DiMarzio Releases PG-13 Mini Humbucker Pickups

DiMarzio DP242 PG-13 Neck
DiMarzio DP242 PG-13 Neck

Staten Island, N.Y., December 13, 2017 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the PG-13 Neck (DP242) and Bridge (DP243) hum-canceling mini pickups for electric guitars.

The new PG-13 mini humbuckers were developed for Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big.

The tone of a mini humbucker falls somewhere between a full-sized humbucker and a single-coil. Paul says the main characteristic of these pickups is clarity. “It still has the beef; it’s not harsh. I just plugged it in, played it, and went, ‘Oh, this is good.’”

If you’re wondering how mini humbuckers compare to full-sized humbuckers, they’re smaller, and have a distinctive tone. They sense a narrower length of string vibration, and that reduces lower harmonics for clearer, brighter tones.

Being on the road with Mr. Big can be challenging when it comes to tones because there are so many different styles the band plays — acoustic ballads, heavy songs, fast songs, bluesy songs. Paul needs a pickup that allows him to achieve all of the sounds.

 

 

The DP243 Bridge Model has a good balance of clarity, chime, and fullness, and it’s never harsh. Cranked up through a loud amp, it’s still full and produces nice harmonics. Power chords have impact and crunch yet they’re still friendly. For a compressed, sparkly sound, Paul likes to turn off all his distortion pedals and turn on a flanger. Even though it’s the bridge pickup, the PG-13 is still warm, and not too trebly.

The DP242 Neck model is slightly fatter and creamier, making it great for Jazz and Blues solos. Its lower output and smaller size help keep it from getting muddy.

The Neck and Bridge models sound good together as well. The sound spreads out and you get that nice “quacky” sound.

PG-13 Mini Humbuckers can rock Blues, Classic Rock, and even get in the mix with Modern Metal.

The PG-13 Neck and Bridge Models feature 4-conductor wiring, ceramic magnets, and height-adjustable pole pieces.

 

PG-13 Bridge DP243
Wiring:  4 Conductor
Magnet:  Ceramic
Output mV:  145
DC Resistance:  12.62 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2017
Patent: 4,501,185
PG-13 Neck DP242
Wiring:  4 Conductor
Magnet:  Ceramic
Output mV:  135
DC Resistance:  9.73 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2017
Patent: 4,501,185

 

DiMarzio’s PG-13 Neck and Bridge pickups are made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $134.99 each. For more information about the new PG-13™ Neck and Bridge pickups, please visit our website.

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