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DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup  

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With the DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Pickup, patented dual-resonance design clenches the rich harmonics of a single coil and the volume, midrange and bass of a modern humbucker. Recommended for bridg... Click To Read More About This Product

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With the DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Pickup, patented dual-resonance design clenches the rich harmonics of a single coil and the volume, midrange and bass of a modern humbucker. Recommended for bridge position. Really good for opening up the sound of mahogany set-neck guitars.

Features
  • Recommended for bridge position
  • Rich harmonics
  • Boosted volume, mid-range, and bass
  • Patented dual-resonance design
Specifications
  • Standard 4-conductor wiring
    Alnico 5 magnet
    Output: 352mV
    DC Resistance: 14.01K
    Patent # 4,501,185
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioDP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Versatile Bridge Humbucker

I own several guitars, and I have DiMarzios in most of them. I recently decided to experiment with the Bridge pickup in my Ibanez RG570. I already have experience with the Tone Zone...Read complete review

I own several guitars, and I have DiMarzios in most of them. I recently decided to experiment with the Bridge pickup in my Ibanez RG570. I already have experience with the Tone Zone and Fred in the Bridge of similar guitars. This time I wanted a pickup that would combine the best qualities of both. The Norton nails it! It has the tight low end & harmonic capabilities of the Fred coupled with the fat midrange of the Tone Zone. It's very versatile in that it can crunch or sing equally well. It is also quite responsive to picking dynamics.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for the Soloist,not for rythms

Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on...Read complete review

Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on it. Highs can be very harsh,too much lows. Mids are ok. I find myself lowering the highs a lot. Taming the lows and rising the mids to try to get a thick sound.It is also very hard to get a good distorted sound from it without an overdrive pedal. It is also a little too much noisy. The pickup will fit very well if you play lead guitar but if you play mostly rythm then you will have to spend some time tweaking until you get your sound.

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5.0

Love the Norton!

By Vincent

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

I wasn't sure what to expect putting this in my '98 LP bridge position. Not a lot on LPs and Dimazios (except Premier Guitar did w/ Larry D's LP). I have always had Duncans in my Pauls but not anymore. Love the Norton. I have a Dimazio PAF Master in my other LP and this Norton is very similar-with maybe a little more output. A nice bump in the mids which I love and articulate-more than the JB I had in it. I have now replaced ALL my Les Paul p/us with Dimazios. And will replace other p/us in some of my other guitars as I continue my experiments with Dimazios.

 
5.0

My Main pickup

By Joe

from Homewood, IL.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

    Put this pickup in a "78" Les Paul Custom. From clean to Hi gain, tone is awesome. Planning on putting the Norton in my next guitar.

     
    5.0

    Another Squire '51 Convert

    By John, out by the Golden Gate Bridge

    from San Rafael

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

        The Squire '51 is a platform for modification. I chose the DiMarzio Norton to reference Billy Gibbons. The difference in the tone and volume is extraordinary. My tech,Backstage, in Cotati, added a 3-position micro switch, which added to the upgrade for more options to the guitar. Like the rest have written, the Norton brings big change to your axe, Eugene. I hope MF keeps all DiMarzios in stock.

         
        5.0

        THE MOST VERSATILE BRIDGE PICKUP!!!

        By Kagun Marx

        from Brooklyn,NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Dynamics
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Harmonics
        • Improves Sound
        • Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Main
        • Practicing
        • Studio

        Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

        I've played almost every passive bridge pickup available, and none have impressed me as this one does!
        The Norton is hands down the most versatile bridge pickup I've ever played!
        No more switching guitars for different styles, now any one will do since I currently installed the "Norton" in the bridge of almost all my guitars, as well as the "Air Norton" in the necks.
        Their tone, clarity, detail, harmonics and dynamics all together are unmatched.
        There's nothing to think about, just get it!
        Once it's properly installed and set up in your guitar, you'll be upset you didn't have it before.

         
        3.0

        Great for the Soloist,not for rythms

        By Omar Sostre

        from Puerto Rico

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

        Put it in the bridge position of an ESP Floyd equipped guitar. Playing trough a Marshall JCM 200 DSL 100 and its 1960B cab. It is hard to find a sweet spot on it. Highs can be very harsh,too much lows. Mids are ok. I find myself lowering the highs a lot. Taming the lows and rising the mids to try to get a thick sound.It is also very hard to get a good distorted sound from it without an overdrive pedal. It is also a little too much noisy. The pickup will fit very well if you play lead guitar but if you play mostly rythm then you will have to spend some time tweaking until you get your sound.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just Enough Power and Cut

        By EL

        from Sofia, BG

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

        Many chops and changes over the years and the need to have equally adequate performance through both easily portable digital processors and authentic monster tube amps have led me to look for two things in the bridge positions of my guitars: medium power for tamed behaviour and versatily and mid-range presence for musicality and cut. Gladly, unlike Symour Duncan and other specialists, DiMarzio provide both a good choice of products in that range and well-classified information to help you identify them. Installed in the bridge position of my good Les Paul replica, this pickup delivered exactly what it claimed and was expected to: plenty of colourful yet clear-cutting distortion, preserved yet tight low-range oomph, no mud, no squeals and, mostly, equally good cleans and dirt, even without resorting a lot to the volume knob. Best all-around humbucker I've found to this day (and, trust me, I have been through a few)!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Goldilocks Pickup

        By ShredFEST-FwtzD

        from Jersey

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear And Nasty
        • Lots Of Personality
        • Lush Overdrive
        • Powerful Sustain

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

            Very accurate description by DiMarzio. Notes and harmonics really burn, exceptional clarity through every chord, even when overdriven. Highs that shimmer but never become harsh. The mids have real" guts" and the lows are tight and round. I've nicknamed this the "goldilocks humbucker." Tried 6 different pickups in my hot rod strat, this one is just right. Very quiet through my amp and it splits nicely too.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Surprised!!

            By niloc

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

                I have used many Duncan and Dimarzio Humbuckers over the years and i must say that this one is the perfect versatile bridge humbucker. it's medium-high output. it sounds just as good clean as it does with loads of distortion. it responses very well to changes in picking. i play every thing from blues to death metal, and this pickup can hang with all of that. it's not the "perfect" pickup for any one style, but it is capable of sounding really good with any style. this is a good pickup for people who use a lot of fx and various amp settings. good clean signal. no mud or harsh highs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome pickup!

                By BillM

                from Philadelphia

                Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

                I've used probably close to 20 different pickups over the years and the Dimarzio Norton is the best overall. I've used it in several guitars and it sounds great in all of them. It is such a perfectly balanced pickup, right between a medium and a hot pickup. Currently using it in a Kramer Pacer Classic.
                I've used at least 10 different Dimarzio pickups, never had any quality issues.
                IMHO, Dimarzios are the best value of the big name brands.

                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good but...

                By oi! Oi! oi!

                from Prescott, AZ

                Comments about DiMarzio DP160 Norton Bridge Guitar Pickup:

                I traded my super distortion in for this pickup (Dimarzio is great for that program) the SD had a decent heavy tone but the feedback through my DSL with terrible, but that's another review. This pick up kinda reminds me of a Seymour Duncan Jb but a little more bright and slightly more powerful. kinda got a vintage feel to it, but at times seems a little sterile. Though not as bad the Norton still has some feedback issue's but not as bad as the super distortion, even with a NS-2 I can get painful squeal's through my amp, I originally had a Duncan invader in my sg and never had uncontrollable feedback,maybe its just the way dimarzio wax pots their pickups.I am primarily a rhythm player, so maybe this P.U. was made for lead players, it just doesn't have the chunk that I like, I am gonna go back to the invader cause even though the clean isn't the best, I can stand in front of my jcm half stack without ear piercing squealing.

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