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DiMarzio Vintage Minibucker Bridge Pickup

Vintage minibuckers were known for being quiet and clean-sounding, but they also had a tendency to “stay in the speaker cabinet” and not offer a great deal of clarity. The DiMarzio Vintage Minibucker concept of a bridge pickup calls for a sound that jumps out of the speaker when the strings are picked hard, with a round tone and no mud. If a PAF could fit in a minibucker cover, this is what it would sound like.
 
The DiMarzio DP241 Vintage Minibucker Bridge Pickup excels at clean sounds, but it also shines with heavy levels of amp gain because it doesn’t get muddy with a distorted amp. Although the DiMarzio Vintage Minibucker pickup was originally designed for the bridge position, it’s also an excellent neck pickup for players looking for a warm, jazz tone. It has a well-balanced overall sound, which allows it to work well in many different guitars and musical situations, and split mode produces a chimey, Strat-like sound. It’s not quite as loud as a PAF, but it reacts immediately when a string is picked hard, and it cleans up when the volume is rolled down. DiMarzio pot the Minibucker in wax after the cover has been installed to eliminate microphonic squealing.  Also included is 4-conductor wiring for greater sound options.
 


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