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®.

 

Output - 93

Bass - 6.0

Mid - 6.0

Treble - 6.5

 

Recommended For – All Positions

Quick Connect - No

Wiring - 4 Conductor

Magnet - Alnico 5

Resistance – 23.72 Kohm

Year of Introduction – 1980

 

Dimarzio® HS-3™ Magnet-Stagger Pickup | All Positions

£67.99Price
Pickup Colour
Poles Colour: silver

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