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      DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup (302690)
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Classic humbucker tone, modernized.

DiMarzio set out to make a pickup with the sound of the late 1950s humbuckers without simply imitating them with Alnico 2 or aged Alnico 5 magnets. Airbucker technology was created to capture all of the best sonic qualities of vintage humbuckers while avoiding the technical problems. The Air Classic has the same sweet sound as a classic humbucker, but Airbucker technology uses more reliable full-strength Alnico 5 magnets and still reduces string-pull to increase sustain and sensitivity. The result is an almost vocal, three-dimensional sound that jumps off the string faster and stays true as it sustains. The sense of touch and control this provides will offer you an unequaled ability to create your own sound.

Recommended for use in the neck position when combined with Air Classic bridge model and neck position in combination with hotter humbuckers. For all solidbody, hollow, and semi-hollowbody guitars.

Tech Talk: There's no doubt that a weak magnetic field allows a vibrating string to ring longer, but the standard Alnico 2/weakened Alnico 5 method also muddies the tone the longer the string sustains. By contrast, the Airbucker magnetic field preserves high end sustain; it's easier to capture and hold harmonic feedback at varied frequencies, and chords maintain better clarity.



DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup Specifications:

  • Wiring: Standard four conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 206mV
    DC Resistance: 8.34K


DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup

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  • Great pickup!

    As reviewed by Erik on 8/4/2010

    I installed this pickup in the neck slot of a PRS SE Singlecut Korina. It's a very smooth pickup but also clear. You can hear each note very well and chords don't get muddy. It's not hard to get different sounds out of it either. I highly recommend this pickup for any style. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Great Tone!

    As reviewed by James on 2/12/2011

    The Air Classic Neck is now my Favorite Neck pickup. It sings nice and clear at low volumes and gets nice and dirty overdrive for blues rock. Great pickup, Try it out and you will like it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • air-classics replace my super distorters!

    As reviewed by 2jakes on 1/9/2007

    I originally bought my 76 les-paul deluxe(back in 1980) used w/dimarzio super distorters.when one broke I went with these to bring back a more vintage sound (amps & effects give you plenty of distortion) but with a more modern clarity. the result was my paul sounding clearer with more treble responce though not as hot(straight thru) but with a moreclean & traditional responce.excellent replacement for original humbucker equipment!

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