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DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup   

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The DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup is the louder, punchier brother of the Fast Track T. More power is concentrated in the mids and...Read More

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A different flavor for your Tele bridge pickup tone.

The DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup is the louder, punchier brother of the Fast Track T. More power is concentrated in the mids and low end for a bigger sound with more crunch. It shares the same side-by-side coils and twin-blade construction as the Fast Track T, so there are no string alignment or magnet-pull problems. And of course, there's no noise.

Not exactly the traditional Tele bridge sound, the Chopper T has less twang and more chunk. This makes for a solid blues sound. 250K controls (the usual value on most Teles) will produce a warm sound without much high-end bite: 500K controls will open the top end up more and brighten up the low strings as well.

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DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup

  • Wiring: 4 conductor
    Magnet: ceramic
    Output: 260
    DC Resistance: 9.19
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DiMarzioDP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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great pickup

This is one of those great pickups that can do clean, but especially dirty and distorted tones very well. It's definitely not a thin, ice-picky, traditional tele-tone, but it still keeps the...Read complete review

This is one of those great pickups that can do clean, but especially dirty and distorted tones very well. It's definitely not a thin, ice-picky, traditional tele-tone, but it still keeps the tele flavor (and to be honest, I've never dug the ice-pick tele thing). One thing I really like about it is how well it plays with the neck pickup...the middle position sounds amazing. Too many higher output type pickups don't play will with other pickups, but this one is an exception to that. Dimarzios customer service is also great, as I called them a couple of times to get some pickup advice. A highly recommended pickup.

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Not for me

Honestly I hate this pick up. Sorry guys. The tone is just blah. No twang at all. No single coil sparkle. Not a bit. About as much output as a PAF....Read complete review

Honestly I hate this pick up. Sorry guys. The tone is just blah. No twang at all. No single coil sparkle. Not a bit. About as much output as a PAF. If it sounded like a PAF I could live with it but it doesn't at all. This thing doesn't really have any personality. It's not a humbucker. It's not a single coil. It's definitely doesn't cut through like a Tele should. No sparkle. Very mid heavy but not in a good way. And I like my mids. No definition in the low end. It's kind of flubby. I thought "Hey if Richie Kotzen uses it it must be pretty good right?" Negative. Now I do have the twang king in the neck and I love it. So I'm not just a Dimarzio hater. This thing just left me flat. Bummer man.

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5.0

Awesome!

By Murray

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Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

Adds great flexibility to my Tele. Great sound from clean to raw. Glad I bought this.

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5.0

can sing...

By Jaims

from NY

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

    was hesitant to replace a stock tele bridge and neck pickup because i don't want to take away the vintage tele sound of the guitar. but i also got to the point that single coil pickups are just too noisy/hummy for my ear... so i had a friend recommend me this hum-cancelling pickup (chopper T) and i was blown away once it got installed (together with another hum-cancelling pickup Area T for the neck). Man, the tone got bigger but still has that vintagey sound of a tele. The sustain is longer when it SINGS! Sweet!

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    4.0

    Good Tone

    By Cliffy Jackhammer

    from Lowell, Ma

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

        Sounds Bodacious

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        1.0

        Not for me

        By Gitfiddle76

        from Detroit

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

        Honestly I hate this pick up. Sorry guys. The tone is just blah. No twang at all. No single coil sparkle. Not a bit. About as much output as a PAF. If it sounded like a PAF I could live with it but it doesn't at all. This thing doesn't really have any personality. It's not a humbucker. It's not a single coil. It's definitely doesn't cut through like a Tele should. No sparkle. Very mid heavy but not in a good way. And I like my mids. No definition in the low end. It's kind of flubby. I thought "Hey if Richie Kotzen uses it it must be pretty good right?" Negative. Now I do have the twang king in the neck and I love it. So I'm not just a Dimarzio hater. This thing just left me flat. Bummer man.

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        5.0

        Great sounding pickup, just what I needed

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        By clark

        from Portland, OR

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

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

            I agree that this pickup does a nice clean tone, and really sounds great dirty and distorted. It is not ice-picky at all. I put this in a Reverend Six Gun (older version) which had a typical single coil in bridge position. Before this one, I also tried an SD Hot Stack for Tele, and while it was an improvement, was still not quite the output and tone I was looking for. The Chopper T pretty much nails it for me. I could use just a bit more output, but I'm very satisfied. The Six Gun guitar has a bass contour knob, which really gives this a nice range of tone, along with varying the volume knob. I did not change any wiring or use any coil tapping, so it went right in the Six Gun. Coil tapping might be worthwhile, but I don't plan on bothering with it. Great pickup and I got 20% off, which always makes me happy.

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            5.0

            Best pickup I've used to date

            By Nikki

            from Upstate NY

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

                I've had this pickup for around 5 years now, and it's by far the best pickup I've ever had in a guitar. It's in an Esquired American Standard with the three position wired for Series, split and parallel. Split is a nice single coil tele sound, bright, trebley and a but aggressive. Series is a whole different animal, sounding more like an SG than a Tele when you hook it up to a stack. Highly recommend it and would buy another one in a heartbeat.

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                5.0

                A great pup!!!

                By Mike B

                from NJ

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                Pros

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

                Cons

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                    Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

                    If you want a bit more mids and a less twang this is the one. Did I say no Hum? I use it in an Esquire Series, Parralell and single coil just an awesome pup.

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                    5.0

                    This suited my customers needs perfectly

                    By Finest Action

                    from Methuen Ma

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

                      I am a guitar shop and one customer was looking for an upgrade to his Tele that would be louder and fatter without the darkness of a super hot pickup. There are few choices for this application and this pickup fit the bill perfectly.

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great pickup

                      By SC

                      from Syracuse, NY

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

                      This is one of those great pickups that can do clean, but especially dirty and distorted tones very well. It's definitely not a thin, ice-picky, traditional tele-tone, but it still keeps the tele flavor (and to be honest, I've never dug the ice-pick tele thing). One thing I really like about it is how well it plays with the neck pickup...the middle position sounds amazing. Too many higher output type pickups don't play will with other pickups, but this one is an exception to that. Dimarzios customer service is also great, as I called them a couple of times to get some pickup advice. A highly recommended pickup.

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Pickup!

                      By theonecalledjoe

                      from Southington OH

                      Comments about DiMarzio DP384 Special Chopper Tele Bridge Pickup:

                      For sure the one of the best sounds I've ever gotten from any of my guitars (i have 6)If your a fan of Teles but you want more bite and power from your Tele. buy this pup. No flaws here.
                      Love the sound out of this thing! I recently aquired a MIM 94 Telecaster (off the side of the road!) and I put a lot of mods in it including this pickup. One word... amazing!!The sounds i get out of this are awesome. Clean its got that right amount of bite for a grungy clean sound. And distorted this think has enough versitility to cover Rock, Blues, and even Metal.Turned my Tele into a monster.
                      No flaws, easy to install.
                      Awesome value. this price for a great pickup that should be worth more.

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