Why do so many players love the old soapbar pickup? Probably because it's the friendliest-sounding single-coil ever. High notes are always fat, with just enough bite to cut through the mix. Low notes are bright, but not twangy, and the tone stays even--all the way up the neck. DiMarzio also punched up the mids and tightened up the lows. The DiMarzio Soapbar comes in soapbar and dog-ear versions, cover included.
Recommended for: All positions on solid body guitars. Also works on hollow body guitars with P90s that need to be replaced.
Tech Talk: DiMarzio has made a pickup that performs almost identically to the old ones, but they did it with a unique combination of ceramic magnets and iron loading, instead of the original Alnico magnets. They didn't do it just to be different - these pickups' magnetic field won't weaken with age, so the sound won't change in time.
Wiring Two conductor
Output 270 mV
DC Resistance 8.6 K
Year of introduction 1994