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DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup  Chrome

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DiMarzio believes the Area '58 and Area '61 are a major step forward in the performance of hum cancelling Strat replacement pickups. The technology t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A vintage Tele cover with no sacrifice in sound quality or power.

DiMarzio believes the Area '58 and Area '61 are a major step forward in the performance of hum cancelling Strat replacement pickups. The technology that went into the DP417 models has allowed them to make a similar advance with Telecaster guitar pickups. The Area T neck model has the combination of clarity and warmth that Telecaster players have always sought.

The DP417 pickup is recommended for the neck.

Tech Talk: The contrast between a warm neck pickup tone and a biting bridge pickup sound is a Tele hallmark, but it's hard to achieve if the neck pickup is muddy. The Area T neck model has a very smooth tone, but its ability to remain clear even with heavy overdrive is an essential quality of Area design. The Area T pickup was designed to work with 250K controls, but treble response and output can be increased by using 500K volume and tone controls or tweaked further with a 250K volume and the EP1202 1 Megohm tone control.


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SPECIFICATIONS

DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup

  • Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 2
    Output: 95
    DC resistance: 8.4
    Year of introduction: 2007
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DiMarzioDP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adjust Height and Wow

I've been working with this pickup for a few months now. At first I was disappointed because I thought it's output was way too high for a Tele pickup. I've learned that there were...Read complete review

I've been working with this pickup for a few months now. At first I was disappointed because I thought it's output was way too high for a Tele pickup. I've learned that there were 2 things I needed to adjust to really make this pickup shine: 1. Adjust the pickup's height. I was originally using the same pickup height as I was using with the stock pickup. Don't be affraid to adjust it higher or lower to find the sweet spot. 2. I needed to adjust my amp, EQ, and overdrive pedal settings to provide less gain and less bass. After that, I got that Alnico II sound I've been dying for! I will never give any pickup a 5 out of 5, but this one has really pleased me now that I've learned how to make it shine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NO MORE TELE!!!

I installed the DiMarzio DP417 and DP413 pickups in my 2005 Fender MIM (made in mexico) Tele. (Ash body, Maple neck). I liked the sound of the tele prior to this...Read complete review

I installed the DiMarzio DP417 and DP413 pickups in my 2005 Fender MIM (made in mexico) Tele. (Ash body, Maple neck). I liked the sound of the tele prior to this modification with 2 exceptions: The standard bridge pickup was a little to bright, and the guitar had to much HUM!!! The hum was the reason for the supposed "upgrade". I could compensate for the bright sound of the bridge pickup with tone adjustments, but the hum was terrible, especially playing alone at home, or when recording. Granted, the room I play in is loaded with computers, TV's, monitors and other electronics that annoy the single coils. I'll take the hum over the sound of the new DiMrzios. The guitar is now very nondescript. The tele twang is gone. It doesn't even sound like a tele anymore. If I was blindfolded, I wouldn't even know I was playing a tele in the neck or middle position. The bridge pickup alone sounds vaguely like a tele. Vaguely. I did do the install myself, and I am not a Luthier, but I don't think my work is the problem. I will be calling Dimarzio tomorrow to see what they have to say, and I will re-post with the outcome of that conversation. I've played the guitar through a Fender Deville and a Blues Junior. I am a mediocre intermediate guitarist who has been playing for 40 years. I wish I could better put into words how the pickups do sound. All I know is the Tele sound is gone.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Adjust Height and Wow

By SJ-FheEZ

from Chicago

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Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

I've been working with this pickup for a few months now. At first I was disappointed because I thought it's output was way too high for a Tele pickup. I've learned that there were 2 things I needed to adjust to really make this pickup shine: 1. Adjust the pickup's height. I was originally using the same pickup height as I was using with the stock pickup. Don't be affraid to adjust it higher or lower to find the sweet spot. 2. I needed to adjust my amp, EQ, and overdrive pedal settings to provide less gain and less bass. After that, I got that Alnico II sound I've been dying for! I will never give any pickup a 5 out of 5, but this one has really pleased me now that I've learned how to make it shine.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great pickup

By SC

from Syracuse, NY

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Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

I have this pickup in an ash tele, with a chopper t in the bridge. This pickup is warm and full. Also, because it has much less string pull than a standard tele pickup with an alnico 5 magnet, you can move it very close to the strings. That comes in very handy when you're trying to run a hotter type pickup in the bridge, so there's much less of a volume drop when switching from bridge to neck (a common complaint with teles). It plays very, very nicely with the chopper when I switch to the middle position. The pick attack is slightly slower than what I'm used to when I play the bridge, but that's due to the alnico II magnets. The noise-cancelling is an added bonus, but the pickup has all the dynamics of a non-noise cancelling pickup. I was originally going to go with a Twang King/Chopper combo (ala Ritchie Kotzen), but I'm glad I went with the area t neck. Dimarzio's customer support is also 2nd to none when I called them for pickup advice.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pickup!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

I put this pickup in my American 52 Tele reissue a little over a year ago to get rid of the hum and lower output of the stock pickup. I love the tone! It is very responsive to the guitars volume knob and doesn't loose tone when the vol is rolled back. It breaks up very nicely has a ton of sustain and is not muddy at all.I would definitely recommend this pickup to anyone.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds good, small issue installing.

By JoelBrett

from BFE Oklahoma

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

      I purchased an Area Hot T bridge pup to replace a broadcaster style pickup in a 2013 american tele. I got this to match even though I liked the twisted tele neck pickup tone just fine. Not too difficult to install except that the screws that fasten this Area T neck pickup to the pick guard are too long. The mounting screws bottom out in the pickup cavity. I tried using the screws off the twisted tele pickup but they were a different diameter (smaller). So i just screwed these down until I took up the slack to the spring between the pickup and the pick guard and chopped off the excess screw end, about 3-4mm. Not difficult to chop, I just used the side cutters on a pair of large needle nose pliers. It sounds good, but I kind of raised an eyebrow at the tiny gauge wiring off both pickups (like hair thin).

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Area series pickups are top of the mark

      By Rich

      from Denver, CO

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • It Does It All Well

        Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

        After installing an Area 61 on one of my Strats, I was sold on the Area technology so I am replacing all my single-coil pups with them as I can afford it. I ordered these Tele pickups with confidence they would exceed my expectations. One of my requirements is quiet, hum-free sound for recording - even on high-gain settings, Tube Screamer, etc. Lots of pickups sound great but few can match the silence of these pups.

        I prefer DiMarzio as a brand because they are clean and easy to work with. I have a lot of guitars and enjoy switching things around just for variety, and I dislike the wax mess with some Duncans. (Hot Rail excluded, love that pup)

        They are also more consistent with the wiring from one pup/model to the next, if you're into the Frankenstrat/tele thing that helps keeping them all straight.

        You can't go wrong with any of these Area series pups, they retain the original sound of the instrument and you won't hear any hum. Crystal clean, great for DAW recording work. I also like that the poles do not accentuate the unwound strings, DiMarzio 'gets it' on that. I dislike pups with one real high pole on any string for that matter.

        Last but not least, tip of the hat to Musicians Friend, this has become my go-to place for most of my music supplies. Good prices, stock, service, shipping, and you get my order right every time. That's all I ask for but it's not that easy to find.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        such a vibrant pickup!

        By cswappo

        from orem, utah

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Neck Pickup
          • Telecaster

          Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

          this neck pickup rules! i was never a real fan of neck pickups until i installed this gal. she is sooooooo warm and vibrant. i love it! i will be putting these into any telecaster i come across.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Tone!

          By Guitar Dave W NY

          from Western NY

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Telecaster Neck Pickup

          Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

          I put this pickup in a Modern Player 3 pickup Telecaster with a DiMarzio DP415 Area '58 Pickup in the middle and a DiMarzio DP153 Fred Humbucker in the bridge position. I was very pleased with the tonal range that gives me. These pickups have a real good chime-like Fender tone. Ideal for a Tele neck.

          (2 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          NO MORE TELE!!!

          By guitarstevie

          from Redwood City, CA

          Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

          I installed the DiMarzio DP417 and DP413 pickups in my 2005 Fender MIM (made in mexico) Tele. (Ash body, Maple neck). I liked the sound of the tele prior to this modification with 2 exceptions: The standard bridge pickup was a little to bright, and the guitar had to much HUM!!! The hum was the reason for the supposed "upgrade". I could compensate for the bright sound of the bridge pickup with tone adjustments, but the hum was terrible, especially playing alone at home, or when recording. Granted, the room I play in is loaded with computers, TV's, monitors and other electronics that annoy the single coils. I'll take the hum over the sound of the new DiMrzios. The guitar is now very nondescript. The tele twang is gone. It doesn't even sound like a tele anymore. If I was blindfolded, I wouldn't even know I was playing a tele in the neck or middle position. The bridge pickup alone sounds vaguely like a tele. Vaguely. I did do the install myself, and I am not a Luthier, but I don't think my work is the problem. I will be calling Dimarzio tomorrow to see what they have to say, and I will re-post with the outcome of that conversation. I've played the guitar through a Fender Deville and a Blues Junior. I am a mediocre intermediate guitarist who has been playing for 40 years. I wish I could better put into words how the pickups do sound. All I know is the Tele sound is gone.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Definitely does the trick

          By Nick

          from Delray Beach, fl

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Getting rid of hum while retaining the tele tone

            Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

            Works just like it says. Super easy installation (love DiMarzio for that), sounds just like a REALLY nice tele pickup, just without the noise. I think it's got slightly less mids than a regular tele pickup, but it sounds cleaner and better overall. Very happy with it ^_^

             
            5.0

            Great Sound for a Hum Free Pickup

            By jakbur

            from Wisconsin

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about DiMarzio DP417 Area T Tele Neck Pickup:

              Has tele flavor!

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