The PAF Joe™ is the new neck pickup that DiMarzio developed for Joe Satriani. Joe wanted a neck position humbucker that combines the best qualities of the DiMarzio PAF Pro® with those of a late '50s Gibson humbucker. Joe described this tone as being "tubular". Through the use of Virtual Vintage® technology, clear-sounding low frequencies are blended with warm-sounding mids and high frequencies, which makes the PAF Joe™ equally good for chords and single notes. It was first used by Joe throughout the 2003 G3 tour.
What does “tubular” mean? In this case, it means making low notes "speak" more clearly while giving high notes a rounder voicing. This accomplishes two goals: chords have better definition, and single notes at higher fret positions remain warm-sounding rather than getting thinner.
I installed one of your pickups and it's not really what I expected. I think I want a different model. What can I do now?
If you are a U.S. resident and you are not satisfied with the performance of your DiMarzio pickup for any reason, they will exchange it within 30 days of original purchase for any other DiMarzio pickup having an equal or lesser MSRP. Simply call them at (718) 816-8112 any Monday through Friday between Noon and 5:00 PM Eastern Time for the details.