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DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced Black 

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Overview
  • 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
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      Hot, clean, and open.

      The Steve's Special is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking guitar pickup design. Most hot humbuckers concentrate the pickup's power in a narrow frequency range for maximum impact. The Special spreads the sound over a broader range so bass and treble tones are boosted, and midrange is lowered. The result is a sound that's hot, clean, and open at the same time. 390mV output.

      Features
      • 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

      Order today and do the thing Steve's way.

       

      DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced Specifications:

      • Wiring Standard 4 conductor
      • Magnet Ceramic
      • Output 390mV
      • DC Resistance 17.89K
      • Year of introduction 1995
      • Patent # 4,501,185
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      DiMarzioDP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced
       
      5.0

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      love this pup

      By stoney

      from nny

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      basswood body 3 peice maple neck bolt on, rosewood fretboard 24 frets,add dimarzio steves special bridge air norton neck and watch it come to life like the bionic man.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING!!!!

      By Qman1985

      from Martinsville,IN

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      I have this pickup in the Bridge and a Dimarrzio Evolution in the Neck. This setup is AMAZING!!! The best sound i have ever achieved with any combination of pickups. This Special Bridge pickup provides a smooth picking attack yet just enough balls and high gan to balance out everything. Get this item!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sonic Bliss!

      By MurderThyLamb

      from Jacksonville, FL

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      I've purchased 2 of these so far, and both have blown me away. I was pretty skeptical of the mid-scoop at first, but it evened out pretty well with my EQ settings at both times. When playing through a high-gain amp, I noticed the the notes were coming through with more clarity, and that the sustain was increased. It sounds amazing, and let's face it... it's a Petrucci fan must-have!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awsome pick up

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      I must say that before I got this particular pick up, I gave a try to some other dimarzio bridge pickups, I tried Dsonic, Fred, Evolution and even PAF's. Nothing like this baby. This pick up has it all, great sustain, amazing definition, clean and powerful. Very responsive pick up to any stayle of music, excellent for soloing and not to sensitive like the Evolution. In my opinion Evolution is so sensitive that little mistakes can ce heard clearly plus it tends to be way too trebly. SSpecial does the job for me and I love it combined with teh Air Norton an the neck. i play Metal, pop music, blues, ska, reggae, etc. And it fits well in any musical genre.I highly recomend this pick up to any guitar player outhere.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Special!

      By Lifeaintfair

      from Frisco, TX

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      I've tried tons of different p/u's. A dozen different Duncan's, several EMG's, both active and passive, and nothing compares to the DiMarzio Steve's Special. I have'em paired with Air Nortons in two custom guitars, and paired with a stock Gibson p/u in one of my LP's, all in the bridge position. I play solid, Mahogany-bodied guitars and the scooped-eq of these puppies offsets the middy-tone of the Mahogany beautifully. Hot enough to provide nice response, with unbelievable clarity on the lows and crisp, clean highs. You can hear every note with remarkable precision. P/u selection really comes down to your own particular taste in response and tone, but the Steve's Special is the only bridge p/u I have in several different guitars. The first time I played/heard them, I knew this was the p/u for me.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Steve's secret weapon

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      Make no mistake: This pickup will not give you that trademark Dimarzio/Steve Vai sound.It will, however, give you a cleaner, thicker tone that will undoubtedly enhance your sound. I have this special in the bridge of my Ibanez RG, with an Air Norton in the neck (I love John Petrucci enough to copy his configuration), and I hear angels singing everytime I pluck a string. It has an incredible and completely unique sound that you won't find anywhere else, but it also has thick crunch and pick-attack response to make it worthy of the Dimarzio name.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding pickup!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DiMarzio DP161F Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced:

      I have the steve's special in the bridge position teamed up with an air norton in the neck on my RG series Ibanez and I absolutely love it. The steve special sounds great throughout crunchy palm-muting like riffs, and cuts and articulates nicely when soloing. Highly recommended.

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