DiMarzio DP172SPC Twang King™ Neck Pickup, Reverse Polarity, Chrome

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When DiMarzio decided to go for the vintage Tele® sound, they knew they had to do more than just copy a forty-year-old design. DiMarzio wanted pickups that captured the best elements of our favorite Broadcaster® and Telecaster® sounds – and then some. The Twang King™ pickups have unequalled response to pick attack: light playing produces a soft, quiet tone and hard picking creates a harder, louder, and more dynamic sound than any comparable single-coil. DiMarzio accomplished this with a combination of controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover, and the bridge model has a ferrous base plate. Both pickups are wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance.

All DiMarzio® pickups are made in USA.

Tech Talks:

DiMarzio didn't model the Twang King™ neck pickup after a specific original because, honestly, they never found one we were 100% happy with. DiMarzio were aiming for big, clean lows and highs, and they wanted the pickup to be able to handle a very wide dynamic range, so the sound would clean up with soft picking and really open up with a harder attack.


  • Recommended For: Standard Tele® neck position.
  • Quick Connect: No
  • Wiring: 2 conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Resistance: 6.22 Kohm
  • Year of Introduction: 1995



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