The DiMarzio DP421 Area Hot T Tele Bridge pickup. FREE shipping in the USA!
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What would a Tele® bridge pickup sound like if it had the same EQ as a vintage PAF®? If you’re a Tele® player and you think this is an interesting question, we have the answer: it’s the Area Hot T™ Bridge. Because it has the classic Tele® 6-magnet configuration, it’s not simply a PAF® reduced to Tele® size. The sound is more detailed and controlled. The plain strings both sing and sting, and the wound strings have a dynamic quality that’s halfway between a humbucker and a P90. The Area Hot T™ Bridge uses Alnico 2 magnets like our other Area™ models, and works well with either 250K or 500K controls.
Standard Tele® bridge position.
Like the Area T™, the Area Hot T™ Bridge has outstanding dynamic range, and it responds instantly to changes in pick attack and volume. It's also very sensitive to string distance. The volume is high when the pickup is close to the strings, but can be reduced by backing the Area T™ Bridge away. String-pull is not a problem with the same Alnico 2 magnets that are standard on the Area T™. 250K is the recommended control value, but higher values like 500K all around or a 250K volume and the 1 Megohm EP1202 can add some twang to the basic tone.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output mV: 238
DC Resistance: 9.33 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2009
Patent: 4,442,749 & 5,908,802
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.