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DiMarzio Unveils Polyphia-Designed Notorious and Igno Pickups

DiMarzio has unveiled a trio of new Notorious pickups, developed for Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson.

The new models are the Notorious Minibucker Bridge (DP283), Notorious Neck (DP284) and Notorious Middle (DP284S). All three feature gold covers, are made in the U.S.A. and are available now.

The Notorious Neck and Middle pickups boast calibrated, degaussed Alnico 5 magnets to capture the dynamics of vintage single coils. Henson calls the pickups “great for chords and ringing notes that hold through each other.”

The Notorious Minibucker Bridge, meanwhile, is designed to have moderate output in order to balance with Henson’s Notorious single coils in the neck and middle.

List price for the Notorious Minibucker Bridge is $134.99 (MAP $99.99) and the Notorious Neck and Middle are $129.99 (MAP $89.99) each.

Additionally, DiMarzio has announced the release of the Igno (DP285F) humbucker, developed for Henson’s co-guitarist in Polyphia, Scott LePage.

The Igno features Alnico 8 magnets for increased output, as well as DiMarzio’s dual resonance design with both coils scatter-wound to produce a warm response that’s not too high in the mids.

The Igno features black bobbins with gold pole pieces, is made in the U.S.A. and is available now. List Price is $129.99 (MAP $89.99).

For more information, head over to DiMarzio.com.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.