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DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup Gold Cover Regular Spacing

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Excellent vintage tone with today's tech benefits.

The DiMarzio DP223 PAF bridge position humbucker pickup uses new technology to duplicate the qualities of vintage electric guitar pickups--without sacrificing the presence and open sound of the best vintage humbuckers. This 36th anniversary PAF bridge pickup, a hotter version of the PAF, isn't just for set-neck 24-3/4" scale guitars, but is also an excellent bridge pickup for tremolo-equipped bolt-on neck guitars.

There was no such thing as a neck or bridge humbucker in the 1950s, but there was a wide range of performance between individual pickups that made some better suited to one position. Some of the old pickups had a lot of wire on the coils, which created more power and a warmer tone.

Want to go totally retro? The DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge pickup in standard spacing is also available with authentic vintage bobbins in glossy black, glossy double cream or glossy black and cream zebra; vintage "Patent Applied For" long-legged nickel-silver base, 1-conductor cable and your choice of polished and plated or vintage worn cover.

The 36th anniversary DiMarzio DP223 pickup is recommended for: Bridge position, can also be used in neck position with hotter bridge models.

Tech Talk: The DiMarzio PAF bridge pickup has the best qualities of the Virtual PAF bridge and Virtual Hot PAF pickups and then some. It's as loud as the VHPAF but has as much low-end and midrange definition as the VPAF 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.

  • Tone Guide
  • Treble: 5
  • Mid: 6.5
  • Bass: 6

DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup Specifications:

  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Output: 285
  • DC Resistance: 8.60
  • Patent#: 5,399,802 & 5.908,998
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      Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

      I was looking for pickups that would be clean and articulate at low volume with a vintage humbucker tone and also crunch nice when driven by my tube amps. These PAFs are everything I was looking for. A++++

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      All season all terrain


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      Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

      This dimarzio DP223 known as 36th anniversary is by far the most versatile bridge pick up I've ever own in the 20+yrs of playing and 18+yrs of that is live playin!. It has a very low string pull not too bassy lows,mids are just right, and warm high ends Just the way its describe. My set up is real simple. Warmoth parts,maple neck,maple fretboard,alder body,fender american standard trem bridge,two Dimarzio area 58 single coils,five way switch and 500k pot.

      As far as my pedals and amp.Boss TU-3,,Boss OD-3,Boss DD-20,Roland JC-120 loaded with eminence texas heats. With the way the pick up was design because its wound vintage a tad overwound,I can get away with playing twang rock,rock metal jazz fusion etc.... I also have a warmoth Les Paul mahogany neck/body with dimarzio 223 in the bridge and its just right. This is definetlty all season all terrain bridge pick up. I highly recommend it and the plus side of this is,it comes with variety of color selections. buy it!


      Nice Classic look, clear sound.


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      Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

      Clear and bright with more power than I was expecting from a vintage type PAF. But it sounds great and having the 4 wire wiring is just right to knock it down a little when you want something more subtle. Overall, real nice. Definitely go 4 wire with splitting.

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