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Open Box DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup White Regular Spacing

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The DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Pickup features the same striking look as their X2N pickup, but they've adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a pow... Click To Read More About This Product

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The DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Pickup features the same striking look as their X2N pickup, but they've adjusted the output and tuned the coils to different frequencies to create a powerful sound. The DP221 humbucker is wide open and surprisingly clean when the volume control is rolled down, even with extreme metal and high-gain amps. The neck model D Activator X is designed to produce a highly focused attack centered on the upper midrange, with less magnet pull and output to balance perfectly with the bridge DP221 humbucker. The D Activator-X neck model features universal spacing for both standard and F-spaced applications.

Recommended For: Neck position.

Tech Talk: As you can see from the specs, the DiMarzio D Activator-X neck model pickup has a lot less output than the bridge model. What is often forgotten is that strings generate much more output voltage over the neck position because they vibrate more strongly there than over the bridge position, so the neck and bridge models actually balance very well. The neck model also has a weaker magnetic field, so it doesn't interfere with sustain or intonation. Both pickups were primarily designed for heavy music, but they're also very good for clean, bright sounds in split and parallel modes.

Features
  • Tone Guide
  • Treble: 4.5
  • Mid: 5.5
Specifications
  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 300
    DC Resistance: 11.29
    Patent#: 4,501,185
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DiMarzioDP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup
 
5.0

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WAY BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!

By XEMANJACKSON

from Chicago Illinois

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Pros

  • Best Crips Sound Ever
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock Metal

    Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I bought both X deactivators and I am beyond pleased.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By rg shredder251

    from Santa Cruz, California

    Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

    this is such an amazing pup i just got it about a week ago and it just sounds so amazing. It added so much more sustain to my guitar that i can hit a note leave get a bite to eat come back and its still ringing. this is an amazing pup for basically anything its extremely creamyyyy. each note is very very clear and its just an amazing pick up. buy it right now!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Clean Neck Pickup

    By steenmobile

    from Washington DC

    Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

    Great, great neck pickup. It's like an emg 85 almost...in the sense of how clear the notes come out, very good for shredding and still some warmness, not as warm and thick as an EMG 85 though. it has a great clean tone as well. Split has a very good and accurate single coil tone. Definitely check it out if you're into metal and need a good neck pickup for fast solos with a fair amount of distortion. Prominent high mids.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Verdict is In: Tight and Punchy

    By Spazfinger

    from Ft. Worth TX

    Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I had the DP221 and DP222 dropped into an Epiphone Les Paul (Plus Top) as a set. The result was drastic. The Epi now sounds as if it had a compressor circuit installed in it. A definite improvement over the stock pickups.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    D-awesomest DiMarzio on D-planet

    By T-8jQe-

    from Boston MA

    Comments about DiMarzio DP221 D Activator X Humbucker Neck Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I love rail pickups. I was a huge fan of the Fast Track, Fast Track-1, and Fast Track-T. ESPECIALLY in the neck position. rails just have a better way of blending the string sounds together. i'm assuming because they strings never vibrate away from the optimum position above the posts since... there ain't none. So when i saw that they finally made a neck position friendly double rail humbucker that wasn't as hot as the X2N i jumped on it. and i'm not at all disappointed. I run this p'up with a D-sonic in the bridge position, a rail/post hybrid in my Ibanez S-1520. They sound great together. And on a petty note, they just look cool on a guitar.... and for some reason rail p'ups always attract questions...

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