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DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup Cream Regular Spacing

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Extreme power made extremely flexible.

The neck model is designed to produce a highly focused attack centered on the upper midrange, with less magnet pull and output to balance perfectly with the bridge model. The D Activator-X Neck model features a universal spacing for both standard and F-spaced applications.

Recommended For: Either position.

Tech Talk: As you can see from the specs, the D Activator-X Neck Model has a lot less output than the Bridge Model. What is often forgotten is that strings generate much more output voltage over the neck position because they vibrate more strongly there than over the bridge position, so the neck and bridge models actually balance very well with each other. The neck model also has a weaker magnetic field, so it doesn't interfere with sustain or intonation. Both models were primarily designed for heavy music, but they're also very good for clean, bright sounds in split and parallel modes.

  • Tone Guide
  • Treble: 4.5
  • Mid: 5.5
  • Bass: 6.5

DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup Specifications:

  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Output: 300
  • DC Resistance: 11.29
  • Patent#: 4,501,185
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D-awesomest DiMarzio on D-planet


from Boston MA

Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

I love rail pickups. I was a huge fan of the Fast Track, Fast Track-1, and Fast Track-T. ESPECIALLY in the neck position. rails just have a better way of blending the string sounds together. i'm assuming because they strings never vibrate away from the optimum position above the posts since... there ain't none. So when i saw that they finally made a neck position friendly double rail humbucker that wasn't as hot as the X2N i jumped on it. and i'm not at all disappointed. I run this p'up with a D-sonic in the bridge position, a rail/post hybrid in my Ibanez S-1520. They sound great together. And on a petty note, they just look cool on a guitar.... and for some reason rail p'ups always attract questions...

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