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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 Neck 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. The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck is smooth but not muddy. It performs equally well in the neck or bridge, just as the best humbuckers from the 50s did.
PAF 36th Anniversary Bridge
For the bridge position, but can also be used in neck with higher output bridge models.
18’ Straight-Right Angle Guitar Cable (Various Colors)
18’ Straight to Right Angle Guitar Cable. Various Colors.
Nylon with Leather Ends Black
DD3100N Nylon Strap with Leather Ends Black
DiMarzio PAF Master Neck Full Vintage
The PAF® Master Neck Model is truly special. It has a great balance of full, richness with a throaty tone but it’s not too fat and notes still come through nice and clear, with beautiful smooth and creamy highs. Full Vintage option features, 2 conductor wiring with an Alnico 5 magnet.
DiMarzio Area 58 Hum-Canceling Strat
There are two major differences between a great vintage Strat® pickup and an average one: treble response and dynamics. A great pickup is clear and bright, but not thin-sounding. A great one makes the sound jump out of the amp when you pick hard and drop way down when you play softly, and the tone varies when the string is picked at different spots. The best pickup we’ve ever heard like this was from 1958, and that’s what inspired the Area 58™, with two major differences. Our pickup has way less magnet pull, and virtually no hum.
DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic
The Virtual Acoustic™ uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage® line to create a pickup that’s practically noise-free — even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic™ to capture the character of the particular instrument it’s mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus™, the Virtual Acoustic™ installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network — to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted — and a 12-foot cable.
DiMarzio Area 61 Hum-Canceling Strat
DiMarzio® has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for twelve years. Our goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups we heard from the 1950s and early 60s. We’ve played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. Naturally, we wanted to nail this sound, and we wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. The Area 61™ does it. It’s good in all three positions. It’s the perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58™ pickups if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.