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Dimarzio DP117 HS-3

SKU: DP117
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The HS-3™ has been the weapon of choice for Strat®-powered classical metal since the early 1980s. Far from being a high-output monster, the HS-3™ is actually a smooth and relatively quiet pickup that produces a sweet overdrive tone without jagged edges. These qualities combine perfectly with a heavily distorted amp, because the sound won’t get muddy or messy. The HS-3™ is also versatile - it’s a noise-free pickup in a live situation or in the studio.

Tech Talk: The HS-3™ works very well with high-gain amps, but the classic setup is with an overdrive pedal and a Marshall® amp. The pedal boosts sustain and distortion, and the sound cleans up dramatically when the pedal is switched off. Works well in all 3 positions on a Strat® for a slightly warmer-than-usual Strat® sound. Also works well as a bridge pickup with HS-4™ (neck) and HS-2™ (middle). Combines in middle and neck positions with bridge humbuckers like PAF Pro®, PAF®, Air Classic™ and Norton®.

Recommended For: All positions.
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 - 6.5
  • Middle - 6
  • Bass - 6


DiMarzio Output (mv) Guide:
The higher the number, the more power you get. For Strat-type (generally):
90mv "classic"
140mv "punchy"
190mv "hot"

  • 93mv
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