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    DiMarzio D-Activator Humbucker Pickup

    Designed to eliminate the sterile edginess commonly associated with active pickups.

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    DiMarzio D Activator Humbucker Guitar Pickup Product Description

    The D Activator(tm) bridge has an enriched harmonic quality and the notes want to sing. Both the D Activator neck and bridge pickups were designed to eliminate the sterile edginess commonly associated with active pickups. The D Activators use coils tuned to different frequencies. The idea is to shift the resonant point of the pickup to the frequencies of the harmonics that you want to accentuate from the guitar. The D Activator bridge pickup is about 25% louder than the D Activator neck. Since DiMarzio were developing both pickups from the ground up as a set, they adjusted the volume levels on the pickups so they are balanced. That way when you switch from the neck to the bridge, you don't hear a drop in volume, another common problem with active pickups.

    Recommended For: Bridge, Neck

    Tech Talk: 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 they needed to capture with the D Activator bridge pickup. They also wanted to avoid the limiting effect that can occur with active pickups when they are played hard. DiMarzio's 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 1Megohm tone control is best for long cable runs.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.

    DiMarzio D Activator Humbucker Technical Description

    Wiring: 4 conductor

    Magnet: ceramic

    Output: 470

    DC Resistance: 11.41

    Year of introduction: 2007

    Patent#: 4501185

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.

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    Product Rated 9.7 Out of 10 (9 ratings)
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