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The DiMarzio DP223 PAF bridge position humbucker pickup uses new technology to duplicate the qualities of vintage electric guitar pickups--without sacrificing the presence and open sound of the best vintage humbuckers. This 36th anniversary PAF bridge pickup, a hotter version of the PAF, isn't just for set-neck 24-3/4" scale guitars, but is also an excellent bridge pickup for tremolo-equipped bolt-on neck guitars.

There was no such thing as a neck or bridge humbucker in the 1950s, but there was a wide range of performance between individual pickups that made some better suited to one position. Some of the old pickups had a lot of wire on the coils, which created more power and a warmer tone.

Want to go totally retro? The DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge pickup in standard spacing is also available with authentic vintage bobbins in glossy black, glossy double cream or glossy black and cream zebra; vintage "Patent Applied For" long-legged nickel-silver base, 1-conductor cable and your choice of polished and plated or vintage worn cover.

The 36th anniversary DiMarzio DP223 pickup is recommended for: Bridge position, can also be used in neck position with hotter bridge models.

Tech Talk: The DiMarzio PAF bridge pickup has the best qualities of the Virtual PAF bridge and Virtual Hot PAF pickups and then some. It's as loud as the VHPAF but has as much low-end and midrange definition as the VPAF bridge model. The highs are actually bigger and smoother than either model. The 4-conductor version also splits very well. Single-coil mode is bright, but not at all sterile-sounding.

Features
  • Tone Guide
  • Treble: 5
  • Mid: 6.5
Specifications
  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 5
    Output: 285
    DC Resistance: 8.60
    Patent#: 5,399,802 & 5.908,998
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioDP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.9

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5.0

70's Classic Tone!

By Metal Ed!

from Glen Burnie Md

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

    An overall solid pick up, Good for the classic 70's tone, plug in a with a Marshall, or Orange and you'll see what I mean.

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    5.0

    Classy mass of rasp

    By Rj

    from Modesto

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Im betting jerrys kids havent even seen a pickup as good as this! What do we want? Doritos! When do we want it? Astroglide! Fishy tacos couldnt tear me away from this pickup on my favorite guitar: my dunglap frump rump! Ti ttys!

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow, Just wow!

        By Stephen Green

        from Pearland TX

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        This is my first time ordering and installing a pickup. We bought Rocksmith with the guitar (for my son) and the Epi Les Paul Jr (very cheap guitar) sounded horrible and wouldn't stay in tune. I decided what better guitar to learn about modding on so I swapped out the tuners and the pickup and this pickup sounds amazing! Even in this little Epiphone Les Paul Jr, it sounds amazing. I am so glad I did this. The learning experience of swapping out components was a lot of fun. I now sit and swap out this little epi les paul jr for a stock epi les paul studio and struggle with which one I like better. I'd buy this pickup again and I'm debating buying another or pair to stick in my other guitar.

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        5.0

        new life to a cheap guitar

        By Steve Judlick

        from Baltimore, MD

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I have always liked the Tele sound but never liked the neck. I recently found a cheap Ibanez Gio with a great neck and bought it with the intention of replacing the pickups. After some research I decided to go with this PAF and a Red Velvet single coil. I wired the PAF with a push /pull volume pot to let me split the coil. The results were amazing. I have a guitar that screams when I need it and also sounds amazingly similar to a Tele. It has become my go to guitar over my Gibson Les Paul. I am thinking about putting 2 of these in my daughter's SG with 2 push/pulls. Who knows, I may re-outfit my Les Paul as well.

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        5.0

        Excellent upgrade!

        By Justin Blasy

        from Bismarck, ND

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I bought this pickup for my Epiphone SG. This was my first attempt at replacing pickups. I am blown away by the tone that I get from this pickup. I put it in the neck position, with a Super 3 in the bridge position. I added a push/pull pots for coil splitting, which I highly recommend. It has great vintage sounding tone as a single coil, as well as a humbucker.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dimarzio Dp223 36th anniversary paf

        By jeff

        from gun barrel city, Texas

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I bought this over two years ago and never installed it because i had sold the guitar. I recently purchased a 2005 highway one stratocaster and installed it in this guitar witha gibson 500k volume pot. Instantly the first time i played it through a 1974 fender twin amp, it was tone i was looking for but never found in countless les pauls i owned. I sold them all and kept this stratocaster not because the money but for the tone. Becareful when installing because the wiring for dimarzio is different from duncan pu the black & white are soldered together and the red is the hot to the control & the green & bare wire are the ground. If you wire it like a duncan it is so dam brite it will shatter your teeth. I i get a les paul again i would not hesistate in replacing the pu with two of these dp223.It has a warm woody tone with a smooth blusey tone reminds me of zeppelin amped up blues through a marshall stack.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DP223F for Fender Strat

        By Thanh Tran

        from Orange County, California

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Replacing the SeymourDuncan Pearly Gates of my Fender Deluxe HSS, the DP223F is really smoother than the stock humbucker, the highs are not as harsh as SD P.Gates, the mids more pronounced and the lows are tighter. Pickups tone are usually a personal taste, but this Dimarzio DP223 works well with trem bridge and bolt-on neck guitar like strat, making a warmer sound with balanced low-mid-high. Very good for blues, jazz, even hard rock.

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        (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Dimarzio PAF Pickups

        By kw

        from spfd, mo

        Comments about DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I replaced the hign output pups in a new Epi SG with the PAF's and with some tweaking got the tone and sustain that was missing for me. I just couldn't get the hotter pickups tuned in, so I knew I couldn't lose with the standard humbuckers natural range for my taste. Now, this guitar sounds as sexy as it looks!

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