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DiMarzio True Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard   

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Drop this DiMarzio prewired pickguard into your Stratocaster to receive the benefits of a three-ply-thick pickguard with a built-in volume knob, 2 se...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Harmonize your pickups to receive True Velvet sound by screwing this prewired pickguard into your Strat.

Drop this DiMarzio prewired pickguard into your Stratocaster to receive the benefits of a three-ply-thick pickguard with a built-in volume knob, 2 separate tone knobs, a 5-way "blade" pickup selector, and the impeccable tone quality offered by three distinct DiMarzio True Velvet guitar pickups.

Neck Pickup: True Velvet Neck DP175
It's not difficult to make a vintage single-coil pickup that's clean and bright, but not so easy if you also want the high strings to sound sweet above the 12th fret. The True Velvet Neck model was designed to make this happen by tuning the coil to a frequency range that's bright but not thin. This pickup features a magnet stagger specifically designed to enhance string balance, which produces great clarity, even with full chords. The True Velvet Neck model comes standard with hand-ground magnets and vintage cloth covered wire.

Middle Pickup: True Velvet Middle DP175S
The neck and middle pickups have the same specifications except for reverse polarity on the middle pickup for hum cancellation in the 2 and 4 positions.

Bridge Pickup: True Velvet Bridge DP176
The True Velvet Bridge is just a touch warmer and louder than the Neck and Middle, so the transition between pickup positions is smooth and natural.

FEATURES
  • 3-ply-thick pickguard
  • 3 pre-wired True Velvet pickups
  • 250kOhms volume knob
  • 250kOhms neck tone knob
  • 250kOhms middle/bridge tone knob

Smooth your Strat sound by picking up velvety vibrations.

SPECIFICATIONS

True Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard

  • True Velvet Neck DP175
    Wiring: 2 Conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 130mV
    DC Resistance: 6.21k ohms
    Year of Introduction: 2008

    True Velvet Middle DP175S
    Wiring: 2 Conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 130mV
    DC Resistance: 6.21k ohms
    Year of Introduction: 2008

    True Velvet Bridge DP176
    Wiring: 2 Conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 142mV
    DC Resistance: 6.49k ohms
    Year of Introduction: 2008

    Pickup Selector Options
    1-Bridge Pickup
    2-Bridge & Middle Pickups
    3-Middle Pickup
    4-Middle & Neck Pickups
    5-Neck Pickup
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DiMarzioTrue Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard
 
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4.0

Good easy upgrade

By MrB

from Lubbock, Texas

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  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about DiMarzio True Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard:

      Ok, this Dimarzio pre-wired strat pickguard is the way to go. I installed it on a Squier VM strat I bought used. It was an easy, no solder way to tweak the sound, replace the original components with better ones and it was fun.

      I did have to do a little carving in the body to gain clearance for the five way switch and I had to drill a couple of holes to complete the pickguard, but that was easy.

      The online instructions from Dimarzio were clear and I just followed them while the guitar sat on my workbench. I love the sound, the look and the quality. If you have a MIM or Squier sitting around, try it. You'll like it.

      Once I was done and checked it out I started to play. The sound is great, especially the 2nd and 4th positions with the 5-way switch. Very funky and clean, also noise cancelling in those two positions. I also had a lot of fun jamming with my friends with my cheap little Squier!

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      4.0

      Sweet

      By Toolman 22846

      from S.I.N.Y.

      Comments about DiMarzio True Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard:

      Replaced pups on my American Fat Strat with DiMarzio True Velvet Vintage Prewired Pickguard. Mounting holes did not line up, had to elongate several holes to make it fit. Wiring was a breeze. After installation, I plugged into my Fender Twin Reverb Amp and began to play. WOW what a beautiful sound. I closed my eyes and I was back in my H.S. talent show with my then new 61 Strat. If your looking for that Vintage Strat Sound, this is for you. To bad about the mounting holes.
      No load tone control center pickup?
      Had to elongate several mounting holes. Pups and wiring fine.
      For this kind of money, should have been a drop in installation.

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