The Air Classic™ goes beyond vintage to create the ultimate PAF sound. Instead of simply copying the design of 50's humbuckers by using Alnico II or aged Alnico V magnets, the patent-applied-for magnet structure not only reduces string-pull but increases harmonic overtones and sensitivity to pick attack. This means there is more control over the musical subtleties that allow good players to create their own individual sounds.
Neck position on all solidbody, semi-solid and hollow-body guitars. Bridge position when clean, lower output sound is required.
50's humbucker sound with patented low-pull magnet structure for richer harmonics and greater sustain. The DP190 is clean and tight in the neck position, sparkling in the bridge. The DP191 is a little rounder and hotter. Either can be used as a bridge pickup in combination with single-coils, where their relatively low output will balance with the neck & middle positions. The DP191 can also be used a neck pickup in combination with a hotter bridge pickup like the Norton, Air Zone and Tone Zone.
Wiring Four conductor
Magnet Alnico 5
DC Resistance 8.34K
Year of introduction 1995
Patent # 5,399,802