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DiMarzio Virtual P-90 Neck and Bridge Model DP169

Dimarzio

 In the search for the ultimate soapbar pickup, DiMarzio has used its patented Virtual Vintage technology to create the Virtual P90TM. Although it appears to be a conventional side-by-side humbucker, the pickup's performance is very unconventional. The 2 coils have different frequency responses and output levels. This enables the Virtual P90TM to produce a very open, sonically accurate sound very much like a vintage single-coil P-90, but with a very high degree of hum elimination. In other words, it's quiet and it really rips.

Recommended for:

Neck and bridge positions.

Tech Talk:

An obvious question is how the Virtual P-90TM differs from the DLX-90TM. The Virtual P-90TM is a little more raw-sounding: high notes have a little more snap, and low notes more growl. If you have a fairly warm-sounding guitar & amp setup, the Virtual P-90TM would be a good choice for neck & bridge positions. If your guitar is more on the bright side, try the Virtual P-90TM in the neck and the DLX-90TM in the bridge.

Specifications:

Cover Dimensions 3.38" x 1.38" x 0.75" (86 x 35 x 19 mm)
Wiring Standard 4-conductor
Magnet Ceramic
Output 280mV
DC Resistance 9.08K
Year of introduction 1999
Patent # 5,908,998 

Treble: 6.0
Mid: 5.5
Bass: 5.0