Gibson's Strings & Original Equipment division offers the extreme-output Dirty Fingers bridge pickups as replacement units that will max out the attitude factor on any electric guitar. Once described in Gibson Guitar literature as "The critical union between power and dirt," the Dirty Fingers has returned after a 20-year silence on the Tom DeLonge Signature model.
DeLonge, frontman for alt-punk group blink-182, was given some sample pickups to spec for his signature model and he chose the Dirty Fingers. "The Dirty Fingers was so loud and so obnoxious... but you try it now and it's crazy," says DeLonge. "It's awesome. It sounds so good. It has so much more clarity and volume and a much wider sound... I instantly fell in love with it." Because of its aggressive tone Dirty Fingers pickups will also appeal to those who play tuned down nu-metal.
The Dirty Fingers pickup comes with a four-conductor lead and is wax potted to eliminate unwanted microphonic feedback. And as with all Gibson replacement pickups, it's backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Tech Specs Type Humbucker Active/Passive Passive Magnet Material Ceramic Number of Conductors 4 Number of Strings 6 Position Bridge Covering Uncovered Manufacturer Part Number IMDF-DB