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DiMarzio DLX Plus Neck Model DP162


When DiMarzio first decided to introduce a humbucking re-placement for the "soapbar," they found that many players wanted a pickup with more power and definition. They wanted to preserve some of the clean and open character of the original soapbar, so they reduced the DLX Plus mids a little while making the lows tight and punchy and the highs strong and defined. The result is that the DLX Plus has power, but it's not muddy-sounding. The neck model has almost as much power as the bridge model, with a leaner bass response so low notes sound more defined. Both come with 4-conductor cable for coil-splitting and parallel options.

Recommended for:

Neck position.

Tech Talk:

DiMarzio designated the DP162 a neck model because the low end is a little tighter and brighter than the DP154,

so the two pickups function together as a gently calibrated set. However, it s also a pretty nasty bridge pickup - this is the production version of the mysterious Yamaha Q100, which is in both positions on the AES 1500.


Cover Dimensions 3.38" x 1.38" x 0.75" (86 x 35 x 19 mm).
Wiring 4-conductor
Magnet Ceramic
Output 380mV
DC Resistance 13.8K
Year of introduction 1993
Patent # 4,501,185 

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
Mid: 5.0
Bass: 6.0