The friendliest-sounding single-coil ever!
Why do so many players love the old soapbar pickup replicated in the DiMarzio DP167D? High notes are always fat, with just enough bite to cut through the mix. Low notes are bright, but not thin, and the tone stays even all the way up the neck. DiMarzio's version of this classic pickup also punches up the mids and tightens up the lows. The DiMarzio Soapbar comes in soapbar and dog-ear versions, cover included. Sounds great in all positions on a solidbody guitar.
DiMarzio has made a pickup that performs almost identically to the old ones, but they did it with a unique combination of ceramic magnets and iron loading, instead of the original Alnico magnets. They didn't do it just to be different -- their pickups' magnetic field won't weaken with age, so the sound won't change in time.