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Open Box DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup Nickel Neck

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The DiMarzio DP211/DP212 EJ Custom Pickups are exact replacements for standard, full size humbuckers in LPs. Custom designed for Eric Johnson. Bright with great presence without sounding thin.

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The DiMarzio DP211/DP212 EJ Custom Pickups are exact replacements for standard, full size humbuckers in LPs. Custom designed for Eric Johnson. Bright with great presence without sounding thin.

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DiMarzioDP211 EJ Custom Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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5.0

DiMarzio ROCKs

By N/A

from Eastern Shore, Maryland

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

    DiMarzio pickups allways give You a noticeable "bump up" in tonal quality.. This pickup is a great tool for Cutting through the mix..use with semi high gain ,and it will give definition to the roar.

     
    5.0

    Great note definition and clarity

    By steve ahola

    from Concord, California

    Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

    I put a set of these in my semi-hollow PRS SE Custom to see if I could get some of that Gretsch Country Gentleman vibe that I keep hearing about. They are pretty amazing pickups for humbuckers which can be a bit muddy compared to a single coil pickup. After adjusting the pickup heights and experimenting with different value tone caps I am getting some really great clean tones with a lot of clarity and note definition. The PRS SE Custom has just a single volume and tone control so I used a little trick to couple the neck pickup with a .015uF tone cap and 500k pot, and the bridge pickup with a .025uF tone cap and 250k pot. (I mounted the .015uF cap in place of the stock .022uF cap on the 500k tone control and added a 470k resistor in series with a .01uF cap from the bridge terminal of the selector switch to ground.) With that arrangement I am getting some really great sounds- with the stock .022uF cap I thought that the bridge pickup was a little too bright and that the neck pickup was a little too dull. One thing that is really amazing is how the pickups have great note definition even when overdriven hard. I use a lot of bent double-stops in my playing and I have never had such clarity of those notes.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Try replacing HB tone circuit with Strat

    By steeve

    from SF Bay Area

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Bright Sound
    • Great Clean Or Dirty
    • Great Note Definition

    Cons

    • Too Bright W Hb Tone Circ

    Best Uses

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      I just installed the EJ Custom set in a PRS SE Custom semi-hollow body guitar to get cleaner sounds, perhaps more like a Gretsch Country Gentleman (not that I've ever played one.) I found myself adjusting the tone controls on my amp and on my guitar to get a great sound when clean, turning the treble way down.

      So I tried an experiment, replacing the stock 500k tone pot and .022uF tone cap with the values used in a Strat: 250k pot and .047uF tone. Eureka! To my ears it sounded about 10 times better- very smooth. There is a "quick'n'dirty" way to accomplish this without having to replace the tone pots or caps in your HB-equipted guitar. If you add another .022uF cap in parallel with the existing .022uF that adds up to .044uF, which is ~10% less than ,047uF (not a problem.) To convert a 500k pot to 250k you need to add a 470k resistor between one of the terminals and ground:

      If you think that the taper of your existing tone pot gets too bright too fast it is probably a linear pot. In that case you can add the resistor between the wiper (the middle terminal) and ground which will make the taper more like an audio taper, with a slower rise in tone.

      If you are happy with the taper of your existing tone control you can add the 470k resistor between the "hot" (ungrounded) outside terminal and ground. Looking at the back of the pot, the hot terminal is the one next to the middle terminal going counter-clockwise. Normally there is nothing connected to the "cold" outside terminal which makes it simpler.

      You might try all of that as an experiment and if you are satisfied with the sound put in new 250k pots and .047uF caps. (If you have a Les Paul with long bushings on your pots I would keep them and add the resistor.)

      With this modification the pickups sound really smooth without having to adjust the tone controls on your guitar or amp radically. This guitar provides a really nice contrast to my LP with BurstBucker pickups in it.

       
      4.0

      Superb Solution for Muddy/Bassy Neck Position Pickup

      By Scott Donaldson

      from CT

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      I generally find neck position pickups to be too bassy and muddy for my tastes, so I was excited when I heard this pickup was voiced specifically to provide extra treble. I installed it in the neck slot of my Epiphone Les Paul (which has a body wood consisting of alder and mahogany, with a maple wood cap on top of that). I had tried two other aftermarket pickups prior to the Eric Johnson DP 211. The first was a Seymour Ducan Jazz Neck - it relieved some of the overpowering bass frequencies, but not enough to my liking, and it was still a little "hotter" than what I wanted. Then I tried the Dimarzio Humbucker From Hell (it has a similar voicing as the EJ DP211 - you should consider this pickup as well) - it completely relieved the overpowering bass and it was super clean like what I was after, but it sounded a little too sterile. I read that the EJ DP211 has just a little bit more bite than the Humbucker From Hell, and so tried it. The result was all the benefits of the Humbucker From Hell but not as sterile. The Humbucker From Hell has found a permanent home in the neck slot of my Ibanez RG, where it does not sound sterile, and I reason that is due to the mahogany in the Les Paul "swamped" the mids of the HFH (where the Ibanez RG is basswood). I held back one star from my rating because I still needed to 'seat' the pickup very low (far from the strings) in order to get the tone I was after. This leaves me with volume difference between the neck and bridge. But I may be able alleviate that by instead seating the pickup closer to the strings and then adjusting the bass strings' individual polepieces futher away from the strings. Have yet to try it. Volume difference not a huge factor since when I play clean tones, I do not use the bridge pickup all by itself. And when I play distortion tones, I have the volume control on my dirty channel set lower to compensate for the volume difference.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      DiMarzio DP211/DP212 EJ Custom Pickup Black Neck

      By Bruce Blumentritt

      from Austin

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      If you want that clear sound, or want to put humbuckers on your Strat or Tele style guitar, this pickup would be a good choice.
      According to DiMarzio, "They’re bright and have great presence without sounding thin. When Eric tried them, he said they were almost as clear-sounding as Strat® pickups." I would agree with this. These pickups don't sound like tradional humbuckers, they really do sound clear, like a Strat, but without the hum, and more bass response, which you would expect of a humbucker

      DiMarzio also states that they have "less power and much more treble response than 'vintage' humbuckers. In fact, treble response is comparable to that of typical single-coils, but since bass response is still very solid, the EJ Custom™ isn't thin-sounding." I also agree with this.

      The EJ Custom bridge pickup gets that classic rock and roll sound... turn down the tone to 50% or less, and crank it up!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Move Over TV Jones

      By jerryb437-XOIWX

      from Shreveport, LA

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      First off let me say if you are looking for that traditional humbucker sound (ie. Gibson,etc) then don't waste your money on these pups, you will not be happy and you will come back here and write a negative review on how this pickup sucks. This pickup was made with a particular tonal palette in mind. Also if you want the full impact these pickups can produce, then you will want to change both bridge and neck pickups. DP211(neck) / DP212(bridge) I put these pickups into a PRS SE Custom 22 I had and really loved the tone. You can get very close to the Filteron & TV Jones sound right out of the gate with just the guitar and amp with no effects and very little eq tweaking. I wired both pickups with coil taps, and that single coil strat sound jumped right out. It is a brighter pickup then say the DP100, but you can get a descent old school humbucker sound with a little tweaking. I can't stress enough that these pickups should be installed as pairs (neck/bridge) in order to get the full effect and tonal quality. If your looking for that rockabilly/country rock tone, then you may want to give them a try. I'd set-up one guitar with these pickups for specific song sets and use other guitars for the rest of song list. I haven't tried them in a hollow body yet, but that should open up the gretsch 6120 Brain Setzer tone even more. Give em try, but you have been forwarned as to what they can and can't do. If you want Lynard Skynard, Twisted Sister, etc., better go with something else.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds like glass

      By Itzed

      from Baltimore

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      I installed these into my PRS SE Singlecut because the stock pick-ups sounded muddy to me (I'm a single-coil fan). I have to say the sound of these just blew me away. They added so much clarity and sparkle, they actually sound better than my '57 strat pick-ups. It's possible to play really clean with these for a brilliant glass-like sound, and yet they also sound great retain their clarity with distortion added. Before this, I never knew humbuckers could sound so great. Also, I want to mention that I emailed DiMarzio with a question about wiring these before I bought them, and that was on a Sunday night. A DiMarzio tech responded to my email that night, just one hour later. with answers and attached diagrams. Unbelievable customer service.

       
      5.0

      Buy this pickup

      By UqfqiOet.

      from Wilmington De

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      I put this pickup in the neck of my strat along with a yjm single coil and a super distortion in the bridge. Man Does it sing. I added many series/parallel and coil splitting switches and it comes alive. it can turn from clean cliffs of dover to raw gritty AC/DC to gainy megadeth Dave Mustaine tone. Paired with the super distortion its the best guitar tone ive heard from my fender (and i have quite a few pickups in there). Don't bother buying any other pickups for raw/gritty/clean tone. This is the best you'll find. Dimarzio should be advertising this way more, its better than any other pickup ive heard.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow! I mean WOW!

      By Wannabe

      from Phoenix, AZ.

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      Decided to try this pickup and threw it in with a splitting coil switch and volume. No tone knob at all. Plugged it in and played around with it. It sounded pretty good. Then I started really playing with it with very different sounds. The thing came alive! You can throw everything you can find to your sound and it does not get muddy. Then turn down the gain on the volume and it really comes alive. There is that Andy Timmons meets Eric Johnson sound. It turns Megadeth sound to a gritty raw blues sound just turning the pickup to 1/2 gain. This is the real deal. Split coil and turn down the gain and you are ready to record some of the best sounds you have ever made.

       
      5.0

      Best kept secret?

      By riffster-WrPa8

      from NEPA

      Comments about DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Pickup:

      Looking for Youngish bright but thick crunch on your bridge pickup (Neil OR Malcolm)? Would like to flip to the neck for some PAF-ish jazz, or southern Betts tones? DiMarzio has been making your pickups, under a name you might not suspect. I went through a half-dozen sets of Duncan, DiMarzio, and boutique humbuckers, all good but if you want to cover that classic ground authentically in one guitar you can do no better than these. Don't wind up here, like I did. START here, and you'll probably stop (with a big smile on your ears).

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