DiMarzio DP223 PAF 36th Anniversary Humbucker Pickup, Bridge, Nickel
Here are the characteristics that make a great vintage humbucker: a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity, the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. For our PAF« 36th Anniversary Bridge we wanted to continue in the path of pioneers such as Seth Lover (designer of the original Patent Applied For humbucker) and create pickups that combine all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers. These pickups are not merely clones. We re-engineered the PAF« using our patented technology and Larry DiMarzioÆs own 1959 cherry sunburst Gibson« Les Paul« as the reference. LarryÆs Gibson« Les Paul« has a uniquely amazing sound and itÆs not only due to the pickups ù itÆs the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined ù almost like a single-coil. We duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer, as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. We use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire, achieving the exact frequency response we want. Then itÆs dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics.\n\nThe PAF« 36th Anniversary Bridge is hotter than the Neck. It is not only for set neck 24¥ö scale guitars, but itÆs 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. ItÆs 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.