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The DiMarzio Air Norton S is the Strat replacement version of the full-size Air Norton. It's warm sounding, very well balanced, and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original. The origi... Read More

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The DiMarzio Air Norton S is the Strat replacement version of the full-size Air Norton. It's warm sounding, very well balanced, and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original. The original Air Norton wasn't designed for a specific position or type of guitar, but it's become most popular in the neck position of trem-equipped guitars for progressive music. The S version is also a very good bridge pickup for all types of rock. Its combination of medium output and harmonic bite are very effective for single-note soloing as well as chords.

The DP180 pickup is recommended for all positions.

Tech Talk: The original Airbuckers have an air gap between the magnet and the pole pieces. The Air Norton S doesn't have this feature, but the sound, output and feel are so similar to the original that DiMarzio couldn't call it anything else. It's very good in the neck position with a Tone Zone S or Super Distortion S in the bridge, or in the bridge position with a Pro Track or Chopper in the neck. DiMarzio likes the Cruiser or Fast Track 1 in the middle with either setup for brighter sounds in the 2, 3 and 4 positions.

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DiMarzioDP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup
 
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5.0

Another great Dimarzio pickup!!! GREAT!!!

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from Holiday, FL

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Comments about DiMarzio DP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup:

After a few years of indecision about a single coil sized replacement for my 1987 Ibanez RG560 neck pickup, I went with the Air Norton S, and wish I would have done it years ago! The new Air Norton S in the neck position has changed the guitar as much as installing the Tone Zone bridge pickup did. The Air Norton S is smooth, and sings! I knew I would be happy with it, but had no idea I would like it as much as I do! If you have the need for a single coil spaced pickup for the neck position and are unsure, go with the Air Norton S. With the 4 conductor wiring options, there should be a sound for whatever you are going for. It can sound like a strat, or can sound like the Air Norton Humbucker, which makes sense, as the Air Norton S is a humbucker. I have heard it before, but am now a believer, when in doubt, get an Air Norton for the neck. Its true! Thanks to Dave Belmonte of the Clearwater,FL Guitar Center. Great quality, fast shipping, decent value!

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5.0

Dimarzio Air Norton s

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from Pensacola, FL

Comments about DiMarzio DP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup:

This is probably my favorite pickup. I installed this in the neck position of my Mexicaster and it blew me away. First of all, it is extremely versatile. I play a wide variety of music and whether I'm chilling in the clean or ripping it up in the filth, I can always get great tone. It does not get muddy at all when I crank the gain. It also doesn't distort in a clean tone if you pick harder. There is a sweet spot for me when I back off the tone knob a little. It helps give me that glossiness and clarity that is commonly associated with a strat tone. Bear in mind that this is also a very responsive pickup. You will hear everything that you put through it. All in all, great pickup. I love it and I would recommend it to anyone if they are looking for versatility.

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5.0

A truly great pick-up!

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from San Francisco

Comments about DiMarzio DP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup:

Put one of those in the bridge position of your Strat-style guitar and be ready to breathe fire! This is an outstanding p/u with plenty of highs, a nice tight bass, and none of that nasal mid-range associated with a lot of over-wound units in that position. I use the Air Norton in mahogany and basswood-bodied guitars and it awesomely accents the distinct characteristics of these woods. Highly recommended.

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5.0

great sound

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from norwalk, ca

Comments about DiMarzio DP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup:

great sound i have it in middle position and it works great clean sound i highly reccomended

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DiMarzio Air Norton S

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from Tucson, Az

Comments about DiMarzio DP180 Air Norton S Strat Pickup:

This pickup is great, really well balanced highs and lows. Through a tube amp with ample gain the notes are clear. Through the clean channel, the pickup responds to pick attack with no distortion.

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