- DP162 DLX Plus Hum-Cancelling Soapbar Bridge Pickup
- 12 Adjustable Pole Pieces
- Ceramic Magnets
- Five Year Warranty
- Made in USA
The DiMarzio DP154 DLX Plus™ is a high output hum-cancelling P90 soapbar bridge pickup, often combined with the DP169 Virtual P90 or the DP162 DLX Plus Neck model.
When DiMarzio® first decided to introduce a humbucking replacement for the "soapbar" and mini-humbucker, they found that many players wanted a pickup with more power and definition. They wanted to preserve some of the clean and open character of the original soapbar, so they reduced the mids on the DLX Plus a little while making the lows tight and punchy and the highs strong and defined.
The result is that the DLX Plus has power, but it's not muddy-sounding. Often combined with the DP162 Neck model, which has almost as much power as the DP154, with a leaner bass response so low notes sound more defined. Both come with 4-conductor cable for coil-splitting and parallel options.
The DLX Plus was not designed to duplicate the sound of a standard soapbar. The sound is more like that of a modern full-size humbucker, most similar to a Steve's Special™. Turning up an amp's midrange control, even with high gain, will produce a fat, punchy sound that retains a lot of definition.
Cover dimensions: 3.38" x 1.38" x 0.75" (86 x 35 x 19 mm). Not available in a "dog-ear" version.