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      DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup (300288)
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Tone and power of active pickups without the battery hassle.

Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound - powerful, clean, open sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The down side for many players is that they also sound cold, have limited dynamics and run out of headroom when played hard. And of course, they need batteries. In 2006 DiMarzio took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if they could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages. The D Activator neck and bridge models are the result. They have the same loud yet clean sound, as players of active humbuckers are familiar with, and killer harmonics. They also respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. In a word, they rock. And they don't need batteries.

Recommended For: Neck. Can also be used in bridge position

Tech Talk: There's a big difference between a pickup that sounds bright and one that sounds thin. A thin-sounding pickup will be brittle on the highest frets and empty sounding in the mids and lows. The D Activator neck model doesn't do this — both the wound and plain strings remain tight and bright up the neck, and very well balanced. This allows the D Activator neck model to function well in both longer scale bolt-ons and shorter scale, set-neck guitars. It also makes for a good bridge pickup if you want a sound with a lot of snap and power. Like all passive pickups, D Activators require controls with a minimum value of 250Kohms. 500K is the standard all around value, and our 1Megohm tone control is best for long cable runs.



DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup Specifications:

  • Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 385
    DC resistance: 7.22
    Year of introduction: 2007


DiMarzio DP219 D-Activator Neck Humbucker Pickup

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  • Great sound, but a bit trebley

    As reviewed by Shaman on 12/31/2009

    My Ibanez vbt700 came with these installed. They sound really great distorted or clean, but for me they just have too much treble. you can see on the dimarzio website how high the treble is. however, if you like that..buy these, you will NOT be dissapointed.

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  • Great pickup

    As reviewed by Charles Gray on 11/22/2010

    I have been playing humbucker guitars for the last 48 years, never being completely satisfied with the tone of the neck pickup. They are either too thick in the mids, or to boomy in the bass. The D Activator solved those problems for me. It is about the clearest & open sounding humbucker I tried, (which has been many). With its treble boost, it has a very balanced sound for a neck pickup, & split, its a great sounding single coil. Combine this with a Super Distortion in the bridge, (boosted mids) you have a great sounding pair of pickups. Back them off the strings for a weaker output if they're too hot for you. I have this combo in all my guitars, thanks Dimarzio.

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  • Great sound

    As reviewed by Phil on 4/19/2011

    I recently dropped a set of these into an old Ibanez rs1400. I was originally reluctant at first to replace the stock super 85s in the guitar, however, once I had done so I had no regrets what so ever. I used 250 pots over 500s because of the natural highs in the guitar. I also have a pre-Fender Jackson with Seymors and these just blow it out of the water.

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