Pour on the vintage tone!

DiMarzio created the Breed Neck Pickup in response to a request from Steve Vai for a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with the hotter, screaming Evolution-equipped guitars. 

The neck pickup is a bit louder and fatter-sounding than the PAF Pro pickups that Steve used on his earliest Jem guitars. Harmonics are easy to get, and 4-conductor wiring coil enables cool "notch tone" coil-splitting.

The guitar part is recommended for the neck position on bolt-on trem guitars and bridge position on set-neck fixed-bridge instruments.

As a neck pickup, the Breed has more than enough power to balance with high-output bridge pickups: it will work with the Tone Zone, Super Distortion and Evolution as well as The Breed bridge model. In the bridge position, it has a very warm, hot PAF tone--really smooth, with nice harmonics.


  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Output: 325
  • DC Resistance: 10.14
  • Standard spacing
  • Developed by DiMarzio for Steve Vai
  • A hot pickup with classic PAF Pro-like tones
  • Adds versatility to high-output bridge pickups
  • Warm, musical lows and a contoured midrange
  • Coil tapping enabled
  • Alnico V magnets for a strong output and warm midrange


Barcode # 663334009288
Brand DiMarzio
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 10.000m
Shipping Height 6.000m
Shipping Length 6.000m
Unit Of Measure ea

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