As the popularity of 7-string guitars has grown, DiMarzio has received increasing requests for a clean-sounding, lower-output pickup that performs like the classic humbuckers of the late '50s. Far from being a modification of a pre-existing 6-string design, the PAF 7TM incorporates some of the same technology employed in the Virtual Vintage(r) series to produce a sound that's both clean and open on the low notes and warm and rounded on the highs. The PAF 7TM comes with a 4-conductor cable for all coil-access combinations.
Recommended For: All positions
It's a well-known fact that humbuckers from the 1950s employed Alnico 2, 3 or 5. We found that by using a ceramic magnet in the PAF 7TM we could achieve the same low magnet-pull as Alnico 2 or 3, with the power of Alnico 5. The ceramic magnet keeps the sound of the low strings bright and clean, and Virtual Vintage® technology inside the coils is responsible for warm high notes and the playing feel of '50s humbuckers.