Singing highs, snappy lows and punch mids.
DiMarzio believes the Area '58 and Area '61 are a major step forward in the performance of hum canceling Strat replacement pickups. The new technology that went into these models has allowed them to make a similar advance with Telecaster replacement pickups. The Area T bridge model does what a great Tele bridge pickup is supposed to do: the highs sing, the lows snap and the mids have a punch that's almost unreal.
Recommended For: Bridge.
Tech Talk: The most instantly obvious quality of the Area T bridge model is dynamics. The Area T tracks changes in pick attack and volume, and it does it instantly. It's also very sensitive to string distance. The volume is very high when the pickup is close to the strings, but can be adjusted much lower by backing the Area T away. String pull is not a problem with the Alnico 2 magnets that are standard on the Area T.