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DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup 

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Following in the footsteps of FRED, Norton has the kind of rich harmonics you thought you could only get from a single coil. The pickup also has more...Click To Read More About This Product

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Norton is the name, and nasty is the game.

Following in the footsteps of FRED, Norton has the kind of rich harmonics you thought you could only get from a single coil. The pickup also has more volume, midrange, and bass than a vintage humbucker. The patented dual-resonance design lets bridge humbuckers sound solid, or a neck pickup to sound so big. Recommended for the bridge position, but can also be used at the neck with hotter humbuckers like Tone Zone, Super Distortion, and Super 3 (See recommended accessories box on this page).

Norton was designed to extend the range and power of standard output humbuckers without going over the top. More modern than a PAF sound, the guitar pickup yields more midrange crunch and high-frequency pick harmonics than vintage-style pickups. Really good for opening up the sound of mahogany set-neck guitars.

FEATURES
  • Recommended for bridge position
  • Rich harmonics
  • Boosted volume, mid-range, and bass
  • Patented dual-resonance design
  • Can be used in neck position with hotter humbuckers
SPECIFICATIONS

DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup

  • Standard 4-conductor wiring
    Alnico 5 magnet
    Output: 352mV
    DC Resistance: 14.01K
    Patent # 4,501,185
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DiMarzioDP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE MOST VERSATILE BRIDGE PICKUP!!!

I've played almost every passive bridge pickup available, and none have impressed me as this one does!
The Norton is hands down the most versatile bridge pickup I've ever played!
No more...Read complete review

I've played almost every passive bridge pickup available, and none have impressed me as this one does!
The Norton is hands down the most versatile bridge pickup I've ever played!
No more switching guitars for different styles, now any one will do since I currently installed the "Norton" in the bridge of almost all my guitars, as well as the "Air Norton" in the necks.
Their tone, clarity, detail, harmonics and dynamics all together are unmatched.
There's nothing to think about, just get it!
Once it's properly installed and set up in your guitar, you'll be upset you didn't have it before.

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Great for the Soloist,not for rythms

Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on...Read complete review

Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on it. Highs can be very harsh,too much lows. Mids are ok. I find myself lowering the highs a lot. Taming the lows and rising the mids to try to get a thick sound.It is also very hard to get a good distorted sound from it without an overdrive pedal. It is also a little too much noisy. The pickup will fit very well if you play lead guitar but if you play mostly rythm then you will have to spend some time tweaking until you get your sound.

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5.0

Beef

By Jesus

from Stl mo

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

    Great pickup, adds lots of mids and beef , sits very well in a band mix , EXTREMELY TOUCH AND VOLUME RESPONSIVE , insane harmonics , great metal pickup, and great for almost anything else

     
    5.0

    Love the Norton!

    By Vincent

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

    I wasn't sure what to expect putting this in my '98 LP bridge position. Not a lot on LPs and Dimazios (except Premier Guitar did w/ Larry D's LP). I have always had Duncans in my Pauls but not anymore. Love the Norton. I have a Dimazio PAF Master in my other LP and this Norton is very similar-with maybe a little more output. A nice bump in the mids which I love and articulate-more than the JB I had in it. I have now replaced ALL my Les Paul p/us with Dimazios. And will replace other p/us in some of my other guitars as I continue my experiments with Dimazios.

     
    5.0

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    By rock dragon

    from bend or

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    Pros

    • dirties up sound just
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

      Norton sounds great only pickup in my custom strat.

       
      5.0

      Another Squire '51 Convert

      By John out by the Golden Gate Bridge

      from San Rafael

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

          The Squire '51 is a platform for modification. I chose the DiMarzio Norton to reference Billy Gibbons. The difference in the tone and volume is extraordinary. My tech,Backstage, in Cotati, added a 3-position micro switch, which added to the upgrade for more options to the guitar. Like the rest have written, the Norton brings big change to your axe, Eugene. I hope MF keeps all DiMarzios in stock.

           
          5.0

          THE MOST VERSATILE BRIDGE PICKUP!!!

          By Kagun Marx

          from Brooklyn,NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Dynamics
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Harmonics
          • Improves Sound
          • Tone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Main
          • Practicing
          • Studio

          Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

          I've played almost every passive bridge pickup available, and none have impressed me as this one does!
          The Norton is hands down the most versatile bridge pickup I've ever played!
          No more switching guitars for different styles, now any one will do since I currently installed the "Norton" in the bridge of almost all my guitars, as well as the "Air Norton" in the necks.
          Their tone, clarity, detail, harmonics and dynamics all together are unmatched.
          There's nothing to think about, just get it!
          Once it's properly installed and set up in your guitar, you'll be upset you didn't have it before.

           
          3.0

          Great for the Soloist,not for rythms

          By Omar Sostre

          from Puerto Rico

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

          Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on it. Highs can be very harsh,too much lows. Mids are ok. I find myself lowering the highs a lot. Taming the lows and rising the mids to try to get a thick sound.It is also very hard to get a good distorted sound from it without an overdrive pedal. It is also a little too much noisy. The pickup will fit very well if you play lead guitar but if you play mostly rythm then you will have to spend some time tweaking until you get your sound.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just Enough Power and Cut

          By EL

          from Sofia, BG

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

          Many chops and changes over the years and the need to have equally adequate performance through both easily portable digital processors and authentic monster tube amps have led me to look for two things in the bridge positions of my guitars: medium power for tamed behaviour and versatily and mid-range presence for musicality and cut. Gladly, unlike Symour Duncan and other specialists, DiMarzio provide both a good choice of products in that range and well-classified information to help you identify them. Installed in the bridge position of my good Les Paul replica, this pickup delivered exactly what it claimed and was expected to: plenty of colourful yet clear-cutting distortion, preserved yet tight low-range oomph, no mud, no squeals and, mostly, equally good cleans and dirt, even without resorting a lot to the volume knob. Best all-around humbucker I've found to this day (and, trust me, I have been through a few)!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Goldilocks Pickup

          By ShredFEST-FwtzD

          from Jersey

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Clear And Nasty
          • Lots Of Personality
          • Lush Overdrive
          • Powerful Sustain

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

              Very accurate description by DiMarzio. Notes and harmonics really burn, exceptional clarity through every chord, even when overdriven. Highs that shimmer but never become harsh. The mids have real" guts" and the lows are tight and round. I've nicknamed this the "goldilocks humbucker." Tried 6 different pickups in my hot rod strat, this one is just right. Very quiet through my amp and it splits nicely too.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Surprised!!

              By niloc

              from Missoula, MT

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

                  I have used many Duncan and Dimarzio Humbuckers over the years and i must say that this one is the perfect versatile bridge humbucker. it's medium-high output. it sounds just as good clean as it does with loads of distortion. it responses very well to changes in picking. i play every thing from blues to death metal, and this pickup can hang with all of that. it's not the "perfect" pickup for any one style, but it is capable of sounding really good with any style. this is a good pickup for people who use a lot of fx and various amp settings. good clean signal. no mud or harsh highs.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome pickup!

                  By BillM

                  from Pennsylvania

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                  Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

                  I've used probably close to 20 different pickups over the years and the Dimarzio Norton is the best overall. I've used it in several guitars and it sounds great in all of them. It is such a perfectly balanced pickup, right between a medium and a hot pickup. Currently using it in a Kramer Pacer Classic.
                  I've used at least 10 different Dimarzio pickups, never had any quality issues.
                  IMHO, Dimarzios are the best value of the big name brands.

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