PAF Pro DP151
The PAF Pro was created when chops-intensive playing was first starting to happen, and high-gain amps and rack systems were becoming popular. A pickup was needed that combined a lot of presence and cut with an open-sounding PAF vibe. The transparency of its sound lets the PAF Pro slice through heavy processing, where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. Low notes have both snap and chunk, and there is a spike in the mid-range that gives the pickup a subtle aw vowel sound, like a wah-wah pedal stopped in the middle. Treble response is tweaked to produce highs that stand out without getting brittle. The PAF Pro makes an outstanding neck pickup in almost any guitar, and it is an exceptional bridge pickup when high output is not required.
Recommended for all positions.
This is a great building block pickup, because it is effective in many different situations. Try it in the neck position with a hotter bridge pickup anything from a Norton to an X2N will create a good two-humbucker match. As a bridge pickup, it is really effective with single-coils, because it wont drown them out with too much power, and it's bright enough to blend in tone-wise.
The sound of a Norton is right between FRED and The Tone Zone. It’s got some FRED-like harmonic overtones that can only be described as nasty, with more of the power and mid-range of the heavyweight Tone Zone. The same patented dual-resonance design used in FRED and The Tone Zone delivers a sound that’s hotter and “bigger” than any vintage model, but not as loud as a distortion-class humbucker. Norton might be DiMarzio's most versatile bridge pickup. Combine it with a wide choice of neck pickups like the Air Classic, PAF 36th Anniversary, PAF Pro, and Air Norton.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 352
DC Resistance: 12.62 Kohm