Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)

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Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« on: January 23, 2024, 05:33:46 AM »
Hi,

I posted a new dimarzio review. It was about Air Classic Neck, a true secret gem from Dimarzio. Hope you like it.

https://www.tonejourney.com/post/dimarzio-air-classic-neck-review-dp190
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Re: Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2024, 01:41:59 PM »
I’m waiting on your AN review, and coincidentally, the Air Classic is what I’ve picked for the neck.  Nice review, and confirms what I’ve gathered up to this point.

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Re: Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2024, 12:24:38 AM »
I’m waiting on your AN review, and coincidentally, the Air Classic is what I’ve picked for the neck.  Nice review, and confirms what I’ve gathered up to this point.

Thank you a lot for your trust. If you can find, try Virtual Hot PAF :) Thats my favourite Dimarzio bridge humbucker :)
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Re: Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2024, 10:55:39 PM »
Having used the Air Classic neck, and the bridge model, and AC sets in a wide variety of guitars, I agree with just about every aspect of your review. 

I installed an air classic neck in an all mahogany, hard tail, strat with rosewood board, for somebody, so a fairly close match to your test guitar. We used the 36th neck in the bridge. The perfect set for that particular guitar. The AC neck in neck gave a lot of clarity and tonal balance. Plenty bright, but not in a bad way. Not a hint of mud or boominess. It balanced out well with the 36th "neck" used in the bridge.

A lot of people over look the ACs maybe because they don't think they will have enough power based on the published specs? In my experience they don't play weak though. And you would be hard pressed to find a pickup set more responsive to picking dynamics.

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Re: Air Classic Neck Review (DP190)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2024, 10:37:17 PM »
Having used the Air Classic neck, and the bridge model, and AC sets in a wide variety of guitars, I agree with just about every aspect of your review. 

I installed an air classic neck in an all mahogany, hard tail, strat with rosewood board, for somebody, so a fairly close match to your test guitar. We used the 36th neck in the bridge. The perfect set for that particular guitar. The AC neck in neck gave a lot of clarity and tonal balance. Plenty bright, but not in a bad way. Not a hint of mud or boominess. It balanced out well with the 36th "neck" used in the bridge.

A lot of people over look the ACs maybe because they don't think they will have enough power based on the published specs? In my experience they don't play weak though. And you would be hard pressed to find a pickup set more responsive to picking dynamics.

This looks like an interesting combo, especially the 36th "neck" in the bridge. Did you find the outputs of these two pickups matched well? Or did you have to adjust them to match?