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DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup White

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Like a Chopper on steroids, the Fast Track 2 is a pedal-to-the-floor, side-by-side, twin-blade monster. It's got 3 times the output of an average sin...Click To Read More About This Product

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For a tightly focused jolt of power to crank your amplifier into rich overdrive!

Like a Chopper on steroids, the Fast Track 2 is a pedal-to-the-floor, side-by-side, twin-blade monster. It's got 3 times the output of an average single-coil, with a huge midrange punch. It's a bridge-position-only pickup with a powerful crunch and grind designed right in. Mix the Fast Track 2 with Fast Track 1 and Chopper pickups for an extremely hot, tight sound from any guitar with 3 single-coil pickups. Recommended for bridge position for all Strat-style guitars. The dual-blade pole pieces can handle all string-spacing options. Think of it as a single-coil-sized version of the Super Distortion or Super 3. Using a 500K volume control will open up the top end. The best neck and middle pickup combinations with the 2 would be relatively hot models like the Fast Track 1 and Chopper You can also mix it with models like the Virtual Vintage line, if you're prepared for the jump in power of the bridge position.

See recommended accessories on this page for the Chopper and Fast Track 1 pickups.

FEATURES
  • 3 times the output of an average single-coil
  • Huge midrange punch
  • Bridge position only
  • Powerful crunch and grind

If you think you can handle this kind of power, put it in the cart. But don't say you weren't warned.

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DiMarzioDP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Seriously kicks butt

I replaced the Seymour Duncan little 59 I had in the bridge position of my strat with this. The 59 was just a little too timid..kind of dead sounding. Well, this thing...Read complete review

I replaced the Seymour Duncan little 59 I had in the bridge position of my strat with this. The 59 was just a little too timid..kind of dead sounding. Well, this thing is amazing. Clearer, more output, and it's still fine for cleans..there is no inherent distortion in the pickup, just lots of clean crisp output, with plenty of warmth. It's just a good pickup and I can't see anyone with a strat not being satisfied with this if you are looking for a humbucker sound. If you are looking for a traditional strat bridge sound with more output, this is not your pickup, as it is full on humbucker voiced.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good

I bought this to replace the original and noisy seymour duncan quarter pounder pickups in a Fender Ritchie Blackmore Strat. It's the hottest single coil sized humbucker from DiMarzio, and that was why I...Read complete review

I bought this to replace the original and noisy seymour duncan quarter pounder pickups in a Fender Ritchie Blackmore Strat. It's the hottest single coil sized humbucker from DiMarzio, and that was why I chose it. I usually use hot humbuckers and in the tonezone flavour. The Fast Track 2 does not sound like a Tone zone, and I might change it later on. The pickup does what it is supposed to, but I might like the ToneZone S better.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Seriously kicks butt

By gmoney-MIh0u

from Long Island, NY

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Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

I replaced the Seymour Duncan little 59 I had in the bridge position of my strat with this. The 59 was just a little too timid..kind of dead sounding. Well, this thing is amazing. Clearer, more output, and it's still fine for cleans..there is no inherent distortion in the pickup, just lots of clean crisp output, with plenty of warmth. It's just a good pickup and I can't see anyone with a strat not being satisfied with this if you are looking for a humbucker sound. If you are looking for a traditional strat bridge sound with more output, this is not your pickup, as it is full on humbucker voiced.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT SINGLE HUMBUCKER

By Vincent52

from Indonesia

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent
  • Gig Pickups
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Gig
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    one of the real Dimarzio Awsome pickups..
    worthed every single penny..
    I've been using this for almost a year now., I apply this on my BRIDGE position Strat.. I feel complete now when I want to hit my distortion Rhytm, it's feel pro.. and when I want to switch to my strat neck pickups, I can hit my Hot tone with that.. I highly recomend this for a strat.. specialy for player who want a THICKER distortion on A Strat without change it into a humbucker..

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast Track 2

    By 293115676

    from Ohio

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    Overall I am enjoying my purchase, The output is louder and the tone is more full. This pickup is excellent.
    The upgrade from a single coil to this pickup was very nice. Installation was relatively easy, and tone is great.
    Craftsmanship is good, tone and output reflect a good design.
    Way more convenient than installing a regular size humbucker. Price couldn't be beat, however, I bought this item while it was on sale.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beast of a pickup

    By Doughy_McLovin

    from Newark Ohio

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    This pickup is Seriously a metal Pickup. I own an old school Highway one American Fender and I bought this for The bridge. I have a little Marshall 15 Watt and This pickup Still sounds Crazy good. Sure Fender Craps out When it comes to Grounds half the time and Now I can Humm into my guitar and make it Scream But It is still wicked Bad! My Friends Used to Rag me in the Fact that a strat is not metal.....This Pickup Shuts them Up!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    10 years and still shredding

    By TreR69-193MI

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I bought the FS2 for my Strat in 1993 and it is still shredding like a Tasmanian Devil. Tons of punch is this pickup's calling card. One thing that has not been mentioned on this page are the wiring options available with this PU...it can be tapped for a straight, clean single coil tone, and it can be wired in and out of phase with the middle PU. The instructions that come w/ it show the diagrams for several wiring options. Once I was goofing around and wired the FS2 into the neck position...not a good idea, it sounded terrible. The writeup from DiMarzio is correct about this being a bridge-only PU. I bought this PU because I wanted the highest output unit I could buy without routing the body of my guitar for a humbucker...10 years later I still highly recommend it...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More Distortion and Crunch than stock pickups

    By pickupzz

    from Little Rock

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I put this in the bridge of my '07 Mexican Strat. I needed a brighter tone with more distortion for my band. The fender stock pickup wasnt bad but it always sounded like I have a pillow or something in front of my amp, sort of muffling the sound. Well I order this and installed it and I could hear the difference immediately. Palm mutes and high gain sound great with this, and it really brightens up the tone but with a lot of distortion. Like a combination of a covered humbucker and a single coil, it has a really unique sound. Real pricey though.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Electric Storm Guitarist/Vocalist/Composer

    By Raymond Allen Jr.

    from Cottageville, SC

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I play Lead/Rhythm guitar for a Power Metal band out of Cottageville, SC. and I play a Candy Apple Red Squier Strat. The fast track 2 sounds incredibly awesome. I recommend it to anyone that is serious about either playing guitar in a band or as a solo artist.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast Track 2 is incredible

    By Series10goon-0EaNK

    from Omaha, NE

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I play a crappy generic strat copy because it's old and I love the way it feels. But now I love the way it sounds. These things are so hot you won't believe it. They have huge boosts in dynamic range, sustain, and sound quality, not to mention that you can turn the gain up as high you want and they won't get muddy. Compared to these, everything else sounds like stock. If you like your strat sound but want to really crank it up these are for you. You will literally think you are a better player once you hear yourself through these.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great upgrade even to a Chinese guitar

    By Cratemaster341

    from Ridgecrest, CA

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I've got this in my Jay Turser, and I've gotta tell you, what an improvement! My guitar had ZERO sustain with the stock pickup, now I can play a metal solo and it will actually sound metal, I can get desirable feedback and harmonics now too, I use this PU with two Choppers and I've got a great rich tone that can really let a solo cut through. Best Idea I ever had, although, next time I'm getting a new guitar, and probably using this pickup in it!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good single coil replacement with some humbucking

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    Good pickup for the price, not as powerful as a fullsize humbucker but you don't have to cut into your guitar either.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fat

    By tunersamich

    from South Carolina

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I installed this in the bridge of my Indiana strat copy. Some ask why? It has added so much range and sustain for ever and ever. Lows are deeper. It doesn't have the single coil quack that I'll miss. I have purchased a middle and neck pickup and my son asked me why I didn't buy another guitar? I couldn't tell you? I'm looking for a sound and I like what I've done so far.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By iceguitar400

    from yeah

    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    It's a good pickup and it does what it is meant to - replace a single coil to get a humbucking sound. Very good distortion or overdrive. Pickup great for rhythm, not the best for lead, though.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a-mazing

    By Str8 player

    from NC

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

    I dropped this pickup in my strat, replacing a SCNoiseless in the bridge (which was a very quiet, low output pickup). My goal was to have a hot single coil sound-not a humbucker sound and I more than got what I was asking for. This pickup is sick, super tight, not too thick...not to over the top, just very focused rock and roll.Would highly recommend!

     
    5.0

    YES

    By Bob

    from St Louis area

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      Used this pickup on a bronco bass and it works well nice deep sound I like it alot

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Single Coil Ever

      By Saint Vitus

      from Warner Robins, GA

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      I Put this In my Martin Stinger and it became a sheer monster. The Other two pickups in it are horrible, but this one totally dials them out and makes up for where they lack. It sounds very low and pleasing when clean. However it realy shines when it is given some good distortion. it screams like a demon with lots of mid-range and low crunch and grind. The only problem I can find with it is that it takes away A LOT of your high frequencies. But that's sorta what it's supposed to do in order to give you that low growl when distorted. Overall it is an amazing pickup. Buy it...In red, 'cause that looks real good in a dark finish guitar;)

       
      5.0

      Best single coil sized pickup out there.

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      I bought this pickup to put in an OLD Epiphone strat-style. I'm not a fan of the single-coil's "60-cycle hum" so, naturally, I hated the stock pickup. This little humbucker amazed me. The tone is a little brighter than a conventional humbucker, but it still sounds amazing. I would definately recomend this to anyone wanting a heavier sound out of their standard strat.

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Pretty good

      By Tony Kareid

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      I bought this to replace the original and noisy seymour duncan quarter pounder pickups in a Fender Ritchie Blackmore Strat. It's the hottest single coil sized humbucker from DiMarzio, and that was why I chose it. I usually use hot humbuckers and in the tonezone flavour. The Fast Track 2 does not sound like a Tone zone, and I might change it later on. The pickup does what it is supposed to, but I might like the ToneZone S better.

       
      4.0

      AHH CRUMBA

      By scotyroc

      from Staten Island , NY

      See all my reviews

      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      I put this puppy in the center position of my Steinberger spirt becuse the emg select was weak, I JUMPED OUT OF MY SKIN, This pickup WAILS. I had to get it special without the flange for an extra 10 bucks but it was totally worth it. I don't know why Steinberger just does'nt just stock Dimarzio pickups in their lower end guitars

       
      5.0

      Proved to be a good strat fit!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 Pickup:

      The reasons why I opted for DiMarzio Fast Track 2 for the bridge of my italian strat replica: add body and brightness, improve tonal output and bring the guitar closer to the metal-biased styles I play. Well, it delivered to these expectations. Moreover, by boosting the mid range and providing dual humbucking and coil split options, it somehow preserves the strat character of the instrument, and of course the option to switch from heavy to pop at the touch of a push-pull pot (helped by the allocation of less output to the rail next to the middle position). Another positive surprise was the very good balance with the stock single coils, not withstanding the monstrous 18+ output and DiMarzio's warning on a possible "jump of power" from other positions. The reason why I give it nines: well, I've just had it for a couple of days and keep room for reserve for possible future discoveries. For now though - an excellent choice and ... well, certainly notably superior than stock p'ups.

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