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DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup Black Regular

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Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe described this tone as being "tubular". Through the use of... Click To Read More About This Product

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Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combined the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe described this tone as being "tubular". Through the use of Virtual Vintage technology, clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies, which makes the PAF Joe equally good for chords and single notes. It was first used by Joe throughout the 2003 G3 tour. Recommended for all positions, solid, semi-solid and hollowbody electric guitars.

Tech Talk: What does "tubular" mean?
In this case, it means making low notes "speak" more clearly while giving high notes a rounder voicing. This accomplishes 2 goals: chords have better definition, and single notes at higher fret positions remain warm sounding rather than getting thinner. The PAF Joe has slightly less power than the PAF Pro does. It balances well with bridge pickups like the PAF Pro, Fred, Breed neck model, Air Norton, and Norton.

Specifications
  • Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 272
    DC resistance: 8.26
    Year of introduction: 2004
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioDP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Neck Pickup!

I dropped this into a Les Paul Standard to replace a Burstbucker pickup. I thought the burstbucker in the neck to be "sterile" sounding with no personality so I called up...Read complete review

I dropped this into a Les Paul Standard to replace a Burstbucker pickup. I thought the burstbucker in the neck to be "sterile" sounding with no personality so I called up DiMarzio and asked for a recommendation. They gave me the PAF Joe. After installing it, I sound checked the pickup on a dirty channel and immediately noticed that the sound was "tubey" and round. Much different than what I was used to hearing from my Burstbucker. The sound is smooth and full. A lot of personality in this thing. I also used it on a clean channel and noticed that it cleaned up nicely by itself. When run with the bridge humbucker the sound was still an improvement from I had before. I usually use my Les Paul for about 40% of a performance, but I found myself playing the guitar for the full night and was glad to hear that the sound was more versatile than it was before.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

i didn't like this pickup

i tried this pickup on my ibanez rg 1620x ,it sounds awful,no warm ,no bright,no treble,no harmonics,first i thought myabe the wiring was not ok, i called the dimarzio...Read complete review

i tried this pickup on my ibanez rg 1620x ,it sounds awful,no warm ,no bright,no treble,no harmonics,first i thought myabe the wiring was not ok, i called the dimarzio company to get better wiring then i called ibanez company to compare, i tried different kind of wiring with no help, i have dimarzio breed bridge pickup it is really very nice,so now i'm gonna finish this nightmare and buy another breed or evolution for the neck position.

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4.0

awewsome

By rick santos

from pittsburg,ca

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • All the time
  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

awesome

 
5.0

Awesome neck pickup!!!

By Mark

from Central Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

      The PAF Joe is the best neck pickup I've ever played. Dimarzio and Satch hit a home run with this pickup. Although I like Satriani's playing, I was looking for my own tone. The tone is bright but not brittle. Nice warmth and very musical. I solo a lot with the neck pickup on the higher frets and it SINGS! It's bright enough to never get muddy and is throaty in the mids. Very tight low end. A very liquid feel for neck position soloing. Not a high output pickup but that's not needed in the neck spot. But it's tone is sweet and "tubey" when playing clean and aggressive, tight and clear even with very high gain. SWEET!! It's a great match for my Dimarzio Norton in the bridge spot.

       
      5.0

      Best Neck Pickup from Dimarzio

      By jlumagui

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hd Sound
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Live
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

      The PAF Joe is the best neck pickup I've ever used. It has a 3D roundness to the tone that brings out the best of your guitar. It's fat on the high notes and tight on the bass notes. It's the first "HD" pickup I've ever heard. This one is a winner!

       
      4.0

      paf pick up

      By rc

      from ca

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

        This is a great pick up if you want up grade to any stock ones on any guitar. I put this one on of my ibanezs and it really improved the sound 100 percent.Easy to install and great sustain all the way worth the money.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Epi Les Paul gets a new voice

        By SnohManCo

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Not great in every guitar

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          Tried this as the neck p'up in two guitars: a Fat Tele and an Epi Les Paul Custom, both with 500k pots, a 0.022 uF cap on the on tone pot, and the treble bleed mod on the volume. It was lifeless in the Tele but gave the LP Custom the rhythm voice I was looking for. The bridge p'up in the LP is a DiMarzio AT-1 (Andy Timmons model), which pairs nicely with the PAF Joe.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Michael Crawley

          from Ohio

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          Got this pup along with the Mo Joe to replace my Dimarzio Breeds in my basswood RG. This thing is a blues machine! The tone is very expressive, and crystal clear. The Breeds were much darker, and better for jazz.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The prefect neck pickup

          By ibanez4life-ROQvu

          from texas

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          I had bought a used Ibanez s470 love the way the guitar played but man did it sound horrible with the stock pickups I used to play with nothing but EMGs. one day i decided i wanted to try something different so i was checking out pickups at my local guitar store and they had put on a joe satriani video well you get the picture i bought them and man did they blow me away. I would recommend these to every one

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Neck Pickup

          By John Lumagui

          from Lexington, KY

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          I was having trouble finding pickups for my Jackson DK2M. It's a great guitar, but none of the pickups I tried worked very well-- until now. I think I've found the magic combo with a PAF Joe in the neck and an Evolution in the bridge. The PAF Joe is voiced for rock, and is clear as a bell. It eats gain for breakfast, and can sing and whisper as well. This one's a keeper-- highly recommended.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Paf Joe

          By Jarexx Suvexx

          from N Lauderdale, FL

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          1st of all, one might say that i could be a little bias since i am a major Satriani fan, But i am not. I purchase The Paf Joe and the Mo Joe together and to be frank the pickups are awesome. The only thing that i would wish for in these pickups is that the names of the pickups were visible somewhere on the front and fade resistant. This i would love cuz i would be able to show off. The Paf Joe & Mo Joe names on the pickups could be a good marketing idea for DIMARZIO.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gorgeous

          By Quigley

          from New Jersey

          Comments about DiMarzio DP213 PAF Joe Satriani Pickup:

          Before I got this pickup, I had only one functioning pickup in my SG style DeArmond guitar. I bought this to replace the cruddy broken stock neck position pickup and OH MAN does it kick BUM!! It is very good for clean playing and moderate distortion, but i prefer my dimarzio PAF Pro for heavy metal playing. Overall, you cannot go wrong with this if you wanna sound like Clapton, Stray Cats, or Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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