DiMarzio Virtual Vintage 54 Pro
The Virtual Vintage 54 Pro uses the same ground breaking technology as our Area 58 and Area 61 pickups. The Virtual Vintage 54 Pro replaces the Virtual Vintage 54 and VirtuAL 2 middle pickups. It has a warm, smoky sound, fattens up when you pick hard, and has a special grade of Alnico 2 magnet to reduce string pull. Like all of the Virtual Vintage models, it’s dead quiet.
The major difference between the Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro and the Area 61™ is in pick attack. The Virtual Vintage® 54 Pro has a fatter, “woody” tone, and the sound almost seems to compress when picked hard. Blues players favor this type of sound for the way it fattens up solos, particularly in the bridge position. It’s also good in the neck and middle positions to warm up bright-sounding guitars.