DiMarzio Releases UtoPIA Neck, Middle, & Bridge Pickups

DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the UtoPIA™ Neck (DP287F), UtoPIA™ Middle (DP288F), and UtoPIA™ Bridge (DP289F) pickups for electric guitars.

Designed for Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez PIA3761 guitar, the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge pickups feature a custom laser-cut baroque style cover over a gold patterned layer.

Using the Evolution® as the basic platform, the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge were designed to focus more on the low-end response of the guitar while adding thickness and body to the top end. The challenge was to still deliver the harmonics for which the Evolution® is known. Upper mid-range frequencies were also dialed back to produce a less aggressive attack and provide more control. The UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge boast a big, bold low end, high output, and thick top end.

Designed to match the sound and aesthetics of the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge for a modern-looking single coil, the satin gold-plated UtoPIA™ Middle pickup features the same etched pattern as the laser-cut Neck and Bridge pickups.

The UtoPIA™ Middle can add some chime to any guitar with a lifeless single coil. Having a healthy amount of treble, the UtoPIA™ Middle can provide the “quack” in the 2nd and 4th position when placed between the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge humbuckers.

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The UtoPIA™ Neck, Middle, and Bridge Models are available in F-spacing only.

DiMarzio’s UtoPIA™ Neck, Middle, and Bridge Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price for the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge is $209.99 (MAP $149.99) each and the UtoPIA™ Middle is $94.99 (MAP $69.99). For more information about the new UtoPIA™ pickups, please visit the website at www.dimarzio.com

UtoPIA Neck DP287 - White
UtoPIA Neck DP287 – White
UtoPIA Neck DP287F • U.S. List Price $209.99
 
Recommended For: Neck or Bridge position for all solid body guitars 

TECH TALK:
A perfect choice for bright guitars that favor an upper mid-range peak, the UtoPIA™ Neck will level out uneven frequencies. Great for coil-splitting in combination with the UtoPIA™ Middle. The UtoPIA™ Neck is also a great choice for the bridge position when looking for something to balance with a lower output neck pickup.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 315mV / Treble: 6.0 / Middle: 5.5 / Bass: 6.5
DC resistance: 12.68 Kohms
Year of introduction: 2020
UtoPIA Middle DP288
UtoPIA Middle DP288
UtoPIA Middle DP288F • U.S. List Price $94.99
 
Recommended For: Middle position 

TECH TALK:
The UtoPIA™ Middle is reverse polarity. It is humbucking when combined with the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge in split coil mode.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 2-conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output: 185mV / Treble: 7.5 / Middle: 5.0 / Bass: 5.5
DC resistance: 13.32 Kohms
Year of introduction: 2020
UtoPIA Bridge DP289 - Black
UtoPIA Bridge DP289 – Black
UtoPIA Bridge DP289F • U.S. List Price $209.99
 
Recommended For: Bridge position for all solid body guitars 

TECH TALK:
A perfect choice for bright guitars that favor an upper midrange peak, the UtoPIA™ Bridge will level out uneven frequencies. Great for coil-splitting in combination with the UtoPIA™ Middle.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 411mV / Treble: 5.0 / Middle: 6.0 / Bass: 6.5
DC resistance: 12.95 Kohms
Year of introduction: 2020

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