Dimarzio DP408 Virtual Vintage 54 Pro
The Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro uses the same ground breaking technology as our Area 58™ and Area 61™ pickups. The Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro replaces the Virtual Vintage® 54 and VirtuAL 2® middle pickups. It has a warm, smoky sound, fattens up when you pick hard, and has a special grade of Alnico 2 magnet to reduce string pull. Like all of the Virtual Vintage® models, it’s dead quiet.
Tech Talk: The major difference between the ’54 Pro and the Area ’61 is in pick attack. The ’54 Pro has a fatter, 'woody’ tone, and the sound almost seems to compress when picked hard. Blues players favor this type of sound for the way it fattens up solos, particularly in the bridge position. It’s also good in the neck and middle positions to warm up bright-sounding guitars.
Recommended For: All positions
DiMarzio Tone Guide:
Treble, Middle, Bass, pretty much like on your amp. Scale is 0-10. Relationship between Treble, Middle & Bass is important too.
- Treble - 8
- Middle - 8
- Bass - 5.5
DiMarzio Output (mv) Guide:
The higher the number, the more power you get. For Strat-type (generally):
The higher the number, the more power you get. Humbuckers (generally):