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DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup

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If you need a hot soapbar or a mini-humbucker replacement, look no further. Low notes are tight and punchy, high notes are strong and defined, and mi...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Powerful humbucking sound in a soapbar-style pickup.

If you need a hot soapbar or a mini-humbucker replacement, look no further. Low notes are tight and punchy, high notes are strong and defined, and mids are clean and open. The neck model has almost as much power as the bridge model with a leaner bass response. It comes with 4-conductor cable for coil-splitting and parallel options. Makes a nasty bridge position pickup, too!

FEATURES
  • Soapbar style
  • Humbucking tone
  • Includes 4-conductor cable
  • Recommended for bridge position

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Wiring: standard 4-conductor
  • Magnet: ceramic
  • Output: 380mV
  • DC resistance: 13.8K ohms
  • Year of introduction: 1993
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DiMarzioDP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New to DiMarzio and very impressed

I bought this along with DP209 P-90 Super Distortion and put them into my Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. High output neck humbucker that is P-90 sized. Clarity and warmth, lots of...Read complete review

I bought this along with DP209 P-90 Super Distortion and put them into my Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. High output neck humbucker that is P-90 sized. Clarity and warmth, lots of sustain. It sings with punch. It's not as liquidy as a PAF though. I notice natural compression with ceramic pickups especially on the clean channel. Still deciding on pickup and pole piece height. There is a very slight P-90 honk to this humbucker.

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Mediocre Humbucker

This isn't a bad pickup by any stretch. But, it sounds like a middling humbucker, and has very little personality. I tried it in both the neck and bridge positions of a mahogany...Read complete review

This isn't a bad pickup by any stretch. But, it sounds like a middling humbucker, and has very little personality. I tried it in both the neck and bridge positions of a mahogany solid-body with a maple neck. It certainly reduced the noise associated with a p-90. In the bridge, it has a nice clean, humbucker sound and is ok with mild OD. Despite being pretty hot, high gain distortion is not its thing - top end sounds fizzy and mids are almost scooped. In the neck, the lower strings sounded kind of mushy. Bottom line for me: if you're looking for a P90 sound, this is not the right pickup for you; if you're looking for a humbucker to fit into your soapbar rout, it will hold you over, but there are better pickups out there, including from DiMarzio. For example, the Virtual P90. If you're ok with a slightly different look, the DiMarzio Minibucker is a much better overall pickup - more definition and pop when clean, and distorts much better (just get yourself some mounting rings for it, and it fits into the p90 rout).

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5.0

This pick up rocks my Gibson SG

By Classic Rocker

from Rogers, AR

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Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

I loved the sound of the P-90 in my SG. I was having alot of trouble with buzz since I practice in a pretty small room with lots of electronic gear nearby. Although I was a little apprehensive I went ahead and ordered this pick up from my friends at MSF, slammed it into my geetar and I am not at all disappointed. It took care of the buzzing and sweetened up the sound just enough to make it sound like I wanted it to. It has as much volume and is as crispy as my ol' single coil P-90. I play blues, classic rock and country rock.I give it a 10 across the board.

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5.0

New to DiMarzio and very impressed

By Sit down, Donald

from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

I bought this along with DP209 P-90 Super Distortion and put them into my Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. High output neck humbucker that is P-90 sized. Clarity and warmth, lots of sustain. It sings with punch. It's not as liquidy as a PAF though. I notice natural compression with ceramic pickups especially on the clean channel. Still deciding on pickup and pole piece height. There is a very slight P-90 honk to this humbucker.

 
5.0

Great pickup

By Dave

from Northern CA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

      Nice alternative to a single coil P-90. You might have to do some routing on the bottom of the pickup cavity to make this fit as this pickup is about 1/8" taller than a standard single coil. Other than that, it sounds great and is quiet even with lots of gain.

       
      3.0

      Mediocre Humbucker

      By LKNJ

      from NJ

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

      This isn't a bad pickup by any stretch. But, it sounds like a middling humbucker, and has very little personality. I tried it in both the neck and bridge positions of a mahogany solid-body with a maple neck. It certainly reduced the noise associated with a p-90. In the bridge, it has a nice clean, humbucker sound and is ok with mild OD. Despite being pretty hot, high gain distortion is not its thing - top end sounds fizzy and mids are almost scooped. In the neck, the lower strings sounded kind of mushy. Bottom line for me: if you're looking for a P90 sound, this is not the right pickup for you; if you're looking for a humbucker to fit into your soapbar rout, it will hold you over, but there are better pickups out there, including from DiMarzio. For example, the Virtual P90. If you're ok with a slightly different look, the DiMarzio Minibucker is a much better overall pickup - more definition and pop when clean, and distorts much better (just get yourself some mounting rings for it, and it fits into the p90 rout).

       
      5.0

      Excellent Replacement for Gibson N-225

      By Donnie in Tallahassee

      from Tallahassee, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

          Matching a P-90 with the Dirty Fingers pickup was a terrible idea by Gibson. The DP-162 goes beautifully with the DF. Make the change and you'll love your N-225 .

           
          5.0

          Perfect with a Super distortion

          By Johnny D.

          from North Port Florida

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

            Just installed the DP162 in the neck position of my SG along with a Super distortion...superb, powerful full tone and no noise...and they even look cool!..can't miss with this combination...

             
            5.0

            Excellent P90 Alternative in the Gibson N-225

            By budacus

            from Raleigh, NC

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

            I needed a P90 replacement pickup for the neck position in my Gibson N-225. The stock P90 sounded just way too dark and muddy in this N-225 and I required a replacement pickup that would blend with the stock hot Dirty Fingers bridge pup. Read all the reviews and listened to the sound clips before pulling the trigger on this. Must say, I couldn't be happier and really glad for my choice. As a bonus, I was able to split the DP162 coils so the center position is hum-canceling. (You actually tap and select the pickup hot leads vs. grounding the center tap.) Now I have 6 tone options with 4 being hum canceling. Very pleased indeed!

             
            5.0

            Great pickup

            By Scott

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

            Awesome pickup. I'm planning on getting the matching bridge pickup soon. Very beautiful clean piano tones.

             
            5.0

            Versatile

            By heavyduty

            from Mpls.

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

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                Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

                Well balanced, good for any style of music. Can be sweet and clear, and they take distortion well

                 
                5.0

                Clear as a bell

                By basadam

                from World

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about DiMarzio DP162 Deluxe Plus Soapbar Pickup:

                  My experience with humbuckers is limited, but this is one of the clearest neck humbucker I've heard. Strum a chord and you'll hear every single note. It also splits well - even clearer but less output. It matched a Super Distortion at bridge.

                  Packaging deserves a bravo. More than what you need is included (spare screws, padding, springs).

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