DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup

DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup

The DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup is a high-output pickup that was specially designed to play the blues way back in 1978. It’s a passive pickup with no cover, and it’s a direct replacement for the stock Tele pickup, requiring no guitar modifications and just a few tools.

This pickup is connected with a two-conductor wire, and DiMarzio designed it to be grounded without the need for the traditional bottom plate. It uses ALNICO 5 magnets, with no stagger for brighter and more controlled highs, and a more sensitive and responsive pickup.

This is a high-gain pickup that can add more sustain to your tone. A higher gain pickup will drive the amp harder for more crunch at low volumes (and even more crunch at high volumes). The DiMarzio Pre B-1 warms up the highs to remove the ice pick factor, without sacrificing clarity or tonal character, and it boosts the lows and the midrange without getting muddy or muffled. The DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup comes only in black.

Ed Malaker Our resident electronics wizard came by his skills honestly — first as an apprentice in his father’s repair shop, later as a working musician and (most recently) as a sound designer for film. His passion for guitar led him to Humbucker Soup, where he continues to decode the wonders of wiring and the vicissitudes of voltage. Ed has never taken his guitar to a shop — he already knows how to fix it.