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DiMarzio has been working on serious vintage single-coil design with no hum for twelve years. Our goal has always been to capture the best qualities of pickups we heard from the 1950s and early 60s. We’ve played several pickups from the early 60s that had a unique tonality: they were steely, yet woody-sounding. Naturally, we wanted to nail this sound, and we wanted to do it with no hum and less magnet-pull. The Area 61 does it. It’s good in all three positions. It’s the perfect bridge pickup with a pair of Area 58 pickups if you want to go all the way from Nashville to Texas in one guitar.
The Evolution neck model will work in almost all solid-bodies and most semi-hollow bodies as well.Obviously, the Evolution was designed for Steve’s Ibanez Jems, but it can add a lot of punch and definition to Les Pauls and similar set-neck guitars – even the lowest bass notes really jump out of the amp, and feedback occurs easily with a wide range of harmonic overtones.
The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. These include instruments made of relatively thick material, such as the sound board of a piano. It is considerably harder to induce vibration on these thicker materials compared to the thin top of a violin, for example. As the piezo crystals react to corpus vibrations, a low surface vibration results in a low signal and a strong vibration creates a strong signal.
It is a transducer system only and does not include a battery or on-board electronics. Don't be fooled by the sound of some competitors' “thin sounding” passive systems–the Pure Systems are definitely different. They sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly!
The four-head, bridge plate pickup is based on the same technology as our Pure Classic. The Trinity microphone features an integrated 5″ gooseneck (allowing it to be positioned in a number of ways, incuding outside the soundhole) and 20-20,000 Hz frequency range.
The world’s most popular humbucker. Provides slammin' output while retaining singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and just the right blend of sustain and distortion. Goes from sweet warm tones to raw rock and roll. Compared to the SH-14 Custom 5, the JB has a stronger treble detail. Some players use it with 250K pots to smooth out the highs. Comes with four-conductor hookup cable.