Dimarzio Area 67

Price Paid: 
77€ a piece
Condition: 
New
Humbucker/Single Coil/Stacked Single: 
Stacked Single
Passive/Active/Not sure: 
Passive
AlNico/Ceramic/Not sure: 
AlNico
Output: 
Low
Instrument Installed in: 
Fender Classic Series 70s Strat, maple fretboard
Sound Quality: 
1 (terrible)
Reliability: 

They're pickups, they work...

Customer Support: 

Only ever e-mailed to Dimarzio, but they replied within a couple of days, so OK I guess.

Summary: 

I went for the Area 67 because I figured they would sound period correct in a big headstock Strat. Maybe they do, maybe they don't, I can't say. What I can say is that they sound very bright. Combined with the maple board too bright. Dimarzio clearly states this on their website, but it's still a surprise just how trebly these are. Not what you'd expect from AlNiCo... The tone is less complex than I'd prefer in a single coil. Output is pretty linear. Maybe this would work in a darker sounding guitar, but in my Strat it's shrill and piercing with little to no harmonic content. No hum at all. These were out of my axe after only a couple of weeks.

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