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DiMarzio Area 61 DP416


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 The DiMarzio Area 61 is the result of eight years of working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum. DiMarzio's goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups they heard from the 1950s and early 60s. They have played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. Naturally, they wanted to nail this sound, and they wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. This is it. It is good in all three positions, and it is a perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58s if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.

Tech Talk: Over the last 10 years we have gotten literally hundreds of requests from guitarists asking for the Texas blues sound. This sound is centered on single-coils from the early 1960s, but it is also based on heavy strings and strong hands. DiMarzio can not change your strings or your hands, but the Area 61 captures the tonal bedrock this sound is based on. Like the Area 58, the Area 61 really responds to different pick attacks: played hard, it sounds louder and tougher than you would expect from a vintage pickup, but it cleans up immediately by picking softer or rolling down the volume control. And like the Area 58, its ability to cancel hum is superior to full-size humbuckers.


Wiring Four Conductor
Magnet Alnico 2
Output 142mV
DC Resistance 6.46K
Year of introduction 2006
Patent #  4442749 and 5908998