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DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup  

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Joe Satriani has used the Fred as his main bridge pickup for years. This year Joe asked DiMarzio for a hotter and bigger version to replace the Fred in his Ibanez guitars. In response, DiMarzio create... Click To Read More About This Product

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Joe Satriani has used the Fred as his main bridge pickup for years. This year Joe asked DiMarzio for a hotter and bigger version to replace the Fred in his Ibanez guitars. In response, DiMarzio created the DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup, and it's all about tone and definition. The name says it all. It has more power than the Fred, but it doesn't sacrifice clarity or dynamics.

Additionally, all the harmonics that made the Fred guitar pickup so good are all there, ready to jump out at the touch of a guitar pick. Having more output makes it a perfect match for the PAF Joe in the neck position. The combination delivers great versatility and control from rhythms to solos.

Recommended For: bridge position, solid and semi hollowbody guitars.

Tech Talk: The last few years have seen Joe develop a new signature tube amp and start using heavier-gauge strings more often. Both developments emphasized the importance of the Mo' Joe„¢ pickup in having a high degree of string separation without sounding sterile or processed. DiMarzio achieved this by slightly increasing the distance between the center frequencies that the coils are tuned to, without increasing DC resistance. The result is a pickup that's both hotter and more articulate.

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  • Wiring: 4 Conductor Magnet: Alnico 5 Output: 350 DC Resistance: 9.76
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DiMarzioDP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mo' Joe pickup

I put this in the bridge of my Ibanez JS100 with the Paf Joe in the neck. It has a good sound for Heavy Metal. I noticed both pickups only really sound good with...Read complete review

I put this in the bridge of my Ibanez JS100 with the Paf Joe in the neck. It has a good sound for Heavy Metal. I noticed both pickups only really sound good with a high gain distortion pedal, otherwise the harmonics are not very good on either one. However, they do sound good clean. I would buy the Mo'Joe again, but not the PAF Joe. Instead I would use a PAF Pro with the Mo'Joe. I didn't give it 5's all the way, because it does need high gain to bring the most out of it. The Super Distortion would be a better pick if you don't use high gain all the time. It sounds good regardless of the distortion level. I think the Super Distortion and PAF Pro both have better harmonics, than either one of the Satriani pickups. The Mo' Joe does have a lower end tone than the Super distortion, which has more treble, but you can compensate with your tone settings and a BBE Sonic Stomp (which every player should have anyway). It just comes down to personal preference. If you use high gain most of the time, then you'll problably like the Mo'Joe.

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Very disappointed. Ice pick sharp!!!!!!!

I was so disappointed in this pickup. Actually, to make a long story short, I brought in a Dimarzio Transition PUP to my guitar tech that I special ordered due to weird specs...Read complete review

I was so disappointed in this pickup. Actually, to make a long story short, I brought in a Dimarzio Transition PUP to my guitar tech that I special ordered due to weird specs on my guitar. When my tec attempeted to install this and it wouldn't fit. After sending the pup back to Dimarzio twice, I was done. He so happened to have this Mo Joe pup in stock so I thought, " IF it's good enough for Joe, it's got to be good." Well, I was wrong. I tweeked my amp for two hours and just could not get the sound that I wanted. Very trebly and ice picky like a telecaster. In my other exact guitar I installed a Andy Timmons At-1 and it is amazing. As soon as my Bare Knuckles Rebel Yell PUP arrives, this is coming out.

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5.0

Tone for days

By carlos spiceyweiner

from oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • easy to install
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

      I bought this for the bridge position (and a Chopper for the neck position)on my Ibanez JS140. This is much more sensitive to your touch then the stock unit. I played a few gigs with the stock pickups and liked how they sounded but I decided to replace them with the DiMarzios anyway. I really wasn't too impressed when I first put them in but after playing a couple of gigs with the DiMarzio equipped guitar I have completely changed my mind. They sound much more "full" and are very sensitive to your touch. When you roll the volume back, the tone remains lively. With the coil tapping you get a wide range of sounds too. By no means are you locked in to sounding just like Satch(is that really so horrible?) They also sound a bit warmer than the stock units but still have plenty of bite. If you buy a JS 140, buy this too. If you're playing anything else, I would bet this improves your tone.

       
      4.0

      Not the sound I'm used to, high quality

      By Da Nugz

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Harmonics
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Home Studio
        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

        I have an Ibanez S570MQM. My guitar is a thin slab of Mahogany with a maple net/fretboard and quilted maple top. In other words it is pretty bright. The amp I'm using is a Blackstar HT-5R combo and a Peavey Vypyr 75 watt. First thoughts when I got this pickup was that it was horrible in sound and ice pick sharp. Not to mention is was picking up a lot of noise but that is because of the house I'm in. It also seemed thin and twangy. Nevertheless I was able to tweek my amp and turn down the tone knob and now I can honestly say that I like the sound of this pickup as it is very "juicy" sounding, as I heard someone say from a youtube video. The notes come out really clear and harmonics are sharp. This is a hot PAF style pickup, meaning it has a vintage sound almost with single-coil properties, but not as sharp. You need mids and volume to get this pickup thick sounding. Lead work on this pickup is very significant and its voice is beautiful. Chords just rock with this pickup, but are not dark. Soak this pickup with gain then dial down the volume to clean up. It works like a charm when you need to change your sound on the fly. I definitely recommend this pickup, I would suggest getting this pickup for a darker setup to let your guitar shine through the mix. My is very bright but I have headroom to darken it up.

         
        5.0

        I LOVE this pup, but...

        By Shrubble

        from Baltimore

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

        I recently purchased an Ibanez Prestige S5520K, and while I truly love this fantastic guitar, I've always found that Ibanez' stock pickups lack character... to me they're missing that intangible that gets you really excited to play.

        So I did a TON of research before I bought the Mo' Joe for the bridge of my Prestige. I'm not the sort that wants to swap-out pups every two weeks, and I really wanted to get this right so I could get past it and play.

        As I was doing my research, one thing that I ran into again and again is that the people who were dropping them into dense, tightly-grained bodies (usually mahagony) were thrilled to pieces with them, but people that dropped them into lighter bodies with a looser grain (like basswood for example) hated them or were just sort of *meh* towards them. The biggest complaint seemed to be muddyness--there's got to be something to it because I saw this complaint probably a dozen times from varying sources.

        Luckily for me, the Ibanez 'S' body is a thin slab of solid mahogany, so I gave it a shot.

        I must say, this pup sounds FANTASTIC in my Prestige. The guitar was already crazy quiet with the stock pups, honestly now I can leave it plugged in and set it down with the volume all the way up, and if there's not enough going on to generate natural feedback you would swear the volume was on 0!

        As for the tone itself, I was looking for was something approaching the sound of PAFs in a Les Paul with a little more definition. For me this pup totally nailed it. Harmonics are effortless and ring like a bell, sustain is outstanding (although a lot of that is the guitar itself), and overall it's just a really balanced, great sounding rock guitar. It sounds nice clean as well, very balanced with sparkly overtones.

        If you do have a softer-bodied guitar you might want to consider something else, although I can't say that from personal experience, only from what I've read. For me this pup is a home run!

         
        2.0

        Very disappointed. Ice pick sharp!!!!!!!

        By Tony H

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

        I was so disappointed in this pickup. Actually, to make a long story short, I brought in a Dimarzio Transition PUP to my guitar tech that I special ordered due to weird specs on my guitar. When my tec attempeted to install this and it wouldn't fit. After sending the pup back to Dimarzio twice, I was done. He so happened to have this Mo Joe pup in stock so I thought, " IF it's good enough for Joe, it's got to be good." Well, I was wrong. I tweeked my amp for two hours and just could not get the sound that I wanted. Very trebly and ice picky like a telecaster. In my other exact guitar I installed a Andy Timmons At-1 and it is amazing. As soon as my Bare Knuckles Rebel Yell PUP arrives, this is coming out.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new favorite pickup

        By Metal Mark

        from Central Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Awesome Harmonics
        • Clarity Of Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Split Coil Sound
        • Improves Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Screaming Leads
        • Tight Rhythms

        Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

        I've found my new favorite pickup and it's FULL of Mojo. I've used Dimarzio pickups for about 20 years and tried many models. My favorite was the Norton. It's still an awesome pickup. But I decided to try something new and went with the Mo Joe. The PAF Joe is my favorite neck pickup ever so I figured I'd try it's match for the bridge. It's not a high power pickup. It's medium output but it sounds louder and hits harder than most medium power pickups. The lows have just the right amount of snap and chunk and the mids and highs match well. The whole sound is very balanced. If you're looking for a high output pickup, I would still consider this. The Mo Joe has incredible tone. My 6505 plus amp has plenty of gain so I was more interested in clarity and tone. I think high output Pups make mush out of your sound through high gain amps. Not necessary to have high output Pups. This thing is so fun to play with it's screaming harmonics and burning sustain that resolves into first and second order harmonics, I don't want to put my guitar down. Funny, I have Satch's pickups, but don't sound like him. They make me sound like a better version of me. Thanks Larry Dimarzio and Joe Satriani.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        stuff of ledgands

        By AxeChapel

        from Omaha NE

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

          I put this, as well as a DP190 air classic into my BC Rich bich to replace the stock PU's
          the tone of this thing is stuff of ledgands. its clear and bright without becomming annoying as the stock bridge was. with pinch harmonics, it is brilliant. either it makes them easier to nail, or how it makes them sound causes you to try them more often making it seem easier through practice.
          overall, I put this one a little ahead of the seymour Duncan dimebucker.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tone machine

          By Michael Crawley

          from Ohio

          Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

          Okay, so first off, let me tell you. I previously had Dimarzio Breeds installed in my basswood RG, and although the sound was great, I was lacking the clarity I wanted. This pickup fixed that! Each and every note is clear as could be, and these pups also stand out a lot better in the mix then the darker Breeds. The Mo Joe is pretty bright, but has a really smooth fat sound at the same time. Hard to decribe. They do sound like Satch, but can sound anyway you want with a tweak of your amp. One warning, these pups will pick up your mistakes! The Breeds, although higher output, were more forgiving. So if your sloppy, you might want to try something else from Dimarzio! Basically, if you want super clear sounding distortion, and crystal clear cleans, then go for the Mo Joe. You won't regret it!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plain and simple.....THE BEST!

          By Bobby

          from Boise, Idaho

          Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

          I just put this in my Ibanez RGT42. I play thru a Line6 Bogner 112. On the "4 the luv Vai" setting, with the gain turned to 1/2, I really haven't heard a better tone in over 3 years. The pickup reacts to every pick dynamic, finger positioning, and over all "feeling" you have while playing. Joe knows what is right. I'm gonna have to practice more after hearing this pickup! It doesn't let you 'hide' behind any distortion. I've done my homework, there is not a better Dimarzio for the money. Try it for yourself thru a real 'tube' amp. You won't be disappointed!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Pick Up

          By Erik

          from Phoenix, Arizona

          Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

          I put the pickup in an Ibanez js100. And I was convinced at the moment, it was love at firtst sigth. The general sound of the guitar doesn't change dramatically, maybe the original pick up gets an 8 and this pickup gets a 9. But there are very good things in this pickup.It is a very expressive pickup, sensible to the picking, and the fingering, I mean, making bends,slides. Is incredible easy to get armonics. And have a good sustain and the perfect otput level for me. I like the tone of this pick up. Is easy to get the exact tone of Satriani with this guitar and PickUp, Althoug, is not exclusive for this. It can be used to play anythig else and sounds great and not as Satriani. the bad of this pickup: is very "trebly" for my taste. I Put a 9, because is not the heaven.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sensational pickup

          By Clapton Rules '65

          from kentucky

          Comments about DiMarzio DP216 Mo' Joe Bridge Pickup:

          Just replaced a Duncan Designed pickup with the Mo Joe in my Schecter. I love the guitar, but distorted it would get a little muddy. This pickup took care of that! Clear tone, great harmonics, sounds great clean and dirty. I couldn't be happier with this pickup.

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