Recommended for bridge position. It might look like a Strat guitar pickup, but the SDS-1™ adds balls, gain and warmth reminiscent of the best old soapbar pickups. The adjustable pole pieces don't pull as hard as regular rod magnets, so you can get the pickup closer to the strings for stronger output. The highs are less exaggerated and the bottom is deeper than most singles for a rounder, darker tone. If your guitar's bridge position sound is too edgy, without the push needed to drive your amp, remedy the situation with an SDS-1™. Add a pair of Class of 55™ pickups for sparkle, or a Class of 55™ in the neck and an FS-1™ in the middle for even tone choices.
The bar magnets that power the SDS-1™ are ceramic, but the sound and feel are very similar to Alnico-equipped soapbars, partly due to the big steel polepieces and spacer bar. This type of magnet structure also has noticeably less magnetic pull than standard rod-magnet pickups, even though the output is very high for a single-coil.
DP111 SDS-1 Guitar Pickup Specifications:
- Wiring: 2-Conductor Classic
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output: 200mV
- DC Resistance: 8.68K
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Comments about DiMarzio DP111 SDS-1 Guitar Pickup:
Any time I have a Strat that needs more "string" balancing, the DiMarzio SDS-1 is my choice for balancing the magnetic pull on the separate strings for a really TUNED Vintage Soloing. The DiMarzio SDS-1 is among the BEST of the single coil pickup Bridge Position replacements for Strats, IMHO. With a small Phillips screwdriver and an Allen Wrench, with the guitar plugged in, I just set the amp up for the room and go to work on raising or lowering each adjustable magnetic pole until I've got my sound dialed in! I have 3 Strats equipped with this pickup in the Bridge position, and every Strat has it's Bridge position SDS-1 setup for the specific body and neck/fretboard woods used on that Strat! Fine-Tuning could NOT be easier!