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DiMarzio D Activator Humbucker Set F-SP NK F-SP BRDG Black For 43mm Nut (1-11/16)

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In 2006, DiMarzio took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if they could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages: cold sound, limited dynamics, running out of headroom when played hard, and the need for batteries. The end results are the D Activator Neck and Bridge. They use coils tune...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

In 2006, DiMarzio took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if they could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages: cold sound, limited dynamics, running out of headroom when played hard, and the need for batteries. The end results are the D Activator Neck and Bridge. They use coils tuned to specific frequencies.

The purpose is to shift the resonant points of the pickups to the fundamentals and harmonics that you want to accentuate from the guitar, and they respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. The sound is powerful, clean, and open, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The best way to describe the D Activator Neck pickup is that it is big, bright, and open sounding with surprising string-to-string balance. The D Activator Bridge has an enriched harmonic quality and the notes want to sing.

D Activator neck
There's a big difference between a pickup that sounds bright and one that sounds thin. A thin-sounding pickup will be brittle on the highest frets and empty-sounding in the mids and lows. The D Activator neck model doesn't do this - both the wound and plain strings remain tight and bright up the neck, and very well-balanced. This allows the D Activator neck model to function well in both longer scale bolt-ons and shorter scale, set-neck guitars. It also makes for a good bridge pickup if you want a sound with a lot of snap and power.

D Activator bridge
An interesting fact about the most popular active bridge pickups is that they aren't incredibly loud. Instead, they have a strong, focused attack that hits the amp very hard and makes them ˜feel' more powerful than they actually spec out to be. This is an important characteristic that we needed to capture with the D Activator bridge pickup. DiMarzio also wanted to avoid the limiting effect that can occur with active pickups when they are played hard. This pickup is passive with a lot of headroom, and it responds quickly and accurately to changes in pick attack. A hard pick attack doesn't cause the signal to flatten out, and picking more softly or rolling the volume control down lets the sound clean up naturally.

Like all passive pickups, D Activators require controls with a minimum value of 250kOhms. 500K is the standard all-around value, and DiMarzio's 1mOhm tone control is best for long cable runs.

Features

Neck
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 385
DC Resistance: 7.22kOhm
Year of Introduction: 2007
Bridge
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 470
DC Resistance: 11.41 kOhm
Year of Introduction: 2007
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Manufacturer's Warranty
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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