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DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control Black

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The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, r... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The DP138 Virtual Acoustic uses the same technology as the Virtual Vintage line to create a guitar pickup that's practically noise-free, even compared to humbuckers. The sound is both warm and open, reproducing the natural dynamics and tonality of steel-string guitars and enabling the Virtual Acoustic pickup to capture the character of the particular electric guitar it's mounted in. Like the Super Natural Plus, the DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic pickup installs easily with foam-insulated mounting brackets, which can be cut down in order to accommodate guitars with smaller soundholes. Twelve adjustable pole pieces allow precise string balance. It also has a volume control with a compensated tone network - to minimize tone changes when the volume is adjusted - and a 12-foot cable.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioDP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup w/Volume Control

By Tom Braddy

from Canyon Country, Ca.

Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

Even though the pickup was missing the rubber mounting pieces that slide into each end of the pickup to keep it stationary. I rigged my own. The pickup is still fantastic. I`m gonna buy one for my daughters guitar this week. This time I will make sure it has all of it`s parts.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup w/Volume Control

By Anthony DeDomenico

from United States

Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

Recieved the pickup very quickly and just as quickly tried it out on an 60 year old acoustic guitar I own. The sound and frequency range was very good and the volume control responded as I hoped. The unit seems to be a very good value for the money and i would recommend this unit to tohers looking for a medium priced pickup.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product, and would recommend it to others.

By Badger

from Eagle Point, OR

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

    Use to enhance the sound of my Fender acoustic.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Product and Service

    By Jerry

    from South Bend, WA

    Site Member

    Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

    Recently bought the DP138 pickup. I had a similar Dimarzio pickup for 20+ years......cord finally went bad. This new pickup is excellent. Great sound. I use this pickup on a 1972 Ovation Standard Balladeer with a Fisher Loudbox Artist amp. The sound is definitely noise free.....very warm and smooth sound. Guitar Center is great to do business with. They matched price......sent me pickup immediately. They were very helpful.

     
    5.0

    The DiMarzio DP138 is an amazing pickup.

    By John C.

    from Medford, Ma.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits perfectly
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • I haven't used in in concert yet.
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

    So far I have only used it at home practicing in a large room, but it has good acoustic tone and volume for a this type of pick up. I like that it has it's own volume, which can be slid easily up or down. Though I hesitate to call myself a professional musician, but I am experienced enough, to play out either individually or with others in some shows. I will eventually use this pickup at a show as opposed to one that is installed inside my acoustic guitar to see how well it performs, though I am confident it will be fine to use it.

    Service and delivery comments:

    The sales person, when I ordered by telephone was helpful. When he wasn't sure of the differences between two pickups I was considering, he looked up more details on them. The item was delivered by mail fairly quickly to my home.

     
    5.0

    Glad I got it!

    By Karen

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

    The sound is great! I use a Genz Benz amp and the sounds are very clear and clean. Love it..

     
    5.0

    Getting another.

    By Paul

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

      Installed in a few minutes, used the included hex wrench to tweak the posts, and plugged it into a Fishman acoustic amp. WOW! The sound from this is so much richer than the Fishman under bridge powered pickup in my Martin that I doubt I'll use that guitar much anymore. Definitely getting another for a a Triple 0 shaped cedar top I use a lot.

       
      5.0

      Superb sound!

      By TT

      from Colorado

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

        Very pleased! The way it captures the subtle tones of my old Ovation played through a small Fender Amp is remarkable! No hum or distortion. The volume control is a great plus.

         
        5.0

        Very good product, meets the purpose

        By dan

        from Kal. MI

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DiMarzio DP138 Virtual Acoustic Pickup with Volume Control:

            met and exceeded my expectation. I use it for recording primarily, no hum or disturbing frequencies.
            Reproduced my guitar very well. Satisfied

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