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post Nov 12 2009, 02:59 PM
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Hi guys

I`m planning on replacing my bridge-pup in my strat with some rails, and I`ve been looking at the Dimarzio Cruiser and Tone Zone (s).

The main difference between the two are in the sound (daah). The cruiser is supposed to be a lot more brighter and with more treble, while the Tone Zone has more bass and mid.

The question, since I`m looking for a bit more chunk and want it sound like some classic rock tones like acdc, aerosmith, should I go for the Tone Zone?
I want the pup to be as versatile as possible, playing everything frmo country and blues to classic rock and some hardrock maybe.

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post Nov 12 2009, 03:01 PM
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Go for the Crusier if you want versatility, I like the ToneZone for shredding but not much else...


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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Nov 12 2009, 02:59 PM) *
Hi guys

I`m planning on replacing my bridge-pup in my strat with some rails, and I`ve been looking at the Dimarzio Cruiser and Tone Zone (s).

The main difference between the two are in the sound (daah). The cruiser is supposed to be a lot more brighter and with more treble, while the Tone Zone has more bass and mid.

The question, since I`m looking for a bit more chunk and want it sound like some classic rock tones like acdc, aerosmith, should I go for the Tone Zone?
I want the pup to be as versatile as possible, playing everything frmo country and blues to classic rock and some hardrock maybe.

Thanks for advice smile.gif

take into account what your other guitars have ,if you bring in different tones you might be bringing in problems for live shows at higher volumes - if you want classic tones , make sure you can split the coils.
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post Nov 12 2009, 04:14 PM
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My other guitar is an Ibanez S classic, where I`m thinking about installing tone zone and PAF, but that won`t happen too soon. The strat is more suitable in the band I`m starting now, and if I get can some more punch in the sound, my strat is perfect for me.


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post Nov 13 2009, 09:37 AM
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I quote from PGS...who I think quote from Dimarzio`s own site:

Recommended For: Neck position with DP187, or neck and middle with hotter bridge like Fast Track 1™, Chopper™, Pro Track™ or full-size humbuckers

It doesn`t even mention to put it in bridge position....even though there is an own Cruiser (DP187) for bridge, and the DP186 for neck. It seems like they`re rather recommanding the Chopper in the bridge position, any views on this please smile.gif ?


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post Nov 13 2009, 07:46 PM
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You might want to consider the Chopper as well. I have an axe H-S-H with PAF Pro, Chopper, Tone Zone. The Chopper sounds great. I like the Tone Zone also but it is a full hummer. I imagine a rail version will have a different sound.


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post Nov 14 2009, 04:30 PM
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Personally I'd recommend the Super Distortion S as a great bridge pickup which responds well right across the harmonic range and from clean tones through to extreme high gain settings. At a later date you can replace the neck with a Chopper for an awesome set-up and then maybe swap out the middle for an HS-4 or HS-3, this is a great all-round combination for all styles!
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post Nov 15 2009, 04:17 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Nov 14 2009, 04:30 PM) *
Personally I'd recommend the Super Distortion S as a great bridge pickup which responds well right across the harmonic range and from clean tones through to extreme high gain settings. At a later date you can replace the neck with a Chopper for an awesome set-up and then maybe swap out the middle for an HS-4 or HS-3, this is a great all-round combination for all styles!
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Thanks alot for the advice Jones smile.gif

I have a question regarding the super distortion: Is the name misleading? Could I f.i get an okay country/blues tone ?


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I tried almost every rail of dimarzio, and for the bridge i recommend the chopper, it's awesome for rock n roll, really can't go wrong wink.gif


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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Nov 15 2009, 03:17 AM) *
Thanks alot for the advice Jones smile.gif

I have a question regarding the super distortion: Is the name misleading? Could I f.i get an okay country/blues tone ?

It is a bit misleading! It works well with clean tones too!


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