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DiMarzio Virtual T Telecaster Pickups Review

Want good Tele tone, but want to avoid single coil hum and buzz?

Great, noiseless telecaster pickups - the tones are fantastic! These pickups sound very close to the real thing - vintage single coils. Best of all - they are dead silent! These are my first endeavour in to the world of noiseless pickups, and I am not disappointed.

I highly recommend these pickups for a player who like good vintage tones and no hum. I am not so snobby when it comes to pickups, so if you are really picky, it is possible you can hear a difference from true single coils, but for me, it's all good. No noise and great tone - that's what I hear.

Listen for yourself in this video clip of my Squier Tele with Virtual T pickups. I find these pickups a godsend. I will never part with them!

DiMarzio may have a reputation of being a high output pickup manufacturer whose focus is only on Metal and high gain players' needs. Forget that. They make some really classy, vintage sounding single coils. The Virtual Vintage series is great example of this. They also have other models, notably the Area 58 and Area 61 pickups - also fantastic pickups you really should check in to.

DiMarzio DP418 Area T Tele Bridge Pickup Black

The Area T DiMarzio pickup is really good - get it at Musician's Friend

DiMarzio DP418 Area T Tele Bridge Pickup Black

DiMarzio DP418 Area T Tele Bridge Pickup Black

DiMarzio believes the Area 58 and Area 61 are a major step forward in the performance of hum canceling Strat replacement pickups. The new technology that went into these models has allowed them to make a similar advance with Telecaster replacement pickups. The Area T bridge model does what a great Tele bridge pickup is supposed to do: the highs sing, the lows snap and the mids have a punch that s almost unreal.Recommended For: Bridge.Tech Talk: The most instantly obvious quality of the Area T bridge model is dynamics. The Area T tracks changes in pick attack and volume, and it does it instantly. It s also very sensitive to string distance. The volume is very high when the pickup is close to the strings, but can be adjusted much lower by backing the Area T away. String pull is not a problem with the Alnico 2 magnets that are standard on the Area T.


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