Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Melbourne, FL 32940
Re: Dimarzio question(s)
DP420,from what I know about pickups and from what Dimarzio's site says, it won't sound like a single coil, more like a humbucker.
The higher the output of a single coil, the less likely it will sound like a single coil.
The VVHB2 (DP409) and the Injector pickups (DP422 & DP423) are getting to the top of the scale, any hotter and your starting to sound like a humbucker.
I'd like to put two Injector neck pickups and an Injector bridge in a guitar for a hot strat tone.
I have the VVHB2 (DP409) , it is a dual coil pickup / humbucker, and it is very close to the sound of a true single coil. Listening to Gilbert's tone, I think the Injectors have that strat sound I love in a single coil. My favorite hot single coil thus far is the Fender Texas Special. I have them in the middle of a lot of my H-S-H guitars and a full set in one of my RG550s. I get that hot SRV tone all day long, Love it!