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<p>TOLL FREE ORDER DESK: (outside New York City) (800) 221-6468 CUSTOMER SERVICE (and New York City orders) (718) 981-9286 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST) (718) 816-8112 FAX: (718) 720-5296 1388 RICHMOND TERRACE P.O. BOX 100387 STATEN ISLAND, NY 10310 USA</p> <p>All Photos Copyright 2009 Larry DiMarzio. All rights reserved. Copyright 2009 DiMarzio, Inc. All rights reserved.</p> <p>Super DistortionDP100 &amp; DP100F</p> <p>Dual SoundDP101 &amp; DP101F</p> <p>X2NDP102</p> <p>Super 2DP104 &amp; DP104F</p> <p>Super 3DP152 &amp; DP152F</p> <p>Evolution Neck &amp; BridgeDP158 &amp; DP158F DP159 &amp; DP159F</p> <p>Steves SpecialDP161 &amp; DP161F</p> <p>DiMarzio</p> <p>The Breed Neck &amp; BridgeDP165 &amp; DP165F DP166 &amp; DP166F</p> <p>High Power HumbuckersLarry DiMarzio invented the replacement pickup concept in 1971 with the introduction of the Super Distortion and Dual Sound pickups meeting the demand to drive British and American tube amps into stinging overdrive. Players could finally replace their stock pickups, opening a new world of drive and power without the necessity of gouging a hole in the guitar body and ruining their instruments intrinsic value. DiMarzio pickups allow guitarists to take a stock instrument and personalize it customizing its sound to suit their individual tastes and playing styles. DiMarzio now offers a wide range of high-power humbuckers with unmatched versatility and sonic range to cover all styles of playing. Many of these models were designed to meet the specific requirements of some of the worlds top players.</p> <p>The Tone ZoneDP155 &amp; DP155F</p> <p>D SonicDP207 &amp; DP207F</p> <p>Evo 2</p> <p>DP215 &amp; DP215F</p> <p>Steve Morse Model BridgeDP200 &amp; DP200F</p> <p>D Activator Neck &amp; BridgeDP219 &amp; DP219F DP220 &amp; DP220F</p> <p>D Activator-X Neck &amp; BridgeCONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.DIMARZIO.COM OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DIMARZIO_INC</p> <p>3</p> <p>DP221 DP222</p> <p>Super 2 DP104 &amp; DP104FIf you love the sound of a Super Distortion in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try a Super 2. The Super 2 takes the classic Super Distortion sound and slides the EQ up in favor of the high-end, so its brighter top and lighter bottom work to balance out the darker, overtone-heavy information up by the fingerboard. The Super 2 is just the pickup to clean up the overdrive sound of a mud-heavy 24 scale, two-humbucker guitar or to add snap to a dark sounding 25 bolt-on. It works great in the bridge or the neck.</p> <p>The Tone Zone DP155 &amp; DP155FHave you ever heard a bridge pickup that made a guitar sound like a giant mosquito attack? If youve run into this problem, The Tone Zone is the solution. The Tone Zone is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. Its got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger. The highest single notes have depth, and chords sound huge. Patented dual-resonance coils reproduce more overtones than youd expect from such a fat-sounding pickup. It makes a great match with an Air Norton, PAF Joe or PAF Pro, and split-coil mode produces an excellent single-coil sound as well.</p> <p>Super Distortion DP100 &amp; DP100FThis pickup started a sound revolution. Replacement pickups simply didnt exist before the invention of the Super Distortion in the early Seventies. The Super Distortion (and its original 3-conductor version, the Dual Sound) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive, and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured. The Super Distortion has a perfect blend of power and tone: both single-notes and chords jump out of the amp and fill the room (or the track) with a wall of sound. The balance of tones is classic thick, boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. This is the sound youve heard for over three decades on platinum records, from players as varied as Ace Frehley, Al Di Meola and Paul Gilbert. Its also versatile: 4-conductor wiring allows instant access to Strat-like split and series-parallel modes. Discover what thousands of great players know: the Super Distortion is the best all-round high-power pickup ever made.</p> <p>Evolution Neck DP158 &amp; DP158F Evolution Bridge DP159 &amp; DP159FThe Evolution Neck and Bridge humbuckers are the result of two years of research to come up with the right sound for a very demanding player: Steve Vai and his Ibanez Jems. Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup is fat, punchy and loud. The bridge pickup is tight, aggressive and louder. Both pickups have our patented dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers. Evolution pickups are not polite-sounding, and theyre not for the inexperienced, but if youve got the chops and a hot amp your sound will burn. The Evolution pickups were originally designed with live gigs in mind, but they have so much presence and definition that theyre great recording pickups, too; they slice right through even the densest mix.</p> <p>D Sonic DP207 &amp; DP207FOur first heavy humbucker of the 21st century, the D Sonic is a high-output bridge humbucker designed for the extended low end and heavy chords that dropped tuning delivers; with serious treble response for single-note solos and standard tuning. The D Sonic is more than just a one-sound pickup, too. In addition to the standard series humbucking sound, our patented design utilizes 4-conductor wiring to access two different single-coil sounds plus parallel humbucking mode, for three additional sounds that are distinctive and versatile.</p> <p>when played hard, and the need for batteries. The end results are the D Activator Neck and Bridge. They use coils tuned to specific frequencies. The purpose is to shift the resonant points of the pickups to the fundamentals and harmonics that you want to accentuate from the guitar, and they respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. The sound is powerful, clean, and open, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The best way to describe the D Activator Neck pickup is that it is big, bright, and open sounding with surprising string - to string balance. The D Activator Bridge has an enriched harmonic quality and the notes want to sing. Both the D Activator Neck and Bridge pickups were designed to eliminate the sterile edginess commonly associated with active pickups. The D Activator Bridge pickup is about 25% louder than the D Activator Neck. Since we were developing both pickups as a set from the ground up, we adjusted the volume levels on the pickups so they are balanced. That way when you switch from the neck to the bridge, you dont hear a drop in volume also a frequent problem with active pickups. And they dont use batteries.</p> <p>Strat is a Registered Trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.</p> <p>D Activator-X Neck DP221 D Activator-X Bridge DP222For nearly 30 years, the DiMarzio X2N has been the top choice for all-out power. In the last couple of years, we've developed totally new ways to combine power with clarity, which first resulted in the D Activator. Now we bring you the D Activator-X Neck and Bridge models. They feature the same striking look as the X2N, but we've adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a powerful sound wide open with a surprisingly clean sound when the volume control is rolled down, even with extreme metal and high-gain amps. The Neck model is designed to produce a highly focussed attack centered on the upper mid-range, with less magnet pull and output in order to balance perfectly with the Bridge model. The D Activator-X Neck and Bridge models feature universal spacing for both standard and F-spaced applications.</p> <p>Dual Sound DP101 &amp; DP101FTake a Super Distortion, include a push-pull pot for series-parallel or single-coil operation and you have the Dual Sound. The extra flexibility puts cleaner, crisp tone choices at your control. Lighten up on the lead tone in parallel operation, then roar back in with the standard series position. Use the single-coil mode along with your neck or middle pickup for chopping rhythm tones. If you need brighter, more transparent sounds from your bridge or neck pickup without sacrificing wide, singing crunch, the Dual Sound nicely fills the bill.</p> <p>Steves Special DP161 &amp; DP161FSteves Special is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design. Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickups power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. Using our patented dual-resonance design, Steves Special 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 pickups power doesnt kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. This makes Steves Special a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes wont smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds have an almost hi- quality.</p> <p>Evo 2 DP215 &amp; DP215FThe original Evolution Bridge model did exactly what Steve Vai wanted it to do: kick butt and produce serious scream. Then he wanted something a little more complex the same basic tone with increased headroom and dynamics, so that the sound kills on 10 and cleans up when the volume is rolled down. With a little less power than the original Evolution, Evo 2 balances perfectly with the Evolution Neck model and performs equally well with high gain and vintage amps.</p> <p>Steve Morse Model BridgeDP200 &amp; DP200FSteve Morse has a unique approach to playing guitar, and we designed his pickups to match his technique. Steve commonly switches between pickups mid-solo playing the neck pickup on the high notes and the bridge pickup on the lows so both pickups must be evenly-balanced over the entire fingerboard.The Steve Morse Model Bridge delivers high output and a strong attack centered on the mids. It is also designed to give more definition when Steve plays harmonics.</p> <p>X2N DP102The X2N is a take - no - prisoners, in - your - face humbucker. Twin, wide-bar pole pieces give the X2N a nasty, dangerous look and rightly so. Our highest gain pickup was created to push tube amps into total overdrive. Put one in the bridge position for a powerful jolt to the voltage the amp sees from your guitar. The result is a sound that can only be described as blistering. The magnetic field of the X2N is very powerful and focused. It captures the character of whichever guitar its in. If your guitar is warm sounding, the X2N will act like a sledgehammer. A bright-sounding guitar will go into total scream mode. And the X2N still has versatility: single-coil and series-parallel modes are particularly effective, because the X2N pickups power gives these sounds more authority than is possible with weaker humbuckers.</p> <p>The Breed Neck DP165 &amp; DP165F The Breed Bridge DP166 &amp; DP166FIf youre a fan of Steve Vai, youve probably seen him playing an Ibanez Jem guitar with the word Pogo taped on the face. Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with the hotter, screaming Evolution-equipped guitars. These are the pickups we developed for him. The neck pickup is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jems. The bridge pickup is not as hot as the Evolution, but its got a warm and punchy mid-range coupled with a fat low end that rolls off before it can get muddy. Harmonics are easy to get, and the 4-conductor wiring enables cool notch tone coil-splitting.</p> <p>Super 3 DP152 &amp; DP152FThink of the Super 3 as a Super Distortion with more mid-range grind and chopped treble. If you play your amp with scooped mids and intense overdrive, this is your pickup. The Super 3 pickups smooth highs allow you to turn up your amp's treble and presence without fear of thinning out your sound, and the crunchy mids ensure you won't get lost in the mix. It's also a great pickup to use with distortion pedals it drives them hard and allows full use of their tone controls.</p> <p>D Activator Neck DP219 &amp; DP219F D Activator Bridge DP220 &amp; DP220FIn 2006, we took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if we could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages: cold sound, limited dynamics, running out of headroom</p> <p>4</p> <p>CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.DIMARZIO.COM OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DIMARZIO_INC</p> <p>PAF 36th Anniversary Neck &amp; BridgeDP103 &amp; DP103F DP223 &amp; DP223F</p> <p>The Humbucker from HellDP156 &amp; DP156F</p> <p>BluesbuckerDP163 &amp; DP163F</p> <p>Air Classic Neck &amp; BridgeDP90 &amp; DP190F DP191 &amp; DP191F</p> <p>EJ Custom Neck &amp; BridgeDP211 &amp; DP211F DP212 &amp; DP212F</p> <p>DiMarzio</p> <p>Vintage Output HumbuckersVintage output humbuckers are clean, well defined, and open sounding. Though not high in output, they have great dynamics, with the ability to go from clean to overdriven sound by pick attack alone. If pure tone is your goal, these are the pickups to play. The PAF and Air Classic models set the standard for the classic 1950s humbucker sound, while pickups like the Bluesbucker, The Humbucker From Hell, and EJ Custom were designed for the player seeking different and original tones.</p> <p>6</p> <p>CONTACT DIMARZIO AT (800) 221-6468 OR WWW.DIMARZIO.COM OUR MYSPACE URL IS HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DIMARZIO_INC</p> <p>Strat and Gretsch are Registered Trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated. Les Paul is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.</p> <p>PAF 36th Anniversary Neck PAF 36th Anniversary BridgeDP223 &amp; DP223FHere 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 Neck &amp; 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 DiMarzios own 1959</p> <p>DP103 &amp; DP103F</p> <p>cherry sunburst Les Paul as the reference. Larrys Les Paul has a uniquely amazing sound and its not only due to the pickups its the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined 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 its dipped in our custom fo...</p>