The DiMarzio DP417 Area T Single Coil Neck Pickup brings the hum cancelling technology of the Area 58 and Area 61 to the Telecaster. The Area T Neck pickup has the combination of clarity and warmth that Telecaster players have always sought, and the new technology allows DiMarzio to include a vintage Tele cover with no sacrifice in sound quality or power.
- Treble: 7.0
- Mid: 5.5
- Bass: 6.0
The contrast between a warm neck pickup tone and a biting bridge pickup sound is a Tele hallmark, but it's hard to achieve if the neck pickup is muddy. The Area T Neck pickup has a very smooth tone, but its ability to remain clear even with heavy overdrive is an essential quality of Area design. The Area T was designed to work with 250K controls, but treble response and output can be increased by using 500K volume and tone controls or tweaked further with a 250K volume and the EP1202 1 Megohm tone control.