DiMarzio Air Zone DP192 The best way to describe the DiMarzio Air Zone is to say it is a vintage version of The Tone Zone. It's got the same low string-pull as other DiMarzio Airbuckers for singing sustain, plus it has the big bass response and cool harmonics of The DiMarzio Tone Zone, with extra sensitivity and control. It's a great match for very hot amps, allowing the player to take full advantage of massive preamp gain without turning the sound to mud or fuzzy noise. It is also a great neck pickup for jazz players who need to get the hollow-body archtop sound from a solid body, and it offers exceptionally good split and series-parallel capability.
Recommended For: Bridge position primarily (see Tech Talk for neck position application) in solid body and semihollow body guitars.
Tech Talk: Ultra-fat PAF sound with more output. The dynamic range from soft to hard picking is very wide, and the combination of dual-resonance coils with the Airbucker magnetic field allows sustained notes to hang on to harmonic overtones longer, instead of becoming muddy as they fade. Will also work as a very warm, full neck pickup for jazz sound, and combine with DiMarzio Tone Zone, DiMarzio Super Distortion and Super 3 in bridge position.
Wiring 4 conductor
Magnet Alnico 5
DC Resistance 17.49K
Year of introduction 1995
Patent # 4501185 & 5399802