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    DiMarzio Fred Humbucker Pickup (DP153)

    More gain, mid EQ, and overtones than the PAF Pro.

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    DiMarzio DP153 Fred Humbucker Pickup Product Description

    FRED humbuckers take the PAF Pro up a notch with more gain, mid EQ, and overtones. It's a sound with more crank and growl. FRED's wide, fat tone fills up a lot of space in the mix: a great pickup with combined lead/rhythm styles and power trio gigs. FRED is really sensitive to changes in pick attack. Digging in hard pushes the tone from crunch to overdrive without running back to the rig to change the gain settings. Rolling back the volume knob on the guitar warms up the sound without losing snarl and bite. With the tone control backed off, the round, vintage, sweet tone steps out, recreating the tubular singing tone of the 60's.

    For straight-into-the-amp burning, FRED lets you make all the changes happen right from the guitar. A short time spent exploring pick attack and the guitar's volume and tone controls reveals the wide variety of tones available from FRED with just a little work.

    Recommended for beck and bridge positions in all solidbody, hollow, and semi-hollowbody guitars.

    Tech Talk
    The FRED started out as a prototype designed to add a little midrange to the PAF Pro. When DiMarzio sent one of the first ones to Joe Satriani, he discovered and exploited a unique tonal characteristic - the FRED's ability to emphasize upper midrange and treble harmonics through an overdriven and distorted amp. Many standard humbuckers have a tendency to fatten up with distortion. The FRED does the opposite; it gets tighter and brighter, much like a single-coil. Joe uses the FRED strictly as a bridge pickup, but it's also a distinctive neck pickup - works really well with a Norton, Tone Zone or Evolution bridge models.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.

    DiMarzio DP153 Technical Description

    Wiring: Standard 4-conductor

    Magnet: Alnico 5

    Output: 305mV

    DC Resistance: 10.07K

    Year of introduction: 1993

    Patent #: 4,501,185

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of DiMarzio products.

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