DiMarzio DP172C Twang King Neck Pickup

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$ USD 69.99

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SKU: DZ-DP172C Category: Brand:

Product Description

When we decided to go for the vintage Tele® sound, we knew we had to do more than just copy a forty-year-old design. We 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. We 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.

We didn’t model the Twang King™ neck pickup after a specific original because, honestly, we never found one we were 100% happy with. We were aiming for big, clean lows and highs, and we 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 neck position


  • Combination of controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets.
  • Big, clean lows and highs
  • 2 Conductor
  • Alnico 5 magnet
  • 6.22 Kohm resistance
  • Output: 89
  • Bass: 5.0
  • Middle: 7.0
  • Treble: 7.0

Item shown: DiMarzio DP172C Twang King Neck Pickup
Model #: DP172C
UPC: 663334010130

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2 lbs


6 × 4 × 4 in

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1 review for DiMarzio DP172C Twang King Neck Pickup

  1. Johnny Chimienti (verified owner)

    By far the best neck pickup for a tele. I have tried them all including original tele neck, strat, p90, humbucker and this one wins! More output than the typical Towle neck , clear, articulate , has a hint of the qualities of a strat neck but retains that tele feel. P90 was too extreme in this position , humbucker was ok but did it sound great in the middle position. Go for the twang king – 100% satisfied. Also sounds reallly nice and usable combined with the bridge (I have a broadcaster style pickup A3 mags, 9.36 k).

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