DiMarzio DP161FBK Steve's Special Guitar Pickup F-Spaced - Black
- Clean overdrive with high-gain amps
- 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 pickups' sound keeps the initial pick attack clean and the notes don't run together as much with legato playing, even with heavy overdrive
The Steve's Special is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking guitar pickup design. Most hot humbuckers concentrate the pickup's power in a narrow frequency range for maximum impact. The Special spreads the sound over a broader range so bass and treble tones are boosted, and midrange is lowered. The result is a sound that's hot, clean, and open at the same time.