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Item Reviews for: DiMarzio Fred Humbucker Pickup  -  DIM FRED BK

Have had this pickup for years, getting another one.
By: Brian from Missouri      Submitted: 3/16/2013





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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I have a Duncan JB, Pearly Gates; a Dimarzio Fred, and an original Super D. They are all very well made and sound great for what they are meant for. Obviously they all have different tonality. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I have had mine about 15 years, love it. General Your general opinion of this product. Outstanding! Sounds fantastic! Very under-rated pickup. Use by Joe Satriani before he helped developed the Mo Joe.. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? n/a Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Nice even tone, slightly mid heavy, but will take your head off with the right amp. Put the power to the tubes and look out. I have used it to record both rhythm and lead tracks. It has never sounded "bad". A number of musicians I have worked with have commented on it's amazing "bite", for lake of a better term. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Plastic. I kind of like the allen head magnet poles. Action How was the action out of the box? n/a