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DiMarzio DP173 Twang King Tele Bridge Pickup  Black 

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The DiMarzio DP173 Twang King Tele Bridge Pickup captures the best elements of Broadcaster and Telecaster sounds - and then some. The Twang King pick...Read More

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Captures the best elements of historic guitars and delivers unequalled response to pick attack.

The DiMarzio DP173 Twang King Tele Bridge Pickup captures the best elements of Broadcaster and Telecaster sounds - and then some. The Twang King pickups have unequalled response to pick attack: light playing produces a soft, quiet tone and hard picking creates a harder, louder, and more dynamic sound than any comparable single-coil. DiMarzio accomplished this with a combination of controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets. The bridge model has a ferrous base plate and is wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance.

Recommended For: Standard Tele bridge position
DiMarzio didn't model the Twang King bridge after a specific original. Instead, they combined the best tonal qualities of several Broadcaster and Telecaster pickups from the '50s and early '60s. They were aiming for a balance between big, clean lows and fatter-sounding highs, and wanted the pickup to be able to handle a very wide dynamic range, so the sound would clean up with soft picking and really open up with a harder attack.

  • Replaces traditional tele bridge pickups
  • Handles a wide dynamic range
  • Unequalled response to pick attack


DP173 Twang King Tele Bridge Pickup

  • Wiring: 2 conductor
  • Magnet: alnico 5
  • Output: 198
  • DC Resistance: 8.07 K

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Punchy goodness!


from Texas

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


    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP173 Twang King Tele Bridge Pickup:

    I put this pickup in my thinline tele copy and it sounds fantastic. It has plenty of twang as the name suggests, and it has great clarity, too. While it sounds awesome for cleans, I feel that this pickup excells with lower gain settings. I like to roll off the tone just a little bit to get more of a punch out of it. This pickup totally nails guitar sounds of The Kinks and The Clash.

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