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DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass White  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Expands the tonal range of your P Bass.

Each half of the unique, double blade DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass is a complete humbucker. The Split P pickup is EQd to expand the range of your bass by extending both low- and high-end response -- a great way to get a broader contemporary sound from mid-rangy, one-pickup-in-the-middle basses. The DiMarzio DP127's double-blade design adds snap for crisp attack and emphasizes cool overtones for big, smooth tone. Blade pole pieces also make the Split P very sensitive to finger and pick attack. Notes seem to ring louder, especially in the upper registers, as the pickup hears the decaying note practically down to a whisper.

FEATURES
  • Each half is a complete humbucker
  • Extends both low- and high-end response
  • Double-blade design adds snap for crisp attack
  • Blade pole pieces also make the Split P very sensitive to finger and pick attack

A great way to modernize your P Bass without having to do any cutting.

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DiMarzioDP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass
 
5.0

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Just what I was looking for!

By M67

from USA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bass Upgrade

    Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

    I have a nice little short-scale bass that plays great, but it wasn't really sounding quite large enough for me. After replacing the stock pup with a DiMarzio DP127, that little bass sounds huge. Now it's much louder, way more thump and a more defined, articulate tone that just sounds right to me.

     
    5.0

    High output and warm tone.

    By Greg H.

    from Marion, Ohio

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

      This pickup replaced a Seymour Duncan in a Squier Mustang bass. There were modifications required which I had done professionally. This has a higher output and a much warmer tone than the stock pickup. It didn't cause the tone to be muddy as some have commented. It isn't the usual Fender bass sound due to the humbucker design where the stock is a single coil. If you're looking to warm up the sound of a Fender bass and would like a stronger output, this would be a good choice.

       
      5.0

      The best thing that ever happened to my Squier Jaguar Bass!

      By Darwin

      from Carbondale

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

          I replaced the stock P-style pickup on my Squier Jaguar short scale bass with this one and the difference is like night and day. I have been a long-time fan of DiMarzio pickups and this one has only reinforced my already high opinion of the brand. The addition of this pickup - along with an Omega bridge and an orange tone cap - have taken this axe from being marginal at best to being one of my favorite basses. All in all, a highly recommended upgrade for any bass that uses a P-style pickup!

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bringing the Boom

          By Isher

          from Arkansas

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Massive Bottom

          Cons

          • Can Get Muddy Quick
          • Difficult To Use
          • Too High Of An Output

          Best Uses

            Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

            I have had this pickup installed in a Frankenstein P-bass for a while. I had a Kramer 700ST bass, and it was P/J with the Spector pickups. I bought a Fender MIM body made from Alder and swapped the Kramer neck onto it. I had one of these from another project and used this pickup. Although the pickup itself sounds great, I don't find it as versatile as others do.

            I currently have it wired in parallel with 1M CTS pots and a no-load tone pot with a 0.047 uF cap, and I still find the treble extremely lacking. With a ceramic magnet, I expected it to have as many highs as an EMG HZ, but it doesn't. I've used Stainless Steel hex-core strings and the pickup close, and I still have to crank the treble to get any bite out of it. There are definitely a lot more low-mids, however, which may be what is causing the issue with a perceived lack of treble. The Spector P pickup had more bite than this DP127 does in my opinion. Also, I think the DP127 has way too much output for a single middle pickup configuration--it can get muddy real fast, and I'm having to readjust my settings when switching basses on stage.

            I think an Alnico II magnet rather than ceramic would make this pickup much more versatile than it really is. I don't feel the pickup has as modern of a bass tone as advertised, simply because it lacks a lot of high content even with 1M pots.

            If I was using it with a J-pickup that had a similar output, I would probably like it more, but I'm not real happy with it as a single-pickup config.

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truly Excellent P-style Pickups!

            By Znamga

            from Troy NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Frequency Respon
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great Frequency Response
            • Great Output Volume
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                I have a collection of new and vintage SD Curlee medium-scale basses (my favorite basses ever). Most of them are equipped with the DiMarzio Model-P crème-colored pickups, which are a fine solution for anyone looking for that classic, warm and thumping P-pickup sound. The pickups on my vintage Curlees (1977 fretted / 1977 fretless) were over 35 years old, however, and had lost a lot of their original output volume and "oomph." As a cost-friendly means of bringing the 2 basses back up to speed, I decided to replace these pickups with DiMarzio DP127 Split P's (one set with black covers, and one set with white). Let's just say that the basses got their mojo back, and then some! The Model P's on my new Curlees have, as mentioned, exactly what you would want from a great P-pickup: low-end girth, midrange punch, and warm, smooth highs. By comparison (for context, all of my fretted Curlees are strung with D'Addario chrome flatwounds, while their fretless bros are strung with D'Addario black nylon tapewounds), the Split P's have a hotter output, darker, edgier low end, more (to my ears) low-mid emphasis, somewhat clearer highs, and an overall wider frequency response. To take nothing away from the Model P's, the Split P's are the bomb, delivering exactly as advertised! The clarity of their sound is particularly impressive, given that my basses are all strung with flatwound or tapewound strings. Also, as several other reviewers have noted, the sensitivity of the pickups is such that my CTS tone pots now suddenly seem to possess a wider tonal range (for some reason, this seems to be more so the case on my fretless bass). I am primarily a rock and blues player, and I couldn't be happier with these results, as the Split P's fit my playing style to a T. I would imagine, though, as other folks have indicated, that they would be an excellent choice for jazz, country, metal or punk bassists—they are that versatile. I recommend them without qualification!

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE SPLIT P's

                By Linnin

                from The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, U.S.A

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                Pros

                • Excellent Tone
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Looks sharp
                • Strong Attack

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Annoying Guitarists
                • Bass Blasting
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                I chose DiMarzio's Split P's to go into a highly customized '76 Fender Precision bass that I hot rodded with two pairs of Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pounders in 1985. I put the Split P's in the bridge position behind the SD Quarter-Pounder in the stock Precision position. Let me just tell you that this bass totally rocked out to high heaven before, but with the installation of the Split P's it turned it into an assualt bass! In your face punchy attack like a sonic Chuck Norris. HA! They're GOOD! No. They're GREAT!!!

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for all kinds of bass!

                By Eric Z

                from Undisclosed

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                Pros

                • Easy to install
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Looks great

                Cons

                • White Gets Dirty

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                I play in a melodic death metal band and I wanted to upgrade my practice bass so it could be on par with my show bass (an Iceman). These pickups add a growl to the bass and when the tone is turned off it becomes a very mellow and usable soft rock sound! The pickups add a lot of diversity to pick and finger style playing, I've never had pickups before where I DIDN'T have to turn down the tone a little bit to achieve a nice fingerstyle sound, these pickups immediately chill out when you use your fingers and if you do end up playing harshly with your fingers it respondes greatly. I'd recommend these pickups to anyone of any genre. And they also look sick! I placed them in a bass that has a solid black body, think about it.

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                77 Precision revived

                By 265229923

                from oregon

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                I have owned my 77' Precision since day one. I installed the cream Dimarzio PAF's in Feb 80 and have loved the sound of my bass ever since. I read all the great reviews and decided it was time, after 34 years , to replace the pickups with the DP 127 model.
                WOW,,what a difference. My guitar player noticed right away the lows and the extra treble edge. My tone pot has never had such range. It will take a bit to get used to the new extra tonal qualities of my bass, but It will be time well spent enjoying getting revived by these pickups. Its as if I was 25 again and got a new bass. I recommend these to anyone looking to enhance the sound of their Precision or any other bass needing a "sound lift". I look forward to playing these pickups for the next 34 years.
                Wiring was easy and the instructions were simple to follow.
                The only downside is that Dimarzio should have an online warranty registration option instead of snail mail only.
                Seems to have the Dimarzio quality I have come to expect.
                Forthe price these pickups are worth every penny and then some.

                (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic Pickups

                By Endy

                from San Juan Capistrano, CA

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                The versatility and fidelity of these pickups appeal to many outside of the usual rock/funk circle; installation of these pickups can help broaden your tonal palette to a degree where you can comfortably play the snappiest of funk lines and the smoothest of jazz lines and everything in between, with a tone that fits the music. I would reccomend the DP127 Split P to anyone looking for a very cheap way to improve the sound of thier instrument; If they could overhall a Squier piece of junk into a bass that is completely ALIEN to the original sound, then imagine what they could do to something like an Ibanez or an actual Fender.
                Contrary to the preferences of the usual DiMarzio audience, I play less 'rock and roll' and more soul and alternative music, and for P-style instruments, I prefer to play using Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 flatwounds. Paired with these pickups, I was immediately impressed by the volume of tones available on a string type noted for it's lack of treble. With the tone set high the pickups bring out a bright and creamy top end, with a lot of punch that is well suited for funk, rock, and newer metal styles. As you roll off the tone, it enters a state of sweet and classy subdued snap, with a good vibe that evokes early U2 and a lot of alternative rock bands. With the tone 0'ed, the pickups brought out a buttery smooth, tight bloom in the bottom that is perfect for jazz, soul, rap, blues and classic rock. I imagine if installed on a fretless instrument, the crystalline highs and big bottom on these would augment the purr of a fretless tone beautifully, and help boost and tighten the sometimes-lacking slap/pop tone on these instruments.
                These are built like tanks, and detect everything; althugh this could be frustrating for newer players who don't know how to string mute properly, i find the improved detection and clarity offer a new range of sonic possiblities for a discerning ear; I often use drone strings, chords, apreggios and many "guitarlike" techniques, and these pickups deliver a rich tone that is as clear as a J-style pickup without the harshness that can sometimes result. And, true to the promise, they are absolutely silent; do remember though, hum can enter from other sources, and take necessary precautions.
                I had these installed on the first bass I ever owned, a by-the-point-of-installation 6 year old Squier P-Bass, and a very buggy one at that. The original pickups crackled when ANY signal got through, and the tone was very honky and not at all pleasant. After some research, I invested in a set of these pickups, and my sound was IMMEDIATELY better; 80 dollars resulted in a tone that was equivalent of a bass several hundred dollars more expensive. Fantastic value for the money.

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Adds Clarity, Growl and Definition.

                By SJ

                from Florida

                Comments about DiMarzio DP127 Split P Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:

                This set adds a distinct growl in the low-midrange. There is not one untruth in the product description. So much so that I'll just refer my review to it.

                I did NOT install 250k pots into my Pbass first, and thus I've had trouble with the pickup buzzing when strings are left unmuted on certain (slightly higher-gain) amp settings (using an Ampeg 100 watt combo amp). So I'd install the pots first (the instructions that come with the pickup actually says that the product will may work properly without 250k pots installed).

                I installed them onto an SX Ursa a decent, low-priced bargain-bass. It DRASTICALLY improved the sound quality beyond that of any other low-to-mid-end Pbass. In addition, it added clarity and definition to each note. Every note sounds like an individual with it's very own personality. It also added a nice low, bellowing-growl to my mids and lows; stretching my lows to depths unheard of. Highly recommended mod for anybody of any genre. Especially Rock or Metal.

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