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.
Neck and bridge positions.
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.
Cover Dimensions 3.38" x 1.38" x 0.75" (86 x 35 x 19 mm)
Wiring Standard 4-conductor
DC Resistance 9.08K
Year of introduction 1999
Patent # 5,908,998