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DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup White

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With hum-canceling side-by-side coils and twin-blade pole pieces, the DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup dishes out solid single-coil tone with some distinct advantages. The blade's magnetic field is ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

With hum-canceling side-by-side coils and twin-blade pole pieces, the DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup dishes out solid single-coil tone with some distinct advantages. The blade's magnetic field is continuous from end to end - no more strings misaligned over individual poles. There's also less string pull, eliminating the out of tune sound caused when magnetic pull messes with the string vibration.

Features
Specifications
  • Wiring Standard 4 conductor
    Magnet Ceramic
    Output 191mV
    DC Resistance 5.72K
    Year of introduction 1994
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


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DiMarzioDP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!

I use this pickup in the middle position but it would make a great neck pickup as well..It would work in the bridge position also if you don't want a real hot...Read complete review

I use this pickup in the middle position but it would make a great neck pickup as well..It would work in the bridge position also if you don't want a real hot sound...My set up is tone zone-s(bridge..fast track 1(middle) and pro track(neck)..It's worked really well for metal rock and blues..I'd reccomend all three of these pickups..I've used Dimarzio pickups for both guitar and bass and have no complaints

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Very disappointed

I got this pickup thinking it will give me a good clean punchy sound in the neck position. I was wrong. I replaced a red Lace Sensor with it and it sounded muddier than...Read complete review

I got this pickup thinking it will give me a good clean punchy sound in the neck position. I was wrong. I replaced a red Lace Sensor with it and it sounded muddier than the Lace Sensor did. Not what I was expecting at all. I have not tried it in any other positions but there is no way this was made to go in the neck position, even though it says it is good for all positions. When strumming you can't even here the clarity of the chord, it just sounds like a boggy mess. I do not recommend it for the neck position. Would not buy again and trying to sell it now.

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5.0

Fast Track 1 does the job.. WELL

By Justin

from Chicago, IL

Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

2 years ago I sought out to upgrade my basic Jackson JS20 Dinky electronics. My goal was to hit that 80's tone for solos with the neck pickup such as Kee Marcello in the Out Of This World album. It hits the mark every time through my digitech RP355 modeler. Harmonics are a breeze, better than the fast track 2 which is in the middle. The sustain is way better than any stock pickup. I use it for all of my clean tones as well, so the other reviews are accurate. With a little bit of fuzz it would make a great blues pickup. Can't go wrong with this little guy, it's super flexible.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By Alexander C

from Boston, MA

Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

I just put this pickup in the neck position, to replace the stock one in my Fender American strat. The original sounded very nice, but was far too weak...and hummed like hell. As far as timbre goes, the Fast Track sounds almost the same. It's still good ol' fashion strat sound and sweet all the way around the neck. However, it's a lot stronger, so it will kick the amp into overdrive a little easier. The bass notes have authority and command respect, while the bass notes in the other one were seriously wimpy. The higher notes with the fast track are very sweet and not shrill at all. Also, the strings seems to sustain a tiny bit more, probably thanks to the lessened magnetic field. All of this translated into more even, well balanced playing dynamics. And there's no hum. None. Even with maximum distortion and a mildly sloppy wiring job. Even less hum than the Fender humbucker in the bridge (which is pretty hummy by the way). Seriously, this is the 21st century; hum stopped being cool in the 70s. So there you go. If you are a Strat player and actually want to sound professional (no hum, even sound, great sustain) then get this. It's all the glorious sound you would expect from a classic strat pickup, just better. Also, your engineers/producers will love you forever since this makes their job a bit easier.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Bane 3000

from Rome NY

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I use this pickup in the middle position but it would make a great neck pickup as well..It would work in the bridge position also if you don't want a real hot sound...My set up is tone zone-s(bridge..fast track 1(middle) and pro track(neck)..It's worked really well for metal rock and blues..I'd reccomend all three of these pickups..I've used Dimarzio pickups for both guitar and bass and have no complaints

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fast Track 1 compared to American Strat

      By mark peotter

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I recently added 2 Fast Track Pickups (in their standard Humbucking settings) to my American Strat, giving the guitar 5 pickups. I added a switch to select either the regular Strat configuration or turn OFF the Fender neck and bridge pickups while turning ON the DiMarzio Fast Track pickups. The intention was to create 2 guitars in one. The difference in the Fast Track's is that they are not nearly as bright/harsh as the Fender PU's. The volume levels are surprisingly similar, even though I was expecting the Fast Track's to be louder than the Strat PU's. Although the volume is probably the same, it seems like a small cut going to the Fast Track's because of the loss of highs. Summary - The Fender PU's are thin and bright, and have some hum. The Fast Track's are even EQ'd, very smooth sustain, quiet, and not hot enough to add distortion to your signal.

      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Satisfied

      By Tony Kareid

      from Oslo, Norway

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I bought this pickup to put it in the neck position on a Fender Ritchie Blackore Strat to replace the very noisy seymour duncan quarter pounder which is the originals. The Fast track is dead quiet because it's a humbucker. It sounds great, typical strat neck sound, and I wire it with an Ibanez 4 pole 5 way switch so I have wired it in series (full humbuck) Parallell humbuck and split along with a bridge pickup. It's hotter than usual single coils, but not too hot. I will keep it in the guitar.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      In the bridge position...

      By Stickle

      from Ruidoso, NM

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      Could not find a good review anywhere of this in the bridge of a guitar, I trusted Dimarzio and picked it up anyway. Like it, don't love it, I don't know if I love any pickup... This is a great Strat upgrade for the bridge, can't speak for any other position. The Duncan Lil '59 was too muddy, this mixes great with the Dimarzio Area pickups. My setup is now Fast Track 1(B)/Area 58(M)/Area 67(N) this is the closest to my "Perfect" Strat as I have yet come, and I have played many. My Strat is now great for Hendix/Floyd as well as QOTSA/Monster Magnet styles... it was before, but now the blend between the pickups is much more natural, that is important to me.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome little pickup

      By caulin

      from carrabelle, florida

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      my dad has this pickup in a squier strat and it sound similar if not exactly the same as his '97 oxblood les paul (i have played both guiatrs) ... and on that note the 97 oxblood is a rare model/run out of all the; oxbloods only made on that year

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty Good

      By Slash is awesome

      from Oregon

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I played these installed in a strat in a store. I thought that it sounded alot better than another strat that i played with the original pickups. I played it through a 30w line 6 tube amp.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best out there

      By Stringbender-D_Vx.

      from New Albany, IN

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I have an 82 strat that I installed fast track 1's in the neck/middle positions and a 2 in the bridge position and couldn't be happier. Running through a Marshall with a Vox tonelab for effects can get just about any sound possible from classic strat tones to great overdrive and sustain. No problem with getting clean sounds so can't understand other reviewers comments. Sometimes the pickup is not the problem and can guarantee that this one isn't. Have tried Duncan single coils also and none beats this one.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Pickup From Hell

      By Evan Lam

      from Brooklyn, NY

      Comments about DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1 Pickup:

      I have a 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II guitar with the three single coil Strat configuration and I wanted to give it a kick-ass sound. I threw three Fast Tracks (combination of Fast Track 1 and 2) on the Ibanez and plugged it through a Marshall JCM 2000. It had a warm, rich crunch and killer sustain. I strongly recommend this pickup, especially for metal guitarists, although it also has a clean tone.

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