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DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup Black Regular

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Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe describ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A versatile guitar part as specified by Satch.

Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe described this tone as being "tubular". Through the use of Virtual Vintage technology, clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies, which makes the PAF Joe equally good for chords and single notes. It was first used by Joe throughout the 2003 G3 tour. Recommended for all positions, solid, semi-solid and hollowbody electric guitars.

Tech Talk: What does "tubular" mean?
In this case, it means making low notes "speak" more clearly while giving high notes a rounder voicing. This accomplishes 2 goals: chords have better definition, and single notes at higher fret positions remain warm sounding rather than getting thinner. The PAF Joe has slightly less power than the PAF Pro does. It balances well with bridge pickups like the PAF Pro, Fred, Breed neck model, Air Norton, and Norton.


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Wiring: 4-conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Output: 272
  • DC resistance: 8.26
  • Year of introduction: 2004
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DiMarzioDP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Satch up my Ibanez GRX

I took my low end Ibanez GRX that plays great and put in the PAF Joe in the neck also with a MO'Joe in the bridge with parralel wiring. This combo automatically turned this...Read complete review

I took my low end Ibanez GRX that plays great and put in the PAF Joe in the neck also with a MO'Joe in the bridge with parralel wiring. This combo automatically turned this guitar around. It sounds amazing and really expresses notes and chords, especially the low end strings up on the neck are clear. No muddyness, notes really come out and sing. I think I understand "tubular" now but if anything this makes my Crate solid state more Tubular. Can't wait to switch it to Coil-splitting and see what that does. If ya like a fat, warm, in your face, clear tone then go for this combo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

i didn't like this pickup

i tried this pickup on my ibanez rg 1620x ,it sounds awful,no warm ,no bright,no treble,no harmonics,first i thought myabe the wiring was not ok, i called the dimarzio...Read complete review

i tried this pickup on my ibanez rg 1620x ,it sounds awful,no warm ,no bright,no treble,no harmonics,first i thought myabe the wiring was not ok, i called the dimarzio company to get better wiring then i called ibanez company to compare, i tried different kind of wiring with no help, i have dimarzio breed bridge pickup it is really very nice,so now i'm gonna finish this nightmare and buy another breed or evolution for the neck position.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pickup/great price

By Aaron-BHbP8

from USA

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

Purchased this along with a Mo'Joe to replace stock pickups in my Ibanez RGT42DXFM. Needed something with enough bite to cut through the mahogany body, but didn't want a super-high output pickup. This pickup did the trick. Performs as advertised, I get a great sound clean/overdriven and individual notes remain clear across the fretboard.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PAF Joe is a go!!!!

By VirgoBrown72

from Richmond,Va

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I recently had this pickup installed in the neck position of my Ibanez S470( With an Evolution in the bridge position...) and this thing sounds straight lovely!!! It is nice and full bodied, but not to dark, and not at all muddy. My intention was to have the bright, sparkly Evolution in the bridge, and this in the neck, but now that I can hear them both in comparison, it makes the Evolution sound bright and dry. I my be putting one of these in my bridge position in the near future...

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satch up my Ibanez GRX

By Joe-Voodoo

from Fallon, NV

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I took my low end Ibanez GRX that plays great and put in the PAF Joe in the neck also with a MO'Joe in the bridge with parralel wiring. This combo automatically turned this guitar around. It sounds amazing and really expresses notes and chords, especially the low end strings up on the neck are clear. No muddyness, notes really come out and sing. I think I understand "tubular" now but if anything this makes my Crate solid state more Tubular. Can't wait to switch it to Coil-splitting and see what that does. If ya like a fat, warm, in your face, clear tone then go for this combo.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The prefect neck pickup

By ibanez4life-ROQvu

from texas

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I had bought a used Ibanez s470 love the way the guitar played but man did it sound horrible with the stock pickups I used to play with nothing but EMGs. one day i decided i wanted to try something different so i was checking out pickups at my local guitar store and they had put on a joe satriani video well you get the picture i bought them and man did they blow me away. I would recommend these to every one

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

i didn't like this pickup

By mike19

from new jersey

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

i tried this pickup on my ibanez rg 1620x ,it sounds awful,no warm ,no bright,no treble,no harmonics,first i thought myabe the wiring was not ok, i called the dimarzio company to get better wiring then i called ibanez company to compare, i tried different kind of wiring with no help, i have dimarzio breed bridge pickup it is really very nice,so now i'm gonna finish this nightmare and buy another breed or evolution for the neck position.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous

By Quigley

from New Jersey

Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

Before I got this pickup, I had only one functioning pickup in my SG style DeArmond guitar. I bought this to replace the cruddy broken stock neck position pickup and OH MAN does it kick BUM!! It is very good for clean playing and moderate distortion, but i prefer my dimarzio PAF Pro for heavy metal playing. Overall, you cannot go wrong with this if you wanna sound like Clapton, Stray Cats, or Stevie Ray Vaughn.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holy humbucker Batman!

By Guitardt

from McGregor, TX

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I put the DP213 "JOE" pickup in an Ibanez JS100 in the neck posistion and the difference from the original Ibanez pick-up is astonishing. More gain, more clarity, more definition, more JOE! I paired this with the new DP216 MO' JOE at the bridge and they made my JS100 everything I thought it could be.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRISTINE TONE!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

This pickup is so versatile and has such a crystal clear sound that you would be mistaken not to buy this pickup.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great PU

By zepfan5150-A-qn7

from Charlotte, NC

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I have Satch's 1st signature model from 1992 with this pickup in the bridge. it is 16 years old but it still ROCKS! This pickup screams, wails, crys, talks, everything! Harmonics are incredible on it! Especially with a Floyd-Rose or a Lo-Pro or an Edge tremolo. it is an INCREDIBLY VERSATILE pickup! BUY IT! You will not regret it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just got one

By Travis

from Germantown, MD

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Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

I just got a DP213 put into the neck position in my Epiphone Les Paul. It sounds really really good! The levels are perfect! Very good for hard rock or alternative music with a lot of distortion, but also pretty good for punk and funk stuff too. The ONLY thing I would say would be wrong with this is that it doesn't sound all that great when using a wah. I have a DP100 in the bridge of this same guitar and when using a wah, I switch to that one. Still an amazing pickup! I do not regret this purchase one bit!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epi Les Paul gets a new voice

By Ross V

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Not great in every guitar

Best Uses

    Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

    Tried this as the neck p'up in two guitars: a Fat Tele and an Epi Les Paul Custom, both with 500k pots, a 0.022 uF cap on the on tone pot, and the treble bleed mod on the volume. It was lifeless in the Tele but gave the LP Custom the rhythm voice I was looking for. The bridge p'up in the LP is a DiMarzio AT-1 (Andy Timmons model), which pairs nicely with the PAF Joe.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Buy

    By God-_sv3q

    from Mission, TX

    Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

    i bought the "DP213 PAF"(bridge) pickup and the breed (neck) and well am amazed by the sound this two pickups can produce when put together. i declare this a must buy if you want a clean tone with a heavy distortion.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versatile!

    By Sweet Lobstah O' Mine

    from Owls Head, ME

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

    I own a Ibanez JS 100 which came w/ the cheap Ibanez factory pickups. I placed a Fred in the bridge and the PAF Joe in the neck like the much more expensive JS 1200. What a difference. The pickup can rip or I can pull the coil tap button -switch it to a single coil for a nice bluesy sound! This pickups was Satch's idea - enough said.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Man I am glad that I bought this pickup .

    By Walt

    from Sa Tx

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

      At the house and anywhere I play

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      awewsome

      By rick santos

      from pittsburg,ca

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All the time
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

      awesome

       
      5.0

      Awesome neck pickup!!!

      By Skid

      from Central Florida

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

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          The PAF Joe is the best neck pickup I've ever played. Dimarzio and Satch hit a home run with this pickup. Although I like Satriani's playing, I was looking for my own tone. The tone is bright but not brittle. Nice warmth and very musical. I solo a lot with the neck pickup on the higher frets and it SINGS! It's bright enough to never get muddy and is throaty in the mids. Very tight low end. A very liquid feel for neck position soloing. Not a high output pickup but that's not needed in the neck spot. But it's tone is sweet and "tubey" when playing clean and aggressive, tight and clear even with very high gain. SWEET!! It's a great match for my Dimarzio Norton in the bridge spot.

           
          5.0

          Best Neck Pickup from Dimarzio

          By jlumagui

          from Lexington, KY

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          Pros

          • Hd Sound
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Live
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          The PAF Joe is the best neck pickup I've ever used. It has a 3D roundness to the tone that brings out the best of your guitar. It's fat on the high notes and tight on the bass notes. It's the first "HD" pickup I've ever heard. This one is a winner!

           
          4.0

          paf pick up

          By rc

          from ca

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

            This is a great pick up if you want up grade to any stock ones on any guitar. I put this one on of my ibanezs and it really improved the sound 100 percent.Easy to install and great sustain all the way worth the money.

             
            5.0

            Good pickup

            By AllPlayDead666

            from Seattle Wa

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

            I have used the Joe Satriani, Ibanez model, and these pickups are really to my liking, very nice warm feel, and it really does makes notes stand out more, I would say a overall good pickup.

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