DiMarzio The Breed Neck Humbucker Pickup - Black

Humbucking Electric Guitar Pickup, Neck - Black
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$79.99
Sweetwater Savings: $30.00 MSRP: $109.99
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DiMarzio The Breed Neck Humbucker Pickup - Black
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A Sweeter Tone for Steve Vai's Guitars

Players who want a hot pickup with a sensitive touch and a fat tone to round out their scorching bridge pickups may find their match in the DiMarzio The Breed pickup. The DP165 was created specially for Steve Vai to add diverse new textures to his high-output Evolution-equipped guitars. The Breed has a PAF Pro-inspired classic humbucker voicing with a round low end, rich harmonics, and a punchy contoured midrange to stand up to delicate chording and funky scratch patterns. It's also wired for coil tapping.

Developed by DiMarzio and Steve Vai

Guitar legend Steve Vai has played DiMarzios in his guitars for decades. So when he came to DiMarzio for a sweeter tone to complement his high-output Evolution pups, DiMarzio was happy to sit down with him and develop one. The result was The Breed DP165. This pickup adds PAF Pro-like versatility to any guitar. Sweetwater guitarists recommend pairing the DP165 with DiMarzio Super Distortion, Evolution, and Tone Zone bridge pickups.

DiMarzio The Breed Neck Pickup Features:
  • Standard spacing, Learn more...
  • Developed by DiMarzio for Steve Vai
  • A hot pickup with classic PAF Pro-like tones
  • Adds versatility to high-output bridge pickups
  • Warm, musical lows and a contoured midrange
  • Coil tapping enabled
  • Alnico V magnets for a strong output and warm midrange
  • Output: 325 mV
  • DC resistance: 10.39 Kohm
Add some diversity to your high-output guitars with the DiMarzio The Breed neck pickup!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Alnico 5
Position Multiple
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number DP165BK

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