Wide, fat, and just a little nasty.
The DiMarzio DP153 FRED Pickup is for neck and bridge positions -- suitable for solid, semi, and hollowbody guitars. DiMarzio FRED humbuckers are like the PAF Pro with more gain, mid EQ, and overtones. The DiMarzio FRED gives you a wide, fat tone with more crank and growl. Also very responsive to picking so you can pick harder to shift from crunch to overdrive. Great for combined lead/rhythm players. In power trios, the FRED pickup helps fill the mix. For straight-in recording, the DiMarzio FRED lets you make the changes from your guitar.
FRED® is built to bump the mid-range of the PAF Pro® EQ up a notch, but in the process, something unusual happened. Harmonics that humbuckers usually don't reproduce started popping out, particularly with overdriven amps and distortion units. FRED® has about the same power as the PAF Pro®, but the unusual overtones create a sound with more crank and growl. Joe Satriani was the first player to discover and exploit these qualities, and it's been his main bridge pickup ever since. FRED® is really sensitive to changes in pick attack and control settings, and its distinctive tone makes a great recorded sound for both penetrating solos and tight rhythm tracks.
The Fred® started out as a prototype designed to add a little midrange to the PAF Pro®. When we sent one of the first ones to Joe Satriani, he discovered and exploited a unique tonal characteristic - the Fred®'s ability to emphasize upper midrange and treble harmonics through an overdriven and distorted amp. Many standard humbuckers have a tendency to fatten up with distortion. The Fred® does the opposite; it gets tighter and brighter, much like a single-coil. Joe uses the Fred® strictly as a bridge pickup, but it's also a distinctive neck pickup - works really well with a Norton®, Tone Zone® or Evolution® bridge model.
- Works well in both bridge and neck positions
- Recommended for solid, semi, and hollowbody guitars
- Wide, fat tone
- Able to emphasize upper midrange and treble harmonics through an overdriven and distorted amp
- Gets tighter and brighter with more distortion
- Warms when guitar volume is rolled back but keeps its bite
- Sweet, round vintage tone with guitar tone rolled back
- Standard 4-conductor wiring
- Alnico V magnets
- Output 305mV
- !0.07K DC resistance
A versatile pickup that lets you develop your expression. Order today.
DP153 Fred Humbucker Pickup Specifications:
- Wiring: 4-conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output: 305
- DC resistance: 10.07
- Year of introduction: 1989