DiMarzio DP416BK Area 61 Singlecoil Guitar Pickup, Black
About this product
Drawing upon the vintage tone of several pickups from the early '60s, DiMarzio has produced a modern version of these gems with authentic sound, but with no hum and far less magnet pull. They've been developing serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for almost a decade, with the goal of capturing the best qualities of guitar pickups from the 1950s and early '60s. The DP416 Area '61 nails it in this respect. It responds immediately to different pick attacks: played hard, it sounds louder and tougher than you'd expect from a vintage pickup, but it cleans up immediately by picking softer or rolling down the volume control.