Dimarzio DP117-W HS-3 Pickup White


The Dimarzio DP117-W HS-3 pickup in white 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.

It works very well with high-gain amps and in all 3 positions on a Strat for a slightly warmer-than-usual Strat sound. It's also fantastic as a bridge pickup with HS-4 (neck) and HS-2 (middle). This pickup combines in middle and neck positions with bridge humbuckers like PAF Pro, PAF, Air Classic, and Norton.

  • Wiring: 4 Conductor
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Output mV: 93
  • DC Resistance: 23.72 Kohm
  • Year of Introduction: 1980
  • Treble: 6.5
  • Mid: 6.0
  • Bass: 6.0

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