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DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup
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A versatile guitar part as specified by Satch.

Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe described this tone as being "tubular". Through the use of Virtual Vintage technology, clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies, which makes the PAF Joe equally good for chords and single notes. It was first used by Joe throughout the 2003 G3 tour. Recommended for all positions, solid, semi-solid and hollowbody electric guitars.

Tech Talk: What does "tubular" mean?
In this case, it means making low notes "speak" more clearly while giving high notes a rounder voicing. This accomplishes 2 goals: chords have better definition, and single notes at higher fret positions remain warm sounding rather than getting thinner. The PAF Joe has slightly less power than the PAF Pro does. It balances well with bridge pickups like the PAF Pro, Fred, Breed neck model, Air Norton, and Norton.

DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup Specifications:

  • Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 272
    DC resistance: 8.26
    Year of introduction: 2004

DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup

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  • Awesome

    As reviewed by Michael Crawley on 9/27/2011

    Got this pup along with the Mo Joe to replace my Dimarzio Breeds in my basswood RG. This thing is a blues machine! The tone is very expressive, and crystal clear. The Breeds were much darker, and better for jazz.

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  • PAF Joe pickup

    As reviewed by DJH on 3/12/2007

    I put this in my Ibanez JS100. At first I thougt it wasn't good at all, the harmonics sucked and the tone was just not that impressive. My oppinion changed when I bought an Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff Nano distortion pedal. This is when the pick up came to life. I guess it needs high gain distortion to make it sound good. And it does,now. I still prefer the sound of the PAF Pro to this one. To me it just has better tone and harmonics.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Neck Pickup!

    As reviewed by Ken on 6/15/2007

    I dropped this into a Les Paul Standard to replace a Burstbucker pickup. I thought the burstbucker in the neck to be "sterile" sounding with no personality so I called up DiMarzio and asked for a recommendation. They gave me the PAF Joe. After installing it, I sound checked the pickup on a dirty channel and immediately noticed that the sound was "tubey" and round. Much different than what I was used to hearing from my Burstbucker. The sound is smooth and full. A lot of personality in this thing. I also used it on a clean channel and noticed that it cleaned up nicely by itself. When run with the bridge humbucker the sound was still an improvement from I had before. I usually use my Les Paul for about 40% of a performance, but I found myself playing the guitar for the full night and was glad to hear that the sound was more versatile than it was before.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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