The DiMarzio DP417 Area T Neck guitar pickup has the combination of clarity and warmth that Telecaster players have always sought, and improved technology allows them to include a vintage Tele cover with no sacrifice in sound quality or power. DiMarzio believes the Area 58 and Area 61 are a major step forward in the performance of hum-canceling Strat replacement pickups. The technology that went into these models has allowed them to make a similar advance with this Telecaster replacement pickup.
Tech TalkThe contrast between a warm neck pickup tone and a biting bridge pickup sound is a Tele hallmark, but its hard to achieve if the neck pickup is muddy. The Area T Neck Model has a very smooth tone, but its ability to remain clear even with heavy overdrive is an essential quality of Area design. The Area T was designed to work with 250K controls, but treble response and output can be increased by using 500K volume and tone controls or tweaked further with a 250K volume and the EP1202 1 Megohm tone control.