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DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup Black F-Space

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Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound - powerful, clean, open sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The down side for...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Tone and power of active pickups without the battery hassle.

      Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound - powerful, clean, open sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The down side for many players is that they also sound cold, have limited dynamics and run out of headroom when played hard. And of course, they need batteries. In 2006 DiMarzio took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if they could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages. The D Activator neck and bridge models are the result. They have the same loud yet clean sound, as players of active humbuckers are familiar with, and killer harmonics. They also respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. In a word, they rock. And they don't need batteries.

      Recommended For: Neck. Can also be used in bridge position

      Tech Talk: There's a big difference between a pickup that sounds bright and one that sounds thin. A thin-sounding pickup will be brittle on the highest frets and empty sounding in the mids and lows. The D Activator neck model doesn't do this — both the wound and plain strings remain tight and bright up the neck, and very well balanced. This allows the D Activator neck model to function well in both longer scale bolt-ons and shorter scale, set-neck guitars. It also makes for a good bridge pickup if you want a sound with a lot of snap and power. Like all passive pickups, D Activators require controls with a minimum value of 250Kohms. 500K is the standard all around value, and our 1Megohm tone control is best for long cable runs.


      Get a big tone punch without a big pain. Order yours today.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup

      • Wiring: 4-conductor
      • Magnet: Ceramic
      • Output: 385
      • DC resistance: 7.22
      • Year of introduction: 2007
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      DiMarzioDP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup
       
      4.5

      (based on 8 reviews)

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great neck pickup

            By Ash & Dan

            from Phoenix AZ

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

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              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

              100 percent better then the stock pickups that we had on our Epiphone korina flying v. They have a very crisp sound and a nice crunch. It goes great with the dp100 super distortion. Puting this pickup in your guitar is like buying a new amp. Yea they sound that good. Do buy.

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              3.0

              Seems pretty good...

              By Play4Christ

              from Illinois

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                    Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                    I put this in the neck position on my Schecter C1+. It sounds better than the Infinity that was in there, but it doesn't have the highs and it sounds rather muddy. It is true that I have never installed a pickup before this, but on the same guitar I installed a new p'up in the bridge and it sounds great. I've checked the wiring and reversed the phasing, but still no luck.
                    Possibly it doesn't go well with my guitar's body, etc...
                    It seems like a well-made p'up but just not working the best for me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Did not sound good in my PRS SE

                    By pettymusic

                    from Pensacola, FL

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Construction
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • No Low End
                    • Shrill Sounding

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                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      I am in the process of finding the right neck pickup for my PRS SE Trmonti. This pickup lacked low end and sounded very shrill. It was hard to listen to. I thought at first that my soldering must have been comprimised. I resoldered and doubled checked the wiring schematics. This pickup just did not agree with this guitar. It may be a good pickup for heavier, more dense wood guitars. (Mine is Mohagony)

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                      5.0

                      Incredible!

                      By Peavey_Voltage

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      I had this pickup installed as a replacement for my stock pickup. I actually put this pickup in the bridge position instead of the neck, because I bought it used from my guitar shop and they didn't have the bridge version, so I figured I'd save some money. Wow, what a difference it made in the tone of the guitar! The guitar sounds sharper, crisper, cleaner and just more overall professional. Yesterday it was a simple Behringer Strat and today it sounds better than all my friends guitars, including a higher end ESP model and a Douglas with Seymour Duncans! I'm very impressed by this pickup's output. This pickup is very versatile. It'll play probably any genre.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Outrageous!

                      By Mikadoo

                      from Midland, Texas

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      After alot of research and listening to pick ups, I went with the D Activators. Had a tech install the DP219 and DP220 in an '05 Epi LP Custom. These pups are rediculous!! I couldn't believe the HUGE difference in tone and output... Unreal! Bare in mind, Stock pots, etc. Just the pups. If you're looking for a righteous tone and a HUGE boost in your git. These are badboys! Like some of the other reviews, The DP219 absolutely wailz!! No mods, No stupid 9volt battery, none of that garbage. Just straight DiMarzio power!!

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                      5.0

                      Totally rockin!

                      By ibanezman5150

                      from Chicagoland

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      Just had bridge and neck D-activators installed and they rock. I typically just play in the bridge position but my luthier recommended putting both in and I am glad he did. I know love playing in the neck position too. You can hear every note in every chord even with a ton of distortion. So cool! These pickups also change dramatically when you adjust your guitars volume knob which is awesome. You can really clean up the sound by lowering the volume just a bit. Gives a great 70's rock sound that way and you don't have to touch your amp or pedals. I put these in my Ibanez S520EX and now it rocks. I couldn't be happier. Thanks Guitar Center and Dimarzio! I am playing more and better than ever.

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                      5.0

                      Very sweet sound

                      By Rex-SHF3B

                      from Musicland -- Everywhere.

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      I refitted all of my guitars with the D-Activator Pickup sets. The tones are just too good. This particular neck pickup is deep in tone but not overly warm and mellow as not to be mistaken for anything less than a Metal / Rock style pickup. Every tap of the pick hitting the strings is heard but the tone produced is just amazing. Definately worth the buy. I'm impressed.

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                      5.0

                      Solo-lead guitar at it's heavy rock finest!

                      By Ampbox

                      from USA

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup:

                      I've had the neck version of the D Activator installed a few months longer than I've had the bridge version. The neck version doesn't get muddy in that position and definitely stays that way up the entire neck. A big tone with a balanced treble. I've gotta say people -- this pickup is great for solos both blues-y and fast and aggressive! The clean tone is good, but used in tandem with the bridge D Activator... Whew! A treat to hear! Go out and buy 'em now!

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