Gutsy, warm, and full-bodied.
DiMarzio EQed the HS-3 guitar pickup with a broad low end while gently rolling back the top. The result is warmth without a glaring high end; just right for the guitar that needs more body and less screech. Hum-free pickup design lends itself to any performance situation. Try the HS-3 pickup in a recording environment--no more dumping your best solo because of single-coil noise on the track. Smooth tone curve produces a sweet overdrive without jagged edges. Coupled with the more glassy, transparent sound of HS-1 or HS-2 pickups in the neck and middle positions, the DiMarzio HS-3 pickup adds a warmer, fatter tone to round out your sound. Works well in all 3 positions on a Stratocaster for slightly warmer-than-usual Strat sound. Combines in middle and neck positions with bridge humbuckers like PAF Pro, PAF, Air Classic, or Norton. Standard 4-conductor wiring, Alnico 5 magnet, and 93mV output.
- Broad low end
- Restricted top
- More body and less screech
- Smooth tone curve
- Works in all positions or with humbucker
Your guitar will be amazed at its new voice. Don't hesitate, make life better for your loved one. Put this pickup in the cart!
DP117 HS-3 Guitar Pickup Specifications:
- Wiring: 4-conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output: 93mV
- DC resistance: 23.72
- Year of introduction: 1980
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Comments about DiMarzio DP117 HS-3 Guitar Pickup:
Typically, I use DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan pickups, with a foray into the EMG brand pickups every once in awhile (like their DG20 Wired Pickguard drop-in replacement for Strat). BUT, when I have a Strat that is too shrill in the Bridge or Middle position, I always use the DiMarzio HS-3 to tame the Siren-Song of the single coil pickup. It tames the high-end without sacrificing clarity, and beefs up the low and midrange with a very smooth EQ curve throughout. Most of my Strats have DPDT switches added to take advantage of ALL the tones available on any 4 conductor humbuckers installed, and this pickup passes with flying colors as a Single Coil, a humbucker with the coils in Parallel or in Series!