The DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard is for electric guitars with standard 11-hole pickguards. It's got an Area '58 pickup in the neck, Area '67 in the middle position, and an Area '61 at the br... Read More
The DiMarzio Area Model Prewired Pickguard is for electric guitars with standard 11-hole pickguards. It's got an Area '58 pickup in the neck, Area '67 in the middle position, and an Area '61 at the bridge.
The Area '58 offers excellent treble response and dynamics with little magnetic pull and virtually no hum.
In the middle position, the Area '67 pushes sounds like the single-coil pickups of the late '60s-bright and very clean. The Area '67 totally eliminates hum and offers reduced magnet pull for improved sustain and clarity.
Finally, the Area '61 in the bridge position brings a steely, yet woody sound to the table. As with the other two pickups, the Area '61 eliminates hum and features reduced magnet pull. These 3 guitar pickups combine to create unique, undeniably vintage tone.
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This is my second DiMarzio Area prewired pickguard purchase. My initial purchase was with MF: see review on 4/7/12. As a Stratocaster tone snob my closet is full of so many ex-Strat pickups that didn't make the grade it's embarrassing. However, these DiMarzios are GREAT! I installed them in a brand new black American Deluxe Stratocaster...ripped out the stock pick-ups they're so lifeless... and installed a black DiMarzio Area prewired pickguard. First, they look great. Second, installation was so easy it's ridiculous. Finally, these sound phenomenal! They offer great chime, clarity, quack and all the other descriptors you hear associated with a Strat, but they're noiseless. They also sound great in hi-gain situations. You gotta try these! Can't say enough good about 'em.
Came with no instructions, but DiMarzio has video installation guide online. Unfortunately, the ground terminal on mine was mis-marked (wondered why the black wire was on that side). So I reversed it & it worked great. Easy, but test before reinstalling! Pick-ups are quiet & have great tone. Nice upgrade to my strat.
great upgrade for my mexi strat.....sound is day and night from the orginal...but they could have given me a new pickguard rather than one that looks like they picked outa the trash...many scratches and very worn lookin...but the sound is outstanding
I bought this unit to replace the pickups in my Mexican Strat, which were noisy and too full of midrange. I could tell a big difference immediately when I began playing with these pickups. Great vintage tone and vibe, and while they're a lot cleaner than my stock pickups I feel that there's still a bit too much hum when not playing, and the output isn't as hot as I'd like. But, the Strat's in-between tone character really shines in the 2nd and 4th switch positions. A nice step up.
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