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Steve’s Special is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design.
Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickup’s power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. Using DiMarzio’s patented dual-resonance design, Steve’s Special™ DP161 takes the opposite path, spreading the sound over a broad range. Bass and treble frequencies are boosted while the mids are pulled back, so the pickup’s power doesn’t kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. This makes Steve’s Special™ a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds have an almost “hi-fi” quality.
Recommended For: Bridge position.
Tech Talk: Clean overdrive with high-gain amps. Very effective in Dual Sound and coil splitting clean modes. For soloing, this is a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp: the mid-scoop in the pickup's sound keeps the initial pick attack clean, and the notes don't run together as much with legato playing, even with heavy overdrive.
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Wiring: 4 Conductor
Output mV: 390
DC Resistance: 18.21 Kohm
DP161 Steve's Special Humbucking Electric Guitar Pickup
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.