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.
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).
DC Resistance 13.8K
Year of introduction 1993
Patent # 4,501,185