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DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup  

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  • Replaces standard size humbuckers
  • Adds P90 tone without alteration to guitar
  • Changing direction offers different tones
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      Looks like a humbucker, but sounds like a P90 without the noise.

      The DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup looks like a standard humbucker, but sounds like a P90 and cancels 60-cycle hum as effectively as the average humbucker. This means any guitar with standard size humbuckers can now have the sound of P90s without altering the guitar in any way and without noise. Patented Virtual Vintage and Airbucker technology let the Bluesbucker "see" a narrow string window like a true single-coil, making it extremely sensitive to playing dynamics. When a pair of these pickups are on together, they achieve the open, slightly hollow sound that two single-coils produce. Splitting the pickup produces a sound similar to that of a Strat pickup, with very little drop in output.

      Recommended For: All positions
      The coil with the 6 adjustable slotted poles is the "hot" coil. The coil with the solid poles is along for the ride to cancel hum and look cool. Since one coil is doing most of the work, the direction the Bluesbucker is installed makes an obvious difference in the sound. When the hot coil is closest to the bridge, the sound is brighter; towards the neck is warmer. Even though the look is a little nontraditional, we like the sound of the bridge pickup "backwards" (with the screw coil towards the neck). With a Bluesbucker in the neck position with the screw coil towards the bridge (also "backwards") the combined sound is Tele-like. With the neck pickup in the more traditional direction, the combination is like two P-90s. The Bluesbucker comes with special wiring instructions.

      Features

      • Replaces standard size humbuckers
      • Adds P90 tone without alteration to guitar
      • Changing direction offers different tones

      Add one or two of these to get single-coil sounds from your dual-coil guitar. Order today.

       

      DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup Specifications:

      • Wiring: 4 conductor
      • Magnet: ceramic
      • Output: 224
      • DC Resistance: 10.07 K
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      DiMarzioDP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup
       
      5.0

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      5.0

      Blown away!

      By Lucasf89

      from Winston-Salem, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup:

          I had looked at these for a while and I finally put a pair in my PRS CE 22(along with an Area 67' in the middle,)and all I can say is wow! These are very singlecoil sounding, and in split mode, they lose almost no output and sound nearly identical to strat pickups. If you are looking for a chimey P90 type sound, awesome. These DO NOT sound like humbuckers. They also mix with standard singlecoils very well!

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          5.0

          Great Pickup

          By Space Cadet

          from Alabama

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              Comments about DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup:

              While pickups are a personal taste, they should be given a lot of consideration. I used this one in the neck position with a Burstbucker 3 in the bridge. They play well together and I am happy with both. The Bluesbucker is more affordable than a Gibson or boutique pickups. I won't attempt to compare it with anything else, but it is fairly bright, which is what I wanted.

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              5.0

              Dimarzio Bluesbucker

              Comments about DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup:

              Overall, this is a great pickup and is very responsive and has a wide range. I prefer it not overly distorted but with mild overdrive. It made my S series prestige Ibanez sound a lot like an old Les Paul which is very cool. This particular guitar has really poor sustain - at no fault of this pickup. I do feel that this pickup helped this guitar sound better than what I had in the stock pickup. I installed it in the bridge position and tried the hot pole piece side first toward the neck. It was muddy so I put the hot side toward the bridge which helped brighten it up quite a bit. Overall, I would say this is a great pickup. Thank you Dimarzio.
              The Bluesbucker is supposed to have p90 tone without the hum. I put it in my Ibanez S prestige to change the guitar's character from heavy metal to a more bluestype of sound. Depending upon my amp settings this pickup did in fact sound like a p90 when not too much distortion was on. If I added distortion it would only retain p90 tones if the volume pot was tuned down minimally at around 2 or 3. Any past that and it mudded up really bad. But, for clean to mild overdrive it sounded fantastic - at least on this particular guitar. I have not tried it in any of my other guitars.
              I have several Dimarzio pickups and quality is always top shelf.
              Excellent price.

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              5.0

              The Sleeper!

              By Echoman-AAYcL

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about DiMarzio DP163 Bluesbucker Humbucker Pickup:

              If you are looking for a pickup that has balls and is bluesy, look at the bluesbucker or the 36th anniversary by Dimarzio. I will say the bluesbucker is darker than the 36th anniversary and sounds slightly smoother from a normal paf...more like a p90. I highly recommend
              It's like noby owns this pickup and I cannot understand why. It's one of the Dimarzio's best...and I have tried a lot of pickups in my 20 years. Pickup that features more treble and mids for bluesy tone for the neck or bridge on a guitar. I have it in the neck of my electra les paul and it sounds fantastic. Think a cross between a texas special and a paf.
              My electra les paul has an incredible bridge pickup but the beck was very muddy. I tried a few pickups out and ended up with the bluesbucker. It has everything I have been searching for. It's vintage output although it has punch and it has really great mids for the blues. I also have a 36th anniversary paf in another guitar and I found them to be similar in the sense thatthey have great mids where as the bluesbucker sounds a tad more like a P90. I highly reccomend both those pickups for the neck, best I ever heard.

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