Steve’s Special™


DP161



Steve’s Special™ is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design. Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickup’s power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. Using our patented dual-resonance design, Steve’s Special™ takes the opposite path, spreading the sound over a broad range. Bass and treble frequencies are boosted while the mids are pulled back, so the pickup’s power doesn’t kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. This makes Steve’s Special™ a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes won’t smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds have an almost “hi-fi” quality.

Recommended For
Bridge position

Tech Talk
Clean overdrive with high-gain amps. Steve’s Special™ is very effective in Dual Sound® and coil-splitting clean modes. For soloing, this is a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp: the mid-scoop in the pickup's sound keeps the initial pick attack clean, and the notes don't run together as much with legato playing, even with heavy overdrive.

DiMarzio Steve Special DP161

SKU: sku_513550d2863ee_1362448594
$89.99Price
Steve Special DP161
  • DiMarzio Steve Special DP161
    Wiring: 4 Conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output mV: 390
    DC Resistance: 18.21 Kohm
    Year of Introduction: 1995