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DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup

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The DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet is a vintage-style single-coil pickup that's clean and bright. The DP175S pickup also makes your high strings sound s...Click To Read More About This Product

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The DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet is a vintage-style single-coil pickup that's clean and bright. The DP175S pickup also makes your high strings sound sweet above the 12th fret. The True Velvet pickup was designed to do this by tuning the coil to a frequency range that's bright but not thin. DiMarzio combined this with a magnet stagger specifically designed to enhance string balance, which produces great clarity, even with full chords. The neck and middle models of the True Velvet pickup have the same specs except for reverse wind / reverse polarity on the middle pickup for hum cancellation in the 2 and 4 positions. The bridge pickup is just a touch warmer and louder, so the transition between pickup positions is very smooth and natural. The DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Pickup comes standard with hand-ground magnets and vintage cloth-covered wire.

FEATURES
  • Tone Guide
  • Treble: 8.5
  • Mid: 4.5
  • Bass: 3.5
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Output: 130
  • DC Resistance: 6.21
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DiMarzioDP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (6)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Happy Customer????

By E.T.I.

from Mass

Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

Honestly I have been novice player for the last 30 years. However, I have modded my share of equipment. I love the sound of this pickup but my feelings about DiMarzio are now mixed, it came factory mislabeled as "Cruiser Neck DP186V" (How did Musicians Friend know to ship it?), inner box and pickup was labeled as a "True Velvet DP175S" so I installed it. It sounded great but died after a week. No big deal I work for a U.S. manufacturing company I understand that there are many variables in processing and that sometimes new parts fail. I could have returned it to Musicians Friend but have been a long time DiMarzio customer and by contacting them directly I figured they are better informed to make improvements. Contacted them on a Sunday via e-mail and they got back to me same day which I thought was amazing. They told me to ship the pickup back for repair or replacement which I did at my cost. They shipped a replacement out fast and everything is great. If the customer service rep gave their name at some point to make things seem less impersonal and they threw a piece of swag into the box to make up for my lost shipping cost and time I would feel much better about the whole experience. If those 2 things happened I would have nothing but good things to say about DiMarzio but instead I'm left with mixed feelings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This one worked for me!

By Pickster

from Brooklyn NY

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I have a Custom Ibenez solid body guitar with 3 pickups and my middle single coil pickup died. So I needed a single coil middle pickup that would sound good with the other 2 double coil pickups. I didn't want one that would overpower the other 2 pickups and work well with them. From the reviews this sounded like a good bet and it works perfectly with my other pickups. Great sound but not overpowering which what I wanted for the center pickup and you can't beat the price. So I'm very happy with it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More than Amazing!!

    By G,F4/40

    from Puerto Rico

    Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

    This Single coil meddle have a great sound for Jazz, Bossa nova, an have a great clean. When i fist bought it i thought it will be a wasted of money because its cheap. But this pick ups its all the sound i was looking for. Now my guitar sounds like an expensive guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great improvement in Strat

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Improves sound
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

    Decided to do a change pickups in my Squier Standard Strat with all 3 Dimarzio pickups. DP 110, DP 175S and a DP 175 in the neck position. Greatly improved the sound ! Got these on sale which really sweetened the whole deal. I have an American Strat that I changed to all Dimarzio pickups and, it was Great improvement.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    True Velvet Middle and Neck

    By Addicted to Musical Toys

    from New Mexico

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

    Great price, easy to install, does what the advertising claims, and is a USA product. The sound is classic Strat with an extra bit of output and smoothness.
    I bought a used True Velvet Middle pickup, and liked it so much that I bought a new True Velvet Neck from Musician's Friend. These are smooth single coil pickups that distort well, and sound great clean. True to DiMarzio's tradition of making a better than stock pickup, I would recommend these to anyone wanting a traditional Strat tone with a little more output than stock Fender pickups. They are a tremendous improvement in what came with my Mexican Strat.
    The wiring, included mounting screws, and instructions are top notch.
    Great value and a lot of bang for the buck

     
    5.0

    Great pickup!

    By Tholtz91

    from Nashville

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

      Put this in a HSS set with a True Velvet neck and a PAF pro bridge. Balances well with the humbucker and still retains that strat second position sound. Not super bright but clear and nice and full sounding. Less of a vintage strat pickup but still a great modern take on a classic. Definitely digging it!

       
      5.0

      Very good value.

      By CDB

      from Springfield,VA

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      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Good sounding pickup for the money. Nice full sound. A little hum, but better than the ones I replaced. Sound is crystal clear and a big improvement over my original pickups. Definitely worth the money to improve a practice guitar. I would probably go higher end on a professional guitar, but these are good for practice and recording demos.

         
        5.0

        Excellen tone...

        By John

        from Seattle, Wa

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        Pros

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

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

            Well blended single coil used between Air Norton Neck and Tone Zone Bridge.

             
            5.0

            Geat tone

            By Brett

            from Central IL

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                Comments about DiMarzio DP175S True Velvet Single Coil Middle Electric Guitar Pickup:

                This purchase is my second true velvet middle pickup . This one is between a Twang King bridge and a Dual Sound Dp101 neck . It has a sweet quack , convincing strat spank when combined with either . I don't often use it alone but a guy could . Dimarzio is the only brand pickup I've tried as an upgrade from stock and now on a new build , I love the tone and detail in the sound , never needed to look elsewhere .

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