DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control

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Warm, open sound - practically noise free - even alongside humbuckers!

The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic pickup to capture the character of the particular electric guitar it's mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus, the DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic pickup installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network - to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted - and a 12-foot cable.


 
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DiMarzioDP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Excellent Pickup

By terry hoffman

from albert,kansas

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Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Great Features
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • 12 String Guitar
  • Any Acoustic Guitar
  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

I tried several different pickups before I got this one but, after I installed this pickup and, strummed the first chord that was it my search was over. I have Dimarzio pickups in my strat and they absolutely transformed that instrument into a beautiful sounding guitar! Completely blew away the stock units and this was an american standard strat. This pickup made my 12 string come to life it compares very well to my acoustic electric that has a built in pickup. It looks great, sounds great, and has the features that set it apart from a lot of the other soundhole pickups. The only thing that I could possibly say that I had any concerns about is the cable, it's really very light in weight, although very long and able to reach your amp very comfortably I wouldn't want to twist or step on it a lot. Other than that it's the best pickup that I have found to give me the performance I want. I would definately recommend this unit to anyone. Very Satisfied!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY pleased with this pickup!

By Pro From Dover

from Dover, NJ

Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

DiMarzios claim that this passive pickup compares favorably to a humbucking acoustic pickup is right on the money. Its maybe even quieter than another humbucker I also own and use. Their claim that the sound is very accurate, enabling it to capture the character of the particular guitar its mounted in is also true. I tested it on my Martins -- HD-28, 00-18V and D12-18 -- as well as a custom hand-made Bil Mitchell parlor model. The pickup makes each guitar sound like it is supposed to. I noticed on my D12-18 that the bass E strings had less sensitivity, but that could have been the way I had the DP-138 positioned. If not, no biggie because the poles for each string are adjustable. The volume control functions well, though I wish it had been on the bass side as a matter of personal preference. Its easy to install in the soundhole and removes quickly if you want to switch between guitars. With a 5-year warranty I'm sure dependability won't be an issue. VERY pleased with this pickup!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Noiseless & Clean Soundhole Pickup!!!

By Pro From Dover

from Dover, NJ

Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

First off, DiMarzios claim that this passive pickup compares favorably to a humbucking acoustic pickup is right on the money. Its maybe even quieter than a humbucker I also own and use. Their claim that the sound is very accurate, enabling it to capture the character of the particular guitar its mounted in is also true. I tested it on my Martin HD-28, 00-18V and D12-18, as well as a custom hand-made Bil Mitchell parlor model. The pickup makes each guitar sound like it is supposed to. Its easy to install in the soundhole and removes quickly if you want to switch between guitars. The volume control functions well, though I wish it had been on the bass side as a matter of personal preference. I noticed on my D12-18 that the bass E strings had less sensitivity, but that could have been the way I had the DP-138 positioned. If not, no biggie because the poles for each string are adjustable. VERY pleased with this pickup!

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