The DiMarzio DP211 EJ Custom Neck Humbucker pickup - black. FREE shipping in the USA!
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Although Eric Johnson is best known as a Strat® player, he has always played humbucker-equipped guitars as well. After getting a new Gibson® Les Paul® 1959 re-issue, Eric asked us if it could be made to sound like an old Gretsch® Country Gentleman guitar. We said, “No problem!” The pickups we designed are exact replacements for standard, full-size humbuckers. They’re bright and have great presence without sounding thin. When Eric tried them, he said they were almost as clear-sounding as Strat® pickups. He was surprised at how well they sounded with heavy distortion, because no matter how overdriven the sound, it did not become muddy. The EJ Custom™ is available with exposed coils in all standard DiMarzio® colors and plated or unplated nickel covers at additional cost.
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All positions, solid, semi-solid and hollow-body electric guitars.
If you look at the DC Resistance specs for these pickups, you will see they're very similar to PAF®-style models. However, their performance is very different in two important areas. They have less power and much more treble response than “vintage” humbuckers. In fact, treble response is comparable to that of typical single-coils, but since bass response is still very solid, the EJ Custom™ isn't thin-sounding. It's outstanding for chords and finger-picking, and has exceptional definition for soloing, even with extreme amounts of distortion.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 178
DC Resistance: 7.01 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2004
Most pickups can't be returned once installed because of the installation process that requires soldering, etc. DiMarzio however offers a fantastic 30 Day Exchange Policy! Here are the details:
If you are not happy with the sound of this pickup, please call DiMarzio within 30 day so of purchase at 718.816.8112 (M-F 12-5 Eastern) for our exchange policy. Dated sales receipt from an authorized DiMarzio dealer is required for exchange. US residents only.