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DiMarzio DP165/DP166 Breed Pickup
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Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with his hotter Evolution-equipped guitars, hence the Breed. T...Click To Read More About This Product
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Developed for Steve Vai.
Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with his hotter Evolution-equipped guitars, hence the Breed. The Breed is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pros. It works especially well with the ToneZone, Super Distortion, and Evolution. It features standard 4-conducter wiring, Alnico 5 magnets, and 325mV output. It is generally recommended as a neck pickup for bolt-on trem guitars and in the bridge position on set-neck, fixed-bridge instruments.
- Standard 4-conducter wiring
- Alnico 5 magnets
- 325mV output
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Breed is better sounding more dynamic and much sweeter and warmer than Evolution (maybe) Evolution is about 1% louder and about 1% gives more overtones but it's not as well balanced as Breed. Evolution has tons of mids and that's bad. Breed excels everywhere, it's great choice!
Clear distinct tones. Supposed to be a mid and low frequency dominant pickup(?)Not as FAT as Gibson neck pickups. Does sound nice in its own unique way(DiMarzio).Mixes well with a strong bridge pickup.(A 500T Gibson on my guitar).
When I switch to my neck (breed) pickup and play leads people stop and go...whoa! I have it in the neck position on my Les Paul and it sounds amazing...great for jazz, blues, or that smooth john petrucci lead sound.
Excellent pickup for all styles
If you're looking for a warm sound without getting all that muddiness usually associated with Les Paul pickups, this will definitely do the job. I have one in the neck position of my Ibanez, couldn't have been happier. I get a warm, smooth crunchy lead on distortion and a thick jazz tone on clean. Would recommend this over a Gibson pickup.
Its a good med output pup, nice pinch harmonics, and palm mutes.The tone screams when used with a high gain amp, it is compairable to the SD Screamin Deamon.