCRG13BP, others
DiMarzio RedVelvet DP174w.jpg
Description: The Red Velvet has a bottom-loaded Power Plate™, a custom coil winding and the magnet stagger of the True Velvet which combine to give it the sting of a Strat pickup and the punch of a Tele.[67]


Satch Track

Satch Track
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP425
Year introduced: 2014
Construction: Single-coil sized blade Humbucker
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 245 mV
DC resistance: 7.02 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS2410, JS2450, others
DiMarzio Satch Track Neck Chrome DP425.jpg
Description: "The Satch Track Neck bridges the gap between classic humbucker and single-coil performance. It tracks pick attack and string vibration quickly and accurately like a single-coil, but the voicing is wider and stronger, like a humbucker. The highs are very warm, and clarity is created by keeping the mids and lows tight and focused."[68]


Satchur8

Satchur8
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP273
Year introduced: 2017
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 8
Output: 375 mV
DC resistance: 12.73 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JS2480, JS1CR30, JS1CR, JS240PS, others?
DiMarzio Satchur8 DP273FCC+BK.png
Description: The Satchur8 was designed for Joe Satriani to be "smooth yet bright, with plenty of clarity and distinction. It's loaded with dynamics, and notes have weight and authority. Joe says the Satchur8 is the richest, most complete sounding pickup he's ever used."[69]

Typically paired with a Sustainiac in the neck position.


Steve's Special

Steve's Special
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP161
Year introduced: 1995
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 390 mV
DC resistance: 18.21 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JPM100, RG2680, others
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Description: The Steve's Special is a high-output pickup which spreads sound over a broad frequency range and scooped mids. It was developed by Steve Blucher of Dimarzio.[70] The Steve's Special has also been referred to as Steve's Favorite Pickup or just SFP.

Super 3

Super 3
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP152
Year introduced: 1994
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge (primarily)
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 435 mV
DC resistance: 25.00 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG1608, RG3180, others
DiMarzio Super3 DP152cr.jpg
Description: The Super 3 is basically a Super Distortion with chopped treble and enhanced midrange. It has a reputation as a heavy metal pickup.[71]


Super Distortion

Super Distortion
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP100
Year introduced: 1972
Construction: Humbucker
Position: Bridge (primarily)
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 425 mV
DC resistance: 13.68 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PGM600, PGM700, others
DiMarzio SuperDistortion DP100bk.jpg
Description: The Super Distortion was DiMarzio's original high-output humbucker. It offers a range of tones from thick, boosted mids to big lows to fat highs.[72]


Titan

Titan Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP258
Year introduced: 2013
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 280 mV
DC resistance: 10.37 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JBM100, JBM20, JBM10FX, others?
DiMarzio TitanNeck DP258SG+BK.png
Description: This pickup is punchy and fat sounding, yet can handle multiple layers of effects without getting muddy. It has a balanced blend of highs, mids, and lows, and also works well for smooth, overdriven solos.

It was created for Jake Bowen who says, “When I switch to leads, I go to the neck pickup which gives me more rounded notes and more attack. I also go to the neck pickup for cleans, depending on what my needs are”.[73]


Titan Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP259
Year introduced: 2013
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 418 mV
DC resistance: 11.07 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JBM100, JBM20, JBM10FX, others?
DiMarzio TitanBridge DP259SG+BK.png
Description: This pickup is bright where it needs to be — on the low end. The highs are warmer, and it has a distinctive voice that doesn’t get lost, even in a dense, three-guitar mix.

It was created for Jake Bowen who wanted a tight bridge pickup that also has good dynamics for right-hand playing yet still keeps the aggressiveness and mid-range that Bowen’s music calls for. The Titan is at home with both standard and dropped tunings. Additionally, Jake shares that “it’s a very tight, aggressive palm-muted sound when I do palm-muting strokes but ­— when I play open chords — everything rings out very nicely”.[74]


Titan 7

Titan 7 Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP713
Year introduced: 2016
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 280 mV
DC resistance: 10.09 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JBM27, others?
DiMarzio Titan7Neck DP713SG+BK.png
Description: A seven-string version of the original Titan. The Titan 7 neck has a balanced blend of highs, mids, and lows designed to reproduce all three equally effectively. It’s also highly responsive to changes in pick attack and volume control settings, for an extremely expressive sound.

It was developed with Jake Bowen and is used in his signature seven-string.[75]


Titan 7 Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP714
Year introduced: 2016
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 415 mV
DC resistance: 10.80 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: JBM27, others?
DiMarzio Titan7Bridge DP714SG+BK.png
Description: A seven-string version of the original Titan. The Titan 7 Bridge is dynamic, fast and very tight. It is bright and tight on the low end, so the seventh string never sounds muddy. The highs are rounded and articulate, and it has a distinctive voice that doesn’t get lost, even in a dense, three-guitar mix.

It was developed with Jake Bowen and is used in his signature seven-string.[76]


The Tone Zone

The Tone Zone
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP155
Year introduced: 1991
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 375 mV
DC resistance: 17.31 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG8470Z, PGM90HAM, many others
DiMarzio TheToneZone DP155BK.png
Description: The Tone Zone is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range — hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. It’s got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger.[77]

The Tone Zone is a common pickup for Ibanez Prestige and J Custom models. It is generally used in the bridge position combined with an Air Norton in the neck position.

The Tone Zone 7

The Tone Zone 7
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP755
Year introduced: 2000
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 385 mV
DC resistance: 17.86 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG7CSD2, RG8127F, RG8427F, others?
DiMarzio TheToneZone7 DP755BK.png
Description: The Tone Zone 7 is not merely an adaptation of the original Tone Zone, but a new design from the ground up for 7-string guitars. It incorporates lower magnet-pull and coils specifically calibrated to reproduce the full impact of the low “B” string without any loss of tone quality or fidelity.[78]

Ibanez typically pairs the Tone Zone 7 with an Air Norton 7 in the neck position.


True Velvet

True Velvet Middle
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP175S
Year introduced: 2008
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 130 mV
DC resistance: 6.21 KΩ
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: others
DiMarzio TrueVelvetMiddle DP175SBK.png
Description: Single coil pickup introduced in 2008 and replaced the DiMarzio Blue Velvet as main DiMarzio mid pickup used for Ibanez guitar models.

The True Velvet was designed to produce a clean, bright tone while also allowing the high strings to sound sweet above the 12th fret. It achieves this by tuning to a frequency range that is bright but not thin as well as configuring the magnet stagger to enhance string balance.[79]


UtoPIA

UtoPIA Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP287F
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 315 mV
DC resistance: 12.68 KΩ
Used in: PIA3761, others?
DiMarzio UtoPIA neck white.png
Description: "Designed for Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez PIA guitar, the UtoPIA Neck pickup features a custom laser-cut baroque style cover over a gold patterned layer.

Using the Evolution Neck as the basic platform, the UtoPIA Neck was designed to focus more on the low-end response of the guitar while adding thickness and body to the top end. The challenge was to still deliver the harmonics for which the Evolution is known. Upper mid-range frequencies were also dialed back to produce a less aggressive attack and provide more control. The UtoPIA Neck boasts a big, bold low end and thick top end."[80]


UtoPIA Middle
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP288F
Construction: Single coil
Position: Mid
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 185 mV
DC resistance: 13.32 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PIA3761, others?
DiMarzio UtoPIA middle gold.png
Description: "Designed to match the sound and aesthetics of the UtoPIA Neck and Bridge for a modern-looking single coil, the satin gold-plated UtoPIA Middle pickup features the same etched pattern as the laser-cut Neck and Bridge pickups.

The UtoPIA Middle can add some chime to any guitar with a lifeless single coil. Having a healthy amount of treble, the UtoPIA Middle can provide the “quack” in the 2nd and 4th position when placed between the UtoPIA Neck and Bridge humbuckers."[81]


UtoPIA Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP289F
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 411 mV
DC resistance: 12.95 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: PIA3761, others?
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Description: "Designed for Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez PIA guitar, the UtoPIA Bridge pickup features a custom, laser cut baroque style cover over a gold patterned layer.

Using the Evolution Bridge as the basic platform, the UtoPIA Bridge was designed to focus more on the low-end response of the guitar while adding thickness and body to the top end. The challenge was to still deliver the harmonics for which the Evolution is known. Upper midrange frequencies were also dialed back to produce a less aggressive attack and provide more control. The UtoPIA Bridge boasts a big, bold low end, high output, and thick top end."

Available in F-spacing only.[82]


Virtual PAF

Virtual PAF Neck
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP196/ 196F
Year introduced: 2001
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 201 mV
DC resistance: 7.96 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2005), others?
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Description: The Virtual PAF captures the finest qualities of '50s and early '60s humbuckers to create a great sound. Patented technology permits the use of an Alnico 5 magnet to generate the same low string-pull that an Alnico 2 or 3 produces, and combine two of the most sought-after tonal characteristics: low note clarity and high note warmth. The neck model has a pure, bell-tone chime.[83]

This model has been discontinued. DiMarzio recommends the PAF 36th Anniversary as a replacement.[84]


Virtual PAF Bridge
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP197/ 197F
Year introduced: 2001
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Neck
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 230 mV
DC resistance: 8.32 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2005), others?
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Description: The Virtual PAF captures the finest qualities of '50s and early '60s humbuckers to create a great sound. Patented technology permits the use of an Alnico 5 magnet to generate the same low string-pull that an Alnico 2 or 3 produces, and combine two of the most sought-after tonal characteristics: low note clarity and high note warmth. The bridge model has a thicker, woody sound.[85]

This model has been discontinued. DiMarzio recommends the PAF 36th Anniversary as a replacement.[84]


Virtual Vintage 2.2

Virtual Vintage 2.2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP410
Year introduced: 2000
Construction: Single coil
Position: All
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 124 mV
DC resistance: 6.32 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: BWM1 (2005), others?
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Description: The Virtual Vintage 2.2 is a great neck and middle pickup itself for a brighter-sounding guitar with a swamp ash body and maple neck. It was designed to work with 250K controls. At the same distance from the strings as you'd normally adjust a pickup with full-strength Alnico 5 magnets, the 2.2 has the same power as a pickup from the early 60s. However, because it uses Alnico 2 magnets with about 40% less pull, you can increase the power by adjusting the 2.2 closer to the strings without affecting string vibration or intonation.[86]

This model has been discontinued. DiMarzio recommends the Area 61 as a replacement.[84]


Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2

Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP409
Year introduced: 2006
Construction: Single coil
Position: Bridge, neck or middle
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 170 mV
DC resistance: 8.53 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: RG2540ZEXA, others?
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Description: If you’ve heard the cliché that Alnico 2 means warm, soft sound, prepare to be surprised. This is not a polite pickup, and the closer it’s adjusted to the strings, the more raw it gets. In particular, the Alnico 2 magnetic field opens up all of the attack and definition of the low strings.

The Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2 is a hot pickup with a strong attack in the bridge position, and its Alnico 2 magnets allow it to work very well in the neck position as well, for players who want a very warm, round sound.[87]


VS-1

VS-1 or VS1
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP108
Construction: Single coil
Position: Middle
Wiring: 2 conductor
Used in: USA Custom series, others
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Description: "Traditional non-stack single coil with vintage sound."[30]

This model has been discontinued and little information is available about it's specifications.


X2N

X2N
Brand: DiMarzio
Model no.: DP102
Year introduced: 1979
Construction: Humbucking
Position: Bridge
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 510 mV
DC resistance: 15.83 KΩ
Wiring: 4 conductor
Used in: USA Custom series, others?
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Description: Blade-style pickup. "DiMarzio's highest voltage pickup with high gain and sustain."[30]


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