The Tone Zone S brings the performance of the famous Tone Zone to a humbucking Strat® replacement pickup. DiMarzio built in the tremendous mid-range and bass response of the original Tone Zone, and the same patented dual-resonance design produces great harmonics. They 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, Chopper and Fast Track 1.
Recommended for Bridge position, solid body guitars. Neck position when a very warm jazz guitar sound is required.
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. We also took into account the likelihood that the Tone Zone S will be installed in the classic slanted Strat bridge position, so we warmed up the higher frequencies and brightened the low notes a little to compensate.
DiMarzio Tone Guide:
Treble, Middle, Bass, pretty much like on your amp. Scale is 0-10. Relationship between Treble, Middle & Bass is important too.
- Treble - 5
- Middle - 8.5
- Bass - 8
DiMarzio Output (mv) Guide:
The higher the number, the more power you get. Humbuckers (generally):