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DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup   

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The DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup brings the famous performance of The Tone Zone to a humbucking Strat replacement pickup. Built-...Read More

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Tremendous mid-range, bass response, and great harmonics.

The DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup brings the famous performance of The Tone Zone to a humbucking Strat replacement pickup. Built-in is the tremendous mid-range and bass response of the original Tone Zone, and the same patented dual-resonance design produces great harmonics. DiMarzio also took into account the likelihood of installing The Tone Zone S in the classic slanted Strat bridge position, warming up the higher frequencies and brightening the low notes a little. It has 4-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes, and makes a great bridge position combination with the Pro Track (our sku# 302326), The Chopper (our sku# 302460), and Fast Track 1 (our sku# 302441).

Recommended For: Bridge position, solid body guitars. Neck position when a very warm jazz guitar sound is required.

Tech Talk: If you compare the specs of the full-size Tone Zone with those of the Tone Zone S, you will notice they don't match. That's because the trick in building a single-coil size pickup to sound like its big brother is to go for the sound rather than the numbers. DiMarzio also took into account the likelihood that the Tone Zone S will be installed in the classic slanted Strat bridge position, so they warmed up the higher frequencies and brightened the low notes a little to compensate.

FEATURES
  • Proven performance
  • Strong mid-range and bass response
  • Great harmonics

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SPECIFICATIONS

DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup

  • Wiring: 4 conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 300mV
    DC Resistance: 12.39 K
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DiMarzioDP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

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4.0

Good pairing for Strat with Area 58s

By Matt

from Illinois

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

      I found the Area 61 to be thin sounding for my style. Switched to the Tone Zone S, much better. Good rock tones, and still has the Strat quack in the out of phase positions. Just remember to use the green wire for the hot when pairing it with the Area 58s, otherwise it will be in phase with the middle pickup, and you'll lose your typical Strat tones.

       
      5.0

      A Tone Zone in a Strat size configuration.

      By John

      from Knowville, TN

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Position

        Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

        I have an Ibanez S470 similar to the old JS models. Three pickup HSH configuration. Mahogany back with a maple front and neck. With a Floyd Rose trem system. The original middle pickup (DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Blues) always sounded to weak and was overpowered by the neck and bridge pickup (DiMarzio PAF Pro, Neck & Mo' Joe, Bridge). I needed something Hot and Smooth to balance out the guitar. The Tone Zone S did the trick. By it self is has a mellow sound similar to the neck pickup on a Strat, only with power. In phase with either pickup it balances well and tends to smooth out the Mo' Joe. Out of phase it quacks like a duck. Very Strat like. Especially for a mahogany and Maple body guitar with all humbuckers.

         
        5.0

        Great Humbucker Tone!

        By Deadpool

        from Phoenix, AZ

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        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

            I have a partscaster Strat that is very high quality. 1-piece alder body with thin nitro finish, flame maple neck with darker rosewood fretboard, gold hardware. It's a great feeling guitar, and beautiful, but my first choice of pickups were Klein Vintage ones and were very low output. Pretty nice but I preferred my other guitars. I replaced the pickups with a Tone Zone S in the bridge and a pair of Criusers in neck and middle. This has now become my go to guitar. The neck and middle are beautifully warm and great for anything from jazzy cleans to blues to rock leads. The bridge Tone Zone S is awesome! I can play anything on that but it stands out with heavier riffs. Even drop tuned stuff is tight and punchy and the notes are clearly distinguishable. This is an amazing combination of pickups. I went from totally ignoring this guitar to loving it and using it all the time.

             
            5.0

            Excellant

            By Uncle Foxy

            from Jackson TN

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

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              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

              Added to my Stratocaster in the bridge position. Very happy with the tone and response.

               
              5.0

              Great

              By Fender fan

              from New Jersey

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              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

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                • Practicing

                Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

                Great pickup to add juice to your sound

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Bridge pick up

                By warrior

                from baltimore MD

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                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

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                  • Live Play
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

                  I should start out by saying I play metal mostly, and I hate any single coil pup. Most of my strats have the hot rails in the bridge, but I took a chance on something different and I'm glad I did!! Gives the Hot Rail a run for it's money. I installed the Chopper in the neck position and it is a perfect match.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Strat sized humbucker I have found!

                  By Big Rand

                  from Traverse City MI

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound
                  • Mixes Well Wsingle Coils
                  • Nice Fat Warm Sound

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Beefing Up A Strat
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about DiMarzio DP189 Tone Zone S Strat Humbucker Pickup:

                  This is by far the best sounding single coil sized pickup I have ever found for a strat. I have one in my tele as well. Nice fat warm sound, still twangy of you split it. Awesome quality!

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