The DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Strat Neck pickup - white. FREE shipping in the USA!
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If you’re a serious traditional Strat® player, you probably won’t want to know about pickups with side-by-side coils. But if you’re the player who’s up for something more modern with no 60-cycle hum, string drop-outs or sustain-killing magnet pull, we designed The Cruiser® for you. Harmonic overtones are right where you expect them to be from a “true” single-coil, and the mid-range is open and vocal-sounding. It’s hotter than the traditional single-coil, and the bass strings have a bit more chunk; this is an excellent pickup to combine with medium-output humbuckers, and it maintains its tonal identity with high-gain amps and multiple effects.
Neck position with DP187, or neck and middle with higher output bridge pickup or full-size humbucker.
The obvious question about The Cruiser® is “How does it compare to a single-coil sound?” Our feeling is that the unwound strings (“E”, “B”, and “G”) are very close, and the wound strings (“D”, “A”, and low “E”) are a little fatter-sounding than a true single-coil. This is really effective for getting open-sounding chords, because high and low strings sound more spread out from each other. Having a total magnet pull that's about 40% less than standard single-coils also means The Cruiser® can be adjusted much closer to the strings for more power than stock pickups can achieve.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Output mV: 140
DC Resistance: 3.13 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1994
Most pickups can't be returned once installed because of the installation process that requires soldering, etc. DiMarzio however offers a fantastic 30 Day Exchange Policy! Here are the details:
If you are not happy with the sound of this pickup, please call DiMarzio within 30 day so of purchase at 718.816.8112 (M-F 12-5 Eastern) for our exchange policy. Dated sales receipt from an authorized DiMarzio dealer is required for exchange. US residents only.