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DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup Black Regular

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Magnet structure not only reduces string-pull but increases harmonic overtones and sensitivity to pick attack. This means there is more control over the musical subtleties that allow good players to create their own individual sounds.


SPECIFICATIONS
Wiring:  4-conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 226mV
DC resistance: 8.62K
Year of introduction: 1995
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DiMarzioDP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup

By Bruce Blumentritt

from Austin

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Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

I installed this pickup on a PRS Custom SE Semi Hollow guitar. When combined with the Air Classic neck pickup it gets that nice notch sound that I like so much for classic rock and pop rhythm parts. When used alone, you can go from twang with the tone control wide open, to a nice rock crunch with the tone rolled back to 4 or so. Also good for fingerpicking.

The tone is very balanced, and is a lower, vintage output humbucker, not a "hot" pickup model, which is great for my little tweed style combo amp that does not have the gobs of headroom such as that found on a Fender Twin.

This one's a keeper.
Comes with everything you need - screws, springs, instructions, and warrany card.
No issues with build quality; you get what you expect, and good quality pickup.
Attractive pricing for a good quality pickup.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dimarzio Air Classics are Great

By ccarey

from Chadron, NE

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

    These pickups have a smooth compression that keeps them from being too bright too quickly and seems to keep the notes sustaining for ever. I am a jazz guitar performer and professor and have searched all my life to find something like these. I started using them in 2001 and have never used another pickup (tried a couple but went back) since finding these. I prefer the 190 and 191 combination but if I could only have one it would probably be the 190 (Air Classic Neck).

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very Happy.

    By Rover

    from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

        Tone is very subjective and pickups are a big part of the tone equation. I installed a DP 191 bridge and a DP 190 neck in my Les Paul. These pickups are as advertised, very airy and three dimensional they also react very well to the tone and volume controls on the guitar, more so than I expected and that really broadened the tone pallet more than I expected. These have been a joy and anything that makes you want to pick up your guitar and play has to be a good thing

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clean and clear

        By G. Everett

        from Winnipeg

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

        I have an ESP MH-250NT that needed a bridge pickup that would maintain its clarity at high levels of volume and distortion, and the Air Classic blew me away. The string volume is nicely balanced across the board and I get great sustain, which I need with the flatwound strings I use. Even on my 10W practice amp with the gain and distortion cranked up to "buzzsaw" I can play most open chords and pick out each individual note (G still gets a tad muddy, but that's G for you) which makes this a great pickup for playing rhythm.

        I combined the Air Classic bridge with the Air Norton in the neck, which gives me the clarity and punch that I'm looking for. Now the guitar I bought for this price sounds and plays like it's worth a lot more!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Balanced, PAF Sound, NO MUD

        By Eric Tripton

        from Greenville Indiana; Louisville KY. area

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

        I've been s user since 1998. Tight PAF character, doesn't get muddy! Very responsive to one's technique, wether it be legato or staccto, this pickup delivers. If you want a chilled-out PAF PRO, in my opinion this is it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pleased with the Tone

        By Twanger

        from Central PA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

            I just installed this over the OEM 490T. This eliminates the upper mid spike so if that's your intention, this will do it. The bass is enhanced and the treble is strong but never strident. This pickup's clarity is impressive and it stays cleaner longer which I like. I do wish they made a 2 conductor version as I'm not interested in coil tapping and that would have made for an easier install.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Vintage DiMarzio PAF Replacement

            By Ronson

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Vintage Replacement

              Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

              The DiMarzio PAF in my vintage (1982) Hamer Prototype was dying a slow death and after a year or so of denial and procrastination I finally decided to replace it. I stressed about finding a worthy replacement that not only stayed true to the original sound of the instrument but also looked the part (double cream bobbins). The Air Classic has turned out to be a great choice. Couldn't be happier with the outcome.

               
              4.0

              Very under rated

              By Bell Bottom Blues

              from Rocky Mountains

              About Me Professional Musician

              Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

              Shush... we don't want to let too many in on the secret of the Air Classics. These are among the most musical sounding humbuckers you can buy. Very under rated pickups. And one of the best values out there considering they can give boutique vintage humbucker clones a run for the money.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Full Sized Humbucking Sweet Sound

              By Saddletramp

              from Hayward, CA

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

                As stated the wires are thin and can be hard to work with. I put both Air Classics on a G-400 and re-wired with CTS pots. If you go this route, think well ahead and if you can fabricate a jig and wire everything up and drop as much of the electronics in, in as much as of unit as possible. Linear for volume & audio for tone - 500k all around - .033 neck .022 bridge. A straight pickup replacement is intuitive.
                Great, versatile sound. The coils can be wired in series or parallel. I definitely like this pickup.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works well with other single coils.

                By Eric S.

                from Kenmore, WA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No 2 Conductor Wiring
                • No Reverse Zebra Color

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

                  I got the F-spaced bridge model in Zebra (uncovered) for my "super strat": flame maple on basswood, Brazilian rosewood on quartersawn maple; Original Floyd Rose bridge; 1978 vintage Fender Strat pickup in the neck position and a DiMarzio Blue Velvet RWRP in the middle position; Megawitch E-Model to get the outside coil of the bridge with the neck coil. I love the expressive tonal balance of the vintage output and treble content. The output is balanced with single coils in the mid and neck position. The intention here is to have the guitar be bright, dynamic, and articulate, while the amp be warm, and compressing when needed. I'm loving this. If I didn't have that vintage Fender pickup, I would try the EJ Custom Neck Pickup.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

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                  Comments about DiMarzio DP191 Air Classic Bridge Pickup:

                  Great vintage sound and very balanced as well.

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